The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has appointed JORGEN THOMSEN as director of its conservation and sustainable development program and ERIN SINES as a program officer in its population and reproductive health area. Jorgen, most recently senior vice president of conservation funding at Conservation International, earlier served as director of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. Sines, recently a senior policy analyst at the Population Reference Bureau, has worked with health policy makers and researchers in Ethiopia, India, Kenya and Mongolia.
The Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan, has promoted YAZEED MOORE and RIDGWAY WHITE to the position of program officer. Moore, a program assistant in the foundation's Pathways out of Poverty program, was previously director of research and foundation relations at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. White, associate program officer in the foundation's Flint Area program, will continue to serve as loaned staff for the nonprofit Uptown Reinvestment Corporation.
The Chicago-based McCormick Foundation has announced the retirement of chief executive officer DAVID GRANGE, effective June 30. Grange, retired commanding general of the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division, joined the foundation ten years ago as executive vice president and chief operating officer and became its president in 2005.
The Woods Fund of Chicago has announced the retirement of president DEBORAH HARRINGTON at the end of 2009. Harrington joined the foundation ten years ago as an advocate for disadvantaged communities and became president three years ago.
In other news, the Dallas Regional Chamber has announced that chief economist LYSSA JENKENS is leaving to become director of research at the Dallas Women's Foundation. Jenkens, the chamber's vice president of business information and research since 2001, became its chief economist a year later.