New CRS Head: Carolyn Woo

    International aid group Catholic Relief Services has named Carolyn Woo as its new president and chief executive officer.

    Woo is currently the dean of the Mendoza College of Business of the University of Norte Dame, a position she has held since 1997. She also served on the CRS board of directors from 2004 to 2010.

    Woo will assume her new role at CRS on Jan. 1, 2012. She succeeds Ken Hackett, who is retiring after 18 years of leading the organization.

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.