Community and civic leaders join the National Advisory Board

Nine new members bring business, marketing and media skills.

National Commander William A. Roberts announced the installation of nine new members to The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board (NAB), a group of national civic, philanthropic and business leaders who assist the organization in matters ranging from strategic planning to public outreach. Each new member has been selected for community involvement and engagement with the Army in their local communities and with other nonprofit and relief organizations across the United States and internationally.

“We are honored that each of these civic and community leaders have accepted the mantel of national voluntary leadership with The Salvation Army,” Roberts said. “Each is accomplished in business and community change and we are honored that they will apply their knowledgeable insight to help guide The Salvation Army.”

As of Jan. 1, each member began serving a three-year term on the NAB. They join a group led by the National Board Chair, Charlotte Jones Anderson, executive vice president brand management and president of charities for the Dallas Cowboys.

“We are thrilled to be growing the size and scope of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board,” Anderson said. “The Board has now grown to 44 members and the combined wealth of experience, talent and dedication of these new leaders will bring a wonderful set of fresh ideas to our goal of helping others.”

New members include Pamela Abdalla, an attorney and chairman of The Salvation Army’s Middle East Advisory Board; Gary Brown, chief executive officer of Mount West Investments; Bill Burke, senior vice president of marketing at Nationwide Financial; Michael Ducker, chief operating officer for FedEx Express and president of its international divisions; Micheal Flaherty, president of Walden Media; Eric Holm, owner of Metro Corral Partners; Marcia Larson, manager of HR content and communications at Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal; Joel Manby, president and chief executive officer of Herschend Family Entertainment; and Ambassador Gaddi H. Vasquez, senior vice president of public affairs for the Southern California Edison Company and previously U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Organizations in Rome.

Find more about each new member at 

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