People in the News (4/19/09): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (4/19/09): Appointments and Promotions

The Flinn Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona, has named JACK B. JEWETT as president and CEO. Jewett, vice president for university advancement at California State University-Monterey Bay, was formerly a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives and held senior public policy and government relations positions at Tucson Medical Center.

The Los Angeles-based California Endowment has appointed BARBARA RAYMOND as program director for policy, communication, and strategy. Raymond, a social policy professional, has served as a consultant to several international, national, state, and local organizations, and earlier worked as an analyst for the RAND Corporation.

The Pittsburgh-based Heinz Endowments has named PHILIP JOHNSON as senior program officer in its environment section. Johnson, who is currently completing a doctorate in environmental health and risk management at Yale University, previously worked on air and water pollution issues in the government and nonprofit sectors, and founded Air Intelligence, an organization which assists communities facing serious contamination difficulties.

The California Institute of Technology has named PETER DECOURCY HERO as vice president for development and alumni relations. Hero, senior fellow at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Center for Social Innovation, was formerly president and CEO of the Community Foundation Silicon Valley.

In other news, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution will present the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service to BARBARA WALTERS, and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship to ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON IV, on May 4, 2009.

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