ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) has appointed Wayne DeVeydt, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Anthem, Inc., to the organization's esteemed Board of Governors.
The board offers strategic leadership for the organization, guiding the work of more than 4,100 Clubs and BGCA affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. Each year Clubs impact nearly 4 million kids and teens. A leader in youth development, BGCA's vision calls for all Club members to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and leading a healthy lifestyle. To achieve this vision, Boys & Girls Clubs work to inspire success through life-changing programs and opportunities to ensure great futures for kids.
"We are very happy to add Wayne, who benefited from our programs as a kid, to the list of influential leaders on our board," said Jim Clark, President and CEO of BGCA. "The Anthem Foundation has been a valued partner for BGCA over the last three years, championing healthy lifestyles for kids through our Triple Play program. We look forward to Wayne's leadership and engagement as we work together to create great futures for America's kids."
DeVeydt joins a board comprising many other prominent leaders from the business, civic, academic and entertainment fields, including: Thomas J. Falk, Chairman/CEO, Kimberly-Clark; Ronald L. Sargent, Chairman/CEO, Staples; Edward Lewis, Senior Advisor, Solera Capital and Co-founder, ESSENCE; Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, President, Charles Schwab Foundation; Emil J. Brolick, President, Wendy's; Rick Goings, Chairman/CEO, Tupperware Brands Corporation; Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State and Senior Fellow, Stanford University; and Denzel Washington, Oscar-winning actor and BGCA national spokesperson.
Wayne DeVeydt serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Anthem, Inc. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing the financial operations associated with the company's $74 billion in annual revenues and leads the following areas: treasury functions; investor relations; budgeting and forecasting; financial reporting; tax planning and compliance; and accounting.
Anthem is one of the nation's leading health benefits companies serving nearly 69 million people through its affiliated companies. DeVeydt joined Anthem in 2005 as senior vice president and chief accounting officer. He later became chief of staff to the chairman and chief executive officer before becoming chief financial officer in 2007. Before joining Anthem, Mr. DeVeydt was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers serving in several leadership roles during his time with the company.
DeVeydt is an active leader in his community including serving as a board member for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and the Cancer Support Community. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in St. Louis and currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.
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