The chief executive of Kansas City's Ronald McDonald House Charities has been named to the top post in Chicago, succeeding 16-year veteran Doug Porter, who is retiring.
Holly Buckendahl's appointment takes effect July 6. Buckendahl, 44, will move to Chicago from Kansas City with her husband and two children.
Porter, 58, oversaw the fundraising for and construction of the $39 million, 15-story Ronald McDonald House in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood, which was the world's largest until a few months ago.
The charity offers free, convenient housing to families of children in the hospital. There are five Chicago-area Ronald McDonald Houses and three Ronald McDonald...