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Child Saving Institute Welcomes New Board Chair

February 8, 2021

Child Saving Institute (CSI) thanks Melanie Hecker, community volunteer, for her leadership and service as chair of the board of directors. Her two-year term as chair closed at the end of 2020. Not only did Hecker successfully lead the agency through a pandemic but she also served as chair of the agency’s signature event, Cabaret. As the event was cancelled in 2020, she returns as co-chair for 2021.

In 2021, Michael Geppert, Chief Information Officer of HDR assumed chair of the board of directors. Geppert continues a path of stellar leadership and is committed to guiding the agency until the pandemic comes to a safe close. Having served on the board of directors for five years, Geppert was instrumental in the formation of the agency’s first Technology Advisory Group. In his two-year role as chair, Geppert will lead the board of directors through an adoption of the agency's next strategic plan, partner for Cabaret’s success and propel the agency forward with a robust technology strategy.

The agency is proud to welcome Geppert as chair and ever grateful to Hecker as she continues to serve children and families through her leadership of Cabaret, which will be held on May 8, 2021.

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