People in the News (9/16/12): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (9/16/12): Appointments and Promotions

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced the appointment of DEANNA LEE as chief communications and digital strategies officer, effective October 1. Lee, most recently vice president of communications, marketing, and public engagement at the New York Public Library, previously served as vice president of communications at the Asia Society. Before that, she was an award-winning producer for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and ABC News.

The Denver-based Gill Foundation has announced the planned departure of TIM SWEENEY, its president and CEO for the past five years, by the end of 2013. "Tim Sweeney is a true pioneer in the LGBT movement and not easy to replace," said Tim Gill, the foundation's founder and board chair. "From working with Harvey Milk in the 'No on 6' campaign, to leading organizations like Lambda Legal and Gay Men's Health Crisis, to his service in philanthropy at the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and the Gill Foundation, Tim's thirty-five years of exemplary service in the movement has changed the lives of millions of Americans. We asked him to give us a year of transition when he decided to move on, and we appreciate that he has done that." The foundation's board will lead a search for Sweeney's successor.

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate has announced the appointment of ANDREW TARSY as president and NELL BRYER as director of programming and education. Tarsy, co-founder and president of the Alliance For Business Leadership, previously served as chief external affairs officer and director of public policy at Facing History and Ourselves and as New England region executive director for the Anti-Defamation League. Earlier, he was a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, advising the court's chief prosecutor on the development of a global education strategy. Trasy began his career as a trial attorney in the civil rights division of the United States Department of Justice. Breyer, a consultant with the tech commercialization firm Ignition Ventures, earlier served as a research affiliate at MIT and was a faculty member and/or guest lecturer at Harvard University, Tufts University, the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and the Rhode Island School of Design.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has announced the appointment of JAMES L. SCHOFF as a senior associate specializing in Japan, a position made possible by support from the Center for Global Partnership and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas). Previously senior adviser for East Asia policy at the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense, Schoff earlier served as director of Asia Pacific Studies at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis and was a program officer in charge of policy studies at the United States-Japan Foundation.

The Cherokee Preservation Foundation has announced the appointment of DONNA TIPTON-ROGERS to its board. Tipton-Rogers, president of Tri-County Community College in Murphy, North Carolina, has served on numerous boards in the state and is an active community member in Cherokee, Clay, and Graham counties.

In other news, the Prince of Wales Foundation in the United States has announced the appointment of PAUL CARTER to its board. Carter, founding president of Global Wireless Solutions, is also president and founder of social network application developer MapHook, Inc. In addition, he is active in arts philanthropy in the National Capitol region and serves at the committee or board level for several organizations, including the Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company, National Gallery of Art, and Woodrow Wilson Center.

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