Saturday, July 18, 2020

Wilson Center Chief Jane Harman to Leave Think Tank in 2021

Former Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) announced she will step down as President and CEO of the Wilson Center when her contract expires in February 2021.

In a press release, the Wilson Center said it will now begin a "comprehensive search" for her replacement.

A few weeks ago, the White House announced its intent to nominate Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) as the new Chair of the Wilson Center's Board of Trustees.

The think tank recently issued a press release addressing recent calls for government entities and institutions to remove the Woodrow Wilson name from buildings and other places, saying it continues to "grapple" with the issue.  Earlier in the month, the Wilson Center announced a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution on its Race Initiative. 

In other think tank personnel news, Tyra Mariani, President and COO of New America, has been appointed President of the Schultz Family Foundation.