Lutheran Services in America Names New CEO
Also, the Phillips Collection and the American Museum of Natural History have appointed new leaders, and Dave Scullin plans to retire as president and CEO of the Communities Foundation of Texas in March.
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Lutheran Services in America
Alesia Frerichs has been promoted from vice president of member engagement to president and CEO.
She succeeds Charlotte Haberaecker, who will retire on January 31 after leading the network of Lutheran health and human services groups for more than a decade.
American Museum of Natural History
Sean Decatur will become the first Black president of the museum on April 3. A former professor of chemistry and biochemistry, he has served as president of Kenyon College since 2013.
Decatur will follow Ellen Futter, who plans to depart in March after 30 years in the role.
Jonathan Binstock will become its director and CEO on March 1. He is currently director of the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester.
He will succeed Dorothy Kosinski, who is stepping down after 15 years at the modern-art museum in Washington.
More New CEOs
Hunter Armstrong, deputy director of development and communications at the Natural Areas Conservancy, is now executive director of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.
Susie Bowie will become CEO of the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation on March 1. Currently she is executive director of the Manatee Community Foundation. Carol Butera, the $80 million foundation’s CEO since 2017, will retire in April.
Daniel Frezza will become chief advancement officer at the College of Charleston and executive director of the College of Charleston Foundation, effective in February. Currently he is associate vice president of strategic operations and annual giving at William & Mary and the chief strategic operations officer at the William & Mary Foundation.
Simone Gagneron, chief operating officer at United Way of Northern New Jersey, has been tapped as CEO of New Community Corporation. She succeeds Richard Rohrman, who retired in 2021.
Mark Rodriguez, interim executive director and chief operating officer at Heartland Alliance International, has been hired as executive director of the Lohengrin Foundation.
Tamara Winfrey-Harris has been promoted from vice president of people, culture, and brand at the Central Indiana Community Foundation to president of the foundation’s Women’s Fund of Central Indiana.
The Latino civil-rights organization has named four new senior leaders.
Lisa Cantu-Parks, vice president of philanthropy at Refugees International, has been hired as vice president for development.
Darcy Eischens was promoted from deputy vice president to vice president for operations and development.
Mauricio Garcia has been appointed senior vice president for programs. Most recently he was chief program and engagement officer at Friends of the High Line.
Elizabeth Zamudio, vice president of program and impact at the Parent Institute for Quality Education, has been named vice president of education.
Other Notable Appointments
Camron Assadi, a consultant at ABD Direct, will join the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy as senior director for marketing and communications.
Jennifer Fermino has become vice president for communications and marketing at the New York Public Library. Most recently, she was the managing director of communications at Moonshot Strategies, a political and government-relations consulting firm in New York.
Maureen Fox, chief development officer at Legal Services for the Hudson Valley, has been named vice president of development at the Children’s Health Fund.
Brian Guengerich, vice president of advancement at Montreat College, has joined Givens Communities as vice president of philanthropy.
Lance Ludman, chief financial officer at DreamBox Learning, is now chief financial officer at Benevity, which makes software for companies to manage their donations and employee volunteer hours.
Travis Reindl, a senior communications officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will join the Helios Education Foundation as senior vice president for communications on January 3.
James Merle Thomas will become deputy director at the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in January. Currently he is executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies.
Brian Payne, president and CEO of Central Indiana Community Foundation and president of the Indianapolis Foundation, will retire on June 30.
Dave Scullin plans to retire as president and CEO of the Communities Foundation of Texas in March. He has led the $1.5 billion foundation for six years.
Frank Steslow, CEO and president of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science since 2016, intends to step down early in the new year. He has worked there since 2007.
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