After six years as president of the foundation, Steve McCormick has made a decision to resign. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with Steve and appreciate the impact our foundation has had under his leadership. He’s been a champion for our vision and helped us form bold ideas that will continue to make an impact.
Steve led exploration of new directions for environmental conservation reflected in the set of pilot projects launched last year. He helped forge and launch new program frameworks and initiatives, such as Patient Care and EPiQS. Steve has also been a supporter of our leadership and staff in proposing new ideas that we should take on, like Data-Driven Discovery. Additionally, Steve has been an important voice for the foundation in advocating for public-private collaborations to continue innovation. I am confident that his focus and dedication will serve him well as he moves on.
Paul Gray has been appointed by the board of trustees to serve as the foundation’s interim president. Paul has served as a trustee for many years and last year became vice chair of the board. He will very capably lead our foundation during our search for a new president. Steve will continue to work with us as a senior advisor in a consulting capacity.