AnnouncementBright Prospect announced today that Mark Warren, a respected Inland Empire real estate professional will serve as the organization’s next Chair of the Board, acceding to the role at the beginning of Bright Prospect’s next fiscal year on July 1, 2020. Mr. Warren succeeds Eric Garen, who founded Bright Prospect in 2002 and has since served as its Board Chair.
“Bright Prospect has taken an important step in its continued development as an organization by implementing aa regular succession process for our board officers,” said Mr. Garen. “I am excited to see the next phase of Bright Prospect’s growth under Mark’s leadership and the support of an exceptional, fully-committed board.”
“I’m honored to be entrusted with this responsibility,” said Mr. Warren. “Bright Prospect makes a critical contribution to Pomona and the surrounding region. The program currently provides support to over 2,500 local students, helping them get to and through college. Over 800 of our students have already graduated with at least a Bachelors’ Degree, and many of those graduates have returned to take professional positions in our area, and have already risen to positions of leadership in the public and private sectors.”
Mr. Garen, who is seventy-three, also said that after eighteen years, he will be stepping off the Board on June 30 to free up time for other pursuits.