People in the News, 11/17/13: Appointments, Promotions, and Obituaries

People In the News: Appointments and Promotions (11/17/2013)

The has announced the appointment of BRUCE REED as its first president, effective mid-December. In that position, Reed will oversee the foundation's activities and investments related to improving America's public schools, while founder Eli Broad will become foundation chair. Reed, former assistant to President Barack Obama and chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, has a long record of public service, including domestic policy and campaign positions in the Clinton administration and serving as president of the Democratic Leadership Council. "I have long been impressed by the visionary philanthropy of Eli and Edythe Broad, and it is an honor to work with them to continue their legacy," said Reed. "No one is more committed to improving our public schools, and their generosity is matched by their focus on making the world a better place."

The has announced the appointment of DONALD MOULDS as executive vice president for programs, effective January 2014. Moulds, currently acting assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the United States Department of Health and Human Services, previously held several leadership positions in the public and private sectors. He will succeed ANTHONY SHIH, who has led the fund since January 2011 and earlier headed its Program in Quality Improvement and Efficiency. "Tony Shih has played a critical role in seeing the fund through a leadership transition and a comprehensive strategic review of our programs," said David Blumenthal, who became the fund's president in January. "His impeccable judgment and ability to manage and motivate teams, as well as his deep knowledge of the health care delivery system, have been invaluable in both of his stints at the fund, and we wish him only the best in his new pursuits."

The has promoted ARTHUR E. MOREHEAD IV to the position of vice president. Morehead, who will continue to serve as the foundation's general counsel, is overseeing the endowment's move to new headquarters currently under construction in Charlotte, North Carolina. Before joining the endowment, Morehead was a shareholder at the law firm of Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, where he concentrated on trusts and estates and tax law.

The has announced the appointment of EDWARD EGNATIOS as a program officer in Detroit and the promotion of three program managers — VERÓNICA FERNANDEZ DE CASTRA, ALEJANDRA GARDUÑO, and ASTRID VIVEROS — as officers in its international program area for Latin America and the Caribbean. Egnatios, most recently a consultant for the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation in Detroit, earlier served as a program director and officer at the Skillman Foundation, also in Detroit. Fernandez de Castra, who joined the foundation in 2012, will focus her work on Chiapas, Mexico; she previously served as a project coordinator at the Center of Indigenous Rights in Chilon, Chiapas. Garduño, who also joined the foundation in 2012, previously worked as a project manager at the Fundacion para la Productividad en el Campo A. C. and at Apoyo Intgral al Campo; her focus will be the Yucatan Peninsula. Viveros, who has been with the foundation since 2010, previously worked as a freelance journalist in the Yucatan Peninsula; the focus area of her new role will be Latin America.

The has announced the appointments of DANIEL GOODMAN, LILY KIM, THOMAS TOMBRELLO, and PAUL YOUNG to its board; all except Tombrello are previous recipients of the foundation's graduate fellowship. Goodman, who has served the foundation as a fellowship candidate interviewer for the past ten years, maintains a dual career as a technologist and performing musician. Kim, a biomedical strategist, is associate director of platform development at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Young is global head of securities division strategies for Goldman Sachs. Tombrello is professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology, where he has been a faculty member since 1961.

has announced the appointment of JEFF CLARKE as CEO, effective January 2014. Clarke, currently a senior advisor with the Giving Practice, Philanthropy Northwest's consulting team, has served on the organization's board for seven years. Previously, he was interim president and CEO of the Council on Foundations, vice president of the Rasmuson Foundation, and co-founder of the Mission Investors Exchange. Prior to joining the philanthropic sector, Clarke worked in management consulting and technology services and was a director/coach of the U.S. Olympic Ski Team. He replaces CAROL LEWIS, who is retiring after eight years.

Nonprofit software solutions provider . has announced the appointment of MICHAEL P. GIANONI as president and chief executive officer, effective January 13. Gianoni, most recently executive vice president at financial services tech firm Fiserv, Inc., earlier worked at DST Systems Inc., Applications Systems Group, Sequent Computer Systems, Wang Laboratories, U.S. Design Corporation, and Canberra Industries. He replaces ANTHONY BOOR, who has served as the company's interim president and CEO since August 31; after January 13, Boor will continue to serve as chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance and administration.

In other news, PND notes the passing of BARBARA ERB, who, with her husband, created the , which works to support environmentally and culturally vibrant communities in Detroit. Together the couple devoted much of their marriage to philanthropy and supporting community causes, beginning in 1951 with a gift of $5,000 to help create a camp for troubled children in northern Michigan. In 1996, the Erbs donated $20 million to their alma mater, the University of Michigan, to establish the Fredrick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainability, and in 2007 they established their family foundation, which is now led by their son, John, and awards $5 million in grants annually.

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