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Arthritis Foundation South Central Region Names Stufflebeme and Sampson to Board of Directors

North Texas Business Leaders Bring Extensive Experience to the Organization 

Today, the Arthritis Foundation South Central Region announced the recent addition of Sharon Stufflebeme and Karee Sampson, to its board of directors. The joint announcement was made by Margaret Jackson, Chairman of the Board of the Arthritis Foundation South Central Region.   The Arthritis Foundation South Central Region serves those living with arthritis, including 4 million Texans, 820,000 Oklahomans and 372,000 people in New Mexico.

"The expansion of our board leadership with the professional expertise and passion that Sharon and Karee bring, further strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our constituents in the communities that we serve throughout the region.” said Jackson. “Their collective extensive experience and comprehensive understanding of the Foundation’s mission will greatly benefit our organization to help support those living with the pain of arthritis every minute of every day.”

Sharon Stufflebeme, Chief Information Officer, FTS International, has more than 28 years of experience in the area of Management and Information Technology.  She brings high-level management and consultant focus on working with organizations, like the Arthritis Foundation, to help define and prioritize business initiatives to align strategy with core values and technology platforms.  Stufflebeme has extensive experience assisting numerous companies and organizations to create value and improve business performance.

Prior to joining FTS International, Stufflebeme served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for RadioShack Corporation for four years. Previously, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Information officer for 7-Eleven, a company she joined in 2004. She was also formerly a partner at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and a vice president at Hitachi Consulting. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Dallas and an MBA from the University of Texas.  In addition to the Arthritis Foundation, she is actively serving on boards for Volunteer Center of North Texas; The Board Connection; Southern Methodist University Cox Business School EMIS and Texas Christian University Neely business School BCIS Advisory Board. 

With more than 30 years of investment experience, Karee Sampson has developed keen insight into the planning process needed to position clients for potential long-term success in an increasingly-complex financial world. As Vice President, Investments for Wells Fargo she serves as a dedicated financial advisor to select individuals, families and trusts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and throughout the country.

Sampson joined Wells Fargo Advisors in 2006, after 22 years with Morgan Stanley where she was Vice President of Investments. She holds a bachelor of science in economics from the University of Utah. 

In addition to the Arthritis Foundation, Sampson is involved with several non-profit organizations, including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Jim and Joanie Hatcher Charitable Trust, Children’s Medical Center Dallas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Educational First Steps and Community Partners of Dallas.

“We are honored to welcome our new board members to the Arthritis Foundation,” said Jackson.  Respectively, they provide expertise in management, information technology, and the financial industry, as well as in both the public and nonprofit sectors.   Each has demonstrated unwavering support for the Arthritis Foundation’s mission, and together they will provide dynamic leadership for our organization during this time of growth for the South Central Region.  We are incredibly fortunate to have them join our leadership team.” 

The work of the Arthritis Foundation South Central Region supports the organization’s fight against arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability.  Currently, 53 million Americans (one in five) are living with arthritis pain every minute of every day.  The Arthritis Foundation leads initiatives to support research to find a cure, provide public health/educational programs for those who have arthritis, and continue its advocacy efforts throughout the South Central Region and across the U.S. 

About the Arthritis Foundation

Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation (http://www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of this serious and painful disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation funds life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.

 

 

 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014