People in the News (9/24/17): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

People in the News (9/24/17): Appointments, Promotions, Obituaries

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation has announced the appointment of CARLA BRYANT to succeed SUSAN TRUE as director of education strategy and ventures. With more than thirty years of experience creating culturally competent policies, programs, and procedures for comprehensive early learning, pre-K-3, elementary, family support, and afterschool programs — including as chief of the Early Education Department for San Francisco Unified School District and co-creator of the Seattle Early Education Collaborative — Bryant will direct funding initiatives to help teachers use effective teaching practices, support families with young children, and build early learning leadership and systems in Oakland.

The global advocacy organization ONE Campaign has announced the election of former U.S. Senator KELLY AYOTTE (R-NH) to its board. Before serving in the Senate from 2008 to 2017, Ayotte served as New Hampshire's attorney general — the only woman to do so to date.

The Broad museum in Los Angeles has announced the election of THOMAS P. CAMPBELL, SHERRY LANSING, JOANNE HEYLER, and DEBORAH KANTER to its board. Campbell, who resigned earlier this year as director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is taking a sabbatical year to research the changing nature of the art world as a Getty Rothschild Fellow at the Getty Research Institute and Waddesdon Manor in the United Kingdom. Lansing, who in 1980 became the first woman to head a major film studio, is CEO of the Sherry Lansing Foundation, which is dedicated to cancer research, health, public education, and encore career opportunities, and a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer; she serves on the boards of numerous organizations. Heyler is founding director of The Broad and chief curator of the Broad Art Foundation and has worked for Eli and Edythe Broad since 1989, while Kanter has served as general counsel for the Broad Foundations since 2002, after serving as vice president and general counsel for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The four new members join founding members Eli Broad, Bruce Karatz, Robert Tuttle, and Jay Wintrob.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has announced the election of SHANNON FAULK as board president. A civic leader focused on urban development, Faulk is the institution's first African-American board president. First appointed to the NHMLA board in 2008 by the Second District Los Angeles County supervisor, Faulk served on the executive search committee that brought current president Lori Bettison-Varga to the institution in 2015. He will succeed architect Sarah Meeker Jensen, who has held the office since 2012 and now shifts to the role of board chair.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts has announced the appointment of KLAUDIO RODRIGUEZ as deputy director. Rodriguez most recently served as curator at the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, where he developed a broad program of exhibitions and catalogues, including surveys of art from Uruguay, South American geometric abstraction, and video works by women artists. Rodriguez serves on the diversity and mentoring committees of the Association of Art Museum Curators.

New Profit has announced that TULAINE MONTGOMERY, who has long led the nonprofit venture philanthropy fund's Accelerator Program for social entrepreneurs and leaders from underrepresented communities, has joined its executive team. In her new role, Montgomery will help guide New Profit's efforts to establish an ambitious long-term vision for impact and execute a successful twentieth-anniversary initiative in 2018; support ongoing internal work to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization; and lead external efforts to strengthen dialogue and engagement around diversifying leadership pipelines and funding partnerships, as well as around working with organizations to embed diversity, equity, and inclusion in core strategies and impact models.

Indianapolis-based Strada Education Network has announced the appointment of MICHELLE WEISE as senior vice president of workforce strategies and chief innovation officer. Weise, who specializes in innovation and connections between higher education and the workforce and who most recently served as chief innovation officer for Sandbox ColLABorative at Southern New Hampshire University, will lead the organization's workforce alignment initiatives and innovation and thought leadership priorities.

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