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A Note from Tess

To Our Key Partners –

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to share important news with you from Center for Nonprofit Excellence.  After three years with the organization, Greg Nielsen is stepping down as chief executive officer to pursue new opportunities. We are pleased to announce Ann Coffey, with more than 25 years’ experience in organizational consulting and leadership, will serve as interim CEO.

We are grateful to Greg for his three years of leadership that helped grow our organization and expand the reach of CNPE, which today helps more than 500 nonprofit organizations across the Louisville region grow and thrive through consulting, professional development and other programs.  The Board of Directors is fully committed to the mission of “Co-creating a vibrant, exemplary nonprofit community in Greater Louisville through collaboration, shared learning, advocacy, and the promotion of innovation and excellence”. That mission and this organization are more critical than ever, for the nonprofit sector, and for our community overall.  And we are excited to work toward the vision of becoming one the pre-eminent nonprofit centers in the country.

Ann will work with the incredibly experienced team at CNPE to continue services and programming, and with the CNPE board to prepare for an executive search. As many of you know, Ann is founder and co-creator of forte LLC, a leadership coaching and consulting practice and has helped create and grow a variety of organizations for more than 25 years. She previously was chief of staff for the University of Louisville’s Office of Advancement, president and CEO of Louisville nonprofit Women 4 Women, and served in Gov. Martha Layne Collins’ administration as special assistant.

Thank you for your partnership and all you do for our community,

Tess McNair

Vice-Chair, Board of Directors