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| ||Pierce with Little Brother Jaylyn || |
Irving, Texas- August 7, 2015 - Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star announced today
that Pierce Bush has been named its Chief Executive Officer. “We are very pleased
to have Pierce lead the agency. He is passionate about our mission to help
Texas youth achieve their full potential through one-to-one mentoring. Pierce
has a contagious winning attitude,” stated Jim Wales, Chairman of the Board of
Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star.
Bush comes to this position after serving as President of the Houston region
for the organization. In that leadership
role, he grew the number of children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters, brought
plans for a new headquarters to fruition, engaged many first time donors, and
renewed levels of commitment by staff, board members, and existing donors.
is the grandson of George H.W. Bush and believes deeply in his grandfather’s
call of living a life of service to others.
Raised in Houston, Pierce holds a degree in American Studies from the
University of Texas at Austin. He
is an active member of Ecclesia Church.
“I am honored and excited to take on the additional responsibilities this new
role brings. I look forward to developing many new relationships with
both business and community leaders across the 100 counties served by Big
Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star. We have
an exceptional team at BBBS Lone Star genuinely dedicated to growing our
mission by boosting support from donors and volunteers. Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star has many
innovative initiatives awaiting the scores of children in need of a caring
adult mentor.” Mr. Bush’s favorite role with
the organization is being a Big Brother for the last six years. “My passion for
our mission comes from my first-hand experience of being a Big Brother. I can testify to the positive, life-changing results
one-to-one mentoring provides. Not only
is my Little’s life vastly improved, but my own life has been deeply enriched.”
Pierce Bush began his professional career working in
private equity. He first became involved
with Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2009 when he volunteered to become a Big
Brother and was soon matched with Little Brother Jaylyn. In 2012, Pierce Bush
was appointed to the organization’s Houston Regional Board. Wanting to fulfill
his passion of serving others, Pierce Bush decided to leave the corporate world
and join Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star full-time, eventually being
appointed as President of the Houston Market.
Under his leadership the Houston team increased the percentage of local
children served by 22% in 2013.
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