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New Members Join Make-A-Wish® North Texas' Board of Directors

(November 13, 2013) - Make-A-Wish North Texas, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy, announces four new Board Members to serve on the Board of Directors.

Derrick Evers is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Neal Richards Group. Under his leadership, NRG has grown its business to over half a billion dollars of real estate and another half billion on the books in various levels of development. Mr. Evers is also a Partner at glendonTodd Capital, a private equity firm focused on the business services sector and the healthcare industry. Additionally, he is an affiliate of Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors, Healthcare Executives Network, Aggies Professional Network, and a board member of Frisco Square Development Committee. Mr. Evers is also a member of the North Texas chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Mr. Evers frequently serves as a speaker on the panel of Bisnow’s Healthcare Summits in Dallas.

Shari Krueger is a Principal with Krueger Connect, a boutique consulting and referral firm that collaborates with business leaders seeking to grow revenue streams and expand their sphere of influence in the business community. She previously served as Deputy Director of Outreach for former Mayor of Dallas,Tom Leppert, in his bid for U.S.Senate and also served as liaison/host for convention speakers and dignitaries for the 40th Republican National Convention in 2012.

Prior to her political career, Ms. Krueger served as a senior executive and a business development specialist in the human capital consulting industry, working for market-leading firms DBM and Lee Hecht Harrison. She is considered a “rainmaker” in long-standing relationships with Fortune 500 and global corporations, private business/investment groups, and high-profile political figures.

A native of Pilot Point, Texas, Ms. Krueger received her Bachelors of Science degree from Bob Jones University in secondary education. A 3-time marathoner and a gardener sorely lacking a green thumb, she lives in Dallas with her husband, Eric, and has two grown step-children, Colton & Erica.

Josh Paine is the President and CEO of As president, Josh has transformed the company into America's largest online travel partner for leisure travel to the Caribbean and Mexico. To date, the company has served more than 1 million customers by providing custom and affordable vacation packages through its website and expert-driven call centers.

Under his leadership, has achieved record growth and profitability -- a 277 percent increase in revenues from 2008 to 2012, with 2013 revenues expected to surpass $500 million.

One of Josh’s proudest accomplishments is spearheading’s first national philanthropic partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Leslie Starr Keating is Senior Vice President of PepsiCo’s North America Foods Supply Chain. She leads a 24,000-person strong team responsible for making and moving Frito-Lay snacks and Quaker foods across the U.S. and Canada. Mrs. Keating has been with PepsiCo for 28 years and has also served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Frito-Lay North America. She received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Georgia State.

View a complete list of the Make-A-Wish North Texas Board of Directors.

Make-A-Wish® North Texas
16803 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 100
Addison, TX 75001
(214) 496-9474
Toll Free Texas Only (888) 625-3294
Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Northeast Regional Office
P.O. Box 6444
Tyler, TX 75711
(903) 597-9474

Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Southwest Regional Office
4541 Bellaire Drive S
Suite 102
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 336-9474
Toll Free (888) 625-3294
Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Midland Office
407 N. Big Spring
Suite 208
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 683-9474
Toll Free Texas Only (888) 625-3294
Make-A-Wish® North Texas, El Paso Regional Office
310 N. Mesa Street
Suite 411
El Paso, TX 79901
(915) 855-8700

Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Amarillo Regional Office
1600 S. Coulter, Building A, Suite 100
Amarillo, TX 79106
(806) 358-9943
Toll Free Texas Only (800) 242-7167
Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Lubbock Regional Office
9117 Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 500
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 785-9474