SAN FRANCISCO, USA - Headlines blare at viewers. Constantly, tragic events happen to people and the first responders rushing to aid those in need. What happens after the camera shuts off? What happens to the victims? World Trade Center San Francisco and its CEO, Mike Mattox, are pleased to announce their involvement in starting a new non-profit organization directly benefiting victims of tragic events through the reach of first responders.
Leaders in the local community approached Mr. Mattox for the purpose of seeking his unique insight for business development and networking in order to be a part of the board of directors for the new foundation. The new foundation has been named First Responders Making a Difference.
The 501c3 nonprofit foundation provides immediate financial assistance to victims of tragic events or circumstances through funds given through the first responders. First responders utilize funds raised to provide necessary assistance to those affected by extreme circumstances. This can be anything from food, shelter, clothing, etc.
Members of the board of directors for the new foundation include the following list of individuals, accompanied with their short biography.
Charles “Chuck” McSwain is the founder of Mcswain and Co. Chuck has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting including expertise in a variety of industries to include consulting in all phases of taxation, accounting, and business valuation; he has served a very diverse client base over the course of his career. Chuck’s emphasis has been in medical, construction, retail, and wholesale distribution businesses. Chuck began his career with Moss Adams & Company, and later became a partner in a large local firm before forming McSwain & Company.
Tim began his law enforcement career in 1983 with the Zillah Police Department. He started his employment with the Washington State Patrol (WSP) on March 4, 1986, as a trooper cadet and was commissioned as a Trooper on January 9, 1987. He worked his way up through the ranks of the WSP to Captain working in various assignments throughout the agency including Field Operations, Technical Services, Professional Standards, and the Investigative Assistance Division before retiring on February 11, 2011. On February 14, 2011, Tim was appointed by Sheriff John Snaza to serve as Undersheriff for the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. As Undersheriff, he is responsible for the overall operations of the Sheriff’s Office, which consists of 227 employees and a budget of over $34 million.
Dan Weiss is a retired Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer of Illuminet, a publicly traded company. Mr. Weiss is also a retired CPA. As a community volunteer, Mr. Weiss served as past president of Rotary of South Puget Sound, past president of Lacey Rotary Foundation, past board member of Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County, past board member and president of Harlequin Productions and past board member of Olympia Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Garrett is the final member of the board. He was a local fireman and brings a personal knowledge of the impact this organization can have to those affected by unfortunate circumstances.
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