NonProfit Times Releases 2016 'Power and Influence' Top 50 List

NonProfit Times Releases 2016 'Power and Influence' Top 50 List

The NonProfit Times, a leading nonprofit business publication, has released its nineteenth annual Power and Influence Top 50 list.

Once again, turnover was the underlying theme of this year’s list, as sixteen newcomers were included and eight executives returned to the list after having fallen off. New to the list are Scott Beale, CEO, Atlas Corps; Nancy Brown, president and CEO, American Heart Association; Daniel Cardinali, president and CEO, Independent Sector; Azzedine Downes, president and CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare; Christine Essel, president and CEO, Southern California Grantmakers; Cynthia Figueroa, CEO, Congreso de Latinos Unidos; Michael Green, executive director, Social Progress Imperative; Jonathan Greenblatt, National Director and CEO, Anti-Defamation League; Susan Desmond-Hellmann, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Paula Kerger, president and CEO, PBS; Sr. Donna Markham, president and CEO, Catholic Charities; Carolyn Miles, president and CEO, Save the Children; Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO, Girls Who Code; David Springer, director, RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service; Anne Wallestad, president and CEO, BoardSource; and Kevin Washington, president and CEO, YMCA.

Leaders who returned to the list after an absence of at least a year include James Firman, president and CEO, National Council on Aging; Stephen B. Heintz, president, Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Eileen Heisman, president and CEO, National Philanthropic Trust; Tim McClimon, president, American Express Foundation; Clara Miller, president, F.B. Heron Foundation; Marc H. Morial, president and CEO, National Urban League; Janet Marguía, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza; and Sam Worthington, CEO, InterAction.

Several of this year's honorees have been on the list at least ten times. They include Diana Aviv, CEO, Feeding America (fourteen); Emmett Carson, president and CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation (sixteen); Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, United Way Worldwide (fourteen); Bill Gates, co-founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (thirteen); and John H. Graham IV, president and CEO, ASAE/The Center for Association Leadership (fourteen).