The McKnight Foundation has announced the hires of MEGAN POWERS as international program officer, FLANNERY CLARK as executive assistant, and GRACE FREDRICKSON as accounting assistant. Powers, most recently a senior consultant at Grassroots Solutions, previously held leadership positions at two Minneapolis nonprofits, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and Advocates for Human Rights. Clark spent three years as associate administrator at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and before that worked as a project and admissions manager at Macalester College. Fredrickson has over six years' experience in accounting at several organizations, including Korn Ferry, an international leadership development and recruitment company, and Aeon, a Minneapolis-based affordable housing nonprofit and McKnight grantee.
The Palm Coast Arts Foundation has appointed GEORGE ALLISON to its board, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. Allison has been involved for many years with several civic and community organizations, including the YMCA, United Way, and Flagler County Art League. Before moving to Palm Coast, Allison was a longtime headmaster at the Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, and the Knox School in St. James, New York. After retiring from the latter, he started a consultancy to help other independent schools.
The August Wilson Center has announced the appointments of MICHAEL POLITE and RICHARD TAYLOR to its board, along with a new $300,000 funding stream from the Pittsburgh Foundation to help support regional arts organizations. (The center, which was acquired late last year by the foundation in partnership with the Heinz Endowments and Richard King Mellon Foundation, is now under the ownership of an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Foundation and managed by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust). Polite, chair and CEO of urban development company Ralph A. Falbo, earlier served as director of economic development at the Urban Redevelopment Authority and has spearheaded initiatives in public and private housing and economic development, minority and micro-business development, and community outreach. Taylor, CEO of business management consultancy ImbuTec, is an attorney, community and business leader, and entrepreneur with experience in business and governmental affairs, community revitalization, and the energy services industry. The center's governance plan includes adding three new board members over the next year and for Pittsburgh Foundation president MAXWELL KING, Heinz Endowments president GRANT OLIPHANT, and Richard King Mellon Foundation director SCOTT IZZO to rotate off the center's board.
The National Defense Industrial Association today announced the appointment of RENE CARBONE BARDORF as chief communications officer. Bardorf joins NDIA from the Department of Defense, where she held the White House-appointed position of deputy assistant secretary for public affairs. Previously, Bardorf served as founding executive director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, served in a number of civilian leadership positions in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was a co-founder of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
In other news, the MidwayUSA Foundation has hired RANDY MOELLER as its new executive director. Moeller, who has been involved in youth shooting sports since he was ten and still competes today, has experience in the sales and marketing side of the firearms industry, including stints with Remington Arms and Cabela's. He also directed all aspects of shooting events at the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games and served as board chair of the USA Shooting Team Foundation.