Biden Economic Adviser Joins Arnold Ventures; Giving Compass Names New CEO
Also, the Central Indiana Community Foundation and the Indianapolis Foundation have chosen new leaders to replace Brian Payne, who is retiring after leading both groups for 23 years.
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Charlie Anderson has been hired as executive vice president for infrastructure, where he will oversee the development of bipartisan solutions to replacing aging public housing, highways, bridges, and energy pipelines in the United States.
Most recently, he served in the Biden-Harris administration as a special assistant to the president for economic policy at the White House National Economic Council.
Central Indiana Community Foundation and the Indianapolis Foundation
Jennifer Bartenbach has been promoted to CEO of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. For the past 10 years, she has been chief financial officer and chief operating officer at the $463 million community fund.
In addition, Lorenzo Esters will be the next president of the Indianapolis Foundation, which has $347 million in assets. Most recently he was chancellor for the Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis service area.
Bartenbach and Esters will succeed Brian Payne, who has served as president and CEO of the Central Indiana Community Foundation and president of the Indianapolis Foundation for 23 years. He is retiring on June 30 but will remain with the two foundations as a consultant through the end of the year.
Dale Nirvani Pfeifer has been hired as CEO of this nonprofit platform that steers donors toward opportunities to give to social causes.
Most recently she was the founder and CEO of the fintech company Goodworld.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Chris Cardona, senior program officer for building institutions and networks at the Ford Foundation, has been hired as managing director for exploration, discovery, and programs.
In addition, Yamini Mishra has joined the $9.4 billion foundation as director of its India office, based in New Delhi. Most recently she was regional director for South Asia at Amnesty International.
The MacArthur and Ford foundations are financial supporters of the Chronicle.
More New CEOs
Rachel Branaman, principal at the nonprofit consulting firm Talem Consulting, will now serve as interim executive director of the Modern Military Association of America. This nonprofit group provides support and services for LGBTQ service members and veterans.
Stephanie Ceruolo, a data consultant, has become president of Moore Response Management Group, a consulting company that provides data on donors and clients for nonprofits, government agencies, and corporations. Until 2021, she was president of nonprofit solutions at Data Axle.
Sara Espinoza has been promoted to president and CEO of the National Environmental Education Foundation. She has worked there for 18 years, most recently as vice president of programs.
Sorbriqué (Sorby) Grant has been promoted from chief program and people officer to president of Climb Hire, a nonprofit group that provides skills training to low-income working adults who are seeking new careers.
Sydney Gruters, district director for U.S. Representative Greg Steube, Republican of Florida, has been named vice president for advancement at the New College of Florida and executive director of the New College of Florida Foundation.
Anna Lappé, an author and director of the Food Sovereignty Fund at the Panta Rhea Foundation, will be the next executive director of the Global Alliance for the Future of Food.
Chad Smith will become president and CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra this fall. Currently he is chief executive of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Other Notable Appointments
Lisa Benenson, vice president for communications and strategy at the Brennan Center for Justice, has been appointed chief communications officer at Trinity Church Wall Street.
Elizabeth Cullen has been appointed government-relations director at Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Most recently, she served as associate director of health policy at the Jewish Federations of North America.
Maria De La Cruz, vice president and chief external-affairs officer at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, has joined the Raikes Foundation as senior director of its resourcing equity and democracy portfolio.
Derek Dictson will now join Colorado State University as vice president for university advancement. Previously he was vice president for university advancement at New Mexico State University and president of the NMSU Foundation.
William Finley, chief financial officer at the Butterfly Pavilion, has joined the Mat-Su Health Foundation as chief financial officer, where he will oversee its $8 million in assets.
Troy Finn, deputy chief development officer at the University of New Hampshire, has been named vice president for university advancement at St. Lawrence University.
Jamie Lee, chief operating officer at the Nashville Health Care Council, has been named senior director of corporate and foundation relations at Belmont University.
Valerie Mitchell Johnston will be promoted to executive vice president for legal and business affairs and general counsel at Sesame Workshop, effective July 1. Currently she is senior vice president and deputy general counsel at the nonprofit media and educational organization.
Kathy Limmer, assistant head of school for advancement at the Taipei American School, has been hired as chief growth officer at the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
Pilar Lorenzana has joined the Silicon Valley Community Foundation as its vice president of strategic initiatives. Previously she worked on Google’s global real-estate team.
Shadawn Smith, a government-relations consultant in New York, has been appointed next executive vice president for arts and culture at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, where she will also serve as director of the Billie Holiday Theatre.
Kevin Sturtevant, vice president for strategic development at the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, has been named chief development officer at CorpsAfrica.
Jeffrey Woolverton has been hired as director of development at Penta Medical Recycling, a nonprofit group that delivers gently used prosthetics to amputees in need worldwide. Most recently he was chief development officer at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
Josephine Wong, chief financial operating officer at the Seattle Foundation, has been named chief operating officer at PolicyLink. She succeeds Josh Kirschenbaum, who has been promoted to chief advancement and special initiatives officer.
Sue Cross will step down as executive director and CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit News before the end of the year. She has led the journalism group since 2015.
Alfred (Burr) Wishart Jr., who led the Pittsburgh Foundation from 1970 until his retirement in 2001, died on April 20. He was 91.
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