Jennifer Sirangelo Named Chief Executive Officer of National 4-H Council
CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 31, 2013
CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National 4-H
Council's (Council) Board of Trustees announced today that Jennifer Sirangelo,
executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been appointed to
the top post at the organization. Sirangelo, who joined Council in 2006 to
grow support for the 4-H movement worldwide, will succeed the current CEO,
Donald T. Floyd, Jr. who is retiring after 22 years with National 4-H Council.
Sirangelo will officially assume her new position on January 1, 2014.
"What an incredible testament to the outstanding leadership within 4-H that we
have been able to select one of our own to lead this organization into the
future," said James C. Borel, chairman of National 4-H Council's Board of
Trustees, executive vice president, DuPont Company and a 4-H alum. "Jennifer's
incredible track record, transformational leadership expertise and
interpersonal savvy make her the best choice to help 4-H bring opportunities
and access to more young people than ever before."
Sirangelo's appointment to serve as Council's president and CEO comes as the
organization launches new, aggressive fundraising efforts in support of the 7
million 4-H young people in more than 50 countries around the world.
As part of a best-in-class succession planning process begun in 2010,
Council's Board of Trustees engaged Korn Ferry International in October of
2012 to conduct a global search for qualified internal and external
"The Board followed a comprehensive and disciplined approach to find a leader
who not only believes passionately in the power of young people, but also has
the skills and experience to take National 4-H Council to the next level,"
said Trustee Alison Lewis, senior vice president, North America marketing, The
Coca Cola Company, who led the Board's succession committee. "We had a strong
slate of candidates that Korn Ferry presented—outstanding and proven leaders
from the public, private and non-profit sectors. After a rigorous and intense
process, Jennifer became the clear choice."
In her 7 years serving within National 4-H Council, Sirangelo more than
tripled annual fundraising and led the process to develop the organization's
new strategic plan.
During her 20 year career, Sirangelo has demonstrated a tireless passion for
youth development. Before joining National 4-H Council, Sirangelo was regional
vice president for Boys & Girls Clubs of America where she was responsible for
Board development and fundraising strategy in 11 northeastern states. She also
served as the vice president of marketing and development for the Boys & Girls
Clubs of Greater Kansas City. Prior to her work with Boys & Girls Clubs,
Jennifer worked in development for William Jewell College and the National
"Jennifer has the skills, experience, talent and vision to lead Council into
an even more dynamic future, while maintaining its commitment to serve the
thousands of Cooperative Extension professionals and volunteers that deliver
4-H programming," shared Trustee William Hare, associate dean/director,
land-grant programs, University of the District of Columbia, a former member
of the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) and a member of
the Board's succession committee. "That's why, after an in-depth and
collaborative search, the Board unanimously chose Jennifer."
Sirangelo grew up in Missouri and is aunt to two members of the KC Explorers
4-H Club in Kansas City, Missouri. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in
communications and political science from William Jewell College, a Master of
Public Administration degree from Syracuse University, and attended St.
Peter's College at Oxford University. As an undergraduate, Sirangelo was
recognized as a Harry S. Truman Scholar.
4-H is a community of seven million young people across the globe learning
leadership, citizenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the private
sector, nonprofit partner of 4-H National Headquarters located at the National
Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within USDA. In the U.S., 4-H
programs are implemented by the 109 land-grant universities and the
Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices
across the country. Overseas, 4-H programs are active in more than 50
countries on six continents around the world. For more information about 4-H,
go to www.4-H.org.
About National 4-H Council
National 4-H Council supports national and state 4-H programs with a focus on
fundraising, brand management, communications, and legal and fiduciary
services. Council also oversees the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, and
the National 4-H Supply Service, the authorized agent for items bearing the
4-H name and emblem. As a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity and one
of just 1,800 charities to be given 4-Stars by Charity Navigator, National 4-H
Council is a strong leader in the non-profit community. Learn more about how
you can support National 4-H Council in building a stronger world for our
young people. National 4-H Council is governed by a Board of Trustees made up
of corporate executives and private citizens with varied backgrounds including
representatives from USDA, state Cooperative Extension and land-grant
universities, along with 4-H youth.
SOURCE National 4-H Council Board of Trustees
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