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New CEO Takes Helm at Mercy Ships
Date:12/4/2008

... a Board that is comprised of some of the most successful leaders from around the world, who have all found a very powerful way to share their blessings."

Commenting on Mercy Ships future, he stated, "It is my hope that God will continue to have a firm grasp on the helm of Mercy Ships, and that we will always follow the example of Jesus bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor of the world."

With nearly 20 years of experience in the area of Brand and Marketing Development, Smith previously worked with some of the largest manufacturing and retail organizations in North America, such as Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Marshall Fields, Dillard's, Hartmarx, and Jack Nicklaus. He also served as President of his own consulting firm, SheriJen, focused on developing Brand, Marketing, and Training Strategies for the retail community.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He and his wife, Jill, have two children, Sheridan and Jensen. The family currently resides in Bullard, Texas, where Sam also serves as an elected Trustee of the Bullard Independent School District.

About Mercy Ships: Over the past 30 years, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $670 million, directly impacting more than 1.9 million people. More than 850 crew worldwide, representing more than 30 nations, are joined each year by thousands of short-term volunteers. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, community developers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort.

For further information contact:

U.S.
Pauline Rick
U.S. Media Relations
(903) 939-7649
Email: rickp @ mercyships.org
URL: www.mercyships.org

International
Diane Rick
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