Newer board members support the national organization after serving on their local chapter boards
PHOENIX, January 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Make-A-Wish America’s National Board of Directors gets even stronger with the addition of Michelle Wilsonfounder and co-CEO of Isos Capital Management, i Stan Moss, CEO of Polen Capital. As leaders of their respective investment firms, Wilson and Moss have a track record of success in identifying compelling business opportunities, anticipating market trends, creating business strategy, leading complex teams and contributing of value to stakeholders. Both have also demonstrated a sustained passion for Make-A-Wish’s mission by first serving on the boards of their local chapters.
At Isos Capital Management, Wilson specializes in early stage, growth and late stage investment opportunities in the media, entertainment and sports industries. She draws on experience gained at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where she held various executive positions, most recently as co-chairman and board member. During her 11 years in WWE, Wilson was regularly named as one of the most influential women in sports. Prior to WWE, Wilson served as Chief Marketing Officer for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and worked in consumer products and brand management roles for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Nabisco, respectively. He is currently on the boards of Bowlero and Turtle Beach. Wilson joins the Make-A-Wish America board after serving as board chair for Make-A-Wish Connecticut.
Moss is CEO of Polen Capital, a global investment manager that provides active, high-conviction, high-yield strategies to institutions, advisors and individual investors. Under his leadership, the company’s assets have grown from less than 250 million dollars in 2008 in addition to 60 billion dollars today. For the past seven years, the company has been recognized as one of the best places to work in money management. Prior to joining Polen Capital, Moss oversaw audit and consulting engagements for Coopers & Lybrand and served as CFO of AmSouth Wealth and Asset Management. Moss currently serves on the executive board of NYU Stern and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Advisory Board of the Business School. Moss volunteered her time and talents as a member of the Make-A-Wish Southern Florida Board of Directors prior to joining the national board.
“Through the national board, Make-A-Wish has the ability to tap into the experience and vision of some of the most innovative and entrepreneurial leaders in the community,” he said. Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “With Michelle and Stan’s experience, we are hopeful that we will be able to reach even more critically ill children to provide the hope and joy that comes with a wish.”
Including Wilson and Moss, the national board consists of 23 members representing the best and brightest in the areas of human resources, finance, fundraising, management, marketing and operations. Together, national board members strive to further Make-A-Wish’s mission of creating life-changing wishes for critically ill children. These wishes can play an important role in a child’s medical journey, helping to improve quality of life, produce better health outcomes, and create hope for the future.
Along with the national board, Make-A-Wish has 58 chapters across the country, each with its own chapter board of directors.
For more information about Make-A-Wish and how to get involved, visit wish.org.
About Make-A-Wish Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for critically ill children. Founded in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the #1 trusted nonprofit organization operating locally in all 50 US states. Together with generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 24,000 volunteers across the country, Make-A-Wish brings hope and joy to children. and their families when they need it most. Make-A-Wish aims to bring the power of wishing to every child with a critical illness because wishing experiences can help improve emotional and physical health. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 550,000 wishes in 50 countries around the world; over 360,000 wishes in the US and its territories alone. To learn more about Make-A-Wish America, visit wish.org.
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