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Published on May 29, 2012
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America is delighted to announce that Gary Garfield, CEO & President of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., will serve as the organization's inaugural National Chair for their Take Steps Be Heard walk program. "We are thrilled to have Gary's leadership to help us raise funds and awareness for these often-misunderstood diseases. On behalf of the thousands of people who walk each year, we thank him for taking on this new and very important role," said Rick Geswell, President of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. "Take Steps Be Heard gives a voice to the 1.4 million American adults and children who are affected by these digestive diseases. Gary's leadership will help strengthen that voice."
Mr. Garfield currently serves on the board of the Tennessee Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. In addition to his work at Bridgestone Americas, Garfield is a board member of the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and other charities and organizations.