People in the News (12/8/13): Appointments, Promotions, and Obituaries

People in the News (12/8/13): Appointments, Promotions, and Obituaries

has announced the appointment of DAVID MORSE as chief communications officer, in which position he will be responsible for final-stage communications as th foundation prepares to spend out by 2016. Morse, the foundation's interim chief communications officer since July, previously served as senior fellow and interim vice president of Encore.org, an Atlantic grantee. Earlier, he was chief communications officer for the Pew Charitable Trusts and vice president for communications at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The has announced the election of RICHARD D. FIELD and GREGORY H. ROMERO to its board. Field, co-founder of Lending Tree LLC, is a private investor and heads his own company, Richard D. Field Associates; previously, he held senior positions at the Bank of New York Company, Chase, and Citigroup. Romero is a vice president at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, where he has worked for more than ten years in risk management, product development, and internal consulting roles. He has been active with the foundation for several years, primarily through fundraising events that engage young professionals.

The has announced the elections of EDDIE JONES as chair and LEROY DAVIS as vice chair, effective January 1, the Florida Times-Union .  Jones is a retired Episcopal priest who spent much of his career as a federal prison system chaplain in Tallahassee, Michigan, and Atlanta; he also served congregations in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Monticello. Davis, who has served the fund as a trustee since 2005, is a professor of biology at Voorhees College and a former president of South Carolina State University.

The has announced the elections of M. LORENA GONZÁLEZ and HYEOK KIM to its board, effective February 2014. González, a partner in the Seattle law firm of Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, also serves on the boards of National Council of La Raza and OneAmerica and is a commissioner on the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission. Kim, executive director of Seattle's Interim Community Development Association, earlier served as a senior policy analyst for the Washington State legislature, was a 2010 Marshall Memorial Fellow and a 2010-11 AECF Children and Family Fellow.

The has named WAYNE BROWN as president and CEO. Brown, most recently director music and opera at the National Endowment for the Arts, previously directed NEA's Jazz Masters Fellowship, produced music programs for the Cultural Olympiad, was executive director of the Louisville Orchestra, and was a founding member of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's "Magic in Music" advisory committee. He will succeed DAVID DiCHIERA, who is scaling back his responsibilities due to health concerns and will become artistic director of the theater, which he founded in 1971.

In other news, PND notes the passing of VIRGINIA PRESTON SELF, longtime chair of the . An active philanthropist and passionate advocate for the arts and education in South Carolina, Self served on the boards of Converse College, the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Greenwood Museum, Cambridge Academy, Greenwood Community Theater, the Greenwood Methodist Home Foundation, and the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation.

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