NORTH VENICE, Fla. — Danielle Mikesell, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for PGT Innovations, has been appointed to serve on the board of the All Star Children’s Foundation, an organization whose mission is to create a safe place for children to heal from the trauma of child abuse.
During her term, Mikesell and the other six board members will serve as advocates for the organization throughout the community, exercising fiduciary oversight and actively participating in the nonprofit’s long-range and strategic planning. The board members are also responsible for supporting the mission of All Star Children’s Foundation and its creation of the state-of-the-art Campus of Hope and Healing.
At PGT Innovations, Mikesell oversees the Marketing, Product Management, Engineering and Code Compliance departments. Prior to joining PGT Innovations in 2014, she amassed more than 25 years of marketing and sales experience and established her ability to lead nationally recognized brands to success. In addition to her appointment with the All Star Children’s Foundation, Mikesell is also a board member of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.
“We are so pleased that Danielle has joined our board and supports our important mission of transforming foster care through innovation, science and compassion,” said co-founder Graci McGillicuddy. “Her passion for children and her expertise in marketing will make for a powerful addition to our board.”
This year, the All Star Children’s Foundation initiated a capital campaign to raise funds for its Campus of Hope and Healing. The 5-acre campus will feature a 12,000-square-foot trauma-focused center for clinical services, treatments and therapy programs, six single-family licensed foster homes, a community clubhouse, learning lab, indoor and outdoor recreational area, playground, park and community garden.
Located at 3308 17th Street in Sarasota, the entire All Star Children’s Foundation campus is being designed as a trauma-sensitive environment that provides children victimized by abuse with a safe and healing place to empower and inspire. It is slated to open in fall 2019.
“As a mother to a young daughter, I could not be more passionate about the amazing services this foundation will provide to foster children in our region,” said Mikesell. “Through a partnership with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, the organization will do what has never been done before. Not only will they keep siblings together and help to reverse effects from traumatic events, but they will also advocate at the federal and state levels to infuse research-based, trauma-informed care into foster care systems across the country to effect change.”
About PGT Innovations, Inc.
PGT Innovations manufactures and supplies premium windows and doors. Their highly engineered and technically advanced products can withstand some of the toughest weather conditions on earth and are revolutionizing the way people live by unifying indoor and outdoor living spaces.
PGT Innovations creates value through deep customer relationships, understanding the unstated needs of the markets it serves and a drive to develop category-defining products. PGT Innovations is also the nation’s largest manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, holds the leadership position in its primary market, and is part of the S&P SmallCap 400 Index.
The PGT Innovations’ family of brands include CGI®, PGT® Custom Windows & Doors, WinDoor®, Western Window Systems and CGI Commercial. The company’s brands, in their respective markets, are a preferred choice of architects, builders and homeowners throughout North America and the Caribbean. Their high-quality products are available in custom and standard sizes with massive dimensions that allow for unlimited design possibilities in residential, multi-family and commercial projects. For additional information, visit www.pgtinnovations.com.