Newsmakers | September-October 2016

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phillip_h_redmond_jrPhillip H. Redmond Jr. has recently been named as the new director of the Child Care program at the North Carolina-based Duke Endowment. He replaces Rhett Mabry, who is now the president of the endowment after the retirement of Gene Cochran from the leadership position. Redmond first joined the Duke Endowment in 2000, having been hired as an assistant director. He was later promoted to associate director of Child Care in 2006. The aim of the Child Care program is to work with numerous accredited agencies and nonprofits to expand developmental and care opportunities for vulnerable children. A native of North Carolina, Redmond attended UNC Chapel Hill and obtained a bachelor of arts. He then moved on to Campbell University’s School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor degree. After his education, he found work at the Children’s Law Center in Charlotte, NC and eventually became its executive director. Additionally, Redmond is a long-time board member of the Council on Accreditation. “Phil is a highly qualified member of our staff and we look forward to his continued leadership,” Mabry says. “He understands the many challenges and opportunities in child welfare, and he has already made a significant impact in the field. Phil is deeply committed to strengthening families and advancing child well-being in the Carolinas.”

 


shuaib_siddiquiThe Surdna Foundation has announced the appointment of Shuaib Siddiqui as its new director of mission-related investing. Siddiqui is an investment professional who has focused his career on poverty alleviation. He comes to Surdna from Acumen, an influential policy analysis and investment firm that, among other things, raises charitable donations and mobilizes people in an effort to fight poverty. While there, he oversaw the company’s global investment processes and managed its portfolio. Before his time at Acumen, Siddiqui served as an analyst for two years in Chicago at the Citadel Investment Group and as an assistant vice president at Merrill Lynch in New York for four years. His new position at Surdna will see him managing the foundation’s impact investing program, a first for the foundation. “Our hiring of Shuaib Siddiqui marks a transformative moment in the history of the foundation,” said Phillip Henderson, President of the Surdna Foundation. “Appointing someone whose day-to-day job will be to actively pursue an impact investing strategy will allow us to fully explore how investment can positively impact those issues about which we care most.” The Surdna Foundation is hiring Siddiqui as part of its efforts to reform and improve on the eve of the centennial of its founding in 1917 by John E. Andrus. Shuaib Siddiqui will report to the Marc de Venoge, the Surdna Foundation’s vice president of finance and administration.

 


terry_margaret_hortonTerry Margaret Horton is a new project director at the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (NNCG) after it combed through more than 215 applicants to choose her for a position in which she will help advance NNCG’s mission to “increase the quality, effectiveness and capacity of grantmakers by mobilizing and strengthening the work of knowledgeable, ethical and experienced consultants.” Horton has worked in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector both in the U.S. and abroad for numerous organizations and foundations. After earning a bachelor’s degree in humanities from the University of Texas at Austin and a juris doctor at Lewis & Clark Law School she began her career as a law clerk for a brief time. She then went on to serve as resident director of Kyrgyzstan and also as a program manager for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) from 2001 to 2004. After her time overseas, Horton came back to the states to serve as an executive director for Habitat for Humanity in Anchorage, Alaska. She then spent three years as a consultant for the Foraker Group, an Alaskan nonprofit capacity-building organization, before starting her own consulting firm called Terry Horton Consulting. Meanwhile, she taught graduate-level courses in nonprofit strategic planning and governance at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her most recent position before joining NNCG was as nonprofit services senior program manager for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, also at GVSU. Currently, Horton also serves on the boards of directors of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and the Conductive Learning Center, and educational center for children with motor disabilities. “Terry understands the philanthropic and nonprofit field intimately,” said Cole Wilbur, one of NNCG’s Founding Steering Committee members and former President and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, “and her role as a consultant within these fields only strengthens her ability to lead NNCG into the future.”

 


The board of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation has elected Deborah Ratner Salzberg as its new chair. Salzberg has extensive experience in leadership positions. She is the current president of Forest City Washington, Inc., a director of Forest City Realty Trust, vice president of the board of the District of Columbia Building Industry Council, executive committee and board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and board member of Capital Bank, CubeSmart, the Foundation for the National Archives, and the Gallaudet University Foundation. As a widely recognized leader in the Washington area, she was named among the Washington Business Journal’s 2015 “Most Powerful Women in Washington” and the 2012 “Women Who Mean Business.” Still a member of the California Bar, her career experience also includes five years as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Before beginning her career, Salzberg received her bachelor’s degree from the George Washington State University and a juris doctor degree from the University of San Francisco. “Debby will continue the tradition of active and engaged board leadership we have come to expect at Meyer,” says Meyer president and CEO Nicky Goren. “I am excited about partnering with her as we continue to implement our new strategic plan. Her knowledge of the business community and her passion for social justice will be invaluable as we bring more voices to the table to work to solve our region’s most pressing challenges.”

 


The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts recently announced the appointment of Robert Cundall as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Cundall has 35 years of expertise in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. He began his career as a senior financial analyst and operations supervisor for the Mobil Corportation, eventually working his way up to the position of senior financial advisor for the Corporate Controller’s Division. Heavily involved in the political sphere, Cundall then joined Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign in 1991. By 1992 , he was appointed as budget director for the Democratic National Committee. Bill Clinton again utilized Cundall’s talents by appointing him chief financial officer of  his presidential inaugural committee later that year. He made his first real foray into philanthropy, education and the humanities when he took a job again as a chief financial officer for the Seattle Art Museum in 2002, where he remained for 12 years, becoming the chief operating officer in 2009. In 2014, he moved on to the Museum of Arts and Design, having been hired as deputy director and chief operating officer. He stayed there until his recent appointment at the Lincoln Center, although he has been reassigned as a managing director for the final spell of his tenure. Cundall attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute as an undergraduate, earning a bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering with high distinction. His subsequent graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School gained him a master of business administration in finance. His education along with his vast and varied experience make Robert Cundall a good pick for his new role where he will be responsible for overseeing the financial management of the Lincoln Center. “Lincoln Center has set a great example for financial governance in the non-profit and performing arts world,” Cundall said.  “It is a privilege to be joining the senior leadership team at this exciting time in its history.”