Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has announced its new National President, Helen Witty, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Ms. Witty joined MADD in 2000 after her 16-year-old daughter, Helen Marie, was killed by a drunk and drugged driver while rollerblading on a designated bike path near the family's home in Miami on a clear June afternoon.
“I landed in MADD's capable lap, completely shattered,” Witty said. “I cherish the opportunity to comfort those so deeply impacted by the crime of impaired driving, to listen to their stories and give the empathy and encouragement I received. It is our stories that hold the power and unite us.”
As president, Witty will serve as national spokesperson and chief advocate for MADD, which grew from a grassroots movement begun by a grieving mother in 1980 to one of the most influential and effective organizations in history.
Attorney Season Atkinson sits on the National MADD Advisory Board. All of the employees at Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC wish Ms. Witty a successful term as National President.