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MADD National Board of Directors Appoints New Chairman and Welcomes Five Distinguished Members (02/08/2016)
The MADD National Board of Directors name David Strickland, 14th Administrator of the National Highway of Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Partner at Venable, LLP, as MADD’s new Chairman of the Board. The Board also welcomes five new Members to the organization’s leadership and governing body, bringing vast professional expertise and unique personal experience: Heather Geronemus, Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale Chair, victim and public relations executive; Anne McCartt, PhD, Senior Vice President of Research for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; Madalene Milano, Partner at GMMB; Walter Rooney, MD, MADD Ohio volunteer, victim and physician; Joseph K. Sikes, MADD Maryland State Advisory Board Chair, victim and retired U.S. Navy Captain.

Featured MADD Statement

Statement on Ethan Couch in Route to U.S.

“Ethan Couch is in route back to the U.S. and is expected to attend his February 19th transfer hearing in person – and so will MADD. It’s more than overdue for Couch to be held accountable after taking the lives of four people, and injuring several others. Couch’s actions are not that of a child, and we will continue our petition at to move Couch’s case from juvenile to adult court. Couch may be back to fight his battle in court, but MADD is here to continue fighting 'Affluenza'. We must ensure Couch gets prison, and not a present for his 19th birthday in April.” – Colleen Sheehey-Church, MADD National President

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David Strickland, Chair of the Board
Debbie Weir, Chief Executive Officer 
Colleen Sheehey-Church, National President