The Chicago Community Trust has announced the selection of longtime social sector leader Helene Gayle as its new CEO. She will succeed Terry Mazany at the end of September.
Gayle, who became the inaugural CEO of the McKinsey Social Initiative in 2015, previously served as president and CEO of CARE USA after having led the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and reproductive health program. Prior to that, Gayle worked for twenty years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"It's a tremendous honor," Gayle said, "to be selected to head the prestigious Chicago Community Trust and to work with the board and talented staff to further its critical mission of leading and inspiring philanthropic efforts and civic involvement to improve the quality of life for the people of the Chicago region."