Executive Promotions at Joni and Friends

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 8, 2017
  • In the Media

We are excited to announce the promotions of three senior executives, as longtime Chaplain and CFO Billy Burnett retires. President and COO Doug Mazza said,“(Billy) has contributed so significantly to the ministry during his years of service here – in both the financial success and workplace environment – that his legacy of leadership will live on far beyond his tenure.”

Laura Pulido, previously serving as Director of Development, is our new Executive Vice President and CFO. Vice President Steve Bundy has assumed Burnett’s spiritual duties in his new position as Senior Vice President, Integration and Ministry Chaplain. Director of Human Resources, Cate Given, has been promoted to Vice President, Human Resources.

Laura PulidoLaura Pulido has worked at Joni and Friends since 2011. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, previous experience as a business owner, ability in financial analysis, departmental integration, and strategic thinking made her the unanimous choice as for her position.

Steve Bundy has been
Steve Bundy with Joni and Friends since 2007. He is also a pastor, holding both a B.A. in Theology and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership. His compassion for all people, former experience as an international missionary and pastor on a church staff, and as a father to a son with disabilities – Caleb – will serve Bundy well in his new role.

Cate GivenLastly, Cate Given came to Joni and Friends in 2008. She holds a BS Degree in Organizational Leadership and has years of corporate human resource experience and training, making her the natural choice for her new position.

“We are so excited about the promotions of each of these senior executives, who have all shown a passionate commitment to the mission of Joni and Friends, in addition to their outstanding professional abilities,” said Doug Mazza. “I know they will each continue to contribute in amazing ways to all that we work to accomplish at Joni and Friends in our ministry to individuals with disabilities and their families.”

Congratulations Laura, Steve, and Cate!


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God's Blessings To You On Your New Positions. God Is Good 😊 All The Time And All The Time God Is Good 😊
  • May 17, 2017
  • 6:29 p.m.
  • Rich Blasco
I'm praying you and your Joni & Friends co-workers will be blessed with every spiritual blessing. So happy for you.
  • Jan. 9, 2017
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • Mary Ann
AMEN & AMEN! May our Lord continue to Bless, Keep, Guide & Protect Everyone in Joni & Friends Ministries All over this World! My Prayers continue for you ALL!
  • Jan. 9, 2017
  • 4:32 a.m.
  • Ruth Cunningham