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New President and CEO for the Annie E. Casey Foundation

New President and CEO for the Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation announced on Thursday that Lisa Hamilton will become the Foundation’s next President and CEO. The Atlanta native -- who most recently served as EVP and Chief Program Officer of the organization -- joined the Foundation in 2011 as VP of External Affairs. Hamilton led the creation of Casey’s first "Race for Results" report in 2014, which measured how children from different racial and ethnic backgrounds were faring on key milestones from birth to adulthood and served as a springboard for efforts to promote equity and inclusion for children, families, and communities of color. Prior to joining the Foundation, the University of Virginia graduate, who also holds a law degree from the University of Michigan, spent 14 years at UPS. There, she held positions in corporate tax and public affairs before advancing to President of the UPS Foundation. She ultimately served as VP of Corporate Public Relations. “For nearly eight years, I’ve been able to help change the odds for young people all over the country,” Hamilton said. “Along with our partners and grantees, we have made great progress in some areas, but we have so much more to accomplish to ensure systems, policies and institutions are designed to connect children and their families with opportunity, particularly those who have been denied opportunity for generations. I look forward to building on our efforts to score victories for children when I step into this new role.” Hamilton assumes the position on January 1st, 2019. More here.

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