Staff Updates

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

Obama Foundation Announces Landscape Architect for Obama Presidential Center

January 30, 2017 11:22 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced the landscape architecture team for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC).  Working with the OPC’s previously announced architects, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and InterActive Design Architects, a team comprised of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), Site Design Group, and Living Habitats will serve as the project’s landscape architects. More

Obama Foundation Announces David Simas as Chief Executive Officer

December 19, 2016 5:20 PM

Today, the Obama Foundation announced David Simas as Chief Executive Officer. Simas will join the Obama Foundation leadership team, including Chairman Marty Nesbitt and Executive Director Robbin Cohen, to lead the Foundation’s work to create the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. More

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