Staff Updates

Obama Foundation Names Tina Tchen as Chief Strategy and Impact Officer

July 6, 2022 2:10 PM

Today the Obama Foundation announced that Tina Tchen will join the Foundation as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Impact Officer. In this role,… More

Obama Foundation Names Ammar Rizki as Chief Financial Officer

May 2, 2022 10:00 AM

CHICAGO — Today the Obama Foundation announced that Ammar Rizki, an experienced government and corporate financial executive, will join the Foundation’s team as Executive Vice… More

Obama Foundation Adds Alfreda Bradley-Coar to the Executive Team as Chief Legal Officer

October 26, 2021 10:00 AM

CHICAGO — Today the Obama Foundation announced that Alfreda Bradley-Coar, an accomplished corporate executive and business advisor, will join the Foundation’s team as Executive Vice… More

Obama Foundation Statement on Anti-Racism and Equity

September 27, 2021 8:01 PM

In the United States, we are still grappling – in ways large and small – with the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow and the… More

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 Announces Addition of Connie Ballmer and Demond Martin to the Board of Directors

August 7, 2020 11:01 AM

CHICAGO — Today, the Obama Foundation announced that Connie Ballmer, philanthropist and civic activist, and Demond Martin, investor and community leader, have joined the Foundation’s… More

David Simas Reflects on the Foundation’s Path Forward

July 17, 2020 11:00 AM

As part of our 2019 Annual Report, Obama Foundation Chief Executive Officer David Simas penned the message below to reflect on the Foundation’s work to… More

An Update on How We’re Responding in This Time of Need

July 17, 2020 11:00 AM

Along with the release of our 2019 Annual Report, Obama Foundation Chief Executive Officer David Simas and Obama Foundation President Wally Adeyemo shared the update… More

Obama Foundation Announces Wally Adeyemo as President

August 1, 2019 10:00 AM

CHICAGO — Today, the Obama Foundation announced that former Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Adewale… More

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