Packard Foundation announce Nancy Lindborg as President and CEO


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The David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Board of Trustees announced the selection of Nancy Lindborg as the Foundation’s new president and CEO. Lindborg will lead the foundation in its commitment to advance the lives of children, families, and communities, and restore and protect the planet.

Lindborg is a recognized leader on issues of democracy, civil society, peacebuilding, and humanitarian response, and brings extensive experience leading public service organizations and government agencies that work on the world’s most complex problems

‘Nancy’s global experience, deep integrity, and inspiring vision will increase the Packard Foundation’s impact and accelerate our efforts to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems,’ said David Orr, chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. ‘Issues like global climate change and reproductive rights and health are increasingly interconnected, transcend borders, and demand urgent action. We are delighted to have Nancy lead us as we navigate the challenges and opportunities that face us and the world in the years to come.’

Since 2015, she has served as president and CEO at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), a nonpartisan, independent, federal organization dedicated to preventing and resolving violent conflict around the world. Under her tenure, USIP launched the Women Building Peace Award to honour and amplify the voices of inspiring women leaders in the field. Lindborg began her career in the San Francisco Bay Area as a consultant on energy conservation, land use, and other environmental issues.

‘Through my work with NGOs and government agencies, I have seen how change happens. I have seen the unique and essential role philanthropy plays in making long-term impact by taking risks and catalyzing new ideas,’ said Lindborg. ‘The Packard Foundation and its partners are doing extraordinary work to help people reach their aspirations. I look forward to joining the Foundation and its partners in their mission to make sustained progress on some of the most pressing challenges of our time.’

Lindborg will begin her role with the Foundation in August 2020. She succeeds Carol Larson, who stepped down as president and CEO at the end of 2019 after more than 30 years with the Foundation.

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