The Presidio Institute announced the selection of Sue Hildick as one of 24 professionals from business, non-profit, academia, philanthropy, and government sectors to participate in the Presidio Institute Fellows program. The program, formerly known as the Cross Sector Leadership Fellows Program, is a yearlong, multicity initiative created in partnership with BlackRock, McKinsey, the United States Office of Personnel Management, and the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. The goal of the program is to further develop the capacity of visionary executives to solve the complex challenges facing society in the 21st century.
“I’m honored to join cross-sector leaders from across the country and participate in a program that will explore different approaches to challenging problems,” says Hildick.
Hildick has been president of Chalkboard Project and Foundations for a Better Oregon for more than a decade and has led the organization’s efforts—working with educators to improve Oregon’s K-12 education system. Prior to her leadership role at Chalkboard, Hildick served as legislative director to former U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield; director of government relations at Oregon Health Sciences University; and CEO of the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross. She currently serves on the boards of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon and Marylhurst University. Hildick was awarded the 2009 Women Leader of the Year by New Leadership Oregon. She has also been named nonprofit CEO of the year by the Portland Business Journal and was recognized in two separate years as one of Oregon’s fifty great leaders by Oregon Business Magazine. She was named to Oregon’s top 40 under 40 early in her career and has been recognized as one of the Northwest’s 100 most powerful women.
“From its inception, Sue has led Chalkboard, its team, and its programs,” says board chair Bill Swindells. “She has been a powerful advocate and leader, and has brought entrepreneurial leadership to Chalkboard’s mission and goals.”
The Presidio Institute Fellows will begin their yearlong program in San Francisco, followed by learning experiences in Washington, DC, and New York City. This year, the Fellows program will be integrating online learning for the first time through the Presidio Institute’s online learning platform. To learn more about the Presidio Institute and its Fellows program, visit their website.