Halftime Appoints Don Johnson Director of Strategic Planning

Johnson Brings 20 Years of Experience in Sales & Marketing

DALLAS, July 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Halftime, a faith-based organization that assists marketplace leaders in translating their "first half" successes into "second half" significance, announced today that Don Johnson has been named Director of Strategic Planning effective immediately. Johnson will be responsible for financial and strategic planning and long-term sustainability at the Dallas-based organization.

Johnson is a 20-year veteran of both non-profit and professional sports organizations. Most recently, he served as president of Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation and was previously vice president of marketing for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball.

"Don's addition to the Halftime management team truly elevates us to another level. His experience and rock-solid faith will help us further realize our potential as an organization," said Dean Niewolny, chief executive officer at Halftime. "I wholeheartedly welcome Don to our team and look forward to the impact that he will have on Halftime as an organization and through Halftime benefitting our clients."

"It is astounding to think of all the lives touched by Halftime," said Johnson. "This organization not only has the talent to guide its clients from success to significance, but also has a true sincerity in its mission. I look forward to being a part of a team that will continue to make a difference for God's kingdom."


Brad Russell

Pierpont Communications for Halftime

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About Halftime

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Halftime is a faith-based, non-profit organization led by CEO Dean Niewolny. Halftime's mission is to assist marketplace leaders in translating their "first half" successes into "second half" significance by helping them find ways to utilize their time, talent and treasure to make a positive impact on God's kingdom. Halftime clients can choose in-depth sessions at the organization's headquarters which are held several times a year (the Halftime Institute) or can participate through roundtable discussions facilitated by Halftime's domestic and international branches currently located in Boston; Naples, FL; Orange County, CA; Birmingham; Central Illinois; Charlotte; Houston; Kansas City; Nashville; Australia; Singapore; South Africa and the United Kingdom. Regardless of the entry point, all Halftime participants receive one-to-one year-long coaching. More information on Halftime can be found at http://www.halftime.org, through Facebook or by calling (855) 263-4253.

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