NEW ON THE JOB
Academy for Educational Development (Washington): Announced the retirement of Stephen F. Moseley, president
and chief executive officer, effective January 15.
American Committee for the
Weizmann Institute of Science
(New York): Announced the
death of Martin Kraar, executive vice president, on November 1. He was 69.
Barton G. Kids Hear Now
Foundation (Miami): Appointed Connie Kazanjian, vice
president of development at the
Miami Children’s Hospital
Foundation, to be executive director.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
America (Philadelphia): Appointed John Avondolio,
group vice president of client
engagement at Razorfish, in
Philadelphia, to be vice president of marketing and communications.
Center for Public Integrity
(Washington): Appointed John
Solomon, chief digital officer
and former executive editor of
The Washington Times, to be
Cornell U. (Ithaca, N.Y.): Appointed Michael Abbott, chief
executive officer and head of
the investment committee at
Robeco-Sage (New York), to be
chief investment officer.
Ducks Unlimited (Memphis):
Appointed Philip Milburn, director of marketing and corporate relations, to be national director of development.
Girl Scouts of the USA (New
York): Appointed Timothy Hig-
don, deputy executive director
for external affairs at Amnesty
International USA (New York),
to be chief of external affairs.
Enrique Ball, Vice President for Development
and Marketing, Public Allies
Background: Born in Venezuela, Mr. Ball, 44, came to the United
States when he was 12. In November he began his new role at the Milwaukee group, which promotes community service in part by a 10-
month training program that prepares young people in 21 cities to
become nonprofit leaders. Mr. Ball previously served as director of development for Pro Mujer International, a nonprofit lender in New York
that supplies microcredit internationally.
Why he says he is a good fund raiser: Early in Mr. Ball’s career, he worked as a community organizer for the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance. “Community organizing is
not just good for training for presidents—it’s also good training for fund raisers,” he says. “It
really does teach you to listen to people and find out what’s important to them.”
Education: Earned a bachelor’s degree in international development from Clark University in
Worcester, Mass., in 1989.
His goals: Public Allies recently added programs in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando, Fla., and
Washington, and Mr. Ball hopes to help find new money to finance growth. At the top of his
to-do list: talk to the organization’s alumni to learn what difference Public Allies has made in
their lives and careers. “It’s the personal stories that are going to inspire additional support,”
Salary: He declined to reveal it. The charity’s annual budget is $14-million.
Book he’s currently reading: From the Closet to the Courtroom: Five LGBT Rights Lawsuits
That Have Changed Our Nation, by Carlos A. Ball, his brother. —NICOLE LEWIS
senior vice president of finance
and chief financial officer at
Judson Services (Cleveland), to
be chief financial officer of this
health-care organization, which
serves older adults.
National Academy Foundation (New York): Appointed
Margaret Sullivan, vice president for external affairs and
development at Purchase College, State U. of New York, to be
vice president for institutional
advancement for this network
of career-themed academies for
needy high-school students.
National Christian Founda-
tion (Alpharetta, Ga.): Appoint-
ed Bill Williams, chief execu-
tive officer of Generous Giving
(Chattanooga, Tenn.), to be chief
the museum’s development de-
partment and its marketing and
communications department, a
newly created position.
We are proud of our
Chief Executive Officer,
National Christian Foundation
Job held by: Bill Williams
Why the job was created: The organization’s fast growth prompted it to create the job, said Jim Blankemeyer, the foundation’s board
chairman, in a written statement. The Atlanta group is a donor-advised fund that focuses on Christian donors. (Donor-advised funds
allow donors to give money, get a tax benefit, and later decide which causes to support.)
Duties: Mr. Williams, 59, who began his new role in November, is charged with expanding the
organization’s reach by recruiting more donors and increasing the number of local affiliates,
which now stands at 25. Founded in 1982, the group currently holds $1.1-billion in assets and
is on track for its donors to give away $350-million to charity this year.
Background: After spending 33 years at BellSouth, including a role as vice president of its
technology group, Mr. Williams made the jump to the nonprofit world in 2008 when he became the chief executive of Generous Giving, a charity in Chattanooga, Tenn., that encourages
Christians to increase their philanthropy.
KEVIN J. JEAN
Vice President of
President of College Foundation
MOUNT OLIVE COLLEGE
Mount Olive, North Carolina
Education: He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s in business administration from Georgia State University,
both in Atlanta.
Why he took the job: “Most times we have more than we need, and NCF helps individuals
realize that there is an opportunity to share what we have got,” he says. About five years ago,
Mr. Williams and his wife, Regina, opened a fund with the organization.
Most recent major gift from his family’s donor-advised fund: $25,000 to the Seed Company, in Arlington, Tex., a group that translates the Bible into new languages. Mr. Williams
serves on the group’s board. —NICOLE LEWIS
executive officer, a newly created role. (See article below.)
National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (Washington): Appointed
Nathan R. Monell, chief executive officer of Foster Care
Alumni of America (Alexandria,
Va.), to be executive director.
New York Botanical Garden:
Announced the retirement of
Karl Lauby, vice president for
New York City Ballet: Appointed Farang Azari, senior
director of financial planning
and analysis at the Lincoln
Center for the Performing Arts
(New York), to be senior director
of finance and administration
and chief financial officer.
Nonprofit Enterprise at Work
(Ann Arbor, Mich.): Appointed
Michael R. Tyson, founder of
Residential Detroit, to be president and chief executive officer.
Parents as Teachers (St. Louis): Announced the resignation
of Susan Stepleton, president
and chief executive officer, effective in June. She will join the
faculty in the George Warren
Brown School of Social Work at
Washington U. in St. Louis.
Providence Speech and Hearing Center (Orange, Calif.): Appointed Jeanne S. Flint, chief
executive officer and executive director of Women Helping
Women (Costa Mesa, Calif.), to
be chief development officer.
Public Allies (Milwaukee):
Appointed Enrique Ball, director of development at Pro Mujer
International (New York), to be
vice president of development
and marketing. This organization works to develop young
people become nonprofit leaders. (See article above.)
San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art: Appointed Robert
W. Lasher, director of development at the San Francisco Symphony, to be deputy director of
external relations, overseeing
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