Industry News 5/8/2009

Jesse Faen, U.S. President of Insight Joins Life Rolls On Foundation Advisory Committee

Jesse Faen, U.S. President of Insight Joins Life Rolls On Foundation Advisory Committee

Life Rolls On Foundation (LRO) announced today that Jesse Faen, President of Insight clothing brand in the United States, has been appointed to its Advisory Committee.  A leader among the surf industry, Faen has served as the Media Director for the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) and as the editor for Surfing (USA) and Waves (Australia) magazines.  In addition to his charitable work with Life Rolls On, Jesse is an Advisory Board Member for SIMA (Surf Industry Manufacturers Association).

“We’re excited to have Jesse on board,” said Ross Garrett, executive member of Life Rolls On Foundation’s Board of Directors.  “His creative thinking, leadership skills, international orientation, and passion for the SCI community will add to our talented group of advocates on behalf of Life Rolls On and SCI.”  Among his activities with LRO, Jesse will serve on the Host Committee for Night by the Ocean, Life Rolls On’s black-tie charity gala, scheduled for Sunday, October 4 at Hollywood & Highland.

"It really is an honor to be invited to help out such a great organization and cause,” said Faen.  “Like most people I know, the reality and impact on individuals and their families dealing with SCI issues would probably never have entered my focus had it not been for Jesse Billauer's amazing attitude and inspirational story. Seeing him surfing over the years and getting to know him, truly, has been a humbling experience, and I can't wait to offer whatever support I can."

Faen joins LRO’s leadership team just as the organization kicked-off its 2009 They Will Surf Again (TWSA) adaptive surf tour for individuals with spinal cord injury.  With stops in ten cities in five states this year, Life Rolls On’s next TWSA is scheduled for Saturday, May 16 in Jacksonville, Florida.

To learn more about Life Rolls On and the They Will Surf Again program, visit the LRO website.