Eric Halvorson and Karen Burns

WISH-TV8's Eric Halvorson and The Indianapolis Zoological Society's Karen Burns are the newest members of The Salvation Army's Advisory Board.

The Salvation Army welcomed two new members to its Advisory Board this week.  Eric Halvorson, News Anchor for WISH-TV8, and Karen Burns, Senior VP of External Relations with the Indianapolis Zoological Society, were both installed at the Advisory Board’s meeting this past Wednesday.

An Indiana native, Eric joined WISH-TV in January of 1983. He became the lead anchor of the number one rated noon show in 1986. He also anchored 24-Hour News 8’s 5 o’clock newscast. In December 2004, Eric joined Debby Knox at the anchor desk for WISH-TV’s 24-Hour News 8 at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Promoted to Senior Vice President in 2007, Karen is directly responsible for $10.7 million in annual operating revenue.  She leads the external relations division with responsibilites for Creative Services, Marketing, Institutional Advancement, Membership, and Communications.

Each member of The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board brings a unique set of talents, experiences, and connections to the community which are valuable to The Salvation Army as it strives to serve the central Indiana community in an effective and efficient manner.

The Salvation Army established the local “Advisory Board System” in 1920. It was designed to enlist local professionals, business and civic leaders to provide support to the local unit of The Salvation Army. The Advisory Board is charged with the responsibility of advising and assisting The Salvation Army in all its activities in the Indianapolis community.