Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2013
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is announcing today the election of a new Chairman and four new members to its National Board of Directors. Effective July 1, 2013, Bill Windsor will be Chairman of the Board, which will be comprised of 18 other members, including the four new additions.
“I am humbled to be a part of this impressive group of people and I look forward to working together to continue moving MADD forward in its efforts to save lives, prevent injuries and serve victims in connection with the issues of drunk driving and underage drinking,” said Windsor. “I’m especially honored to be stepping into this position alongside these talented new board members, who each bring valuable skills and perspectives to the leadership of this incredible organization.”
Bill Windsor (Columbus, Ohio) has been Vice Chairman of the Board for the past two years, and prior to that spent two years as a member of the Board. He is currently Associate Vice President of Consumer Safety for Nationwide Insurance, working as an advocate for safety initiatives that help Nationwide members prevent losses and protect what matters most to them. Windsor has been in the insurance industry for 30 years, serving across a wide spectrum of functional roles in both the life and property/casualty industry.
In alphabetical order, following are the new Board members:
Robert “Skip” Carter (Temecula, Calif.) is a retired Deputy Commissioner for the California Highway Patrol who now serves as Public Traffic Safety Commissioner for the City of Temecula and as Education Coordinator for the Law Offices of O’Mara and Padilla. During his 30 years of work in law enforcement, Carter worked in a variety of roles, including road patrol, supervision and management for the largest state police/highway patrol organization in the nation.
Tara Kelley-Baker (Bowie, Md.) is a Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), where she has developed, evaluated and directed numerous projects in the areas of drug and alcohol use/abuse prevention and traffic safety. She is especially interested in issues affecting youth and their development, including underage and young adult drinking and drug behavior. Dr. Kelley-Baker has done projects for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute on Alcohol abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), among others.
Dana McCown (Papillion, Neb.) served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, working in roles ranging from aircraft maintenance to logistics management, both domestically and abroad. She is the former Chairperson of MADD Nebraska’s State Operations Council, and has also led a state DUI task force. In addition, McCown participates in MADD Nebraska Victim Impact Panels, sharing with drunk driving offenders the lifelong impact of losing her parents in a 2007 drunk driving crash.
Ronald Medford (Santa Clara, Calif.) is Director of Safety for Google, Inc.’s self-driving car program, leading the team charged with ensuring the safety of the vehicle. Previously, he served as Deputy Administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). He joined NHTSA in 2003 and was responsible for vehicle safety. Prior to NHTSA, Medford spent more than 25 years with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
About Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. PowerTalk 21® is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents® to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more at http://www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.