THE RESOLUTION PROJECT ANNOUNCES TRACEY K. ALLARD AS FIRST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Fast-Growing, Global, Social Sector, Youth Leadership Charity Welcomes Experienced NYC Nonprofit Executive

NEW YORK, NY – December 3, 2014 – The Resolution Project today announced the appointment of Tracey K. Allard as its first full-time Executive Director.  Allard joins Resolution’s leadership team, partnering with the organization’s co-founders, Board, volunteers, and staff to serve the global community of Resolution Fellows and grow Resolution’s sector-changing model of social impact.

Resolution has grown tremendously since its founding in 2007, leveraging a powerful model for social change and an inspiring team of volunteers who have led the organization since its inception.  In 2012, Resolution hired its first full-time staff member, creating a joint effort between staff and volunteers that has been both effective and innovative.  “Our extraordinary team of volunteers and professional staff has taken Resolution so very far,” noted Oliver B. Libby, the Chair and Co-Founder of Resolution.  “We have grown from an idea into a global youth leadership organization that supports Resolution Fellows in 46 countries and 17 US states, and impacts hundreds of thousands of people.  It is time to bring in an amazing leader to the team and take our organization to the next level.”

“After a rigorous search process, it became clear that Tracey was the right selection for Resolution,” remarked George Tsiatis, President and Co-Founder of Resolution. “Tracey has an abundance of experience, and has a collaborative, professional, and friendly approach that blends well with the global team of staff and volunteers here at Resolution.  We’re looking forward to working together to grow our organization and broaden our impact.”

Allard has previously served as Executive Director for StreetWise Partners, which offers career mentoring and professional development assistance.  She has also served as the Director of Employment and Graduate Services at The HOPE Program, and has held leadership positions at several other nonprofit organizations.  Her experience spans the social sector, including education and mentorship, and she has worked with hundreds of volunteers, a core part of Resolution’s model.  Allard has also had tremendous success bringing structure and scale to growing non-profits.

“It is an honor to join the high performing Resolution team,” said Allard.  “I stand proudly with each member as we move forward a powerful, high-impact agenda to develop the talents of young leaders to improve the world in which we live.  I am thrilled to get started.”

About The Resolution Project: The Resolution Project is a unique pathway to action for aspiring young social entrepreneurs. Founded in 2007, Resolution identifies young leaders through Social Venture Challenges and empowers them to make a positive impact today through Resolution Fellowships. Resolution Fellows receive dynamic, hands-on support to implement their ventures and to develop as socially responsible leaders. With Resolution Fellows on all 6 inhabited continents, working in diverse, high-impact fields such as education, healthcare, human rights, water, and sustainability, Resolution is building a generation of leaders with a lifelong commitment to social responsibility. The Resolution Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, please visit http://resolutionproject.org.

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