Phil Lussier has been involved with Make-A-Wish since September 2001 when his oldest son had his wish granted to sing the National Anthem at Fenway Park before a Red Sox game. In addition to managing the operations of the organization, Lussier will work closely with volunteer leaders, donors, and supporters throughout the chapter to achieve the organization’s vision of reaching Every Eligible Child.
"We are very excited to have Phil lead our chapter. As a wish dad, a dedicated board member, and an experienced executive, he brings a deep and unique understanding of mission. With his leadership we look forward to advancing our most important goal which is to reach every eligible child in our chapter in need of a quality wish experience,” said Sari Chang, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York.
Phil’s 35-year professional career has been primarily in the financial services industry. His previous corporate experience as the Principal of Crow Point Partners and as Chairman and CEO of CitiStreet underscores his extensive proficiency with strategy and planning as well as managing teams. He brings deep experience as a non-profit leader having served on the Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island board from 2003-2009, and the Make-A-Wish National Board from 2009-2015, including two years as national board chair.
“I am tremendously honored and excited to lead Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York. As a parent of a child who received a wish many years ago, I am familiar with the challenges our wish kids and families bravely face every day. It is a privilege to have this opportunity to steward this most sacred mission. I look forward to serving our wish kids and their families, along with the Board of Directors, donors and our many volunteers throughout our community.”
Phil Lussier is a graduate of Suffolk University in Boston. He and his wife Betsy have three adult children.
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