In May 2021, Chris Perry was appointed the first Executive Director of the Jamie Daniels Foundation, responsible for the development and execution of strategic partnerships, fundraising, and marketing activities, as well as maintaining responsibility for the organization’s philanthropic efforts.
Chris was previously with United Way for Southeastern Michigan where he served in a variety of C-suite level positions overseeing a range of functions, including donor relations, corporate development, marketing, public relations, volunteer engagement, and labor relations. Chris also served on the United Way Worldwide Marketing Leadership Council and the United Way Worldwide Resource Development Cohort Committee.
Prior to shifting to the non-profit sector, he spent his career in automotive, holding a variety of research, strategic planning, and marketing roles. He most recently worked at General Motors where he served as vice president of marketing for Chevrolet.
Chris currently serves as an advisory board member for Samaritan’s Feet International, has previously served as a board member for United Way for Southeastern Michigan and the GM Foundation, is the former board chair of Beyond Basics, former governor of Opportunity International, and has served as a member of the JDRF Marketing Committee.