W.K. Kellogg Foundation names Kathryn Krecke as corporate secretary and
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. 25, 2013
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The W.K. Kellogg
Foundation (WKKF) announces the selection of Kathryn Krecke as corporate
secretary and general counsel, and an officer of the foundation. She will
report to WKKF President and CEO Sterling K. Speirn.
Krecke, who will join the foundation on March 4, was most recently the vice
president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the Thunderbird School
of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz.
"We are very pleased that Kathy will join the foundation's leadership team.
She brings outstanding global legal experience, governance knowledge and a
record of successful leadership in both the nonprofit and for profit sectors,"
"And, as a Michigan native, Kathy is looking forward to returning home and
contributing to the Kellogg Foundation's work to ensure that all children
have opportunities to realize their full potential," added Speirn.
"I am honored to have been invited to join the Kellogg Foundation in its
service to vulnerable children and families," said Krecke. "And, I look
forward to working with the talented and dedicated members of the foundation
Krecke joined the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a number one ranked
school of international business, in 2005 as an associate vice president and
general counsel and in 2007 was appointed corporate secretary. In 2009, she
was promoted to vice president and assumed responsibility for human resources
in addition to her other roles. Since 2005, Krecke has served as the chief
legal officer for operations in the United States, Russia, Switzerland, Czech
Republic, China and Mexico.
Earlier work also included a managing a private law practice in 2004-2005;
serving as managing counsel for retail marketing, manager of retirement plans
and employment practices, and senior counsel for ConocoPhillips in Tempe,
Ariz., from 1995-2004; and as a partner with Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre &
Friedlander, P.A., in Phoenix.
Krecke earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
and her bachelor's degree in history from Hope College in Holland, Mich.
About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private
foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the
largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief
that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with
communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize
their full potential in school, work and life.
The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Mich., and works throughout
the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes.
Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high
concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to
success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New
Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more
information, visit www.wkkf.org.
SOURCE W.K. Kellogg Foundation
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