Darkness to Light Names Microsoft’s Jamie Tozzi as Chairman of Board

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Microsoft executive to lead nonprofit to next era of growth in movement to end child sexual abuse

Jamie Tozzi

"Tozzi’s understanding of business development and the evolving role of technology in powering transformative growth made her the logical choice." - Dr. Lyndon Haviland, Darkness to Light C.E.O.

Darkness to Light (D2L), a leading organization in the fight to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, today announced that Jamie Tozzi of Charleston, S.C. has been elected as chairman of the board. Tozzi fills the role previously held by David Repinski, who served two terms as chairman.

Tozzi joined the D2L Board of Directors in October of 2015, and assumed responsibilities as Chairman in early July. A long-time executive of Microsoft, Tozzi brings deep experience building and leading high performing organizations to her expanded leadership role at D2L.

“When looking for a Chairman with the strategic vision to position the organization for new levels of growth and impact, we didn’t need to look farther than one of our accomplished board members,” said Dr. Lyndon Haviland, CEO. “Jamie Tozzi’s understanding of business development and the evolving role of technology in powering transformative growth made her the logical choice. And as a Charleston resident, Jamie is in a unique position to help us expand our local relationships and outreach, while also scaling our programs nationally and around the world.”

Tozzi has served in various leadership roles at Microsoft for the last 15 years, and is presently General Manager of the Microsoft Dynamics business in the United States, where she oversees a cross-functional team of technical, sales, marketing, and partner professionals. Prior to Microsoft, she served as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, advising national and international organizations on matters of business process and infrastructure development. Throughout her career, Tozzi has been recognized as a top, highly awarded leader.

“I was inspired to see first-hand how such a nimble organization of passionate people has been able to build and scale a unique program that has helped adults positively impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of children to date,” said Tozzi. “Now is the time to build on that great foundation; scaling D2L’s leading programs, building new platforms and establishing strategic partnerships that deliver an unprecedented level of awareness and action in the fight against child sexual assault. This crisis is one of the most prevalent of our time, and we’re inviting all who stand for children to join us in fueling a global, paradigm-changing movement that not only shapes the future of communities, but all of humankind.”

Tozzi is a mother to three boys and an active member of the local Charleston community. She and her husband Jeff are philanthropists with deep passion for helping children thrive and realize their full potential. They have established academic and sports scholarships for children in their community, and donate their time and resources to many important causes. Jamie graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Boston College, with a double major in marketing and communications.

About Darkness to Light
Headquartered in Charleston, S.C., Darkness to Light (D2L) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2000 with the mission to empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Through education and awareness, the organization seeks to create a safer world for children to grow and thrive. Darkness to Light’s flagship program, “Stewards of Children®” is an award-winning training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. In August of 2015, over one million educators, youth serving professionals, organization volunteers, and community members were trained. “Stewards of Children” is the largest training of its kind, with the largest network of child protection advocates in the world. For more information, visit http://www.D2L.org.

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