Overland Park, Kansas (08 September 2016) – Marty Travers, President of Black & Veatch’s telecommunications business, has been selected to serve on the March of Dimes National Volunteer Leadership Council (NVLC). The council is responsible for helping to increase the effectiveness of volunteer leaders throughout the country by providing counsel and guidance on national strategy to support the organization.
“Marty is a great example of a successful executive willing to volunteer his time to share his professional and nonprofit leadership skills and experience to develop other successful volunteer leaders and Boards within the March of Dimes. He has served as a March of Dimes Board Chair and Event Chair and has the passion to share his knowledge to benefit new chairs around the country,” said Frank Wall, March of Dimes NVLC Chair and March of Dimes Board of Trustees Member.
Travers first became involved with the March of Dimes in 2008 as a participant in the March for Babies and later joined the March of Dimes Greater Kansas City Chapter. He was the event chairman of the 2010 Kansas City March for Babies event and has also participated in the organization’s Signature Chefs, Bikers for Babies and Nurse of the Year events. He became Vice President of the Greater Kansas Chapter in 2013.
“Marty is committed to building support for the March of Dimes at Black & Veatch and throughout our community,” said Steve Edwards, Chairman and CEO of Black & Veatch. “His efforts have motivated countless professionals across the organization to participate and support its mission of preventing premature birth.”
In 2015, Travers took the reins as March of Dimes Kansas City Market Board Chair. Through his leadership, Black & Veatch’s support of the March for Babies event increased to a Presenting Sponsorship level and the company’s involvement in March for Babies events was expanded.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be part of an organization that does so much for families across the United States,” said Travers. “I look forward to serving on the national volunteer leadership council and sharing ideas with other members to build support for March of Dimes programs that directly benefit the lives of families.”
- Travers leads Black & Veatch’s telecommunications business that is focused on the global deployment of wireless and wireline telecommunications networks and facilities. He is member of the company’s Board of Directors.
About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and health information, visit our websites marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. If you have been affected by prematurity or birth defects, visit our shareyourstory.org community to find comfort and support. For detailed national, state and local perinatal statistics, visit peristats.org. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.