Meet the 2019 NGen Award Selection Advisory Group
// By Jacqueline Brennan
Selecting six finalists for the NGen Leadership Award is never a small feat. Whittling down the cream of the crop from this year’s 52 outstanding applicants was no exception. Each changemaker we considered had a track record of collaborating with others, strong ideas for a better world, and many examples of success in realizing those ideas with measurable impact to show for it.
Narrowing the field requires a lot of time, care, and discretion and we were fortunate to again have an incredible slate of leaders step up to help us sort through all the resumes, essays, and recommendation letters. This year’s Selection Advisory Group was made up of 14 leaders from across the nonprofit and philanthropic community who committed a significant amount of time and consideration to review the changework and impact of our many strong applicants for the 2019 NGen Award.
Meet our outstanding Selection Advisory Group:
Director, Diversity, Chapter Leadership and Professional Development
Children’s Home & Aid
The Association of Junior Leagues Intl Inc.
Vice President of Strategy
Running Strong for American Indian Youth
Director, Initiatives and Impact
Vice President, Human Resources
National Audubon Society
Forum for Youth Investment
President and CEO
Flourish Talent Management Solutions
Assistant to the City Manager
City of Grand Rapids
Chief Operating Officer
Mercy Housing, Inc.
Principal, Stakeholder Engagement
Communities In Schools
Brook B. Wingate
Center for Creative Leadership
Our heartfelt thanks to the members of the Selection Advisory Group for helping us pare down the list of 52 emerging changemakers to our final six award finalists.
Stay close because we’ll be announcing those finalists soon, and you will get to help us pick the winner in August!