Feb 20, 2013

Water4 Announces New CEO

Ray Sanders has led international causes, organizational development and strategic growth initiatives

Water4 co-founders Richard and Terri Greenly and the Water4 board of directors welcomed Ray Sanders as the organization's new CEO.

"Ray brings the leadership skills, energy, passion and international perspective needed to help Water4 provide safe drinking water to millions of people throughout the developing world," Greenly said.

Sanders is best known as a passionate social entrepreneur who has led international causes, organizational development and strategic growth initiatives for multimillion-dollar organizations. He has served in several key leadership roles throughout his career, including CEO of an international multimillion-dollar engineering and design firm, as the editor-in-chief of Oklahoma's largest weekly news journal and as host of an award-winning statewide radio program. He also has served in a nonpartisan position with the U.S. Senate and as the vice president of a Washington D.C.-based growth firm and one of the nation's soundest financial institutions. Sanders founded GiANT Experiences, a member of the GiANT family of companies, aimed at developing leaders and companies committed to utilizing success for significance throughout the world. Sanders also serves on several corporate boards, is an advisor to the Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth at the University of Oklahoma and is a frequent public speaker on leadership and social entrepreneurialism.

"The world is facing a major water crisis. Losing more than 5,000 children everyday due to a lack of access to clean drinking water is not acceptable. Water4 has developed affordable technologies and systems that put the solution to the problem in the hands of indigenous people," Sanders said. "I am excited about the opportunity to lead our Water4 team as we partner with likeminded organizations and thousands of supporters as we seek to eradicate the world water crisis in our generation."