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 – particularly those growing up in poverty in America – the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open or improve nearly 16,700 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers and served 8.5 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #playmatters, visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.