The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation in Los Angeles has named Gerun Riley as its new president.
Riley joined the foundation in 2003 in an entry-level administrative position after having worked in the New York City law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom, where she helped run the pro bono department. At Broad, she advanced to positions of greater responsibility, including chief of staff, vice president, and, most recently, senior vice president. During her time at the foundation, she has worked on several significant initiatives, including the Broad Prize for Urban Education, the architectural competition for and construction of the Broad Museum, and the foundation's organizational strategy, design, and governance. She also has worked closely with major grantees, including Broad Stage, the Broad Institute, the Broad stem cell research centers at UCLA, USC, and UC San Francisco, and the Broad museums at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Michigan State University.
"We want our philanthropy to continue after we are gone," said Eli and Edythe Broad in an emailed statement. "For some time, we have looked for someone whom we trust to work with us in overseeing our philanthropic activities, someone who shares our values and priorities. And the right person has been with us the whole time."