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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.
Drew Lawton

Drew E. Lawton

Chair
Former Chairman & CEO, New York Life Investment Management, LLC
Home State: New York

DIRECTOR MEMBERS

George Barrios

George A. Barrios

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

Brenda Yester

Brenda Yester Baty

President, University of Miami Alumni Association
Home State: Florida

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: Florida

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 Eckerote

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

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

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Home State: California

Matt Schuyler

Matthew W. Schuyler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Hilton Worldwide
Home State: Virginia

Randall E. "Randy" Sloan

Randall E. Sloan

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

Carla Vernon

Carla B. Vernón

VP & Business Unit Director (Healthy Portable Snacks), General Mills Inc.
Home State: Minnesota

Nancy Vitale

Nancy Vitale

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

Connie Weaver

Constance K. Weaver

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

Jacky Wright

Jacky Wright

Corporate Vice President, IT Strategic Enterprise Services, Microsoft
Home State: Washington

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

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