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New Members and Officers Elected to The Communications Network Board


(Washington, D.C.) The Communications Network, the leading association of non-profit communications professionals in the country, announced today that it elected three new officers to lead the organization.

The board unanimously voted:
Alfred Ironside, Vice President for Global Communications at the Ford Foundation, as chair. He succeeds Minna Jung , Vice President of Communications at Earthjustice.

Jesse Salazar, Vice President of Communications at the Council on Foundations, as vice chair. He succeeds Joanne Krell, Vice President for Communications at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Maureen Cozine, Senior Director of Communications at the New York State Health Foundation, as secretary. She succeeds Charity Perkins, Director of Communications at The Duke Endowment.

Ironside and Salazar recently served as members of the board’s Executive Committee and oversaw the most recent strategic planning process for the organization.

Additionally, The Network announced that Eric Brown, Principal at Brownbridge Strategies, and Joanne Flores Moses, Director of Finance at the Boettcher Foundation, have been elected members of the board of The Communications Network. Brown, formerly of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, served as The Network’s Board Chair from 2009-2011.

“This is the home of the nation’s leading communication professionals working on social change and social good,” Ironside said. “This board is committed to seeing this network grow and strengthen, building evidence and best practice around smart communications for meaningful causes. It’s a real honor for us to guide this community of creative and innovative comms leaders from around the country.”

The full board of The Communications Network also includes Rebecca Arno of the Denver Foundation, Tanya Barrientos of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kevin Corcoran of the Lumina Foundation, Meredith Klein of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Doug Root of the Pittsburgh Foundation, Andrew Sherry of Knight Foundation, Daniel Silverman of The James Irvine Foundation, Norris West of The Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Craig C. Ziegler of the California Healthcare Foundation.

The Communications Network supports foundations and non-profits to improve lives through the power of smart communications. With some 700 active members across the globe representing leading social sector organizations, the Network sponsors the largest annual conference on strategic communications for social change, and offers learning and networking programs throughout the year.


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