Calvin Carter joins Make-a-Wish Board of Directors

IRVING, TEXAS ––Make-A-Wish® North Texas is pleased to announce that Jamil N. Alibhai and Calvin Carter will be joining the Board of Directors. The Board provides leadership for carrying out the mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses across the 161 North Texas counties served.

“Both Jamil and Calvin bring a wealth of experience in corporate and community leadership and will undoubtedly provide invaluable strategic guidance,” said Scotty Landry, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish North Texas. “We are very excited to welcome them to our Board of Directors.”

New Board Member: Jamil N. Alibhai – Chair, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP

Jamil N. Alibhai is a member of Munck Wilson Mandala’s executive committee and chairs the complex litigation/dispute resolution group. As a college student, Alibhai was a skilled debater and represented his alma mater (NYU) at the National, North American and World Parliamentary Debate Championships. In 2015, Alibhai was honored as one of National Law Journal’s winning litigators for his work on a patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation case that was tried to a jury. That year, Munck Wilson was also among the firms recognized by NLJ as America’s Elite Trial Lawyers. Alibhai continues to take on challenging cases that result in remarkable wins for his clients. His litigation team represents clients in intellectual property disputes, complex commercial litigation cases and appeals in state and federal courts nationwide.

Alibhai has an immense and successful history of representation, along with numerous publications and media accolades and awards. Alibhai is a member of the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, State Bar of Texas and Dallas Bar Association.

“Make-A-Wish changes the lives of young children—and their families. I’m excited to be part of such an impactful organization,” Alibhai said.

New Board Member: Calvin Carter – CEO and Founder, Bottle Rocket

Calvin Carter built Bottle Rocket on the belief that exceptionally innovative technology redefines our lives.

In March 2008, the day after Steve Jobs announced the iPhone was open to third-party developers and months before the App Store opened, Calvin launched Bottle Rocket. His visionary and entrepreneurial spirit would earn him the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2013. Carter has pushed Bottle Rocket to become a renowned mobile and connected device specialist that connects future-focused brands and their customers through sophisticated, yet simple, mobile experiences. With more than 350 iOS, Android, streaming device, wearable, AR/VR, voice, and TV experiences designed and developed to date, Bottle Rocket continues to win awards and set new standards in connecting people to what they want.

Before becoming a leader in mobile user experience with a team of more than 200 Rocketeers, Carter ran a private equity and business development company.

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