The Young Americans, Inc. Appoints Mindy Broadley and Daniel Bower to Board of Directors

Industry: Entertainment

Leading non-profit announces new board members.

Corona, CA (PRUnderground) January 25th, 2016

The Young Americans, a leading non-profit in the music education and music advocacy around the world, today announced the appointment of Mindy Broadley and Dan Bower to its board of directors, effective immediately.  Board President, Phil Lisle believes “Mindy, whose extensive production experience in the entertainment business, and Dan, who has been active in the field of music education for decades,  will help shape the future of The Young Americans by bringing their respective knowledge and experience to the organization.”

Mindy Broadley began her career as a producer/director on the Creative Development team at the Walt Disney Company in the early 1980’s and later transitioned to  international theme park production with Dr. Jeekahn’s in Tokyo, Lotte World in Seoul, and Ocean Park in Hong Kong. Expanding into the world of sports and spectaculars, Mindy’s work continued with producing the live entertainment shows for four Major League Baseball All-Star Games, three National Football League Super Bowl halftime shows, FIFA’s 1994 World Cup opening and closing ceremonies, and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, including the design and production of all entertainment for the host sponsor, The Coca Cola Company.

In the world of politics, Mindy has produced events for past Presidents Bush and Carter, and late past Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan, and for corporate clients including M & M/Mars, Delta Airlines, Philip Morris, and Louis Vuitton/Moët/Hennesey. Mindy, a proud former member of The Young Americans, is excited to spend some of her retirement both as a guest director with The Young Americans’ Music Outreach tours and as a member of the Board of Directors.

Dan Bower joined The Young Americans in 1982.  During his 5 year tenure as a Young American, Dan enjoyed performing in the original Young Americans’ Christmas Show, touring Hawaii, and performing at The Young Americans’ dinner theater at Boyne Highlands in northern Michigan for three summers. During his years with The Young Americans, Dan continued his education, graduating from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in psychology.  He went on to receive his teaching credential at the University of California, Riverside and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University.

Over the past 29 years, Dan has received many accolades in education, including Harbor Springs Teacher of the Year and Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year for northern Michigan.  In 2004, Dan was chosen to be a Fulbright Exchange teacher, living abroad and teaching in Newport, Wales for the 2004-2005 academic year.   Dan recently returned to California where he is currently teaching music in the Irvine Unified School District.  Dan is honored to serve on the Board of Directors and is looking forward to supporting the next generation of Young Americans.

Mindy Broadley and Dan Bower join, Phil Lisle (President), Drew McGarity (Treasurer and Secretary), Vanessa Brown, Cameron Coy, Susie Freeman Johnson, Andrew Garcia and  William Kerry as members of the Board.

About The Young Americans

The Young Americans, founded in 1962 by Milton C Anderson, is credited with creating the very popular glee and show choir concepts in the late 60’s.  Since then, the group has grown into 300 college-aged cast members and has taken  its love of music, teaching and performing all over the World with its signature Music Outreach Workshop Tours.  Last year alone, the group staged over 400 performances and music advocacy workshops in 120 cities, across 30 countries. The Group has raised over $650,000 for school music programs in America and have worked with more than 750,000 young people in public and private schools worldwide.

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About The Young Americans

The Young Americans is non-profit dedicated to the promotion of understanding and goodwill among people throughout the world through music, dance, performance, music education and cultural interaction among student members and their audience

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