Nancy Major Assumes Leadership at Daystar Inc. as President, Chief Executive Officer
Major has broad experience in executive leadership, operational restructuring, strategic planning, program development, and sales and marketing, among many other qualifications.
Milwaukee, Wis. – Nancy Major, a prominent non-profit executive with an extensive background in leadership, management and business operations, has joined Daystar Inc. as its President and Chief Executive Officer.
Major oversees the operational and strategic efforts of Daystar, a non-profit organization that offers a safe haven for women survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Daystar, founded in 1986, empowers its once-victimized clients to triumph over trauma.
Daystar’s transformational approach works to change lives for the long term. Its services provide safe housing, emotional healing and individualized counseling for up to two years. The program helps survivors develop skills to break the cycle of abuse, overcome barriers, and lead successful, productive lives free from violence.
Major has broad experience in executive leadership, operational restructuring, strategic planning, program development, and sales and marketing, among many other qualifications. She recently served as Executive Director of Stillwaters Cancer Support Center, Waukesha, and previously as President and CEO of Waukesha-based Safe Babies Healthy Families, where she greatly expanded the organization’s service reach and public profile.
“We’re thrilled that Nancy has brought her passion and energy to Daystar,” said Jeff Korpal, Chair of the Daystar Board of Directors. “As a vital resource for women survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, we’re confident that her leadership will help Daystar meet the growing needs of the community.”
Major’s professional background includes work in both corporate and non-profit sectors, including several in health care. She has managed companies of varying sizes, owned and sold businesses, and led large regional chapters affiliated with United Cerebral Palsy and Special Olympics. She holds B.A. and master’s degrees from Columbia State University.
“I’m honored to serve the critical and life-changing mission of Daystar,” Major said. “It’s a tremendous privilege to join an organization whose mission aligns closely with my personal passion and, once again, to work with such a dedicated and passionate team of staff and board directors.”
More information about Daystar, including how to donate, is available at www.daystarinc.org.