The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced the promotions of MEREDITH JENKINS and KIM LEW to the position of co-chief investment officer. Jenkins, who joined Carnegie in 1999 as its first investment associate, most recently served as Carnegie's special representative in Hong Kong. Lew, who joined the organization in 2007 as director of investments, previously worked at the Ford Foundation in several investment-related positions, including equity analyst and manager of private equity investments.
The Council on Foundations in Washington, D.C., has named JEFF CLARKE as interim president and CEO, effective September 1. Clarke had served as vice president of the Rasmuson Foundation since 2002, before becoming a senior fellow earlier this year. He will serve as president/CEO while the council conducts a search for a permanent successor to Steve Gunderson, who announced his resignation last month.
The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research in New York City has announced the appointment of ROBIN VOGEL as executive director. Vogel, most recently executive director of the greater New Jersey chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, previously was an actress who played the part of Cha-Cha DiGregorio in Grease on Broadway. She has been an active volunteer with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Growth Philanthropy Network, also in New York City, has announced the appointment of SUZANNE BIEGEL and LANCE FORS to its board. Biegel, CEO of Catalyst at Large Consulting, recently served as acting CEO of the Investors' Circle and has also served as CEO of IEC, an e-learning and communications firm. A longtime angel investor, philanthropist, and member of the Women Donors Network and Social Venture Network, Biegel sits on the boards of several nonprofit and for-profit ventures and is a founding member of the Investment Committee of the Patient Capital Collaborative. Fors, co-owner of Lance Construction Supplies, has served as board chair of the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, the New Teacher Center, and Reading Partners and is currently chair-elect of the International Association of Social Venture Partnerships and director of Jumpstart and the Silicon Valley Children's Fund.
In other news, the New York City-based Waterkeeper Alliance has announced a new governance structure that includes MARC A. YAGGI as executive director, PETE NICHOLS as western regional director, and JUSTIN BLOOM as eastern regional director, as well as a single thirteen-member board of directors. Yaggi, who has worked at the organization since 2005 and has been serving as interim director since February, is an attorney who has also worked for Riverkeeper, Inc. and the Environmental Law Institute. Nichols, co-founder and executive director of Humboldt Baykeeper, has served as the Pacific regional representative on Waterkeeper Alliance's board for the past three years; he is also founder and president of the Nature Iraq Foundation, a philanthropic organization working to protect the environment in the Middle East. Bloom most recently worked in his own private law practice, where he consulted on water-related issues and litigated pharmaceutical and environmental toxic tort cases.