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Volunteer Houston Welcomes New Board Members and Announces Greater Houston Service Awards

Volunteer Houston, Houston’s sole referral service connecting volunteers to a broad spectrum of diverse nonprofit organizations, recently elected 13 new members to its Board of Directors increasing its membership from 10 to 22. The new board will be tasked with implementation of the nonprofit’s new expansion strategy and production of the 30th Greater Houston Service Awards taking place on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Road, Houston, TX 77045. The public is invited to attend.

“For 40 years, Volunteer Houston has had a vision to make volunteering central in the lives of Houstonians through its mission to engage more people and resources more effectively in volunteer service,” said Volunteer Houston CEO Cameron Waldner. “We are excited to welcome several new members to the board increasing our energy and capacity to expand our programming.”

The following community leaders reflect the newly elected members of the Volunteer Houston Board of Directors: David Cecil, LazardFreres; Mary Clarkson, Private Attorney & L’ Olivier; Jaime Gualy, KLR Group; Dr. Nguyen “Tom” Griggs, University of Houston – Downtown; Kyle Herbert, Simon, Herbert, McClelland & Stiles LLP; James W. Honefenger, Gaffney, Cline & Associates; Ron Sanders, EP Energy; Trey Shaffer, Environmental Resource Management; Mark Sooby, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Stephanie Trevino, ConocoPhillips; George Vaughan, ConocoPhillips; Margo Williams, MWH Public Relations; and Scott Wynant, Capstone Financial.

Volunteer Houston is appreciative of the board service of its existing members: Danya McIntyre Bogart, Executive Board Member, McIntyre Youngblood Recruiting; Ellis Giles, ElexTek Technologies; John Gualy, Executive Board Member, VP Treasurer; Eagle Global Advisors, LLC; Mike Gustafson, Board President, ConocoPhillips Company; Melanie Lawson, KTRK-TV, Channel 13; Frank Olmsted, III, Executive Board Member, EP Energy; Robbie L. Pape, Service Corporation International; Dawn Rawson, Community Volunteer; and Brent Tredway, VP Secretary, CRC Insurance Services, Inc.

The Advisory Board is comprised of Peter Linden, Leadership Consulting Group, Inc.; Blake Pounds, Accenture; and The Honorable Frank Rynd, Diocese of Houston/Galveston.

For 40 years, nonprofit organizations all around Houston and its vicinity have relied on Volunteer Houston to acquire over 35,000 volunteers per year. In 2014 improvements to the website, volunteer connection, disaster response support and criminal background screenings have made way for Volunteer Houston 2.0.

The organization offers several programs that empower the community, which include: volunteer management training, youth volunteering, signature days of service, volunteer corporate services, summer jobs and internships.

Additionally, Volunteer Houston is proud to honor outstanding Houston volunteers through the Greater Houston Service Awards. The awards were first presented in 1984 to honor individuals and groups who give their time and talent to make our community a better place. For additional details, to request a sponsorship packet, or purchase tickets, please visit: www.volunteerhouston.org.

 

Media Contact:

Margo E. Williams, MWH Public Relations

281.213.9554

margo.williams@mwhpublicrelations.com

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