People in the News (6/05/11): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (6/05/11): Appointments and Promotions

The Los Angeles-based Broad Art Foundation has announced the appointment of HEATH FOX as deputy director of operations. Fox most recently was the assistant dean of arts and humanities at the University of California, San Diego and also served as the senior administrative officer for six academic departments. He previously served as the director of administration for the San Diego Museum of Art after serving one year as the museum's acting executive director.

The Cole Foundation, a permanent endowment fund of the Charlotte-based Foundation for the Carolinas, has announced the appointment of AL COVINGTON to its board. Covington is the founder of the Covington Optometric Eye Clinic in Rockingham, North Carolina, and a former president of the Rockingham Rotary Club. He currently serves on the boards of a number of professional and educational organizations in the Richmond area.

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation in Vancouver, Washington, has announced the appointments of GLORIA LEE and RUPERT AYTON as legacy director and finance director, respectively. Lee recently worked as a Las Vegas-based independent project manager in large-scale visual display for clients that included the Bellagio Conservatory and the City Center. Prior to that, she was the executive director of Lan Su Yuan, a Classical Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon. Ayton, a certified treasury professional, has worked for more than thirty years in financial management and since 2005 has worked as a consultant.

NeighborWorks America in Washington, D.C., has named EILEEN FITZGERALD as its CEO, succeeding Kenneth Wade. Fitzgerald has been acting CEO of the organization since January and before that was its chief operating officer. Earlier, she served as senior director of national initiatives at the Fannie Mae Foundation and as acting executive director and vice president of program operations at the McAuley Institute, a national nonprofit committed to improving the housing conditions of women and families through community-based efforts.

The Frey Foundation, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has announced that MILT ROHWER will retire as president at the end of this year. Rohwer was named president of the foundation in 1998 and played an integral role in its efforts to galvanize support for quality parks and greenways, improved water stewardship, vibrant community arts, and early childhood development. During his tenure, the foundation made venture investments in a number of initiatives, including First Steps, which focuses on preparing Grand Rapids-area children to thrive in school; a campaign to acquire and permanently preserve 171 acres of Lake Michigan shoreline; and an ongoing effort to establish a network of recreation trails in western Michigan.

In other news, Atlantic Philanthropies has announced that GARA LAMARCHE will step down as president and CEO on September 1. LaMarche joined Atlantic in April 2007 from the New York City-based Open Society Institute, where he was vice president and director of U.S. programs. Prior to that, he served as associate director of Human Rights Watch, was director of the PEN American Center's Freedom-to-Write program, served as executive director of the Texas branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, and was associate director of the New York Civil Liberties Union. LaMarche will become a senior fellow at New York University's Wagner School of Public Service when he leaves Atlantic in September and plans to write a book.

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