Placed Leaders

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Names David W. Oxtoby as its Next President
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Koya is proud to have partnered with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to...
RefuSHE Names Jailan Adly as Chief Executive Officer
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Jailan first joined RefuSHE’s Board of Directors in January 2018 and has most recently served...
The Rockefeller Foundation Names Christine Heenan as Vice President for Policy, Partnerships and Communications
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Koya Leadership Partners is proud to have partnered with The Rockefeller Foundation and President Dr. Rajiv...
Carolyn S. Berkowitz
Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals Appoints Carolyn S. Berkowitz as its New President and CEO
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Koya is delighted to have partnered with the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) on...
Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative Names Rev. Donald E. Heckman as the First Executive Director
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The Tri-Faith Initiative is timely and ambitious, and is the first place in history where...
The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation Welcomes Terri Wright as VP, Program and Community
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Following a nationwide, multi-phased search, Wright emerged as the successful placement. Terri brings expertise in...
Wood Family Foundation Welcomes Laura Muriello as new Executive Director
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Founded in 2011 by Chicago Cubs pitcher, Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah, the Wood...
The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund names Jose R. Rodriguez as New Executive Director
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Since 1989, DMSF has provided access to high-quality private high schools to over 2,200 Chicago...
University of Washington Welcomes Brian McCartan as Vice President for Finance
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Koya is proud to have partnered with the University of Washington (UW) to place Brian McCartan...
Big Thought Board Names Byron Sanders as New President and CEO
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One of Dallas’ most respected education nonprofits, Big Thought works with partners across the city...
Vanderbilt University appoints Erik Smetana as Executive Director for Compensation and Talent
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Vanderbilt is a dynamic center of research, learning and growth. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Vandebilt...
Lyric Opera of Chicago names Elizabeth Hurley as New Chief Development Officer
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Elizabeth Hurley joins Lyric Opera of Chicago as Chief Development Officer, bringing more than 30...
Easterseals names Angela F. Williams as President and CEO
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Williams will lead Easterseals as it approaches its 100th anniversary in 2019 as the country’s...
Lauren DiGrazia
UNC-Chapel Hill names Lauren DiGrazia as new Assistant Vice Provost and University Registrar.
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Koya congratulates the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the appointment of Lauren...
Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology Announces Gina E. Burkhardt as President and Chief Executive Officer
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The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology is based on Pittsburgh's Manchester Bidwell Corporation, a...
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce names Ryan Davis as President and CEO
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Davis will become the third President in CSW’s 26-year history. His selection was made after...
Eric Norman
Saint Anselm College names Eric Norman as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance
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Eric Norman joins Saint Anselm from Curry College in Milton, Mass., where he served as...
David McDermott
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Names David McDermott as New Executive Director
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Koya Leadership Partners congratulates Hubbard Street Dance Chicago on the appointment of David McDermott as...
Edwin Torres
Grantmakers in the Arts names Edwin Torres as New Chief Executive Officer
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Torres will become GIA’s third CEO after a national search overseen by Koya.
STRIVE Names David Melendez National Vice President, Development & Communications
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Koya Leadership Partners congratulates STRIVE on the appointment of David Melendez as National Vice President,...
Drug Policy Alliance Announces Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno as New Executive Director
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Koya Leadership Partners congratulates the Drug Policy Alliance on the appointment of Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno...
Danielle Deane-Ryan
Nathan Cummings Foundation Appoints Danielle Deane-Ryan as Director, Inclusive Clean Economy
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Koya congratulates the Nathan Cummings Foundation on the appointment of Danielle Deane-Ryan as Director, Inclusive...
National Wildlife Refuge Association names Geoffrey Haskett as President
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Koya leadership partnered with the National Wildlife Refuge Association on its President search.  Our work...
Michelle Piekutowski
Carnegie Mellon University appoints Michelle Piekutowski As Chief Human Resources Officer
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Koya Leadership Partners congratulates Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on the appointment of Michelle Piekutowski as...
Tamika Butler
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust Board Names Tamika Butler as Executive Director
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Koya Leadership Partners congratulates the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT) on naming Tamika Butler...
Fashion Institute of Technology announces Troy Richards as Dean of the School of Art and Design.
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Koya Leadership Partners congratulates The Fashion Institute of Technology on the appointment of Troy Richards...
The Trevor Project names Amit Paley as new CEO & Executive Director
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Koya leadership partners congratulates the Trevor Project on the appointment of Amit Paley as its...
The Nathan Cummings Foundation Appoints Independent Trustee
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Koya congratulates the Nathan Cummings Foundation on the appointment of Rey Ramsey to the Board...
Healthy Communities Foundation (formerly The Arthur Foundation) names Maria del Socorro Pesqueira as President
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Koya Leadership Partners congratulates Healthy Communities Foundation (formerly The Arthur Foundation) on the appointment of...
North Star Fund Announces Jennifer Ching as New Executive Director
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Koya Leadership Partners congratulates North Star Fund on naming Jennifer Ching as incoming Executive Director....
Infinite Difference: Steven Hawkins, Amnesty International USA
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Our final featured leader in our Infinite Difference campaign is Steven Hawkins, Executive Director, Amnesty...
Infinite Difference: Beth Swanson, The Joyce Foundation
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Meet Beth Swanson, Vice President of Strategy and Programs for The Joyce Foundation, a nonprofit...
Infinite Difference: Beth Anderson, The Hill Center
This month’s Infinite Difference feature is Beth Anderson, a national leader in education and entrepreneurship,...
Infinite Difference: Samhita Reddy, Red Hook Initiative
  Meet this month’s Infinite Difference leader: Samhita Reddy from Brooklyn’s Red Hook Initiative. She...
Infinite Difference: Richard McCarthy, Slow Food USA
        Read about our second inspiring Infinite Difference leader: Richard McCarthy, Executive...
A Winter Update from Alison Ranney & Koya Chicago
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  Dear Chicago Friends and Colleagues, I am delighted to write with an update on...