DANIEL REID has been named executive director of the and COURTNEY HODELL has been appointed director of the Whiting Writers' Awards, Publishers Weekly reports. Reid, currently director of strategic planning at the CUNY Institute for Education Policy, previously worked as an engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. He also has worked as a consultant for UNESCO's endangered languages program and with the Illinois Humanities Council to develop plans for a statewide sustainable humanities infrastructure. He will succeed Kellye Rosenheim, who joined the foundation in 1990. Hodell, formerly executive editor at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, will replace Barbara Bristol, who has run the Whiting Writers' Awards program for sixteen years.
The has announced the appointment of KENJI TREANOR as its first senior program officer for education. Treanor joins SFF from the James Irvine Foundation, where he served most recently as program officer for youth and earlier was grants manager as well as program associate for youth. He is, in addition, a co-founder and board leader of Next Generation Scholars, an educational nonprofit that serves disadvantaged middle and high school youth in Marin County.
The has announced the appointments of CYNTHIA L. KRESGE and MARIA OTERO to its board of trustees. Kresge, a granddaughter of the foundation's founder, Sebastian Kresge, is a physician assistant specializing in medical oncology and serves on the boards of several community and health organizations in southeastern Michigan. Otero, who most recently served in the U.S. State Department as undersecretary of state for civilian security, democracy, and human rights, was a special representative for Tibetan issues in the Obama administration, served on the board of the United States Institute of Peace during the Clinton administration, and was tapped by Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the UN Advisors Group on Inclusive Financial Sectors. She also served as president and CEO of ACCION International, as an economist in the Women in Development office of the U.S. Agency for International Development, and as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins' Nitze School for Advanced International Studies.
In other news, the has announced the planned retirement of secretary G. WAYNE CLOUGH, effective October 2014. Clough, who , earlier served as president of the Georgia Institute of Technology for fourteen years. During his tenure at the Smithsonian, Clough led the development of the institution's first comprehensive strategic plan, hired new leaders for almost a dozen of the Smithsonian's museums and centers, created a new position (assistant secretary for education and access), and expanded or improved educational opportunities, partnerships, and infrastructure at the institution. He will continue to serve until his successor has been named.