16 Apr Search Committee formed to select New PCF Executive Director
The Presidents’ Council Foundation (PCF) announced today that its Board of Directors will form a search committee to identify a successor to Executive Director Nicole M. Bell, who has accepted a position as the Lead Diversity/Community Affairs Coordinator with Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN).
“While we are disappointed that Nicole will be leaving us, we understand and respect her decision to accept a tremendous career opportunity,” said Mark Williams, board chairman. “Through her commitment and dedication over the past seven years, Nicole has raised awareness of The Presidents’ Council and improved the important partnerships required to grow the organization.
“We thank her for her many contributions and in particular for her ability to grow our programs, track and measure outcomes, diversify revenues and enhance our brand awareness. We will miss her leadership and enthusiasm, and we wish her the very best.”
Bell said, “I truly believe in the mission of the PCF and continue to be excited about the work the organization does. I have enjoyed working with a wonderful Board of Directors, a great staff, funders, volunteers and associates to increasingly grow our positive impact on the region. I will continue to support the mission of the PCF, and look forward to applying my leadership skills with Honda.”
Under Bell’s leadership, The Presidents’ Council established two major events, the annual Wine Tasting – A Toast to African-American Entrepreneurs and the annual Golf Outing. The organization has also grown other programs, including the PC Scholars Program, which supports African-American Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school students by ensuring graduation from high school and providing college readiness assistance.
About The Presidents’ Council Foundation
The Presidents’ Council Foundation, Inc. (PCF) was founded in 2000, by The Presidents’ Council LLC, an organization comprised of chief executive officers of some of Northeast Ohio’s largest African-American owned and operated companies. The mission of the PCF is to support, develop and advocate for current and future generations of African-American entrepreneurs and leaders. The organization achieves its’ mission via two flagship programs: Emerging Entrepreneurs and PC Scholars, which have served countless African-American entrepreneurs and students and research related to urban education, entrepreneurship and economic development.
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