Katrina Shaw Appointed as Chief Executive Officer

 In Freedom House

The Board of Freedom House is pleased to announce the appointment of Katrina Shaw as the new CEO following the retirement of Gail Snowden. Shaw joined Freedom House September, 2012 as the Chief Operating Officer responsible for Programs, Operations and Strategy. She previously served as Vice President for External Affairs at the Family Center.

Prior to that she served as Co-Executive Director of City Year Louisiana, where she provided executive leadership for the multi-city site of 90 employees and volunteers; serving over 1,000 under-performing students in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana and successfully raised $3 million in annual operating revenue, including over $1 million in new funds within 9 months.

As an AVP of the State Street Corporation Foundation, Katrina managed a multi-million dollar portfolio of funding to over 300 charitable organizations globally, including North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South Africa and Cayman Islands. She planned and co-led the development of a strategic plan for corporate philanthropy and community affairs that strategically leveraged corporate philanthropy, employee volunteerism, matching gifts, employee giving campaigns, disaster relief efforts and corporate event sponsorships. She has a Masters of Social Work from Boston College and a B.A. from Spelman College.

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