Kristen Barnfield, Easter Seals
Easter Seals Elects Friendly Ice Cream Corporation Executive, Kevin McNamara, to the Organization's International Board of Directors
Chicago (July 11, 2008) - Today, Easter Seals appointed Massachusetts resident Kevin McNamara to its International Board of Directors, during the board's meeting currently being held in Chicago.
"Kevin is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families," said James E. Williams, Jr., chief executive officer of Easter Seals. "His executive experience in leadership training and management will be a valuable asset for our organization. And, his support of Friendly's annual Cones for Kids fundraiser for Easter Seals is remarkable."
McNamara, Vice President of Operations Support Services at Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, has been instrumental in leading Friendly's corporate sponsorship of Easter Seals. Friendly's annual "Cones for Kids" campaign has raised more than $25.1 million for Easter Seals since 1981, raising over $619,000 in 2008 alone.
"Friendly's recognizes the importance of giving back to the community and we are proud of our partnership with Easter Seals. Our goal is to raise $1 million for children and adults with autism and other disabilities through Easter Seals next year," said McNamara. "I look forward to serving in a governing role with Easter Seals."
McNamara holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Syracuse University. Previously, he has served in executive leadership roles at Burger King Corporation and Dunkin Brands, Inc. He and his family live in Franklin, Massachusetts.
About Friendly Ice Cream Corporation
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation is a vertically integrated restaurant company serving signature sandwiches, entrees and ice cream desserts in a friendly, family environment in more than 505 company and franchised restaurants throughout the Northeast. The company also manufactures ice cream, which is distributed through more than 4,000 supermarkets and other retail locations. With a 72-year operating history, Friendly's enjoys strong brand recognition and is currently revitalizing its restaurants and introducing new products to grow its customer base. Additional information on Friendly Ice Cream Corporation can be found at www.friendlys.com.
About Easter Seals
Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For nearly 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Support children and adults with disabilities at www.easterseals.com.
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