Robert G. Ottenhoff Stepping Down as President and CEO of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy
WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 5, 2019) — The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) announced today that its president and CEO, Robert G. Ottenhoff will be stepping down, effective April 1, 2020. The board has hired Russell Reynolds, a global leadership search organization, to lead the national search for his replacement.
Ottenhoff joined CDP in 2012 as its first chief executive. Tapped for his entrepreneurial approach to the philanthropic sector, his depth of experience steered CDP. In less than a decade, CDP has grown into a leading transformative voice — informing and directing long-term philanthropic disaster resources where they are needed most, helping millions in need.
“We are all grateful to Bob for his leadership that has grown and strengthened CDP, both in operations and in reputation,” said Lori J. Bertman, chair of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy board and president and CEO of the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation. “He has given us a solid foundation to build upon and we are fortunate that Bob will participate in our seamless transition to a new era at a time when the need for innovative approaches to address natural and complex disasters worldwide is becoming ever more urgent...