Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina Appoints Ben Brookhart and Frank Gozzo to 2013 Board of Directors

Local CEOs join 17-member board that help chart course for chapter


MORRISVILLE, NC Jan. 22, 2013 – Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina announced that Ben Brookhart and Frank Gozzo have been appointed to the chapter’s Board of Directors for fiscal year 2013. The board helps chart the course for the local chapter of the nation’s largest wish-granting organization. In addition to supporting the efforts of President and CEO Kristen Mercer Johnson, the board contributes a vast array of experience and skills necessary to enhance the chapter’s public standing. Led by Board Chair John Elmo and Chair Elect Rick Deckelbaum, the board serves to protect the chapter’s assets, ensure its accountability and maintain its legal integrity.

Mr. Brookhart is co-founder and chief executive officer for Power Home Technologies. Founded in 2004, the company has installed security systems in more than 50,000 homes in the U.S. It has quickly become one of the fastest-growing security dealers in the country. Power Home Technologies was recognized on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies List in 2009, 2010 and 2012. They have also been recognized by SDM Magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2010 as one of the top 100 security companies in the United States.


Dr. Gozzo is the president and chief executive officer of Noverant, a global provider of information, training and compliance management services. He led the acquisition of the company in 2006 and has driven consistent growth in the US and abroad. He earned a doctorate in electrical engineering from Rensselaer as an IBM Ph.D. Resident Fellow and has been awarded multiple patents in signal processing and recognition systems. Dr. Gozzo was an adjunct faculty member at the State University of New York, guest lecturer at Duke University and invited strategic advisor to organizations including the White House – Office of the President, diverse Federal agencies and private equity firms.

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