Make-A-Wish South Carolina announced today that it has appointed Ben Walker, vice president of southeast commercial division of Gregory Pest Solutions/Terminix Global Holdings, Debbie Tucker, vice president of talent and organizational development at Hubbell Incorporated, and Shayla Wilson, supply chain metier leader for Michelin Research & Development Center to its board of directors.
“We are overjoyed to add these accomplished professionals and advocates to our board. I’m confident Ben, Debbie, and Shayla will each move our mission forward with excellence” stated Misty Farmer, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish South Carolina.
The new directors join Make-A-Wish South Carolina at an exciting time as we work to re-envision and innovate across all departments of our organization due to the effects of COVID-19. With more wishes waiting than ever before, hope is essential for the wish families we serve. The board is vital to driving our cross-channel strategy forward and build deeper relationships with constituents to fulfill our purpose of granting wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Farmer remarked, “Make-A-Wish South Carolina's board regularly evaluates the composition of the chapter to ensure it includes the appropriate policies, strategies and perspectives necessary to drive growth for our mission. They are critical to our vision of transforming the life of every eligible child through a wish-come-true.”
The addition of these directors complements our board of directors' skills and experiences, and we are confident they will provide valuable viewpoints as we continue to execute our strategy. We look forward to their contributions and are excited they chose to help transform lives within Make-A-Wish South Carolina.
About Ben Walker
Ben, a native of Greenville, attended Bob Jones University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Ben joined a Fortune 500 Company working in the management field and in 1997 he joined Gregory Pest Solutions as their accountant. He assumed his role as President in 2005 and became a partner in 2010. Under his leadership, Gregory grew into one of the largest pest control companies in the U.S., spanning the entire Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic region. In 2019 Ben, along with the other partners of Gregory Pest Solutions, sold the company to ServiceMaster, a Global Pest Control Company and he assumed his role as VP of the Southeast Division.
Ben is a noted leader in the pest control industry including past roles as President of the South Carolina Pest Control Association, Director for the National Pest Management Association, and Vice Chair on the Copesan Services Board of Directors as well as many other industry leadership roles.
About Debbie Tucker
Debbie brings 29 years of experience to Hubbell Incorporated and currently leads the Talent and Organizational Development Center of Excellence. Since joining Hubbell, Debbie co-led projects delivering talent technology across the global footprint. She has also implemented the Inclusion and Diversity Strategy incorporating inclusive people processes to drive business results. She has held senior level positions in talent management, leadership development and organizational development with companies that include Scotts Miracle Gro, Bank of America, Motorola and others. Debbie earned her Master of Arts in Training & Development from Roosevelt University and her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Columbia College Chicago. She also holds a certificate in Organizational Development from DePaul University.
About Shayla Wilson
As a Clemson graduate with a degree in Computer Engineering, Shayla Wilson has served professionally as an engineer at Michelin for more than 14 years. She is also a certified project management professional (PMP). Most notably, Shayla is a wish mom. Her son Bryce’s wish was granted in 2018. She knows firsthand the power of a wish and the remarkable joy that comes from cherished memories during a difficult battle. Today Shayla looks forward to honoring Bryce’s memory by giving hope to another family and being a light for them.
For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit sc.wish.org.
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Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. The chapter receives funding through private donations, individuals, companies and special events. For more information about Make-A-Wish South Carolina, visit sc.wish.org and discover ways you can help make wishes come true.