Gudrun Giddings, who takes over from LaMont Wells, currently serves as the President and Chair of The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce-LA, and is the CEO at G4C Innovation, and one of the founders of Entertainment Capital Network. Gudrun is also working as a social entrepreneur and has over 20 years of experience within the entertainment business.
The breadth and depth of Ms. Giddings experience in leadership, organizational management, fundraising, and partner development make her the ideal candidate for the role as Chairman of Mentor Foundation USA.
Gudrun has served on Mentor Foundation USA’s Board since 2015 and has been instrumental in supporting the organization’s development. Under her leadership, Mentor Foundation USA is also pleased to announce the opening of an LA-based office later this year.
“I am deeply honored to take on the Chairman position at Mentor Foundation USA and continue to serve together with our extraordinarily team, remarkable President and CEO and Mentor Foundation USA’s phenomenal and impressive Board of Directors,” says Gudrun Giddings.
“The importance of Mentor’s work in the U.S. and worldwide is today more relevant and critical than ever. The amazing and incredibly inspiring children and youth we work with, embody the essence for my motivation to continue Mentor’s crucial work, supporting young people to make healthy decisions and to live drug-free. I consider it a privilege to be able to, on any level, champion, and empower our next generation of world-leaders,” Gudrun Giddings continues.