Marian Heard is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oxen Hill Partners, specialists in leadership development programs and brand enhancement strategies. She is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay in Boston and the Chief Executive Officer of the United Ways of New England. During her tenure, this United Way moved from the #87 position in major gifts to the #1 position in America. Mrs. Heard is renowned on the national level where she served as the Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the Points of Light Foundation which was organized to perpetuate President George Bush's (#41) idea to support volunteers who are addressing serious social problems. She also served as the CEO of the Steering Committee of the Presidents' Summit for America's Future which was co-chaired by former Presidents Clinton and Bush. General Colin Powell served as the Honorary Chair. In addition, she is a Founding board member of MENTOR, the recipient of 16 Honorary Doctorate Degrees, serves as a Trustee of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and is a Board member of several corporations.