LANSING, MI – The Michigan AMBER Alert Foundation (MAAF) elected their 2014-2015 Board of Trustees and Officers during its annual business meeting, September 23. The newly elected officers include:
- President, Ellyn Davidson, Managing Partner, Brogan and Partners Communications (Birmingham)
- Vice President, Rhonda Huffman, MAAO III, PPE, Real Estate Manager, Adams Outdoor Advertising (Lansing)
- Secretary, Mary Worland, Development Coordinator for the Michigan AMBER Alert Foundation (Lansing)
- Treasurer, Tom Hahn, Finance Manager for the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (Lansing)
- Immediate Past President Michael Gottlieb, Vice President, Signal Installs (Novi)
Members elected for their first full-term include:
- Senator Dave Hildenbrand (R-29), Michigan Senate
- Dennis Martin, Midwest Communications, Inc.
Senator Hildenbrand was the author of a set of bills that were signed into law by the Governor, to include the Michigan AMBER Alert Program on the charitable tax check-off form for Michigan state taxes. This inclusion has helped to raise nearly $35,000 for Michigan AMBER Alert, as well as statewide awareness of the program and its mission.
"Michigan AMBER Alert is our state's primary tool for bringing awareness when there is an abducted or endangered child in Michigan," said Senator Hildenbrand. "No parent wants to be in that position, but with the AMBER Alert program, countless children have been found and reunited with their families. I look forward to serving this great organization as a member of their board of trustees."
The MAAF congratulates and welcomes all the members to their newly elected positions and looks forward to working with the board to bring the best service to the MAAF, the Michigan AMBER Alert Program and its partners. For more information about the MAAF and its board members please visit the website at www.miamberfoundation.org.
The Michigan AMBER Alert Foundation was formed to raise and manage funds for the improvement of the Michigan AMBER Alert Program; to act as a community liaison between law enforcement and the media; to facilitate the speedy recovery of abducted children; and to perform ancillary and related services and any other improvements possible to the Michigan AMBER Alert Program.