Meet our New Board Member, Edward Sweet!
On January 1, 2018, Edward Sweet officially joined the Board of Directors of Project Sleep, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of sleep health and sleep conditions. Ed is currently serving as the Treasurer for the organization.
“We’re so thrilled to welcome Ed as the newest member of Project Sleep’s Board of Directors,” said Julie Flygare, J.D., President & CEO of Project Sleep. “He has been a driving force in thinking strategically about the organization’s growth while also having incredible attention to detail. These qualities, in addition to many others, make Ed an invaluable asset to our efforts.”
Ed Sweet is an independent copywriter, ghostwriter and songwriter with a passion for hiking, mixology, American cities, and bad jokes. He received his B.A. from Brown University in Urban Studies and started his advertising career by winning J. Walter Thompson’s “Write If You Want Work” contest in Chicago, where he was born and raised. From there, Ed moved to Boston and soon started splitting his time between New England and Phoenix, Arizona, where he now resides full-time. He made a feature film in 2000 called How To Become Famous. In 2016, he embarked on a musical journey as Electric Sol, which started out as a studio project and is now a band that plays venues in and around Phoenix, with dreams of touring throughout the Southwest and California.
“Julie Flygare was so kind to me and my family when we found out that our daughter had narcolepsy,” described Ed. “As soon as I met Julie and learned about Project Sleep, I knew that I wanted to help grow the organization to reach as many people as possible. I’m honored to be on the board and look forward to supporting Project Sleep and its mission through fundraising and marketing.”
“Fostering a strong, committed board is crucial for the success of a non-profit like ours,” added Julie. “So we are extremely thrilled and grateful to welcome Ed to our dream team!”
About Project Sleep
Believing in the value of sleep, Project Sleep aims to improve public health by generating awareness about the importance of sleep health and sleep disorders. Project Sleep educates and empowers individuals using events, campaigns and programs to bring people together and talk about sleep as a pillar of health.