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August 27, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Keith Porter (kporter@stanleyfoundation.org)

Stanley Foundation Names Two Vice Presidents

Muscatine, Iowa — The Stanley Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of two senior staff members. Jennifer Smyser, director of policy programming strategy, and Patricia Papke, director of operations, were both elected as vice presidents by the foundation’s Board of Directors at their August meeting.

Papke joined the Stanley Foundation in 2007 as head of events management. She added management responsibilities for production and Iowa partnerships in 2009. In her current role as director of operations, she now oversees the foundation’s human resources, administrative systems, and event planning.

Smyser began at the foundation in 2006 as the program officer in charge of public outreach. In 2009 she took responsibility for the organization’s nuclear security programming. She assumed her current role in 2012 as leader of the foundation’s policy programming and strategy.

“Smyser and Papke have contributed greatly to the success of the foundation’s strategic efforts and have both added tremendous value to our leadership team over several years,” said Stanley Foundation President Keith Porter. “I am very happy to see our Board recognize the value of these two individuals,” Porter added.

The Stanley Foundation advances multilateral action to create fair, just, and lasting solutions to critical issues of peace and security. The foundation's work is built on a belief that greater international cooperation will improve global governance and enhance global citizenship. The organization values its Midwestern roots and family heritage as well as its role as a nonpartisan, private operating foundation. The Stanley Foundation has been headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, since its incorporation in 1956. 


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The Stanley Foundation advances multilateral action to create fair, just, and lasting solutions to critical issues of peace and security. The foundation's work is built on a belief that greater international cooperation will improve global governance and enhance global citizenship. The organization values its Midwestern roots and family heritage as well as its role as a nonpartisan, private operating foundation. The Stanley Foundation does not make grants. Online at www.stanleyfoundation.org.

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