Karen G. Foley has been appointed president and chief executive of the Hope Institute for Children and Families, a nonprofit that provides educational, residential and health services to children age 5 to 21 with multiple challenges including autism. Foley previously was president of Chicago Scholars, a nonprofit that provides talented, academically ambitious and underserved high school students access and success through college and beyond. Her focus had been building a national system of support for high potential youth who want to earn a college degree and begin a career. Before that she was executive vice president of CNA Insurance where she had responsibility for the development and execution of strategic plans for global marketing, the CNA Foundation, public affairs, online communication, advertising, knowledge management and marketing research and analysis. Foley has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Kirkland College (since merged with Hamilton College) in New York.
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