Acorn Board of Directors
During a twenty-five year corporate career, from 1981-2004, Christopher Clouser held senior level positions including: President of Burger King Brands; President and CEO of Preview Travel/Travelocity; CEO of the Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball Club; Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer of Northwest Airlines; Corporate Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications of Hallmark Cards; and Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Sprint.
He has served on the corporate Boards of Directors of Piper Jaffray Inc., Gibson Guitar/Baldwin Corp., Mall of America, Pepsi Americas, Marquette Bancshares, Delta Beverage and Mesaba Aviation.
Currently Mr. Clouser is Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board of Transamerica Retirement Management (TRM), and Co-Chairman of D and D Holdings of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He also serves as Chairman of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in Newport, Rhode Island. Prior to his current positions, he was President of the Association of Tennis Professions (ATP), where he also served as Chairman of ATP Properties and Chair of the ATP Foundation.
Mr. Clouser is the founder of the Northwest Airlines charitable assistance program, Aircares; the Minnesota Walk for Hunger; and the Children's Music and Art Foundation. He has served on numerous charitable organizations including, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Taste of the NFL/ Hunger Related Events board, the Epilepsy Foundation of America and the Advertising Council.
After attending the University Missouri, Mr. Clouser joined the staff of Senator Thomas F. Eagleton of Missouri in 1973.