July 30, 2015 – New York headquartered executive search firm Bridge Partners, LLC has placed Maeghan Jones as president of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga (CFGC).
Ms. Jones, who has been serving as president of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, will succeed retiring President Pete Cooper. She previously served in numerous non-profit management positions, including director of a statewide program for homeless and runaway youth, and as executive director of a private family foundation. In addition to her non-profit management experience, Ms. Jones has worked as a public interest attorney assisting low-income and indigent clients with securing basic rights and services.
“Maeghan not only has the intelligence and organizational capability to serve as a great leader for Community Foundation; she also has the passion and dedication to making a positive difference in our community,” said CFGC board chairwoman Michelle Ruest. “We are confident that she will bring a vital blend of thought leadership, vision and innovation to the role of president, and that she will undoubtedly further the impact of Community Foundation in the years to come.”
The search process was spearheaded by a committee comprised of CFGC current and past board members, and was facilitated nationally by Bridge Partners. According to Ms. Ruest, Bridge Partners also facilitated engagement with a diverse spectrum of community foundation constituents throughout the greater Chattanooga area to ensure their input in the process.
Bridge Partners is an executive search firm focusing on senior level diversity search. Its clients include major corporations, non-profits, public sector, and entrepreneurial organizations across the U.S. and around the world. Bridge Partners’ executive search offering and capabilities span a broad base of industries and functions, for organizations ranging from multinational corporations to the public sector and academia.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media