FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LONE SURVIVOR FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS ELECTED – FOUNDING MEMBERS BECOME HONORARY MEMBERS
HOUSTON, TX, MARCH 27, 2017 – Lone Survivor Foundation (LSF) is proud to welcome four new members to their Board of Directors! Newly elected members to the LSF Board of Directors are:
Tim Byrom (President of the Board) – owner of BRINT Construction;
John Ertz (Treasurer) – Managing Partner at Northwestern Mutual – Northern Ohio;
Reed Smith (Director) – Vice President at GEO Group; and
Earl Campbell (Director) – President of Earl Campbell Meat Products, Heisman Trophy Winner and former Houston Oiler.
Other current members of the LSF Board of Directors include:
Michael D. Lappi (Secretary) – Captain, United States Navy and Global Medical Director for General Electric Aviation;
Patrick Lewis (Director) – Vice President, Fertitta Enterprises/Red Rock Resorts; and
Harry Coghlan (Director) – President and General Manager at Clear Channel Outdoor, New York.
In honor of their tireless commitment to the Foundation and its mission, the founding Board Members are receiving permanent Honorary Board Member Status. LSF’s Honorary Board Members are:
Marcus Luttrell (Honorary Chairman) – retired Navy SEAL, Founder of Lone Survivor Foundation, Author and Speaker;
Peter Naschak (Honorary Director) – retired Navy SEAL and CEO of Performance Activation Inc.;
John Folkert (Honorary Director) – Business & Estate Planning Specialist for Northwestern Mutual;
Thomas Fordyce (Honorary Director) – retired Marine and Vietnam veteran, Owner of Ford Farms and Member of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice; and
Kala Sorenson (Honorary Director) – Owner of bySORENSON, LLC.
ABOUT LONE SURVIVOR FOUNDATION:
Founded in 2010 by retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor Foundation’s mission is to restore, empower and renew hope for wounded service members and their families through health, wellness and therapeutic support. LSF hosts therapeutic retreats for service members with Post Traumatic Stress, mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Pain, and Military Sexual Trauma. LSF host retreats for individual service members (from all conflicts), couples, and families, as well as separate retreats for care partners. Retreat attendees partake in psychoeducational group sessions and individual counseling, as well as Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) using the EAGALA model, neuro-feedback, combat-trauma specific yoga and other cutting-edge modalities. All of these services are provided at no cost to the service members or families through the generous support of donors and sponsors, and through fundraising events around the country.
LSF is steadily growing their program to meet the needs of their increasing waiting list. LSF has increased the number of retreats held from 16 in 2015 to 31 in 2016; this year, 43 retreats are scheduled and filling up quickly. LSF owns one retreat facility in Crystal Beach, Texas, and is currently renting additional facilities in order to carry out its important work. The Foundation recently announced plans to build a second facility in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
To learn more about LSF or to get involved go to www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org.
Media Contact: Vanessa Forse, Director of Marketing and Events
(832) 581-3592 ext. 111