New York, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2011
Janice Nittoli, president of The Century Foundation, today announced the appointment of Philip Li as chief administrative officer of the progressive think tank founded in 1919 by retail innovator Edward Filene. Li comes to Century from the Brooklyn Community Foundation, where he served as chief operating officer. He will join Century on December 19, and will oversee all administrative operations, including finance, human resources, and technology.
“Phil has many good ideas and broad experience that ranges from nonprofit administration to corporate finance,” said Nittoli. “He also is widely respected in the New York City public service community. I believe he will be a great asset to The Century Foundation as our chief administrative officer, and I am delighted to welcome him to the team.”
At the Brooklyn Community Foundation, Li oversaw finance, human resources, technology, public programming, and administration. Before joining BCF, he worked with nonprofit organizations and foundations as a philanthropic services consultant at Changing Our World. He also served as the executive director of the Coro New York Leadership Center, which trains and develops new generations of civic leaders. He spent a dozen years on Wall Street, starting at Merrill Lynch as a systems analyst and finishing at Moody’s Investors Service as a high yield bond analyst. A recipient of a United Way of New York City award for community service, Phil serves on a number of nonprofit boards and is a trustee of a family foundation. A resident of Brooklyn, Phil earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Wharton School.
“The Century Foundation has a long and distinguished history of doing important and influential policy work,” said Li. “I look forward to working under Janice’s innovative and energetic leadership to provide an environment that supports and enhances the ability of our fellows and staff to continue to produce and promote cutting-edge progressive thinking on issues of compelling importance to this country.”
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