Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire adds two Lagunans to its Board

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire, a prominent nonprofit dedicated to providing youth with professionally supported mentoring relationships, has announced a host of changes to its board of directors for 2016-2017. The moves help reinforce the organization’s leadership and fundraising efforts while furthering its community standing. The shifts include the promotion of Laguna Beach residents Doug Antone to board chair and Dave Moellenhoff to the governing board. Todd Pickup is now vice chair and W. Henry Walker has rejoined the executive board.

“Our board of directors significantly impacts our organization, our programs and our community reach,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire Chief Executive Officer Melissa Beck. “Each of these impressive individuals brings valuable experiences and perspectives to the table, and their influence will allow us to help even more children, especially given their experience encouraging companies to give back.”

In addition to their charitable work, Antone, Pickup, Walker and Moellenhoff all have extraordinary professional backgrounds.

Doug Antone has enjoyed an accomplished career, holding executive, sales and marketing positions primarily in the technology market. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Networks in Motion before making a successful exit from the industry. In addition to his role as board chairman at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Inland Empire, he serves as an executive board member at Think Together, executive board member at Monterey Institute of Technology and Education, and board advisor at Magma Inc. He is a resident of Laguna Beach.

Dave Moellenhoff co-founded Salesforce.com, the market-leading software-as-a-service provider. Moellenhoff currently serves on the board of directors of the company’s foundation, Salesforce.org, and helped pioneer the 1:1:1 model of corporate philanthropy, suggesting that corporations give back to the communities in which they operate by donating one percent of their product, equity and employee time. Prior to Salesforce, he held positions at Metropolis Software and Clarify. He also continues to operate Left Coast Software, a consulting firm advising and investing in early-stage technology startups. Moellenhoff lives in Laguna Beach with his wife and two children.

The four men are a part of an outstanding board comprising individuals and corporations playing critical roles in making Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire one of the national organization’s most successful chapters.

Big Brothers Big Sisters believes that with the support of a caring mentor, every child has the ability to achieve his or her full potential. It is the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring organization, serving a quarter-million children annually. Based in Santa Ana, the Orange County agency was incorporated in 1958 and works as a local extension of the national effort to make professionally supported, one-to-one matches between mentors (“Bigs”) and youth (“Littles”) facing adversity. Together with the Inland Empire agency, which opened its doors in 2013, the local organization serves more than 3,000 children annually through programs that improve the odds of youth performing better in school and avoiding violence and illegal activities. For more information, visit ocbigs.org. Follow Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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