New Futures Appoints Jennifer Ramirez Robson As Interim Executive Director
Burien non-profit New Futures announced Saturday (Sept. 24th) that it has appointed veteran board member, management professional, and long-time Burien resident Jennifer Ramirez Robson as its Interim Executive Director.
Ramirez Robson begins her new role as Interim Executive Director on Oct. 1.
Since January 2008, she’s served as Management Analyst for the City of Burien, a job she’ll be leaving Sept. 30.
Here’s more from a press release:
Ramirez Robson replaces outgoing Executive Director Mario Paredes, who recently resigned for personal reasons. While the agency is saddened to lose such a tireless supporter of New Futures and wish him the best, the Board moved forward with its succession plan and selected a strong and capable leader in Jenn Ramirez Robson.
In her new role, Ramirez Robson will lead the organization’s development and community relations efforts, as well as the management of programs at New Futures’ four sites in south King County.
“Jenn is the perfect person to lead New Futures,” said board president Luis Fraga. “She was the unanimous choice of the board due to her deep knowledge of the needs of the families we serve and her professional accomplishments. She has the management, budget, and technology expertise to help New Futures maintain its current services and achieve its next phase of development.”
Ramirez Robson has served on New Futures’ Board of Directors since 2007. She brings a thorough understanding of the organization’s mission, programs to help children and families, and its donor base. While on the board Ramirez Robson has served on the board’s governance and development committees and as its vice president.
Ramirez Robson has more than 20 years of management experience in the private sector and in local government. During her career she has served as a management analyst for the city manager of Burien, as well as a policy adviser, legislative analyst, project manager and technology professional with the City of Seattle. Ramirez Robson also has extensive experience as a supervisor and manager in the hospitality industry in Seattle.
Ramirez Robson begins her new role as Interim Executive Director on October 1, 2011. She can be reached at the New Futures administrative office at (206) 248-9647 or at [email protected].
New Futures’ mission is to partner with families in their communities and with educators to ensure that children succeed in school and life. Its integrated, culturally relevant programs build skills, foster connectedness and promote strengths. New Futures operates vibrant community learning centers at four low-income apartment complexes in South King County. New Futures provides on-site children and youth, family, and community-building programs for over 1,800 people on an annual basis.