Points of Light Names New Members to its Board of Directors
Points of Light has added four new members to its Board of Directors, all of whom bring a history of civic involvement and strong points of view on how to help people use their time, talent, voice and resources to create change in their communities.
The newly appointed members of the Points of Light Board of Directors are:
Jean Becker has been chief of staff to former President George H. W. Bush since 1994, supervising his office in both Houston and Kennebunkport, Maine, and overseeing the opening of the George Bush Presidential Library Center in 1997. She took a leave of absence in 1999 to edit and research "All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings." Previously, Jean served as deputy press secretary to first lady Barbara Bush from 1989 to 1992 and helped Mrs. Bush with the editing and research for her books "Barbara Bush, A Memoir" and "Reflections." A former journalist, she is also a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the C-Change Cancer Board, and an ad hoc member of the advisory boards of The George Bush Presidential Library and The George Bush School of Government and Public Service.
James Collins is a vice president with Roark Capital Group, a private equity firm. He focuses on buyout investments in business and consumer services companies. James also held roles at other private equity and financial services firms after starting his career as an associate consultant at Bain & Company, and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards of directors, including Points of Light's youth activation division, generationOn. He also served on the board of trustees of Starlight Children's Foundation Georgia.
Artur Davis is a partner in SNR Denton's white collar and government investigations practice. After a stint as a federal prosecutor, he served four terms, from 2003 to 2011, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama's 7th District. His legislative achievements included creating the first national cord blood bank and drafting sections of the 2008 Farm Bill that led to the 2010 settlement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and African-American farmers who had been victims of race discrimination. Artur was also appointed to the prestigious Ways and Means Committee. As an attorney, he has authored a variety of published articles on complex topics, from legal challenges to the federal bribery laws, to the constitutional challenges the speech and debate clause pose in federal investigations of congressmen, to the complexities in the insider trading laws.
Gregg Petersmeyer is the founder and CEO of Personal Pathways LLC, a software company whose flagship product is Effective Teams™. He has more than 30 years experience creating and building organizations and initiatives in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. He served on the staffs of President Richard M. Nixon and President George H. W. Bush, where he was the founding director of the White House Office of National Service. Gregg is widely credited with helping President Bush make civic engagement, voluntary action, social entrepreneurship and "points of light" hallmarks of his presidency. He helped create the Points of Light Foundation and was instrumental in the creation of the Commission on National and Community Service, the forerunner of the Corporation for Nation and Community Service.
Points of Light's new board members began their terms on Sept. 28, 2011. Click here to read about all Points of Light Board Members.
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