Operation Homefront Appoints Greg Ham to Its Board of Directors

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Operation Homefront, which has been serving America’s military families® since 2002, announced today that Greg Ham has joined the nonprofit’s national Board of Directors. Ham is currently a partner at The MWS Group, a multi-rights entertainment content company in partnership with Michael W. Smith, which represents the careers of Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, Olympian Scott Hamilton, and author Frank Peretti. Ham also manages Robert Deaton, an Emmy award winning director/producer. Deaton is Executive Producer of the CMA Awards for ABC & the Billboard Music Awards on NBC via Dick Clark Productions.

“Greg will be an absolutely incredible addition to a very talented and engaged board of directors,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront.

Operation Homefront, which has been serving America’s military families® since 2002, announced today that Greg Ham has joined the nonprofit’s national Board of Directors. Ham is currently a partner at The MWS Group, a multi-rights entertainment content company in partnership with Michael W. Smith, which represents the careers of Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, Olympian Scott Hamilton, and author Frank Peretti. Ham also manages Robert Deaton, an Emmy award winning director/producer. Deaton is Executive Producer of the CMA Awards for ABC & the Billboard Music Awards on NBC via Dick Clark Productions.

“Greg will be an absolutely incredible addition to a very talented and engaged board of directors,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “A widely respected leader in the entertainment industry, Greg’s expertise and insights will be of great value in helping us accomplish our important mission to give military families the opportunity to thrive, not simply struggle to get by, in the communities – our communities – they have worked so hard to protect.”

Ham has spent the last 30 years in the music and entertainment business working with artists like dc Talk, Audio Adrenaline, and Rebecca St. James. He started his career at ForeFront Records in 1989 where he held multiple positions leading up to president in 1998. Under his leadership, ForeFront had two of its most successful years with the launch of Stacie Orrico’s career and her self-titled album, which sold over 2.5 million units, and the launch of TobyMac’s solo career, as well as, several other artists on the roster.

In 2004, Ham began his role as Executive Vice President of Business Development for EMI CMG (Christian Music Group) worldwide. He served on the EMI, (its labels included Capitol Records and Virgin Records), Global Marketing team working with such greats as Coldplay, Janet Jackson, the Beatles 1 album, and many more artists over the next four years. He also developed many valuable relationships with EMI’s global marketing teams and many external business partners.

“The entire board is thrilled Greg Ham has accepted our invitation to join our vital efforts to support our military families,” said MG (r) Lee Baxter, chairman of Operation Homefront’s Board of Directors. “Greg is nationally known for his exceptional work in and contributions to the entertainment industry and with his help, we know we will be able to do even more to serve those who have done so much to protect the freedoms we, as Americans, enjoy daily.”

“I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of an amazing organization that serves America’s military families,” said Ham.

Ham left EMI CMG in 2007, and then took some time off with his family to go on a 65-day adventure around the world. During the trip, he and his family volunteered at an orphanage in China, and in Nairobi, Kenya, served by doing AIDS work with Compassion International.

About Operation Homefront:

Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org.

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