Two Changes in Executive Team at Carnegie Corporation of New York

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Two Changes in Executive Team at Carnegie Corporation of New York

The associate corporate secretary of Carnegie Corporation of New York, Nicole Howe Buggs, has been promoted to chief administrative officer and corporate secretary of the foundation, following nearly 10 years of service to the foundation. Trish Callahan joins the foundation as chief human resources officer, bringing more than 25 years of human resources leadership to the role, most recently with The Education Trust, a nonprofit that works to improve outcomes for disadvantaged students.

As the chief administrative officer (CAO) and corporate secretary, Ms. Howe Buggs serves as the liaison to the board of trustee and helps ensure effective governance of the Corporation. She is continuing in the role of director of grants management, overseeing operations and compliance for an annual portfolio of approximately 275 domestic and international grants, consisting of more than $150 million in funding support. In addition, Ms. Howe Buggs is responsible for leading and managing information technology and office services. She joined the Corporation in 2011 after running grants management at the Public Welfare Foundation, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, and the Healthcare Georgia Foundation.

Ms. Callahan’s experience in human resources spans a diverse range of organizations, including nonprofit educational media, family-owned manufacturing, and publicly traded companies. She spent 15 years with Sesame Workshop, the production company that produces Sesame Street, where Ms. Callahan rose to the position of vice president of human resources, overseeing services for 300 employees. In the for-profit sector, she worked for McDonald’s Corporation, providing human resources support for more than 100 franchise restaurants in the greater New York City area. Her signature initiatives have focused on career coaching and workplace culture aimed at improving employee engagement.

Ms. Howe Buggs and Ms. Callahan assume responsibilities formerly managed by Ellen Bloom, the Corporation’s vice president, chief administrative officer, and corporate secretary, who retired in December 2019 after 12 years with the Corporation...

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