On 11/24/13, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kris Van Giesen Chief Development and Community Relations Officer of Hanna Boys Center located in Sonoma CA. Kris, has held many important positions spanning 18 years from 1995 to present day.
Currently, University of California, Berkeley Alumni Association Director, Lair Major Gifts October 2003-Present, Corporate Leadership and Management,
Corporate Leadership & Management, Interbrand Senior Director, Business Strategy April 2001- August 2003.
Kids On-Line America, Inc. Vice President, Corporate Sales, Development and Partnerships May 1999-April 2001.
International Direct Source President & Founder May 1998 -May 1999.
National Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks Director of Corporate Sales and Event Marketing 1990- 1993.
Great Montana Centennial Celebration Business and Marketing Director 1989.
Fundraising and Political Affairs United States Small Business Administration Western United States Director for Legislation and Advocacy March 1997- May 1998.
1997 Presidential Inaugural Committee Director of National Donors November- February 1997.
Clinton/Gore 1996 Campaign Trip Director September – November 1996.
1996 Democratic National Convention Chairman, Democratic National Committee Fundraising Operation May – August 1996.
Clinton/Gore 1996 Re-Election Campaign Managing Director of Donor Relations and White House Liaison May 1995- May 1996.
The White House, Office of the Vice President Director of Scheduling and Political Outreach March 1993- May 1995.
But his most important position is his passion for Hanna Boys Center of Sonoma. Tune in to hear what the organization does to help troubled boys from 13-18 years of age become productive, upstanding citizens. You may consider opening your hearts first and then open your check books for you end of year donations. Remember if we don’t invest in our children, then we risk and sacrifice our future! Also, I call on all Realtors and lenders to consider giving per transaction donation to Hanna Boys Center. Invest in the communities of the future, by helping their youth today.