Digital Sales Lead, US Retail at Microsoft Corporation
Doug has held various positions with Microsoft for over 25 years and is currently the US Retail Digital Sales lead based in Columbus, Ohio. After his first visit to Central Africa, he realized that clean water is taken for granted by most of us. Doug knew he needed to be part of making safe water ``for granted`` for everyone.
John B. (Jay) Parks
Finance and Corporate Strategy Consultant at The Clapham Group
Jay has enjoyed a number of careers and retired several times, beginning with international finance at Eli Lilly and Company. He previously served as Water for Good's Chief Financial Officer. He is totally committed to helping people overcome the ravages of poverty.
President of Kitson & Partners
Rick is a devoted husband, father, and follower of Jesus. He is an executive at Kitson and Partners, where he is currently the president of their 20,000 acre emerging town known as Babcock Ranch, FL. He appreciates how Water for Good invests in sustainable operations and maintenance, which increases the life of donations and initiatives.
Teaching Pastor at Lake Valley Community Church
Dru served as founding pastor of Lake Valley Community Church in Hot Springs, AR. With missionary service in over 20 countries, he authored Kingdom Outposts: A Fresh Theology of Relief and Development. Dru supports the use of water to strengthen local churches and promote peaceful Christian-Muslim relationships.
CEO and Owner of MudLOVE Pottery
In 2009, Luke felt called by God to start a pottery business that wasn't about himself, and he gave a portion of all sales to clean water projects through Water for Good. Now he is blessed to lead a team of over 50+ people. He loves that Water for Good sees the big picture of providing jobs and giving Central Africans a hand up, not a hand out.
Owner of BITCHSTIX
Emily is a contemporary artist, living and working in the Indianapolis area. In 2014 she founded BITCHSTIX, a cosmetic company that supports survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She believes in Water for Good’s people and mission to create truly sustainable water access.
President of Exhibitpro
Ed Miller is President of Columbus, Ohio based Exhibitpro. A marketing company that specializes in creating memorable, results-driven experiences through trade shows, events, and corporate environments. Ed joined the Water for Good board because he was was inspired by Jim Hocking’s passion for the Central African Republic.
Melinda is a registered nurse with a background in critical care and obstetrics. She helped to found a medical relief organization, Three Strands, that serves people facing extreme poverty in the Central African Republic and Haiti. In her travels to CAR, she observed the water needs of the people, leading her to join Water for Good.
Valerie started her career as a CPA and financial analyst in the corporate world until she decided to stay at home with her children. She loves to engage the non-profit sector, using her analytical and creative skills for the greater good. She feels the momentum in Water for Good's goal to bring clean water to 100% of CAR's people, a big but achievable vision.
President and CEO of So-Mark Consulting
Jim was born and raised in Indianapolis and has been married to his wife, Malinda, for 31 years. He has worked in corporate sales and marketing for 30 years in various Fortune 500 companies. He was inspired to join Water for Good because he believes in water as a tangible expression of God's love to a hurting world.
Executive Vice President, WD Partners
Dan is a strategist and senior leader with over 30 years of experience in consumer marketing and retailing for Fortune 500 companies. He is a noted authority in retailing, consumer behavior, and customer experience. He has come to care deeply about the crisis of water and the lack of attention to underserved regions.
Vice President of Business Development at Indy Power Systems
Todd Colpron has 20 years of experience in business development. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at Indiana University and Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). Todd is passionate about providing clean water and renewable energy for the world's poorest people.
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