In an effort to strengthen its programming and services and best serve veterans, CERV Foundation recently added Annie Carl, among two others, to its board of directors.

Carl, a former Red Cross and United Way employee, has decades of experience in fundraising, as well as program creation and management.

Among her plans to contribute to CERV, Carl aims to help build greater awareness of the organization to a broader audience.

“While at the Red Cross I was tasked with developing and executing an annual Disaster Conference as part of chapter strategic initiative, inclusive of community partners from business, government and non-profit,” Carl said. “With a  committee of 13 executives and community leaders we delivered the Meta Leadership Summit for Preparedness.”

In addition, Carl has served as a board member for 3 non-profits and two business associations. Currently, she manages all experiential marketing for the American division of VEGA, focusing on Customer Experience (CX).

“For 4 years I worked for and with business leaders helping them define and articulate their visions and build strategies to achieve success,” Carl said. “From building & launching new companies, to expanding offerings outside of their current portfolio, to working on acquisitions, and building thought leadership platforms.”

Her experience in mission-drive work, including with the American Red Cross and United Way, led her to serve on the board for CERV.

“There is a great need for on-going protection for our active military and veteran service people,” Carl said. “CERV has the ability to do that by securing funding and conducting research for state-of-the-art healthcare that can have lasting positive impacts for these individuals and their families.