Announcement caps an exciting year for organization
The World Policy Institute Board of Directors announced the appointment of Catherine Maloff as Executive Director and Amanda Dugan as Director of Programs and Administration earlier this month. The announcement came on the heels of a tremendous 2014 for the organization, which has a long reputation of engaging thought leaders on the crucial but neglected challenges and opportunities of an increasingly connected world.
Maloff is taking the position of Executive Director after a two-year tenure as the Institute’s Director of Programs. Previously, she had been responsible for WPI’s Development team, where she was instrumental in tripling the annual budget by building a portfolio of corporate, individual and foundational support. Maloff will continue to lead partnership and program development initiatives as Executive Director, in addition to collaborating with the Board to drive the Institute’s strategic development and external affairs, oversee growth of the Fellows program, and produce a regular series of events bridging business and policy circles and bringing wider audiences into policy conversations.
Dugan, previously the Programs Associate, is moving into the role of Director of Programs and Administration, where she will oversee day-to-day operations and continue to support development of Institute programs, projects, fellows, and communications strategies. She has been a driving force behind WPI’s increased engagement with outside organizations and the growth and prestige of the internship program, which sees as many as 40 students pass through each year.
“Kate’s outstanding leadership and ability to inspire and work constructively with our staff, interns, Fellows, and Board has been critical to our success,” said Chairman of the Board Joseph A. Cari, Jr. “Paired with Amanda’s diligence, affability, managerial prowess, and creative approach to problem solving, our newly reorganized senior management team is poised to take the Institute to its next phase of growth. We are confident that they will continue to raise the organization’s profile and reach.”
This year, the Institute launched several new and innovative programs, including the Walter Eberstadt World Economic Policy Program, named in honor of the late Chair Emeritus of the organization. Built on the success of the World Economic Roundtables, the program carries at policy research and public education aimed at charting a course through the post-bubble world economy.
In addition, WPI launched the Arctic Deeply program, a single-issue website that will bring clarity to the myriad environmental changes facing the global community, this fall at a luncheon with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. The program coincides with the U.S. assuming chairmanship of the global Arctic Council in 2015.
The World Policy Journal, the Institute’s flagship publication, is now read by government, corporate and civil society leaders in 103 countries and has more than one million visitors to the website annually.
“This past year, online traffic to the website of the World Policy Journal has more than tripled,” said Cari. “Under the leadership of David A. Andelman, our Editor and Publisher, and Yaffa Fredrick, Managing and Online Editor, the Journal has unequivocally become a leading authority on a host of pressing global issues.”
A center for global thought leadership, the World Policy Institute focuses on the crucial but neglected challenges and opportunities of an increasingly interconnected world. We stress innovative, transformative thinking; diversity of ideas; and a global perspective. World Policy Journal, fellows, events, and policy projects provide channels for supporters, thought leaders, decision makers, experts, and citizens to identify, debate, and develop constructive solutions.