MADD National Board Members Announced – Nebraskan on the Board

Posted: August 3, 2009 in Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Underage Drinking Prevention
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MADD Adds Stellar New Leaders to its National Board of Directors

MADD  8/3/2009

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Misty Moyse, 469-420-4558

DALLAS (August 3, 2009) – With MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving well underway with 11 states that have ignition interlock laws for all drunk drivers, it is only fitting that the organization would name three new members to its National Board of Directors who will help further these lifesaving efforts, as well as prevent future victims/survivors through underage drinking prevention initiatives.     “We extremely grateful that these talented individuals will contribute their professional expertise to the strategic plans we have to eliminate drunk driving and to reach parents with underage drinking tools,” said Chris Johnson, MADD’s new Board Chairman from Texas.   Johnson first became involved with MADD in 1995 after a drunk driving crash that killed both of his parents and injured his uncle. He has been on the MADD Board of Directors since 2003 and assumed his new role as Chairman on July 1.   

National Board Member, Sally Ganem

National Board Member, Sally Ganem

The following is what each new MADD Board of Director highlighted as some of the most important contributions they will make:

Sally Ganem, Nebraska’s First Lady, said, “As a First Spouse, I have become active in spouse’s initiative of addressing underage drinking, and in the spouse’s association. I have also led an effort of educating our citizens by bringing in the U.S. Surgeon General and developing a documentary on underage drinking.”   Nicole Nason, former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator from Virginia, said, “I will always be proud of serving as NHTSA Administrator but especially proud of efforts to reduce drunk driving injuries and fatalities through a change in the media campaign Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. and by holding the first ever government sponsored interlock conference.”   Associate Vice President of Safety for Nationwide in Ohio, Bill Windsor, Jr., said, “I am proud that I have been involved with the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving from its inception. Nationwide sponsored the MADD Technology Symposium and was involved in the creation of a concept that will help eliminate drunk driving in my lifetime.”   MADD launched its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving in 2006 and it entails advocating for more law enforcement, interlocks for all drunk drivers, development of advanced technologies and grassroots support. MADD’s mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.  MADD is a 501 (c) (3) charity with approximately 200 offices and 2 million members and supporters nationwide. Founded in 1980, MADD has helped save more than 330,000 lives. For more information, visit www.madd.org.

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