Big Brothers Big Sisters Elects Williams J. Hybl to National Board of Directors

Jan 13, 2010, 15:16 ET from Big Brothers Big Sisters

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- William J. Hybl, Chairman and CEO of El Pomar Foundation, was elected to the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America effective January 1, 2010 and will hold a two-year term.

In addition to his work at El Pomar Foundation, Hybl is President of the Air Force Academy Foundation and Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Public Diplomacy.  He is President Emeritus of the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chairman of the U.S. Olympic Foundation.  Hybl also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee Chairman for the Board of International Foundation for Electoral Systems and Vice Chairman of the Board of Broadmoor Hotel, Inc.  Formerly he was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives, Special Counsel to President Ronald Reagan and President George W. Bush appointed him as U.S. Representative to the 56th General Assembly of the United Nations.  

Hybl has earned many honors throughout his career and in 2009 received the Outward Bound Compass Award for a lifetime of outstanding service to America's young people.  He received his B.A. from The Colorado College, and earned his J.D. at the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder.  

"Bill brings tremendous experience in organizational leadership, stewardship and fundraising, and truly supports our mission to positively impact the youth and communities of our nation. We welcome him to our team," said President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Karen J. Mathis.

About El Pomar Foundation

El Pomar Foundation is one of the largest and oldest private foundations in the Rocky Mountain West.  El Pomar contributes $25 million annually through grants and Community Stewardship programs to support Colorado nonprofit organizations involved in health, human services, education, arts and humanities, and civic and community initiatives.  Spencer and Julie Penrose founded El Pomar in 1937.  To learn more about El Pomar Foundation please go to

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps vulnerable children beat the odds.  The organization depends on donations to help conduct background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety; and provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships, key to successful mentoring.  Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven by independent research to improve children's odds for succeeding in school, behaving nonviolently, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and breaking negative cycles.  Headquartered in Philadelphia and with nearly 400 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves more than a quarter million children. Learn how you can change how children grow up in America by going to

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