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National Board of Directors

The National Board of Directors helps chart the
Make-A-Wish® mission and vision.

It selects, evaluates and supports the president and chief executive officer for Make-A-Wish. The board also protects the organization's assets, enhances its public standing, ensures accountability, maintains legal integrity and assesses its own performance.
Brenda Yester

Brenda Yester Baty

Chair
President, University of Miami Alumni Association
Home State: Florida

DIRECTOR MEMBERS

George Barrios

George A. Barrios

Chief Strategy & Financial Officer, World Wrestling Entertainment
Home State: Connecticut

Chris Beard

Chris Beard

Chief Executive Officer & Member of the Board of Directors, Mozilla
Home State: California

Leslie Berland

Leslie Berland

Chief Marketing Officer, Twitter
Home State: New York

Berle

Dolf A. Berle

Former President & Chief Operating Officer, Dave & Buster's Inc.
Home State: Texas

Peter J. Blatman

Peter J. Blatman

Former Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Home State: California

Carlos Cata

Carlos F. Catá

Managing Partner, Global CMO Practice, DHR International
Home State: Illinois

David Clark

David M. Clark

Deputy, Global Human Resources and Chief of Staff to the President, Alibaba Group
Home State: New Jersey

Doug Eckrote

Doug Eckrote

Senior Vice President of Small Business Sales and ecommerce, CDW
Home State: Illinois

Cortney Erin

Cortney Erin

Head of Global Leadership Recruiting, Facebook
Home State: California

Hall

Derrick Hall

President & Chief Executive Officer, Arizona Diamondbacks
Home State: Arizona

G.J. Hart

G.J. Hart

Executive Chairman, CEO and President, California Pizza Kitchen
Home State: California

Sharlyn C. Heslam

Sharlyn C. Heslam

Managing Director and General Counsel, Berkshire Partners LLC
Home State: Massachusetts

Hidalgo

Joaquin Hidalgo

President, Nike North America
Home State: Oregon

Steven Izen

Steven Izen

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lokai
Home State: New York

Spencer Neumann

Spencer A. Neumann

Chief Financial Officer, Activision Blizzard, Inc.
Home State: California

Linda Rutherford

Linda Rutherford

Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer, Southwest Airlines
Home State: Texas

Randall E. "Randy" Sloan

Randall E. Sloan

Former Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Southwest Airlines
Home State: Texas

Nancy Vitale

Nancy Vitale

Vice President of Human Resources and Regional Human Resources Head of NA, Genentech
Home State: California

Connie Weaver

Constance K. Weaver

Former Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, TIAA
Home State: Connecticut

James R. Wilkinson

James R. Wilkinson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, TrailRunner International
Home State: California

Don Yaeger, Jr.

Don Yaeger Jr.

Award Winning Keynote Speaker, Business Leadership Coach, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated
Home State: Florida

NON-VOTING ADVISORY MEMBERS

Julie Baron

Julie Baron

President & Chief Executive Officer, Make-A-Wish New Hampshire
Home State: New Hampshire

Amy Brindley

Amy Brindley

President & Chief Executive Officer, Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina
Home State: North Carolina

Dr. James B. Fahner, M.D.

Dr. James B. Fahner, M.D.

Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Home State: Michigan

Stephanie Springs

Stephanie Springs

President & Chief Executive Officer, Make-A-Wish Illinois
Home State: Illinois

Beth Torres

Beth Torres

President & Chief Executive Officer, Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee
Home State: Tennessee