Mission: To strengthen and inspire leaders of the social sector and their partners in business and government.
Rob Johnston Appointed President and CEO
NEW YORK, February 23, 2001 -- The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management announced that effective March 1, 2001, Rob Johnston will begin his appointment as President and CEO, succeeding the Foundation's Founding President and CEO, Frances Hesselbein, who will continue as Chairman of the Board of Governors.
Peter F. Drucker, Honorary Chairman, said, "Rob Johnston knows the Drucker Foundation and shares its values and its vision. He brings to the new assignment a wealth of experience and a keen insight into the Foundation's mission and its opportunities."
Rob Johnston noted, "I am pleased to further the Drucker Foundation's efforts to lead social sector organizations toward excellence in performance, and to develop collaborations across business, social sector, and government organizations."
Johnston has served the Drucker Foundation since 1991, holding positions of increasing responsibility for management and program. He was Senior Vice President, Program, upon his appointment. At the Foundation he has led the Drucker Innovation Award program, publication development, teleconference and conference development. He was Executive Producer for Leading in a Time of Change, a 2001 video featuring Peter F. Drucker and Peter M. Senge and the Nonprofit Leader of the Future, the Foundation's 1997 video teleconference broadcast to 10,000 leaders across the United States. He has led the editorial development of the Foundation's Web site (drucker.org) and has been a Senior Editor for its quarterly journal Leader to Leader, since its founding in 1996. Johnston earned a BA in the History of Art from Yale, and an MBA from Stanford. He contributed a chapter to Enterprising Nonprofits (forthcoming March 2001).
Frances Hesselbein, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the nation's highest civilian honor -- for her leadership of the social sector, will continue to represent the Foundation as Editor in Chief of Leader to Leader and will write and speak on leadership and management issues.
Hesselbein said, "This is an exuberant time of leadership transition for the Foundation; Rob Johnston has dedicated his heart and mind to the Foundation's work over its first decade. The Board of Governors is pleased that he will lead the Drucker Foundation into its second decade, and toward our Vision 2010."
About the Drucker FoundationThe Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, founded in 1990, is named for and inspired by the acknowledged father of modern management. The Foundation's mission is "to lead social sector organizations toward excellence in performance." As a broker of intellectual capital, the Foundation pursues this mission through the presentation of conferences and video teleconferences, the development of management resources, partnerships and publications, the Frances Hesselbein Community Innovation Fellows Program, and the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation. The Foundation is an operating foundation, and does not make financial grants.
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