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October 16, 2015

New Chief Executive for the Huntsman Foundations

Allan Shoemake

Peter Huntsman, new chief executive of both the Huntsman Foundation and the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

Huntsman Foundation and Huntsman Cancer Foundation

Peter Huntsman, chief executive of the Huntsman Corporation, a chemical manufacturer, will lead both the Huntsman Foundation and the Huntsman Cancer Foundation as chief executive.

The Huntsman Foundation, founded by its new leader’s parents — Jon Huntsman Sr. and his wife, Karen — supports cancer research, education, and programs that serve the needy. The couple established the Huntsman Cancer Foundation in 1995 to support research and programs at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, a hospital and research center at the University of Utah.

In 2011, they gave a total of $42.2 million, landing them on The Chronicles Philanthropy 50, a list of America’s top donors. The majority of the donation went to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

American Jewish World Service

Robert Bank, executive vice president, will succeed Ruth Messinger as president.

Cities United

Anthony Smith, director of the safe and healthy neighborhoods department in the office of Mayor Greg Fischer, in Louisville, Ky., will be chief executive.

Cummins Foundation

Mary Titsworth Chandler, director of strategic programs and policy at Cummins, was promoted to chief executive of the foundation.

Edward A. Myerberg Center

Gail Zuskin, former vice president at the Jewish Community Center, in Owing Mills, Md., will be executive director.

Full Circle Fund

Steve McCoy-Thompson, executive director of Urban Solutions, was appointed chief executive.

Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds

Elizabeth Minkin, vice president for Baltimore and domestic initiatives, was named president.

National Guard Youth Foundation

Allyson Solomon, former assistant adjutant general in the Maryland National Guard, was appointed president.

Project Access

Kathy McCarrell, former chief executive of Heroes and Healthy Families, will be chief executive.

National University

Lena Rodriguez, former program dean in the School of Business at the University of Phoenix, was named interim dean of the School of Business and director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy.

Women in Need

Christine Quinn, special adviser to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, was named chief executive.

Other notable changes:

Dara Royer, chief marketing officer at Mercy Corps, was promoted to chief development and marketing officer.

Douglas Druick, president of the Art Institute of Chicago, plans to resign.

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