Leadership

  • Walt Wilson
    Walt Wilson
    Founder and Chairman

    Walt was an early executive at Apple and was previously co-founder, chairman and CEO of Exclaim Technologies, Inc., an applications service provider in the business-to-business Internet market. Before that, he served as senior vice president and corporate officer of the consulting group Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), a $16 billion company.

  • Nick Runyon
    Chief Operating Officer

    Nick Runyon is the Chief Operating Officer for Global Media Outreach. As COO Nick is trusting God and leading GMO to share Jesus with an increasing number of seekers every year, build new believers in their faith, and connect them to Christian community around the world.

    Previously, Nick worked with GMO as Director of Outreach, to build and direct the ministry's outreach strategy to give everyone on earth multiple opportunities to know Jesus by the year 2020. The Outreach team lead GMO to the forefront of Internet evangelism through the development of innovative SEO, SEM and mobile strategies.

    Nick's background is in Internet advertising in an entrepreneurial, dot-com environment as Director of Marketing for PrintingForLess.com. He was also Executive Director for Creativepro.com.

  • Steve Mueller
    Chief Financial Officer

    Steve Mueller serves as Chief Financial Officer for Global Media Outreach. After 35 years with Hewlett-Packard, Steve accepted an opportunity for early retirement in 2007. While at HP, Steve was Global Services Director responsible for the Western half of the United States for enterprise services including mission critical and custom solutions and led a team consisting of seven directors who managed an extensive workforce of HP service professionals and a partner network. Steve has since used his business acumen, operational, program management and financial expertise working with several local churches and nonprofits. He serves on several local boards and strongly believes in giving back to the community. Steve and his wife, Kathleen, live in San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Michelle Diedrich
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Michelle is also founder of Total Package Marketing, a marketing communications consulting firm. Prior to working with GMO, she was Vice President of Marketing at several enterprise software technology start-ups including Certus, AIM Technology, Logility and CAPS Logistics (subsidiary of Baan). Previously, she was Managing Editor for Atlanta Computer Currents, Technology South and the North Bartow News.

  • Cindy Brannon
    Director Response Centers

    Cindy Brannon is Director of Strategic Partnerships and Prayer for GMO. Before joining GMO, Cindy Brannon spent more than 25 years as an executive in the Oil and Gas Industry and the Computer/Software Industry.

    In 1986, Cindy joined Compaq Computer Corporation, ultimately becoming Division General Manager of the $350M division responsible for remanufacturing and remarketing excess and returned products. In 2004, she received the prestigious award “Outstanding Woman in Technology” by the Association for Women in Computing and became CEO/COO for Intechra, an entrepreneurial emerging growth company in Carrollton, TX.

    In 2007, Cindy started her own consulting business and has worked with small, medium, and Fortune 100 businesses. In 2009, Cindy volunteered with Global Media Outreach (GMO to develop the strategy and lead the implementation for enabling multi-denominational churches to reach millions for Christ through the internet. In 2010, Cindy joined GMO full-time and became Director of Global Church Online Missions Program.

  • Justin Miller
    Technology Lead

    Justin Miller is the Technology Lead for Global Media Outreach. He loves solving practical problems with technology and enjoys building cutting edge visuals that help GMO analyze data and make optimization decisions in real time.

    Prior to working with GMO, Justin was a software developer at Cru. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2007 with degrees in math and computer science, and a focus on cryptography, computer forensics, and network security.

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  • Board of Directors
  • Walt Wilson
    Walt Wilson
    Founder and Chairman, GMO

    Walt was an early executive at Apple and was previously co-founder, chairman and CEO of Exclaim Technologies, Inc., an applications service provider in the business-to-business Internet market. Before that, he served as senior vice president and corporate officer of the consulting group Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), a $16 billion company.

  • John Beckett
    John Beckett
    Chairman, Beckett Corporation

    John D Beckett is chairman of Beckett Corp. and has helped guide the business to worldwide leadership in the manufacture and sales of engineered components for residential and commercial heating. The company, with its affiliates, currently has sales exceeding $100 million, with more than 600 employees. John is the author of the books Loving Monday and Mastering Monday. He helped found Intercessors For America, is a founding board member of the The King’s College in New York City, and serves on the board of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ, International). John resides in Elyria, Ohio with his wife, Wendy. They have six children and seventeen grandchildren. John is also the author of GMO sites for Life’s Greatest Question and GMO’s initial discipleship material 30 Day Next Steps.

  • Dr. Paul Cedar
    Dr. Paul Cedar
    Chairman and CEO, Mission America

    Dr. Paul Cedar is the Chair/CEO of the Mission America Coalition. Before joining the Mission America Coalition, he served as the President of the Evangelical Free Church of America for two three-year terms, as the Senior Pastor of Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California for ten years, as Executive Pastor and Pastor of Evangelism at Hollywood Presbyterian Church and as Pastor of several Evangelical Free Churches.

  • John Crawford
    John Crawford
    Intel Fellow and Computer Architect, Intel Corporation

    In his 35-year career at Intel, John has provided technology leadership for their flagship microprocessors. He was the Chief Architect of Intel’s 32-bit product line starting with the 386. He later managed the development of the Itanium architecture with a joint Intel/HP team. He has been awarded 34 patents, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2002.

  • Steve Douglas
    Steve Douglass
    President and Chairman of the Board, Campus Crusade for Christ

    Steve Douglass leads Campus Crusade for Christ with a passion for ministry built over nearly 4 decades of service. Founded in 1951 by Bill and Vonette Bright, Campus Crusade is a worldwide interdenominational Christian evangelism and discipleship organization. During the next 32 years, he held a variety of positions with Campus Crusade, including Executive Vice President and Director of U.S. Ministries. In 2000, founder Bill Bright personally selected Douglass to be his successor.

  • Lee Martin
    Lee Martin
    Founder, TeleRobotics International

    Dr. H Lee Martin founded the company TeleRobotics International, Inc. in 1986, which went public on the NASDAQ exchange as iPIX in 1999. After leaving iPIX, he served as the initial executive director of the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation. He current leads the engineering entrepreneurship efforts for the University of Tennessee College of Engineering. Dr. Martin has been awarded two R&D 100s for product developments and holds 21 US Patents. He is married to Carla and they have three children: Nina, Ashleigh and Daniel. He has authored the book Techonomics (CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2007).

  • Dan Pierson
    Dan Pierson
    Founder, Pierson Precision

    Dan previously owned and managed a specialty manufacturing company, Pierson Precision Inc., for 27 years. Dan is Chairman of Elders for Santa Cruz Bible Church and has been heavily involved in Evangelism Explosion and missions through his church.