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.
Finance and Corporate Strategy Consultant at The Clapham Group
John B. (Jay) Parks
Jay has enjoyed a number of careers, beginning with international finance at Eli Lilly and Company, and has retired several times. He previously served as WFG’s Chief Financial Officer and is committed to helping people overcome the ravages of poverty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CEO, The Well Coffeehouse
Mike joined the Nashville-based nonprofit chain, The Well Coffeehouse, after marketing and leadership roles with non-profit organizations Compassion International and Blood:Water. Prior to his experience in non-profit, his career spanned the entertainment, food and retail industries, including nine years with Starbucks Coffee, both in store operations and leading regional and national marketing strategies throughout the US.
Senior Financial Analyst at Bosch Building Technologies
John grew up in a family with close connections to Central Africans and missionaries to CAR. From an early age he has been committed to caring faithfully for our African brothers and sisters.
Nurse and married mother of three
Robin Hopp, DNP, FNP-BC
Robin holds a doctorate in nurse practice and provides primary care to maximum security inmates in her area. She and her husband support philanthropic causes locally and abroad, and she believes strongly that sustainable efforts like WFG’s provide lasting change.