Obama Foundation Announces New Board of Directors Members

Four appointees were named, from across a variety of professions.

By Brad Subramaniam, Contributor

In a press release last Friday, the Obama Foundation announced the addition of four new members to their Board of Directors.

The appointees will support the Obama Foundation’s goals of improving civic engagement within Chicago and other communities across the nation and aim to “identify, inspire, and train the next generation of civic leaders.”

The new Board members include Penny Pritzker, former United States Secretary of Commerce; Glenn Hutchins, director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and cofounder of the private equity firm Silver Lake; Mahalia Hines, president of the Common Ground Foundation; and Juan Salgado, chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago.

Obama Foundation Chair Marty Nesbitt said: “Over the last two years, the Obama Foundation has put together a diverse and talented team to fulfill an ambitious agenda—from unveiling the initial site plan of the Obama Presidential Center to rolling out the first of our programming initiatives and events.”

The Obama Foundation’s updated Board of Directors comes amid several public events which have drawn attention to the organization, including a recent inaugural leadership summit that revealed the planned construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Hyde Park.