GuideStar Adds Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Release date: January 23, 2003
Former AOL and Yahoo! executive Lee Glenn has joined GuideStar, the premier source of nonprofit information, as vice president, sales and marketing.

Glenn's role as vice president, sales and marketing, will include responsibilities for the development of next-generation products and services to meet the growing needs of GuideStar's current and future clients.

"GuideStar has made an exciting start in creating and marketing a line of value-added products and services," stated Robert G. Ottenhoff, GuideStar's president and CEO. "Lee's sales and marketing skills and his experience with such industry leaders as AOL and Yahoo! will be invaluable in meeting our customers' evolving needs. As vice president, sales and marketing, Lee will oversee an ambitious program designed to take our program to the next level, advance GuideStar's mission, and generate revenue to support our activities through the creation of products and services for the nonprofit sector and those who support the sector."

"I am excited and honored by the opportunity to be part of the GuideStar team," Glenn said. "GuideStar, its products, and its talented staff have already begun to serve the diverse markets that require nonprofit information, including grantmakers, financial institutions, consultants, and the charitable organizations themselves. I look forward to building on this solid base and to expanding GuideStar's efforts to meet the evolving needs of the nonprofit sector and those who service the sector."

A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Lee Glenn has more than 17 years' experience in sales, marketing, business development, strategic planning, and emerging markets. Most recently, Glenn was executive vice president, sales and marketing, of helloNetwork, Inc., a software and services provider headquartered in New York City. Glenn serves on the President's Council of the College of William and Mary and on the executive committee of the William and Mary Athletic Education Foundation.

About GuideStar

GuideStar is the operating name and registered trademark of Philanthropic Research, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity located in Williamsburg, Virginia. GuideStar's mission is to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice with information. To that end, GuideStar has created and is constantly updating a database of information on all IRS-recognized 501(c) nonprofit organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. The GuideStar database currently comprises information on 1.7 million nonprofit organizations. Basic program and financial data about these organizations are available for free on the GuideStar Web site, www.guidestar.org.

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