Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Joins Board of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -  The Board of Advisors of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation names Mercedes-Benz USA President and CEO Stephen Cannon as its newest member. The mission of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who lost a parent in the line of duty. As a member of the board, Cannon will serve as a guardian of the mission and ensure that outreach for the foundation grows.

Cannon is president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA and started his career with the company in 1991. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and prior to joining Mercedes-Benz, Cannon served as a U.S. Army Ranger in Germany.  He is also the co-founder of the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund (JMSF).  The Fund honors the service and sacrifice of all veterans and their families by dispersing funds to military-related charities that share their goal of financially assisting veterans and family members who wish to further their education. Their recent partnership with Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation enables both organizations to reach even more military families.

"I am very pleased to join the board for the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation,” said Cannon. “Educating children of fallen servicemen and women is an investment in our country's future, and it is a way to honor the sacrifice and service of their parents."

David Kim, founder and president of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation added, “We are delighted to welcome Steve to the board. His own experience as a fellow West Point graduate and as a father, gives us full confidence that he will be instrumental in fulfilling our critical mission of helping the children of military killed in the line of duty achieve their dreams.”

To learn more about Mercedes-Benz USA visit mbusa.com.

To learn more and support the mission of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, visit fallenpatriots.org.  

About Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Established in 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is dedicated to providing college scholarships, supplemental grants and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Since its inception, Fallen Patriots has provided more than $7.5 million in support and started a pipeline for 5,300 children from all across America who will need future assistance. The foundation's website is fallenpatriots.org.