Churn Continues in Top Jobs at Foundations, Nonprofits

The charitable sector is seeing a raft of changes in top positions at prominent nonprofits and foundations, the NonProfitTimes reports.

Just since mid-June, Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin announced that she was stepping down after twelve years at the helm of the foundation; the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) board selected Maurice Jones to succeed Michael Rubinger, a community development pioneer who has served for seventeen years as the organization's president and CEO; and Common Cause named Karen Hobert Flynn, who has held state and national leadership positions with the group for more than twenty-five years, to succeed Miles Rapoport as president. The latest nonprofit executive to step down is Joe Daniels, president and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, who joined the organization as general counsel in 2005 and was appointed permanent president and CEO in 2006.

Some of the churn appears to be happening in the context of financial constraints. The Association of Fundraising Professionals, for example, announced that Andrew Watt was stepping down as president and CEO three weeks after a staff reorganization that reduced headcount at the organization by 25 percent. And Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez, who had led the organization since 2011 and recently cut her staff by 25 percent amid criticism of her management style, notified the board she would step down at the end of the month.

"Churn Continues With Prominent CEO Changes." NonProfitTimes 06/27/2016. "9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels Stepping Down." National September 11 Memorial and Museum Press Release 06/22/2016.