Founder & Director
Ward Leber has served as a director since 2013 and previously served as our [Chief Executive Officer/managing member] from the Company’s inception to November 2014. Mr. Leber is the Company’s founder and developed the plan to use parental notification systems in combination with GPS technology and safety campaigns to elevate the safety and security of the school bus industry. Mr. Leber founded the Child Safety Network, Inc. in 1989, a non-profit organization that aims to help parents raise safer, healthier children. Mr. Leber currently serves as the Senior Advisory Board Chairman and managing member of CSN, LLC a licensing company that supports CSN’s charitable mission statement, and has held such position since [___]. Since 2009, Mr. Leber has also served as a senior advisor to the Tariq Khamisa Foundation, a foundation devoted to the prevention and intervention of youth violence.
Over the past 28 years of child advocacy work, Mr. Leber has developed a wide variety of programs and services for charitable purposes; many of which have been recognized and recorded in the Library of Congress. Some of those projects include work with The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The U.S. Department of Transportation, The National Highway Traffic Safety Association, The U.S. Department of Justice, The U.S. Postal Service, The United Nations, The House and Senate, along with various other local and national charitable organizations.
Mr. Leber has been given special congressional recognition on 6 separate occasions for his innovation and expertise on pediatric injury prevention and child advocacy work. He has testified before Congress as an expert witness on the use of Federal funds for missing and abused children. Mr. Leber was formerly appointed by (then) Senator Pete Wilson to the U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Board on missing and exploited children. He has also developed a number of award-winning public service announcements for radio, television, and print using nationally recognized celebrities and leaders in government, including past U.S. Presidents.
Mr. Leber is a dynamic senior executive with 25 years’ experience in strategic marketing, product development, sales strategy, branding, licensing; and all forms of traditional, digital and emerging customer acquisition and retention channels. Leber is an expert in cause marketing (CSR), public relations, government relations and licensing. Advanced skills in multi-departmental management, negotiations, strategic alliance formation, budgets, legal, operations and logistics have also been applied as he has served in roles as CEO, CMO, CRO, CSO. We believe that Mr. Leber is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive business and executive experience, including as founder and former CEO of our Company, as well as his connections to various government and non-government organizations.