Arlington, VA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014
The USO Board of Governors welcomes Orlan Boston, a Principal with Ernst & Young LLP, to serve on its board in 2014. President Obama recently announced Boston’s appointment to this key Administration post.
"The addition of Orlan Boston to the USO Board of Governors brings an outstanding set of business, management and advisory skills that will allow the USO to deliver on our mission and enhance our performance as we adapt to the changing needs of our troops and families,” said General Richard B. Myers (USAF, Ret), Chairman of the USO Board of Governors and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “We look forward to Orlan joining the board and we know he will bring his tremendous experience to ensure that we are positioned for future success.”
In November 2010, General Richard B. Myers (USAF, ret.) became the Chairman of the USO Board of Governors. He was elected to the board in 2006.
Boston reflected on why this appointment is such an honor for him, “My father was a career enlisted navy officer for 30 years. I'm a proud US navy brat who grew up on naval bases for the first 20 years of my life in the US and abroad in both Spain and Italy where I benefited from the great services of the USO. I’m honored and thrilled to take on this role to serve my country, honor my father’s military service and to give back to the Armed Forces as they have been an integral part of our family's life, and so good to us.”
"The USO is a terrific organization with an incredibly important mission. I look forward to working with my fellow Board members to advance this mission and to serve the diverse and changing needs of our troops and their families."
Orlan Boston is a Principal at Ernst & Young LLP, and has been the EY Americas Leader for Transaction Advisory Services Life Sciences since 2012. Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP, Mr. Boston was a Partner at Deloitte serving in various positions including: National Life Sciences Mergers & Acquisitions Consulting Leader, a member of the National Markets & Services Leadership Committee, and Chief Diversity Officer. He has held roles in a number of organizations, including member of the NY LGBT Community Center Board of Directors, founder of The Center Young Leaders Council, contributing author of the I Am Eco-Warrior book, and executive producer of HBO’s The Out List documentary film. Mr. Boston received a B.S. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Mr. Boston resides in New York City with his husband Tomas Mikuzis-Boston.
For more than 70 years, the USO has always been by the side of our nation’s troops and their families – serving them throughout their service, from the moment they join, through their deployments and as they transition back to their communities. With more than 160 locations worldwide, USO provides critical support to forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded, ill and injured troops, their families, and caregivers, families of the fallen and troops in transition.
For the full list of the USO Board of Governors please visit: http://www.uso.org/uso-board-of-governors.aspx
About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.
In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, BNSF Railway, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, Grand Canyon University, JCPenney, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, Northrop Grumman Corporation and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, BIC, The Boeing Company, ConAgra Foods, FedEx, Harris Teeter, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Procter & Gamble, TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG and Wawa Inc. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.