FRED Leadership hires a new Executive Director

Jo Ellis has been appointed as FRED Leadership’s new Executive Director and will work with the board to refine and implement their mission.

Founded in 2009, FRED Leadership is a US-based non-profit with a global community of members and supporters. They are dedicated to connecting and inspiring people who exemplify and cultivate ethical, inclusive, and transformational leadership. FRED Leadership guides and supports leaders who are committed to making themselves, their organizations and the world a better place; leaders who engage others with honesty and respect, and who actively build bridges across contrasting points of view.

Jo Ellis has a long and diverse career in education, media, finance and, after heading up several leading schools in California, Jo was Director, Adolescent Program, Pacific Rim International School for six years until 2018 while also directing the Education Outreach of Bay Area Lyme Foundation since 2014. Jo is now using this experience in her next challenge, as the Executive Director or FRED Leadership.

David Dotlich, one of FRED Leadership's Board members, commented as follows:

"I would definitely recommend Society for a search with any organization, especially in the non-profit sector. The search was completed in a timely and discreet fashion; the candidates uncovered were talented, qualified and from unique and relevant backgrounds and experiences; and those Society personnel assigned to work with us were capable, responsive and fun to work with. Society gave us professional advice at every step along the way. Our search resulted in an excellent hire of the ideal candidate."


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