PRESS RELEASE: WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S DEPARTURE, SEEKS NEW LEADER
After nearly eight years as Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, Anna Haigh Berry has announced that she will leave the position in February.
“I’ve been honored to work with such a dedicated board and staff to advance the Council’s mission since 2010,” Berry said. “Together, we’ve greatly expanded the organization’s resources and reach: we’ve hosted over 2,000 international visitors and more than 200 events over the past eight years, creating respectful, informative dialogue in local schools and communities about global issues that matter.
“While my departure is bittersweet, I’m excited about the momentum we’ve created and the opportunity for a new leader with a fresh vision to take the organization to an even higher level.”
Berry will begin a new position as editor of publications at the New Hampshire Bar Association in February. The World Affairs Council’s Board of Directors has appointed a search committee to find a successor and Tim Horgan, currently Associate Director, will serve as Interim Executive Director during the search process. Candidates interested in applying for the position can learn more here: www.wacnh.org/employment
“On behalf of the Council’s Board of Directors, I want to thank Anna for her leadership and vision as we worked collaboratively to modernize the Council’s operations and prepare the Granite State for a global future,” said Steve Solomon, President of the World Affairs Council. “The Council has become one of the state’s leading non-profits providing global education programs and international exchange services. “
“We’re confident that Interim Director Tim Horgan and our next leader will continue to help the Council grow and thrive and we appreciate the support of our members and partners for our critical mission as we carry out this transition.”
The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is a non-profit, non-partisan organization fostering learning, discussion and citizen involvement in world affairs since 1954. The Council is preparing the Granite State for a global future by creating and sustaining international connections that enhance our state's cultural, economic and civic life; building global knowledge and understanding through educational programs for communities and schools on foreign policy; and furthering the development of international leaders in partnership with the U.S. State Department.
The Council is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America and Global Ties U.S. The Council is supported financially by memberships, program fees, donations from individuals and businesses, grants, a small endowment, and Southern New Hampshire University, which provides office space and other services.