FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tug McGraw Foundation Announces Tom Higgins as New Board Member
September 25, 2012, Yountville, CA – The Tug McGraw Foundation has announced the appointment of Tom Higgins to its Board of Directors.
Higgins is the Head of Operational Control and Head of Military/Veterans Affairs at JPMorgan Chase and Co., having joined JPMorgan Chase in January 2011 following a distinguished career in the US Government. During his career in government, he worked closely with the military, foreign policy, national security and intelligence communities around the world and retired from the Senior Executive Service in December 2010. At JPMorgan Chase and Co., Tom is responsible for security, cyber security, aviation, business resiliency, business intelligence, operational control, crisis management, and third party oversight as well as military and veterans affairs. Mr. Higgins is a U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of the Executive Committee at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
“It is a great honor to be part of the Tug McGraw Foundation.” Stated Higgins. “I support the Foundation and the great work it is doing and will continue to do in the years to come. The Foundation’s dedication and hard work is well known and highly respected throughout our great country.”
TMF President and CEO Jennifer Brusstar said, “Tom brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and perspective on the military and will be extremely valuable to the Tug McGraw Foundation as we continue to support our returning troops who are living with Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress. We’re delighted to have him join our board.”
“Tom is a terrific addition to our board,” said CFO Wendy Turman. “His wealth of experience and expertise in military and veterans affairs is a perfect complement to our mission.”
The Tug McGraw Foundation (TMF) was established in 2003 to provide resources and hands-on support, foster understanding, promote awareness, and stimulate research and scientific collaboration to improve quality of life for people with brain-related trauma and tumors.
For more information, please visit http://tugmcgraw.org.
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About the Tug McGraw Foundation
TMF was established by Tug McGraw in 2003 to raise funds to enhance the quality of life of children and adults with brain tumors and their families by stimulating and facilitating research that addresses the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual impact of the disease. Recognizing that other areas of brain research - such as traumatic brain injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder- inform the science surrounding brain cancer, TMF has widened its scope to include a broader spectrum of the neuroscience to support advances in medical care and quality of life for our nation’s battle-wounded, ill and injured service members. www.tugmcgraw.org