JONATHAN GREENBLATT has been named director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports. Greenblatt, most recently chief executive of the company that oversees Good magazine, helped create the All for Good online volunteer database and earlier worked as a lecturer at the Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles. Previously, he served as director of the Asppen Institute's Impact Economy Initiative, was chief executive of media company Good Worldwide, and co-founded Ethos Brands. Greenblatt will replace Sonal Shah, who stepped down in August after heading the office since its creation in 2009.
The Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has announced the appointment of CARRIE BESNETTE HAUSER as president and CEO of its Kauffman Scholars initiative. Most recently vice president of advancement and external relations at Metropolitan State College of Denver, Besnette Hauser also served as executive director of the college's foundation. Earlier, she served as vice president of the Denver-based Daniels Fund, where she worked with Kauffman Foundation staff to develop the fund's college access program and also created the Daniels Opportunity Awards program. Her previous positions included assistant director of state relations for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and regional director of admissions and alumni affairs in Los Angeles for the University of Arizona, her alma mater.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced that SUSAN KING, its vice president for external affairs, has been appointed dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. King, a veteran broadcast journalist who has worked at Carnegie since 1999, earlier served as assistant secretary for public affairs and as executive director of the Family and Medical Leave Commission at the U.S. Department of Labor. Her journalism career included stints with ABC, CBS, and NBC News, CNN and ABC Radio News, NPR, and local television stations in Buffalo, New York, and Washington, D.C.
The Robins Foundation in Richmond, Virginia, has announced the appointment of J. TODD GRAHAM as executive director. Graham, currently president and CEO of the Iowa West Foundation, earlier served as executive director of the South Downtown Foundation in Seattle and Quadrangle, Inc. in Cleveland.
D.C.-based ActionAid USA has announced the appointment of HEATHER PAUL as executive director. Paul, most recently CEO of SOS Children's Villages USA, previously served as executive director of SAFE KIDS Worldwide, vice president of the National Health Council, and as a senior researcher at the Federation of Community Planning.
In other news, the Toronto-based MasterCard Foundation has announced the appointment of DONALD H. MORRISON to its board. Morrison, co-founder of the Debbie and Donald H. Morrison Family Foundation, earlier served as CEO of mobile technology company Research in Motion and held a number of senior leadership positions in Canada, Europe, and the United States with AT&T and Bell Canada.