Staff Updates

Foundation President Wally Adeyemo on hope…and change

December 7, 2020 4:31 PM

Dear friends, When I joined the Obama Foundation last fall as President, I planned to help refine its strategy for the long-term. After two years… More

Valerie Jarrett To Lead Day-to-Day Management of the Obama Foundation

December 7, 2020 4:30 PM

Appointment Comes As Obama Presidential Center Nears End of Federal Review Process and Prepares for Groundbreaking in 2021 CHICAGO — Today, the Obama… More

Obama Foundation Launches New Career Page and Internship Application, Announces Stacey D. Mitchell as Director of People

January 29, 2018 1:29 PM

Chicago, IL — Today, the Obama Foundation launched a new opportunities page on Obama.org and announced Stacey D. Mitchell as the new Director of… More

Obama Foundation Announces Anne Filipic as Chief Program Officer

December 5, 2017 5:52 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced Anne Filipic as Chief Program Officer. As Chief Program Officer, Anne will play a critical role in… More

Obama Foundation Announces New Additions to Board of Directors

November 3, 2017 1:07 PM

Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Glenn Hutchins, Dr. Mahalia Hines and Chancellor Juan Salgado join Board of Directors, strengthening the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to… More

Audacious Goals: Diversity and Inclusion at the Obama Foundation

September 29, 2017 1:24 PM

By Jamie Clare Flaherty, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Obama Foundation I was born in Detroit to an Irish Catholic father from Chicago and… More

Obama Foundation Announces Ralph Leslie as Chief Financial Officer

July 25, 2017 12:02 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced Ralph Leslie as Chief Financial Officer. As Chief Financial Officer, Ralph will oversee the financial… More

Obama Foundation Announces Dr. Louise Bernard as Director of the Museum of the Obama Presidential Center

May 31, 2017 2:00 PM

Chicago – Today, the Obama Foundation announced Dr. Louise Bernard as the Director of the Museum of the Obama Presidential Center. As Museum Director, Dr. More

Obama Foundation Announces Lynn Taliento as Chief Program Officer

May 12, 2017 12:05 PM

Chicago – Today, the Obama Foundation announced Lynn Taliento as Chief Program Officer. At the Obama Foundation, Lynn Taliento will lead the development of the… More

Obama Foundation Announces Glenn Brown as Chief Digital Officer

May 10, 2017 3:22 PM

Chicago – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that Glenn Brown will serve as Chief Digital Officer. As Chief Digital Officer, Glenn will lead the Foundation’s… More

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