February 15, 2017
Atlanta, GA – The Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) is a diverse group of business leaders from the metropolitan Atlanta area. Together, they provide governance and oversight to the agency, championing its mission of providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
The BBBSMA Board of Directors elected David Clark (President of The Weather Channel) as board chair and Terrance Harps (President of Global Concessions, Inc.) as board secretary. Richard Wells (Partner at KPMG LLP) will continue as board treasurer.
The following professionals have joined as new board members in 2017:
Angela Blank, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
Angela Blank serves as a Director for The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Prior to the Blank Foundation, Angela worked as a Premium Sales Executive with Boundless Network. A University of South Carolina-Sumter alum, she now commits her diverse skills to her work in the community. As a Board Member for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Georgia she has focused on promoting exposure, funding, education and teen involvement in the organization. Since 2013, she has served as the co-chair of Walk Like MADD 5k, the organizations largest annual fundraiser. She is the mother of three adult children.
James Prospero, Salesforce
A Big Brother who has been matched to his Little Brother Terrell since 2010, James Prospero serves as a Regional Vice President for Salesforce. Originally from Toronto, Canada, James moved to Atlanta in 2013 to open the new Salesforce office, which now employs almost 700 people. He was awarded Big Brother of the Year in 2013 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate in Toronto. Since moving to Atlanta, James and his colleagues at Salesforce have raised more than $50,000 for BBBSMA.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
For 57 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) has transformed the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in our community through a proven youth development strategy: one-to-one mentoring. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The agency serves approximately 2,000 children from 12 metro Atlanta counties on an annual basis.