Carolyn Miles will become the next CEO of Save The Children, according to a story just posted on The NonProfit Times website. She will become the first woman CEO in the 80-year history of the organization when she assumes the position on September 1st. Her rise to chief executive comes after it was announced that the current CEO, Charles F. MacCormack, would be stepping down after 18 years. Here is an excerpt from the NPT story:
“Our leadership committee considered many extraordinary candidates for this position during a nationwide search,” said Anne Mulcahy, Save the Children's board chair and former Xerox CEO. “But it soon became very clear to all of us that Carolyn was the right choice to continue our important work on behalf of children in need and to create a new vision for the future. She has an in-depth knowledge of global children's issues, many years of experience in leading large organizations and is highly results driven. But most importantly, she has an authentic passion for our mission, to make lasting change in the lives of the children who need us most.”
Miles joined Save the Children in 1998, as associate vice president for sponsorship and marketing, and was appointed executive vice president and COO in 2004. Previously, she worked for American Express in New York and Hong Kong and was a successful private entrepreneur. She received an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, where she now serves on the Board, and has a B.A. from Bucknell University. Miles is also on the Board of Directors of the Blackbaud Corporation.
“I am thrilled with the Board's decision and honored to be asked to head the organization I believe is making the greatest difference for children and families around the world,” said Miles.
To read the full story, visit NPT's website.