Donna Klein, President and Founder of Corporate Voices for Working Families, has been elected Executive Chair by the Board of Trustees.

Here’s a letter from Donna about the news involving her and Corporate Voices:

I am delighted to share with you some important and exciting developments involving Corporate Voices for Working Families and me personally. Beginning June 1, I will assume the newly created management position of Executive Chair.

 Corporate Voices has continued to grow and to expand our research and advocacy on behalf of working families and the competitiveness of American business, and we are now in an excellent position to build on our many accomplishments. The Board of Trustees is confident that the timing is right to make a transition. My responsibilities will include continuing to oversee the development of the organization’s long-term strategy; developing and maintaining strategic relationships with foundations, corporations and advocacy organizations; fundraising; working with our Board of Trustees and senior management on the implementation of research and advocacy initiatives; and continuing my involvement with Corporate Voices’ day-to-day operation and management.

 At the same time, our Board is identifying candidates for the position of President, and we expect to announce that selection this fall. This process is part of a robust review of the day-to-day strategic management of Corporate Voices that our Board initiated six months ago, and the goal is to hire a President who brings to that position decades of senior-level business experience and leadership. The new President will report directly to me. In the interim, I will continue in both roles.

 I am looking forward to the new position as Executive Chair with Corporate Voices and the continuation of my many relationships with cherished colleagues: partner companies, funding partners and strategic outreach organizations.

Here’s the news release about the announcement.