The in Chicago has announced the appointment of ALEJANDRA IBANEZ as lead program officer. Ibanez, most recently program officer for the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, earlier served as executive director of community organizing agency Pilsen Alliance. She began her community organizing work in Chicago's West Town community in the early 1990s and continued that work years later in her role as chief of staff to Sonia Silva (D), the first Latina to serve in the Illinois House of Representatives. Ibanez will replace BECKY BELCORE, who has served as the fund's lead program officer for four years.
The has announced the appointment of LIZ PESCH as chief financial officer. "Liz is a highly-skilled leader with a distinguished career managing financial reporting, budgeting, and corporate governance, and providing strategic partnership to finance executives," said the organization's CEO, Neil Giuliano. Pesch has worked in senior management roles at several financial institutions and agencies, including Union Bank, Charles Schwab, and the Securities Exchange Commission, as well as in financial roles at Brush Wellman, the ICX Corporation, and Deloitte and Touche. She also has served on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Live Oak School and media arts nonprofit Frameline.
The in Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced the hire of JESSICA LEHMAN as operations manager. Lehman, most recently executive director of Reading Enriches All Children, a nonprofit in Norfolk, North Carolina, also worked at the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, Hospice & Palliative Care-Charlotte Region, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, and the Cannon School in Concord, North Carolina.
The has announced the appointment of R. BARKLEY PAYNE as executive director of the . Payne, president of the Association Foundation Group, previously served as vice president of corporate development and strategic philanthropy for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, as vice president of development for the American College of Healthcare Executives, and as executive director of the American Dental Association Foundation.
and have announced the appointment of LATOSHA BROWN as project director. Brown, a philanthropic sector veteran with expertise in community organizing, rural development, and special programming, has worked to advance structural change and empower marginalized communities in her native South at a number of national and regional philanthropies, including Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors, where she helped create and served as executive director of the Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health.
PND notes the passing of SHARON B. KING, former director of the ' Aging Programme, on October 21. King began her career in private philanthropy as a program officer at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and later served as president of the Edward B. Hazen Foundation and as a philanthropic advisor in the Rockefeller Family Office. She then led the F.B. Heron Foundation for nearly twenty years. A founding trustee of Horizon Hospice, one of the first such programs in the United States, King also served on the boards of the Altman Foundation, Firelight Media, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Council on Foundations, and the Association of Black Foundation Executives.
In other news, the has announced the election of SIDNEY TOLEDANO to its board. Toledano, currently CEO of Christian Dior and president of the John Galliano company, began his career as a marketing consultant at Nielsen International and subsequently worked in top management roles at shoe company Kickers and handbag maker Lancel. He currently serves as president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine and on the boards of the Institut Français de la Mode, the Comité Colbert, the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, and the Fédération Française de la Couture.