People in the News (3/08/09): Appointments, Promotions, and Obituaries

People in the News (3/08/09): Appointments, Promotions, and Obituaries

The Baltimore-based has announced DONN WEINBERG as its new board chair and RACHEL GARBOW MONROE as its new president. Weinberg, who joined the foundation as corporate counsel in 1993, has served as a trustee since 2002; earlier, he engaged in the private practice of law for fourteen years. He replaces Shale Stiller, who is leaving in order to return as a partner to the law firm of DLA Piper. Monroe, currently the foundation's COO, also serves on the board of Ronald McDonald House.

The New York City-based has named A. DENNIS WHITE as CEO and president. White, who will continue as head of MetLife's social investment program, has worked at the company for twenty years. Earlier, he was an economic and community development officer at the Association on American Indian Affairs and a senior financial analyst at Paine Webber.

The in New York City has named RICHARD MORRILL as president. Morrill, chancellor of the University of Richmond, has served on the foundation's board for twenty years. Previously, he served as president of Centre College in Kentucky and of Salem College in North Carolina.

The in Eagan, Minnesota, has named COLLEEN CONNORS, LORI HOUGH, and JAN MALCOLM to its board. Connors is senior vice president of human resources and facilities for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Hough is president of consumer health for Blue Cross. Malcolm is CEO of the Courage Center in Minneapolis.

The New York City-based has elected YVETTE J. ALBERDINGK THIJM to its board. Alberdingk Thijm, executive director of global human rights organization WITNESS, was earlier executive vice president of content strategy and acquisition at online video platform Joost and executive vice president of business affairs for MTV Networks International.

In other news, PND notes the passing of healthcare philanthropy pioneer TERRY KEENAN. Keenan, one of the first staff members of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, retired in 2003 with a reputation for refocusing American philanthropy on the needs of the most vulnerable. He began his philanthropic career at the Ford Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund, and before that directed public relations for the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. RWJF honored Keenan in 1993 by establishing the Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy, which recognizes a grantmaker whose leadership and thoughtful application of philanthropic resources has had an impact on human health at the local, regional, national, or international level.

"Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces the Passing of Legendary Grantmaker Terrance Keenan" Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Press Release 03/02/2009. "." Foundation Center Press Release 03/05/2009. "A. Dennis White Named CEO and President of MetLife Foundation" MetLife Foundation Press Release 03/02/2009. "." Teagle Foundation Press Release 02/11/2009. "." Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation Press Release 03/02/2009. "." Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Press Release 03/06/2009.