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KaBOOM! Welcomes New Vice President, Corporate Partnerships

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National non-profit KaBOOM!, a leader in giving all kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most, is pleased to announce that Mike Albers has been named Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, effective December 2, 2013.

 “Our corporate partners are critical to our success in ensuring all children get the play they need to thrive. Mike’s ability to build partnerships with influential corporations to deliver revenue growth and achieve strategic objectives will help us propel our mission forward,” says James Siegal, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KaBOOM!.

Albers has led high-performance teams for Message Systems, Polycom, Lucent, Riverhead Networks, and 3Com, where he developed a strong customer base of such leading companies as AT&T, Verizon, Qwest, Global Crossing, BT, AOL, Disney, EA, and Symantec. Most recently, he built new business for cloud storage company Panzura, securing partnerships with Amazon, Google, EMC, IBM, and Cleversafe.

“Play is essential to the physical, cognitive, and social development of children.  I’m excited to be part of a team that understands the important role of corporate partners in achieving the bold goal of ensuring all children play actively every day,” says Albers. “It’s a thrill to use my experience from the corporate sector for such an important cause.”

About KABOOM!
KABOOM! is the national non-profit that works to achieve playspace equity. Kids who don’t have access to play miss out on childhood and are denied critical opportunities to build physical, social and emotional health. And all too often, it more deeply affects communities of color. So we amplify the power of communities to build inspiring playspaces that spark unlimited opportunities for every kid, everywhere. KABOOM! has teamed up with partners to build or improve 17,000+ playspaces, engage more than 1.5 million community members and bring joy to more than 11 million kids. To learn about our goal to end playspace inequity for good, visit kaboom.org and join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom, facebook.com/kaboom, and instagram.com/kaboom.