FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 04, 2013) —
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.”
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids – especially those living in poverty – the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. KaBOOM! inspires communities to make play the easy choice and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of PLAYces. KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build or restore more than 17,000 playspaces, engaged more than 1.5 million volunteers and served over 9 million kids. To learn why play matters for all kids, visit kaboom.org and join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom, facebook.com/kaboom, and instagram.com/kaboom. #playmatters #PLAYceforKids