The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation in Livermore, California, has announced the election of JAY DAVIS as president. Davis, founding director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency as well as the Center for Mass Spectrometry at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, currently serves on the foundation's board. He has served on two UN weapons-inspection tours of Iraq and has also served on the board of ANSER Corporation, as chair of the review committee for the Los Alamos nuclear weapons program, and as a member of the University of Chicago board of governors for Argonne National Laboratory.
The Minneapolis-based McKnight Foundation has announced the appointment of BILL GREGG to its board. Gregg, co-manager of Heritage Development Properties in Polson, Montana, was previously vice president and trust officer of Security State Bank and Trust Company, also in Polson.
The New York City-based Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy has announced the appointment of BARRY SALZBERG to its board. Salzberg became CEO of Deloitte LLP in 2007 after serving as the company's U.S. managing partner. He is also a member of Deloitte's U.S. board of directors, the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Global Executive Committee, and the DTT Global board of directors.
Seattle-based Unitus has announced the appointment of BRIGIT HELMS as CEO. Helms, most recently head of advisory services at the International Finance Corporation in Jakarta, previously served at a managerial level at the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor. Ed Bland will continue to serve as the organization's president and COO.
In other news, Philadelphia-based Public/Private Ventures has announced the appointment of NADYA K. SHMAVONIAN as president. Shmavonian, most recently vice president for strategy at the Rockefeller Foundation, was previously executive vice president at the Pew Charitable Trusts after serving as Pew's director of administration and as a program officer in the trusts' health and human services area. She currently serves on the boards of the Surdna Foundation and the Center for Effective Philanthropy and is a member of the advisory boards of the National Philanthropic Trust and the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.