New Leadership at LNFY

(Atlanta, Georgia) – Lost-n-Found Youth (LNFY) has just concluded a national search for a new Director of Programs.  The search resulted in the selection of veteran nonprofit manager and community leader Ernest Walker. Mr Walker comes to us from the District of Columbia and brings 15 years of progressive leadership experience in public policy development, financial and program management, advocacy, and coalition building. In his role as Director of Programs Mr. Walker will report directly to the Board of Directors. He will collaborate with Director of Operations, Nasheedah Bynes-Muhammad  to provide executive leadership for the organization. “We’ve worked for the last two years to build LNFY’s fiscal and procedural infrastructure on the operations side of things. We’ve brought Mr. Walker in to do that work on the programmatic side. LNFY is a rapidly growing organization and putting wheels on a moving train ain’t easy, but he is the guy for it,” said Ms. Muhammad. 

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Michael Rupert Joins Lost-n-Found Youth’s Board of Directors

(Atlanta, Georgia) – Lost-n-Found Youth is pleased to announce the election of Michael Rupert, Business Support Manager at Bank of America, to its Board of Directors. Mr. Rupert leads employee engagement efforts for 11,000 employees in the Chief Technology Organization, including management of the onboarding program for all new employees. In his 23 years at the bank, Mr. Rupert has developed expertise in financial management, by supervising a 40 million dollar budget and driving projects which saved over 1 million dollars. For much of his career, Mr. Rupert has worked in technology and operations, enabling him to leverage technology in the furtherance of organizational goals…

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Patricia Durand Joins Lost-n-Found Youth’s Board of Directors

(Atlanta, Georgia) – Lost-n-Found Youth is pleased to announce the election of Patricia (Patty) Durand, President and CEO of Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative, to its Board of Directors. Ms. Durand has experience in managing and operations of the organization, for commissioning original consumer research, and shepherding the organization through a period of growth and expansion…

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Melissa McMorries Joins Lost-n-Found Youth’s Board of Directors

Melissa McMorries Joins Lost-n-Found Youth’s Board of Directors in August 2018
(Atlanta, Georgia) – Lost-n-Found Youth is pleased to announce the election of Melissa (Missi) McMorries, a partner with the law firm of Taylor English Duma LLP, to its Board of Directors. Ms. McMorries has experience in a wide variety of corporate matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions to the resolution of partner disagreements. Her work in corporate governance …

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Brian Isbell Garcia Joins Lost-n-Found Youth’s Board of Directors

Brian Isbell Garcia Joins Lost-n-Found Youth’s Board of Directors, May 2018
(Atlanta, Georgia) – Lost-n-Found Youth is pleased to announce the election of Brian Isbell Garcia, a World Champion horse trainer to its Board of Directors. With over 150 titles to his name, he is respected as one of the best trainers and coaches in the nation. He and his husband Kevin have lived in Atlanta for the past 16 years, and both have a deep commitment to community, social justice, and equality issues.

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Alvin Huntspon Joins Lost-n-Found Youth’s Board of Directors

Alvin Huntspon Joined LNFY’s Board of Directors in January 2018
(Atlanta, Georgia) – Lost-n-Found Youth is pleased to announce the new appointment of Alvin Huntspon, a corporate governance professional, to the Board of Directors. Mr. Huntspon has been recognized as a rising star in his industry for driving good corporate governance and implementing change at a Fortune 5 Company.

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