Sue Brendel, CEO of Columbia Energy and Environmental Services in Richland, has been named the March of Dimes 2013 National Family Teams Co-Chair.
This newly created positions will have Brendel work to support and enhance the annual March for Babies event.
The event aims to raise awareness and funds to stop premature births and help mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies.
Brendel and her husband started a March of Dimes fundraising and walking team, Kate's Team, a tribute to their daughter Kate who died several days after birth.
The team has raised more than $200,000 and has ranked among the top five fundraising teams in the country.
For more information, go to marchofdimes.com.