People in the News (11/13/11): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (11/13/11): Appointments and Promotions

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California, has announced the appointment of THOMAS C. SCHROEDER as associate general counsel. Schroeder, an attorney and expert on the laws governing foundations and charities, currently serves as an associate attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Seattle. Earlier, he was an assistant in the department of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and worked as a project coordinator and project manager at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The New York City-based Surdna Foundation has announced the appointment of JUDY BELK, CARRA COTE-ACKAH, and GWEN WALDEN to its board. Belk is a senior vice president at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and earlier served as vice president for global public affairs at Levi Strauss & Co. Cote-Ackah is a Philadelphia-based philanthropy consultant who previously worked as a program officer at the Robertson Foundation. Walden, founder and principal of Walden Philanthropy Advisors, was a highly respected leader at the J. Paul Getty Trust and the California Endowment.

New York City-based Atlantic Philanthropies has announced the appointment of MARTIN O'BRIEN as senior vice president for programmes. O'Brien, a renowned human rights activist, has served as Atlantic's country director for Northern Ireland since 2010 and as director of its Global Reconciliation & Human Rights Programme since 2004. Prior to joining Atlantic, O'Brien spent seventeen years coordinating the work of the Committee on the Administration of Justice, an organization in Northern Ireland.

The Chicago-based Eleanor Foundation has announced the appointment of three new board members: MARGARET PADDOCK, a senior vice president at U.S. Bank; COURTNEY VANLONKHUYZEN, a senior commercial counsel for Motorola Mobility, Inc.; and JAY FAHN, a senior vice president at First Eagle Bank.

The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in Ithaca, New York, has announced the appointment of LESLEY WILLIAMSON as administrative director. Williamson, formerly program director with the Chautauqua Institution, also has worked with the North Shore Arts Alliance. She will replace Judy Barringer, who is stepping down after more than eleven years with Saltonstall, the first seven as the artist colony's cook.

The Council on Foundations in Arlington, Virginia, has announced the return of MARK BOLGIANO as vice president and chief information officer, a senior leadership position. Bolgiano, a thought leader in the use of technology in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector, served most recently as chief technology architect and strategist for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He left the council in 2006 to become president and CEO of XBRL US, a nonprofit formed to promote financial transparency through the standardization and digital tagging of financial reports.

In other news, PND notes the passing of JOHN RANDOLPH HEARST, JR., grandson of media titan William Randolph Hearst, a trustee of the Hearst Family Trust, and a director of the Hearst Foundations. Nicknamed "Bunky" (after a character in one of his grandfather's newspapers), Hearst also worked for Hearst publications in a variety of positions, including as a news photographer for the New York Daily Mirror in the 1950s and as an editor for Motor Boating & Sailing magazine.

"John 'Bunky' Hearst Jr., Longtime Hearst Board Member and Trustee, Dies in NYC at 77." Washington Post 11/05/2011. "Council on Foundations Names New Vice President and CIO." Council on Foundations Press Release 11/07/2011. "The Atlantic Philanthropies Names Human Rights Advocate Martin O'Brien Senior Vice President for Programmes." Atlantic Philanthropies Press Release 11/08/2011. "Thomas C. Schroeder to Join Hewlett Foundation as Associate General Counsel." William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Press Release 11/07/2011. "Surdna Foundation Announces New Board Members" Surdna Foundation Press Release 11/11/2011. "Chicago's Eleanor Foundation Appoints Three New Board Members" Eleanor Foundation Press Release 11/09/2011. "Saltonstall Welcomes New Director." Saltonstall Foundation Press Release 11/09/2011.