The NonProfit Times, a leading nonprofit business publication, has released its twentieth annual list.
This year, fifteen newcomers were added to the list, while eight executives returned to the list after at least a year’s absence. This year’s newcomers include Fred Blackwell, CEO of the ; Laura Callanan, founding partner of ; James Canales, president and trustee of the ; Raj Jayadev, co-founder of and ; Cristina Jiménez, executive director and co-founder of the ; Patrick W. Lawler, CEO of ; Ray Madoff, professor at ; Rebecca Masisak, CEO of ; Heather C. McGhee, president of ; Tracy Palandjian, CEO and co-founder of ; Jonathan Reckford, CEO of ; Nancy Roob, president and CEO of the ; Lawrence "Muzzy" Rosenblatt, president and CEO of the ; Douglas Rutzen, president and CEO of the ; and Julia Stasch, president of the .
Leaders who returned to the list after an absence of at least a year include Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the ; Susan N. Dreyfus, president and CEO of the ; Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of ; Robert Greenstein, founder and president of the ; Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of ; Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of ; Cecile Richards, president of the ; and Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the .
Several of this year's honorees have been on the list at least ten times. They include Diana Aviv, CEO, (fifteen); Emmett Carson, president and CEO, (seventeen); Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, (fifteen); and John H. Graham IV, president and CEO, (fifteen).