Trilogy Search Taps Director for Pivot Learning Partners

November 11, 2015 – Trilogy Search Non+Profit has recruited Michael Hopkins to serve on the board of directors of Pivot Learning Partners. He will support the work of Pivot and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Chuck Pappalardo, managing partner, led the assignment for Trilogy.

Mr. Hopkins is the chief executive officer of Ice Energy, a provider of thermal energy storage for the grid. Prior to joining Ice Energy, he practiced law for 18 years as a partner with Bennett Jones LLP. He is a member of the board of chancellors of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, a member of the board of chancellors, a member of the board of trustees of William Sansum Diabetes Center, a member of the board of directors of Integrated Marine Education and Research Expeditions and a member of the board of directors of Orthoshop Geomatics Limited.

Trilogy Search has worked with Pivot Learning Partners in the past. In February, the firm placed Cheryl Dodge as the company’s chief business officer. Ms. Dodge has a distinguished track record as an innovative business leader with decades of experience in building high-performing teams, establishing a strong business infrastructure and achieving growth goals across organizations, large and small. She was previously a VP with McGraw-Hill. In 2014, Trilogy Search was also responsible for the placement of Pivot Learning Partners’ CEO Dr. Arun Ramanathan. He was formerly executive director of Education Trust-West.

Pivot Learning Partners is a non-profit organization whose mission is to revitalize public education by developing leaders and building the education organizations of the future. The company is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

Trilogy Search Non+Profit specializes in recruiting senior-level executives and company directors for non-profit and for-profit businesses.

The economic strength of the non-profit sector has increased in recent years and the sector is now the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million non-profit organizations employ 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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