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Company Overview of International Rescue Committee

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International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a non-sectarian non-profit organization that provides emergency relief, rehabilitation, protection, resettlement services and advocacy to refugees, displaced persons, and victims of oppression and violent conflict. The organization’s activities include sanctuary and lifesaving assistance; water, food, shelter, sanitation, and medical care; rebuilding of devastated communities; restoring lost livelihoods; reuniting families; translation services; English-language instruction; job training; employment; and other counseling services. It has strategic affiliations with FilmAid International, Reproductive Health for Refugees (RHR) Consortium, Spanish Refuge...

122 East 42nd Street

New York, NY 10168

United States

Founded in 1933





Key Executives for International Rescue Committee

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 55
Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President of External Relations
Senior Vice President of Policy and Practice
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

International Rescue Committee Key Developments

International Rescue Committee Announces Board Appointments

The International Rescue Committee announced the addition of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and Dr. Merryl H. Tisch to its board of directors. Her Majesty Queen Rania is an internationally known advocate committed to improving the lives of women and children displaced by conflict and natural disaster. Dr. Merryl H. Tisch has served at the helm of New York State's governing body for education from 2009 to 2016 and as a member of the Board since 1996. As Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, Dr. Tisch was responsible for setting the state's education policy and overseeing both public and private education throughout New York. She currently holds a number of philanthropic and civic positions.

International Rescue Committee Announces Executive Changes

International Rescue Committee announced the election of Katherine Farley and Tracy R. Wolstencroft as co-chairs of the board of directors. Ms. Farley and Mr. Wolstencroft succeed Sarah O’Hagan and Tom Schick as board co-chairs. Ms. Farley is a Senior Managing Director at real estate company Tishman Speyer, where she is responsible for the Brazil and China business and oversees Global Corporate Marketing. Ms. Farley served on the Board Trustees from 1998-2009, during which time she was a member of the executive committee, before joining the Board of Overseers from 2009 to 2015. Ms. Farley is currently the Chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and a Trustee of Rockefeller University and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She has also previously served as a Trustee of Brown University. Mr. Wolstencroft is President and CEO of the global executive search firm, Heidrick & Struggles. Previously he was a longstanding partner at Goldman Sachs where, over the course of a 25-year career, he led a wide range of businesses in the United States, Asia and Latin America. Mr. Wolstencroft has served on the IRC board since 2008, during which time he has chaired the Finance Committee. Mr. Wolstencroft also serves on other prominent boards including the Brookings Institution and the National Geographic Society.

International Rescue Committee Appoints David M. Johnson as Chief Financial Officer

FTI Consulting Inc. announced that its Chief Financial Officer, David M. Johnson will leave the company on February 29, 2016, to accept a position as Chief Financial Officer of the International Rescue Committee. Mr. Johnson will continue as the Chief Financial Officer of FTI Consulting until his departure date and will complete the preparation and filing of the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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