Barbara Bush Foundation Names New President and CEO
British A. Robinson has been named the new President and CEO of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy -- a nonprofit based in Florida aiming to improve literacy through programs directed towards preschool children and parental literacy. Robinson has more than 20 years of experience leading initiatives in international and domestic health, corporate social responsibility, public-private partnerships, government relations, and advocacy and policy development. She was most recently the founding CEO of the Women’s Heart Alliance. Prior to that, she was SVP of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives at Women for Women International, VP of Global Strategy & Programs at Susan G. Komen, and the Deputy Coordinator/Director of Private Sector Engagement for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief at the State Department. Additionally, during her tenure at the State Department, she held a special assignment as Director and Special Advisor to the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. Earlier in her career, the George Washington University graduate, who also holds a Master’s from Johns Hopkins University, worked for the Jesuit Conference/Jesuit Refugee Services USA as the Director of Social and International Ministries. She also worked for Citigroup/Citibank in retail banking and served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. “I am thrilled to join the Barbara Bush Foundation, and excited by the opportunity to advance its work to transform the lives of the 36 million low-literate adults in the U.S.,” said Robinson. “I’ve dedicated my life and career to advocating on behalf of the most underserved communities in our society and working to solve the challenges that prevent them from fulfilling their potential. Literacy is absolutely critical to the success of not just individuals, but our nation as a whole, and should be on the hearts and minds of every American.” She began her role on October 1st. More here.