Joseph Cahalan Named Chief Executive Officer of Concern Worldwide U.S.
NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2012
NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International humanitarian
organization Concern Worldwide U.S. today announced that it has appointed
long-time Xerox Corporation executive, Joseph Cahalan, Ph.D., as its Chief
Executive Officer. The appointment of Dr. Cahalan, effective in January 2013,
signals a strategic focus on expanding the U.S. presence of Concern, which was
originally founded in Ireland in 1968.
"I am honored and excited to assume the role as CEO of Concern Worldwide
U.S.," said Dr. Cahalan. "For more than 40 years, Concern has been a global
leader in developing innovative solutions that meet the needs of people living
in extreme poverty—even in some of the world's toughest environments. I look
forward to working with Concern's dedicated teams in New York and Chicago to
help support and expand the work of Concern overseas so that we reach more
people across the world with programs that save lives and empower people to
escape extreme poverty."
Dr. Cahalan comes to Concern after more than 40 years at the Xerox
Corporation, where he held a series of positions in public affairs and
communications. He was also a part of the corporate-wide team that put the
Xerox quality process in place, which resulted in Xerox receiving the Malcolm
Baldridge National Quality Award in 1989. Most recently, Dr. Cahalan served as
president of the Xerox Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Xerox
Corporation that invested $13.5 million in the non-profit sector in 2011, and
vice president of communications and social responsibility at Xerox
"Joe is a visionary leader with an indisputably strong track record of making
a tangible impact through philanthropic investments," said Thomas Moran,
Chairman of Concern Worldwide U.S. and President, Chairman and CEO of Mutual
of America. "When it was decided that the strong growth of Concern Worldwide
U.S. demanded a full-time CEO, the Board of Directors unanimously agreed that
Joe, with his breadth of experience and success in communications,
fundraising, and program management and development, is the right leader at
this time of tremendous opportunity for the organization."
Dr. Cahalan has served on the board of trustees of the Arthur Page Society,
the board of advisors at the Democratic Leadership Council, the board of
directors of the Stamford Center for the Arts, and the Advisory Council of the
Business Committee for the United Nations. Dr. Cahalan has also served on the
board of Concern Worldwide U.S. since 2008.
Dr. Cahalan will assume the role of CEO of Concern Worldwide U.S. in January
2013 and will be based in the organization's U.S. headquarters in New York
About Concern Worldwide
Concern Worldwide is an international, non-governmental humanitarian
organization dedicated to reducing extreme poverty, with more than 3,200
personnel working in 25 of the world's poorest countries in Africa, Asia, and
the Caribbean. Concern Worldwide targets the root causes of extreme poverty
through programs in health, education, livelihoods and microfinance, HIV and
AIDS, and emergency response, directly reaching more than 8.5 million people.
For more information, please visit concernusa.orgor follow us on Twitter and
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