Marguerite Kondracke, president and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance, announced today that she plans to retire and the organization has begun a search to replace her. Kondracke said she would remain in her position until a replacement is named, and after retirement will remain on the group’s board and as a senior adviser.
Kondracke has headed the 14-year-old organization since 2004. Alma Powell, chairwoman of America’s Promise’s board, said Brian Gallagher of the United Way Worldwide, who also serves as co-chair of the Alliance Trustees, will chair the search committee. The executive recruitment firm Korn/Ferry has been retained to help conduct the search.
Before joining America’s Promise, Kondracke served as then Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander’s Commissioner of Human Services and later as staff director for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families, chaired by Alexander (R-Tenn.).