The trustees of Chicago-based Retirement Research Foundation have named IRENE FRYE as the foundation’s president. Frye joined RRF as its executive director in 2008 after serving in prominent roles at the Community Memorial Foundation, La Grange Memorial Hospital, and the National Safety Council. She is, in addition, a member of the advisory board of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s Elder Care Locator and serves on the advisory committee for the Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Translation at the University of Illinois Chicago.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation in Los Altos, California, has announced the promotion of MEREDITH BLAIR PEARLMAN to the position of evaluation and learning director. Since joining the foundation in 2012, Pearlman has refined its approach to monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) by developing new tools for program teams to assess their work. These include introducing guidelines for program-specific MEL strategies; launching a data management system to improve the way data is collected and used; and piloting new methods for cross-program learning within the foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, Pearlman, who holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, led Humanity United’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning work.
The board of trustees of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund in Jacksonville, Florida, have announced the election of ANNA ESCOBEDO CABRAL, a senior principal advisor for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., and ELIZABETH E. KISS, president of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, to five-year terms on the board, beginning in 2018. Cabral and Kiss will fill the vacancies left by the death of Mary Lynn Huntley in 2015 and the resignation of KITTY PHILLIPS, the longest-serving member of the board, at the end of 2017.
The board of the Geneva-based Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced the appointment of PETER SANDS as executive director. Sands, a former chief executive of Standard Chartered Bank (2006-2015), is chairman of the World Bank’s International Working Group on Financing Pandemic Preparedness and a research fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
The Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., has announced that RHETT BUTTLE is joining the organization as a senior fellow in its Financial Security Program. In that role, Buttle will focus his efforts on advancing the innovative Reconnecting Work and Wealth Initiative — a cutting-edge effort aimed at engaging a broad set of stakeholders in an ambitious re-visioning of the ways that twenty-first century labor and financial markets can deliver inclusive growth and shared prosperity. Buttle currently is the founder and principal of Public Private Strategies. Before that, he served as director of business engagement for Hillary for America, as director of private sector engagement for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as a member of the White House Business Council, and as president of a national business association.
In other news, the Washington Post reports that National Gallery of Art Director EARL "RUSTY" POWELL plans to retire in early 2019 after more than twenty-five years, making him the longest-serving director in the museum's 76-year history. During his tenure, the institution has been reshaped in multiple ways, from the addition of a sculpture garden in 1999 to the renovation of the East Building, which added galleries devoted to Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman's Stations of the Cross. "I think I have run a pretty good race here, and it seems sort of a logical time," Powell told the Post. "I turn 75 next year. And this will be after that. I still have some gas in the tank. I'm not particularly interested in sitting on the porch looking at sunsets." The museum's trustees will begin the search for Powell's successor in 2018.