The American Liver Foundation elected Mr. Steve Baum to their national board of directors. Mr. Baum, a resident of Franklin TN since 1986, received a dual liver and kidney transplant on 11/11/09 at the UA Birmingham Hospital. After serving on the organization's local board since 2013 - and vice-chair since 2018, Mr. Baum was asked to serve as a national leader representing organ transplant recipients.
Professionally, Mr. Baum served as VP Operations, VP Marketing and Regional VP with national restaurant chains including Burger King, Golden Corral and Silver Dollar City. While waiting for a liver/kidney transplant in 2008, Mr. Baum joined the U.S Treasury, IRS and worked there for 10 years until his retirement.
Besides volunteering for the American Liver Foundation, Mr. Baum is a volunteer organ donor recruiter and public speaker for Donate Life TN and the PKD Foundation. He is also a founding member of the Save A Life Society and the American Transplant Foundation, and a Paul Harris Fellow with the Franklin Noon Rotary. His inspiring story may be found on his website: stevebaum.org.