(Michigan City, IN) – Bill Keyser, president of Kids & Clays Foundation benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities, is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Jeanneret as its Executive Director of the Foundation.“The Board of Directors went through an extensive process to search for the most qualified candidate to lead the Foundation into the future,” said Keyser. “Doug’s expertise and experience are exactly what we need to continue to fulfill our mission and to grow our Foundation within the shooting industry and the communities it serves.” Jeanneret mos t recently worked for the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) as Vice President of Marketing. He began his career with USSA in 1995 as Director of Field Services. In 1999, he became the Director of Communications and in 2005 was promoted to Vice President of Marketing. Before USSA he spent five years with the Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Soybean Association as Media Relations and Communications Director. Prior to that, he worked approximately eight years for the Ohio Division of Wildlife in fisheries management. “This is a great opportunity for me as it combines two of my passions toward one very important goal,” said Jeanneret. “I welcome the chance to help children and their families improve their lives while utilizing the generosity of the outdoor industry to make it possible. I certainly look forward to the challenge.” Since its inception in 1999, the Kids & Clays Foundation has netted over $11 million to benefit Ronald McDonald Houses. The Houses provide a “home away from home” atmosphere for thousands of families every night during their time of need enabling them to be close to their sick or injured child. The Foundation fulfills its mission of “shooting to improve children’s lives” by partnering with shooting sports enthusiasts and companies to generate funds to support Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms, and Mobile Medical Units. It is the Charity of Choice of the National Sporting Clay Association, the Amateur Trapshooting Association, and the National Skeet Shooting Association. Jeanneret holds degrees in wildlife management, environmental communications and a master’s degree in public relations. He is an avid shooter and outdoor enthusiast. He and his spouse Sharon have two children and reside near Columbus, Ohio.
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