Marcia Bullard is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of USA WEEKEND and current chair of the Heart of America Foundation. In 1982, Bullard was one of the founding editors of USA TODAY. She served as Editor, then for 14 years as President and CEO of USA WEEKEND, which was distributed in 600 newspapers. In 1992 while leading the magazine, Bullard founded Make A Difference Day, which has grown to engage more than three million Americans in volunteer service on the fourth Saturday of October. She was honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2005. Bullard started her reporting career at age 17, and now serves on the advisory board of the Southern Illinois University College of Media and Mass Communications, and on the boards of Points of Light, the nation’s leading volunteer organization, and Heart of America which renovates school libraries in underserved communities.