David Eisner Named President and CEO of National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA, November 18, 2009 — The National Constitution Center Board of Trustees announced today that it has appointed David Eisner, former Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, to serve as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center. Eisner succeeds Linda E. Johnson, a member of the Center’s Board of Trustees, who has served as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer since the Board began its national search in January 2009.
“The National Constitution Center is an extraordinary American institution,” said Eisner. “I look forward to working with the remarkable Board of Trustees, led by President Clinton, as well as the talented and energetic staff, to engage more citizens in our democracy and advance the Center as the heart of America’s most vibrant and meaningful discourse on the Constitution.”
“David’s diverse experience in the non-profit, corporate, and government sectors will be essential for the continued growth of the National Constitution Center as a leading cultural and educational institution,” said President William J. Clinton, Chairman of the National Constitution Center. “We are extremely fortunate to welcome someone of his caliber, who, throughout his career has demonstrated strong leadership, and a dedication to civic engagement and to the values at the very core of the Center’s mission.”
Both Clinton and Eisner expressed gratitude to Linda Johnson. “Linda’s dedication, as Acting Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Trustees for over a decade, has been invaluable to our success,” added Clinton.
“I have a longstanding respect for the mission of the National Constitution Center; it has been an honor and a pleasure serving a renowned organization that does such important work on a global stage,” said Johnson. “The Center has firmly secured itself as a national treasure, and under David’s leadership, will accelerate its progress as one of the country’s most vital and dynamic institutions, as well as a prominent forum for constitutional conversation.”