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Karen G. Foley Appointed President and CEO
of Juvenile Protective Association (JPA)
The Board of Directors for the Juvenile Protective Association (JPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen G. Foley as President and CEO effective January 19, 2015. Ms. Foley brings extensive corporate and child welfare experience to her leadership role at JPA. Previously, she served as President and CEO for The Hope Institute, serving children with autism and developmental delays across Illinois, and was also President of Chicago Scholars, a premier college to career program reaching hundreds of high potential students from low income communities annually. Prior to that, she was an Executive Vice President and head of global marketing at CNA. Foley earned a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and her undergraduate degree from Hamilton (Kirkland) College.
“We are delighted to have someone with Karen’s experience, energy, and passion joining us at JPA. With her rich blend of corporate and human services, Karen brings vision, imagination, boldness, and strategic acumen that will help to advance JPA’s mission to new heights and grow our award winning agency in a fiscally responsible way,” stated Meredith Manni Meserow, Chairperson of the Board.
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