Golden LEAF announces search for next Golden LEAF president

Search to be led by the Golden LEAF Board, facilitated by executive search firm

The Golden LEAF Foundation Board of Directors is leading the search for the next president to continue its vision of creating a lasting economic impact on rural, tobacco-dependent and economically distressed communities in North Carolina. Information on the application process and job description is on the Golden LEAF website https://www.goldenleaf.org/job-description-application/.

After interviewing several executive search firms with significant experience conducting similar searches, Golden LEAF has hired Raleigh firm Elinvar to facilitate the presidential search and oversee the recruitment and selection process.

“We are pleased to have an experienced, North Carolina-based firm conduct the search for the Foundation,” said Golden LEAF Board member Lee Roberts, who is also Chair of the Golden LEAF committee overseeing the selection process. “We are confident that the Foundation can quickly find the best candidates available to continue our mission of serving rural, tobacco dependent communities in North Carolina and help prepare these communities for new economic opportunities.”

Elinvar will receive applications through July 15th. The Golden LEAF Board of Directors will select the next president. A decision is expected to be made in the fourth quarter of 2019.

“The Golden LEAF Foundation will continue to pursue its vision to support lasting, long-term economic development in North Carolina’s rural communities,” said Randy Isenhower, Chairman of the Golden LEAF Board. “We stand ready to take this organization into its next 20 years and look forward to selecting a new leader to serve as a champion for rural North Carolina.”

The Foundation continues to operate as usual during the transition period to provide ongoing, critical resources to grantees and scholars throughout rural North Carolina and relief and recovery funding to citizens and communities affected by recent hurricanes. During the transition, Ted Lord, Senior Vice President and Staff Attorney of Golden LEAF, is serving as Acting President.

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