St. Louis, MO – September 1, 2016 – Make-A-Wish Missouri announced today that Tony Kreutz, Senior Vice President of Business Development/Corporate Strategies for SCI Engineering, was elected as the new Chairman of the Governing Board. Mr. Kreutz succeeds Donn Sorensen who fulfilled his two-year term, helping to grant over 650 wishes during his tenure.
Kreutz has spent the last three years serving on the Make-A-Wish Missouri Governing Board, most recently serving as the Vice-Chair in 2015 and 2016. He is a former Chair of the Mercy Foundation Board in Washington, MO and is on the Executive Board of the East Central College Foundation, Hawthorn Foundation, Board Member on One Curve at a Time, Director/Investor with First State Community Bank, and Transportation and Government Affairs Committee with American Council of Engineering Companies. In addition, Kreutz is a third degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus in Washington, MO and one of the long standing Principals at his firm with over 25 years.
Tony began his relationship with Make-A-Wish Missouri in 2006 when he became a volunteer wish granter for the chapter. Since that time, Tony has personally granted seven wishes and assisted the chapter in celebrating over 6,000 wishes since its inception.
“Tony has been a valuable contributor to our chapter’s success and an excellent advocate for our mission. He has been instrumental in bringing the hope, strength and joy to our local children battling life-threatening medical conditions,” said LuAnn Bott, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Missouri. “We are pleased to have Tony lead our board and to guide us in reaching our vision of granting a wish to every eligible child.”
Kreutz resides in Franklin County, Missouri with his wife Michelle and their two children, Jacob (20) and Kaitlyn (16).
About Make-A-Wish Missouri
Since 1983, Make-A-Wish® Missouri has granted wishes to more than 6,000 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the local chapter will grant more than 325 wishes. According to a U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family.
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