Tony Summers has been announced as a member of the Board of Directors of Every Citizen Has Opportunities, Inc. (ECHO), effective immediately. Mr. Summers will chair the organization’s Fundraising Committee. Mr. Summers is an employee of Patriot Disposal and is Vice President, Production & Licensing for Lazoo Worldwide. Lazoo is an innovative company dedicated to making the best, most engaging creativity-inspiring animations and products to deepen children’s engagement with entertainment.
“I am delighted that Tony has agreed to join the ECHO Board of Directors. His background and enthusiasm are tremendous assets to the Board. Who knows, we may get into video production!” said Laurraine Landolt, Chair of ECHO’s Board Development Committee and a member of the Board.
“Tony’s experience in raising funds and growing business is going to help us tackle our current revenue challenges. That, coupled with his passion for our mission, makes his joining our Board very exciting,” added Paul Donohue, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of ECHO.
Prior to joining Lazoo Mr. Summers was Director, Production & Licensing for the National Wildlife Federation. Previously he was Director, Cause Marketing and led the strategic process to raise millions of dollars in unrestricted funds. Mr. Summer’s background in multi-media production also includes a position as Director of Marketing Capital Film Studios, a $24 million production facility in Manassas. He has also worked at National Geographic Society, and at Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles.
Mr. Summers holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Guilford College. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer and hockey, hiking and fishing, photography, and exploring the great outdoors.