The First Year in the Life of a New Executive Director

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How can your board develop a transition plan to maximize your new or incoming executive director’s prospects for success? What is the board and board chair’s role in orienting the new CEO? What tips do successful freshman CEO’s have for developing strong board/staff relations; setting boundaries; learning more about the community and causes served by the foundation; and understanding and coping with family dynamics? Join this conversation with two recent first year graduates to hear their lessons learned, as well as insights offered from NCFP’s CEO Guide, “The First Year: The Complete Guide for New Family Foundation CEOs.”

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Adam Simon

Adam Simon is the founding Executive Director of the Aviv Foundation, an emerging family foundation dedicated to…

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John Hicks

John Hicks is the executive director of The Siragusa Family Foundation. He is a third generation…

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Laura McCargar

Laura McCargar was appointed as President of the Perrin Family Foundation (PFF) in June of 2016.…

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Sharmila Rao Thakkar

Sharmila Rao Thakkar, MPH, MPA, CAP® is a nonprofit and philanthropic consultant based in NYC. Sharmila’s…

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