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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jeremy Foster as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective June 1, 2017. Foster will also be elected to the Board of Directors of BBBSMC effective July 13, 2017. Foster is being promoted from his current position of Senior Vice President, Development where he has led the BBBSMC Fund Development team for the last seven years. Art Mollenhauer, the current BBBSMC CEO, will work carefully with Jeremy and the BBBSMC Board of Directors on an orderly and well planned transition process. Mollenhauer plans to remain engaged with BBBSMC as one of its largest donors and in a future role on the Board of Directors. 

“This is the perfect time for Jeremy Foster to become BBBSMC’s next CEO. We've done a careful succession plan led by Kathy Herbert from our BBBSMC Executive Committee and selected a terrific leader from our talented staff at a time when BBBSMC is in a very strong position,” said BBBSMC Board Chairman Brian Wrubel. "Our next CEO needs to build on the fifty years of work in our local market and the strong foundation built by Art Mollenhauer and the BBBSMC team to thrive in a highly dynamic environment, to be capable of accelerating what is working very well for BBBSMC, and disrupting what needs to change. Jeremy is unique in his ability to translate vision and strategy into world-class execution, bringing together all our partners to drive results. Jeremy has over twenty years of relevant experience including CEO of the BBBS Lake County Affiliate. He knows every program, partner and donor, and will move BBBSMC forward with the speed required to capitalize on the opportunities in front of us. Jeremy is exactly what BBBSMC needs as we enter our next chapter, which I am confident will be very impactful and exciting for the community.”

“Over the past 11 years, Art Mollenhauer’s vision and leadership have built BBBSMC into one of the most important organizations serving children in the Chicago Metro market; an organization fiercely committed to delivering high quality and caring programs for its families, partners, donors, Board and team members. The opportunity that lies ahead for BBBSMC is enormous thanks to his tireless dedication and leadership and the thousands of partners, volunteers and donors now engaged with BBBSMC,” said Wrubel. “I am truly appreciative and grateful for the opportunity afforded to me over the last 11 years. The success of the over 20,000 children we have served will continue to motivate us. At a time when our Metro area is facing major challenges, BBBSMC continues to be a positive, reliable and innovative organization and is on the cusp of great future success. I couldn’t be more confident in our ability to win and will be honored to play a different role in the future,” said Art Mollenhauer.

Art Mollenhauer, Jeremy Foster and the BBBSMC Board will be very proactive in assuring a smooth transition process with the families we serve, our partners, donors and volunteers. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Art Mollenhauer at (312) 207- 5601 or Jeremy Foster at (312) 207-5610.





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