YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Guiding Eyes for the Blind, known around the globe as one of the foremost guide dog schools, has announced the addition of three new board members: Jane Parker, Michael Ryan and Matt Zames.
Parker is CEO of InterbrandHealth, the health and life sciences division of the Interbrand Group -- the world’s leading branding consultancy. A longtime supporter, Parker has volunteered her time as an adviser to Guiding Eyes’ corporate giving department. Her previous positions include group president of Grey Healthcare; executive vice president, director of client services at Saatchi & Saatchi Klemtner Healthcare; and vice president and general manager for Colgate-Palmolive, where she tripled brand profitability for the division in just two years.
Ryan is senior director of marketing for PepsiCo, leading the Beverage Division’s marketing agenda for Walmart, Sam’s, Target, Costco and BJ’s. Before his current role, Ryan led Beverage Packaging Innovation and spearheaded the creation of Pepsi’s mini-cans, sleek cans and new single-serve bottles. Zames is the chief operating officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. He is a member of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee and former chairman. He is also a former member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Treasury Market Practices Group.
"We are pleased and excited to welcome Jane, Mike and Matt to Guiding Eyes' board of directors," said Wendy Aglietti, Guiding Eyes' board chair. "Their impressive backgrounds will bring new and great perspectives to our organization. We look forward to a bright future ahead and are privileged to benefit from their energetic leadership." Guiding Eyes for the Blind is at 611 Granite Springs Road in Yorktown Heights. For more information, call 914-245-4024 or visit www.guidingeyes.org.