Charles MacCormack, the president and chief executive of Save the Children U.S., has announced that he will be stepping down in 2011, after more than 18 years of heading the organization.
MacCormack said he will stay with Save the Children U.S. until his successor his selected. He explained that a succession planning process is already in place, led by a transition team of board members and with the help of Spencer Stuart, an executive search firm. The team expects to have selected a president and CEO by the summer, according to a news release from Save the Children U.S.
MacCormack assumed leadership of Save the Children U.S. in 1993 after serving as president of World Learning from 1997 to 1992. In addition to leading Save the Children, he is also currently a board member of InterAction, an association of more than 160 U.S.-based international development and humanitarian organizations, and of World Learning. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and co-chair of the Campaign for Effective Global Leadership and the Basic Education Coalition.