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Miracle Flights Welcomes New CEO

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The nation's leading health and warfare flight organization, Miracle Flights, recently named Mark E. Brown the new CEO of the organization. The charity enables children with rare and life-threatening medical conditions to gain access to specialized, out-of-state medical care through commercial flights.

Brown's career spans 25 yrs. of both local and international business experience. He is the former Founder of Mark Brown Strategies, CEO of Zen Entertainment, President and Partner of R&R Partners, Founder and CEO of Brown & Partners Advertising, Executive Vice-President of Station Casino, Senior Vice-President of The Howard Hughes Corporation, and Senior Legislative Assistant for Sen. Chic Hecht.

Brown's achievements also transcend into the charitable sector, with a plethora of philanthropic pursuits, such as former Chair of the Southern Nevada YMCA, head of philanthropic giving for both The Howard Hughes Corporation and Station Casinos, Chairman of the Torino Foundation, National Trustee for Cancer Research Centers, UNLV's Special Committee to the President, founding director of Summerlin Hospital, Chair of the Clark County School District's School Growth Committee, UMC's Children's Miracle Network's Community Relations Committee Chair, and Founder and Director of Service 1st Bank of Nevada.

"After undertaking a national search, it became clear that Mark is the right person at the right time to take over for our founder, Ann McGee. For over two and a half decades, Mark has built an impressive resume. We know that he will serve Miracle Flights with the same success and tenacity he displayed in pervious leadership positions," said Chairman of Miracle Flights' Board of Directors, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi.

"I am both humbled and honored to take on this role," said Brown. "I'm excited to build upon the legacy of Ann McGee, the founder of Miracle Flights, and help usher in a new decade of growth. We're looking to make Miracle Flights a household name through expanded services and programming, and I feel privileged to be leading the charge."

About Miracle Flights

Miracle Flights is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free medical air transportation via commercial airlines throughout the United States. Now in its 30th year of operation, Miracle Flights has coordinated more than 96,000 flights and counting. For more information about Miracle Flights, to request flight assistance, or to make a donation, call 800-359-1711 or visit www.miracleflights.org.

CONTACT: Kylie Tray ktray@miracleflights.org (702) 261-0494

Source: Miracle Flights