People in the News (10/14/12): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (10/14/12): Appointments and Promotions

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has announced the promotions of ANDREW M. BROWER to the position of program officer for Grand Rapids; WILLIAM BUSTER as director of Mississippi and New Orleans programs; AILEEN WEBB as director of Michigan programs; KATHY REINCKE as communications officer; and DIANNA L. LANGENBURG as director of human resources. The foundation also announced a number of new hires: ALIX CANTAVE as lead program officer for Haiti on its Latin America and Caribbean team; PAULA R. SAMMONS as program officer for Family Economic Security; KARA I. CARLISLE as director of New Mexico programs; ROBBY RODRIQUEZ as program officer for New Mexico; KEITH AIKENS and WADE NELSON as communications officers; MICHAEL J. GOLDSTEIN as senior attorney; and DONALD WILLIAMSON as director of financial services.

The Duke Endowment has announced the appointment of MINOR MICKEL SHAW as board chair. Shaw, president of private investment company Micco LLC, also chairs the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission and serves as chair of the Daniel-Mickel Foundation. In addition, she serves on the boards of the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation, MDC, the Hollingsworth Funds, South Carolina ETV Communications, Piedmont Natural Gas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, and Columbia Nations Funds.

The Rochester Area Foundation has announced the promotion of ANN FAHY-GUST to the position of donor and grants services manager. Fahy-Gust, who has spent the last two years as an administrative assistant at the foundation, earlier worked as a manager in the brewing industry at Coors, Guinness, and Scottish Newcastle.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations has announced the appointments of SIDNEY HARGRO, KATHY REICH, and SUSAN G. ZEPEDA to its board. Hargro is executive director of the Community Foundation of South Jersey and formerly served as senior officer of strategy and organizational learning at the Columbus Foundation in Ohio. Reich is director of organizational effectiveness grantmaking at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and formerly served as policy director at the Social Policy Action Network. Zepeda is president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and formerly served as the first CEO of the HealthCare Foundation for Orange County.

The CDC Foundation has announced the election of LEAH DEVLIN to its board. Devlin, professor of the practice of health policy and management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health, earlier served as North Carolina state health director, deputy state health director and health director for Wake County, and as president of the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors, the North Carolina Public Health Association, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

Commonfund has announced the appointment of ERIC W. KOLTS as managing director in its commodities group, a new position responsible for developing commodities strategies as well as assisting in marketing and positioning of the company's existing strategies. Kolts, most recently head of global marketing and sales at Merit Commodity Partners (Global Commodity Finance), earlier served as vice president/product manager of commodity indices at Standard & Poor's and was a director at Dow Jones Indexes, where he focused on the commodities indices.

In other news, the Hospital for Special Surgery has announced the appointment of business leader and philanthropist SANFORD I. WEILL to its board. Weill, a signer of the Giving Pledge, chairs the board of overseers at Weill Cornell Medical College and Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences; chairs the Carnegie Hall board; is founder and chair of the National Academy Foundation; chairs the board of advisors at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University; is a member of the executive council of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center and the board of governors of the San Francisco Symphony; and is a director of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. Weill also serves on the board of governors of the Sidra specialty teaching hospital in Qatar and on New York governor Andrew Cuomo's New York Education Reform Commission, and recently was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

"The Duke Endowment Names New Board Chair." Duke Endowment Press Release 10/05/2012. "W.K. Kellogg Foundation Announces Promotions, New Hires in Program, Communications and Operations Teams." W.K. Kellogg Foundation Press Release 10/10/2012. "Leah Devlin Joins CDC Foundation Board of Directors." CDC Foundation Press Release 10/11/2012. "New GEO Board Members Announced." Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Press Release 10/10/2012. "Commonfund Taps Kolts As Commodities MD." 10/10/2012. "Sanford I. Weill Named to Hospital for Special Surgery Board of Trustees." Hospital for Special Surgery Press Release 10/09/2012.