Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley has appointed TERRY MAZANY, president and CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, as temporary CEO of the Chicago public school system. Mazany will continue to lead the trust while the city seeks a permanent replacement for outgoing Chicago Schools CEO Ron Huberman. Mazany's twenty-plus years of experience in urban school reform, plus CCT's long-standing commitment to improving the quality of public education in Chicago, were behind the trust's decision to "lend" Mazany to the school district and continue to pay his salary while he works for the city (which will pay him a "salary" of $1).
The Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced the appointment of JONATHAN SOTSKY as strategic assessment officer. Sotsky most recently worked as a consultant at Mission Measurement, a Chicago-based social sector consultancy, where he helped foundations, corporations, and nonprofits measure and communicate the impact of their social initiaitves. Before that, he was a financial management consultant with IBM.
The Chicago-based Terra Foundation for American Art has announced the election of a new board chair and five new board members. GERHARD CASPER, a professor of law and president emeritus of Stanford University, is the new board chair. The new board members are MAX N. BERRY, a Washington, D.C., attorney and lobbyist in private practice specializing in international trade; MIMI GARDNER GATES, director emerita of the Seattle Art Museum; PETER KRIVKOVICH, president and CEO of marketing and communications agency Cramer-Krasselt; PETER LUNDER, founder and chair of Kenilworth, Inc. in Portland, Maine; and GLORIA SCOBY, retired senior vice president and group publisher of Crain Communications.
The Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York in Buffalo has announced two promotions and two additions to its staff. AMBER SLICHTA, who joined the foundation six years ago, was promoted to the position of director of programs. DENISE LEVY, who joined the foundation four years ago in an operations position, was promoted to the position of program manager. New additions to the staff are KARA WILLIAMS, who was named a program, manager and SAM KUNJUKUNJU, who was named a program associate; Williams joined the foundation in early 2010 and brings experience in directing large community health projects. Kunjukunju is a recent college graduate with public health and business administration expertise.
The New York City-based Nathan Cummings Foundation has announced the planned retirement of LANCE E. LINDBLOM, its president and CEO, effective December 31, 2011. At his retirement, Lindblom will have led the foundation for eleven years. He was re-elected to the board of the Council of Foundations this May.
In other news, the Los Angeles-based Starlight Children's Foundation has announced the appointment of JACQUELINE IBRAHIM as CEO. Ibrahim comes to Starlight with twenty-two years' experience in the financial sector, where she served as division general manager at Household International, SVP/Group Head at Wells Fargo, and SVP at Neuberger Berman.