People in the News (8/6/17): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

People in the News (8/6/17): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment has announced that TED MAPLE and SUSAN HABER are joining the foundation as program directors. A native of Indianapolis, Maple has led Early Learning Indiana, a nonprofit early childhood education provider and organization that supports and advocates for expansion and improvement of early childhood education programs in Indiana, since 2013. Prior to that, he directed United Way of Central Indiana’s Success By 6/Education initiative, which focused on child care quality, literacy and school-improvement efforts in the region. He began his education career in the classroom, teaching kindergarten and first grade in M.S.D. of Pike Township in Indianapolis. Haber, an attorney with employment and consulting experience in the youth and child-welfare arenas, has two decades of experience working with academic, nonprofit and governmental organizations, including La Plaza in Indianapolis, the American Camp Association, and the state of Indiana’s Bureau of Child Development. She will work primarily with the endowment’s programs in education and youth development.

The Chicago-based Joyce Foundation has announced the election of SALLY BLOUNT, dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and CARTER STEWART, former U.S. attorney for Southern Ohio and managing director at the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, to its board of directors. Since becoming dean at Kellogg in 2010, Blount has led an ambitious seven-year plan for its transformation, strengthening the school’s degree portfolio and brand, expanding its global connectivity and business impact, and building a new global education center on the shores of Lake Michigan. In addition to leading Kellogg, she serves on the board at Abbott Laboratories. As U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Stewart created the district’s first community outreach position, established a community leadership committee, and took a leadership role at the Department of Justice in addressing inequities in the criminal justice system. In 2016, he joined the DRK Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early-stage high-impact social enterprises.

Lutheran World Relief in Baltimore has announced the election of JEAN HANSON, a New York City-based attorney and former general counsel to the U.S. Treasury, to its board. Hanson, who also chairs the board of regents of Concordia College in Bronxville, New York, will assume the seat vacated by Dr. Gloria Edwards, who recently retired from the board after twelve years of service. A native of Rochester, Minnesota, Hanson joined the Fried Frank law firm in 1976 and became a partner in 1983. She concentrates her practice on transactional representations and corporate counseling, including the corporate aspects of restructurings and distressed investments.

DENNIS SCHOLL has been named president and CEO of ArtCenter/South Florida. In that role, Scholl will work to boost the center’s long-standing support for local artists by providing affordable studio space, training opportunities, and groundbreaking exhibitions. The center will also offer direct support to resident artists, thanks in part to an $88 million endowment created after the 2014 sale of its landmark Lincoln Road building. From 2009 to 2015, Scholl was vice president for arts at Knight Foundation, where he launched the foundation's arts program and developed and scaled the Knight Arts Challenge and Random Acts of Culture, whose pop-up performances have been received enthusiastically and replicated across the country.

JACKIE PARKER, who was named director of global philanthropy and corporate giving for General Motors in the fall of 2015, is leaving the post to spend more time with her husband and family in Atlanta, Crain’s Detroit Business reports. Until the company names Parker's successor, LORI WINGERTER, senior manager, global corporate giving and vice president of the General Motors Foundation, will head up the car maker's global philanthropy and corporate giving efforts.

In other news, The Getty in Los Angeles has announced the death of HAROLD M. WILLIAMS, founding president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, on July 30. He was 89. Selected to lead the Getty in 1981, Williams and Nancy Englander, the Getty’s director of program planning and analysis (and later his wife), led the formation of the Getty as an interdisciplinary center for learning and a resource to the world of art and art history. Williams also conceived of the Getty Center, home to the Getty’s four operating program and today one of the most visited arts institutions in the United States. “Harold envisioned and then built the Getty Center as a museum, library, laboratories, and public spaces for the greater appreciation, understanding, and conservation of the world’s artistic legacy. We are all deeply in his debt,” said James Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Williams retired as president and CEO soon after the Getty Center opened in 1997 and together with Englander, was honored with the inaugural J. Paul Getty Medal by the Getty trustees in 2013. 

"Lilly Endowment Announces New Program Directors." Lilly Endowment News Release 08/01/2017. "The Joyce Foundation Welcomes Sally Blount and Carter Stewart to Board of Directors." Joyce Foundation News Release 08/02/2017. "Attorney Jean Hanson Elected to LWR Board." Lutheran World Relief Press Release 08/03/2017. "Arts Champion Dennis Scholl to Lead ArtCenter/South Florida ." ArtCenter/South Florida News Release 07/31/2017. Sherri Welch. "GM's Head of Global Philanthropy Corporate Giving Steps Dow." Crain’s Detroit Business 08/01/2017. "Getty Trust Founding President and CEO Harold M. Williams Passes Away at Home on Sunday, July 30, 2017." Getty Trust News Release 07/31/2017.