Submitted by: Tory Burch Foundation
Posted: Aug 17, 2011 – 04:14 PM EST
NEW YORK, Aug. 17 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Terri McCullough has been named Executive Director of the Tory Burch Foundation. In this position, she will provide leadership, manage programs and operations as well as develop long-term strategy.
"Terri is a proven leader with a total commitment to philanthropy and women's economic empowerment," said Tory Burch, CEO/CCO of Tory Burch, LLC. "Her experience and passion will be invaluable to us."
McCullough brings over 20 years of experience to the Tory Burch Foundation. She served for over fifteen years on the staff of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic Leader and first female Speaker of the House. Most recently, Ms. McCullough was Chief of Staff and Advisor, focusing on policy affecting women and families. In this role, she was responsible for legislative, press, political, personnel and administrative functions of the Congresswoman's Washington and San Francisco offices. Previously, Ms. McCullough was the Assistant Director for the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at New York University and Director of Communications at PENCIL (Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning).
"For over fifteen years, Terri has been an invaluable leader on my staff who helped shape our work in Washington and San Francisco," said Leader Pelosi. "In the Office of the Speaker and Democratic Leader she has been an exemplary manager, motivator and mentor to many, and I will greatly miss her thoughtful counsel and dedication. Terri has been particularly focused on advancing opportunity for women. I am so pleased that this new leadership role will allow her to continue and expand upon those important efforts."
"I am proud to join Tory Burch, an incredibly successful woman entrepreneur who is committed to investing in innovative approaches to support and mentor other women," said McCullough.
McCullough holds several board and leadership positions of charitable organizations including the Girls Leadership Institute. She will be based in New York at the Tory Burch headquarters and report to the Board of Trustees.
About the Tory Burch Foundation:
The Tory Burch Foundation launched in 2009 to help women and their families in the United States. The foundation empowers women entrepreneurs through microfinance and mentoring, enabling them to start and grow their own businesses. In turn, women are helping their communities, revitalizing local economies and providing for their families. For more information, visit www.toryburchfoundation.org.
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