The AARP Foundation in Washington, D.C., has announced the appointment of JO ANN JENKINS as president. Jenkins, currently chief operating officer at the Library of Congress, earlier worked in the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Agriculture during the administrations of presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Jenkins currently chairs the board of AARP Services, Inc., and will resign that position upon joining the foundation on June 1.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland, has announced the appointment of SEAN CARROLL as vice president for science education and MOHAMOUD JIBRELL as vice president for information technology. Carroll, an HHMI investigator since 1990 on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is considered a leader in the field of evolutionary developmental biology. He will succeed Peter J. Bruns, who announced his retirement last year after nine years in the post. Jibrell, most recently chief technology officer at the Ford Foundation, was earlier chief information officer and director of information technology for the American Psychiatric Association and held positions in information technology and product management with Thermo King, a division of Ingersoll-Rand.
The Los Angeles-based J. Paul Getty Trust has announced the election of RONALD P. SPOGLI to its board. Spogli, former United States ambassador to Italy and the Republic of San Marino, is currently president and CEO of private equity firm Freeman Spogli & Co.
The D.C.-based Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the appointment of PAUL CARTTAR as director of its Social Innovation Fund. Carttar, most recently executive partner with New Profit Inc. and a senior advisor with the Monitor Group, earlier was chief operating officer at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and co-founder of the Bridgespan Group.
In other news, the D.C.-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has announced that MARWAN MUASHER will lead its Middle East program in Washington and its Middle East center in Beirut. Muasher, currently senior vice president of external affairs at the World Bank, formerly served as foreign minister and deputy prime minister in the Kingdom of Jordan.