Former Seattle Mayor Rice Takes Helm of Foundation
SEATTLE, June 11, 2009, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS — The Seattle Foundation has chosen former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice as its new president and chief executive.
The Seattle Foundation is one of the nation's largest community foundations. The charitable organization has more than 1,2000 contributing individuals and families. It makes grants aimed mostly at making the local and regional communities better places to live.
Rice served two terms as mayor of Seattle, from 1990 to 1997, after serving 11 years on the Seattle City Council. He is currently teaching at the University of Washington.
Rice is replacing Phyllis Campbell at the Seattle Foundation. Campbell is returning to banking as senior executive for JP Morgan-Chase in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.