May 14, 2012
Contact: Tom Nunes
Coast Guard Auxiliary Association steps up fundraising
ST. LOUIS –The Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. is stepping up its fund raising efforts. With the addition of staff there is a renewed emphasis on working with corporations, foundations, and other prospective donors. This Auxiliary Association team will be focused on building awareness of the role of the Association within the Auxiliary and the public, corporations and foundations.
Thomas Nunes of Phoenix, Ariz. has been named Vice President for Giving and Outreach. Nunes, a retired Coast Guard officer and a former marketing and sales executive for a Fortune 500 firm will lead the effort. Nunes was the Association Director of Development. Concurrently, he serves as the Coast Guard Auxiliary's Director of Government Public Affairs.
David Friedman of Dayton, Ohio has been appointed Director of Marketing. Friedman was a senior sales and marketing executive in the distribution of television programs and in the sales and marketing of television time to advertisers. A member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Friedman specializes in training boaters in safe practices on the water.
Charles Eames of Silver Spring, Maryland is the new Director of Development. Eames who operates his own consulting firm will manage day to day fund raising activities for the Association. He is an active member of his local Auxiliary flotilla concentrating on operations.
David Mahler of Bellmore, New York has assumed the role of Director of Corporate Relations. A former Internet marketing entrepreneur, Mr. Mahler will also manage the Associations social media efforts. He is active in various roles in his local flotilla.
Nick Tarlson of Lakspur, Calif. is the new Director of Communications. Tarlson, owner of a CPA firm, was formerly Director of Public Affairs for the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is currently Director of Performance Measurement for the Auxiliary.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc., is a Non-Profit, 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the District of Columbia providing financial and other support to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and its volunteers. The Association provides funds for the national Auxiliary programs, facilitates national training, produces educational and outreach materials for the recreational boating safety and other public outreach efforts.