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August 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Keith Porter, kporter@stanleyfoundation.org, 563–299–4669

Stanley Foundation Names Successor to Richard Stanley

MUSCATINE, IOWA (August 14, 2017) — The Stanley Foundation Board of Directors has named Brian Hanson to succeed Richard Stanley as board chair, effective in November.

Richard Stanley’s involvement with the foundation began in 1956 as a founding board member along with his father, C. Maxwell Stanley; his mother, Elizabeth; his brother, David; and his sister, Jane. He served as Stanley Foundation president from the time of his father’s death in 1984 until 2007 and has served continuously as board chair since 1984. Stanley previously served as chair and president of the Stanley Group, vice chair of the board of the HNI Corporation, and on the boards of several for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He continues as a member of the foundation’s Board of Directors.

Brian Hanson joined foundation governance in 1989 as a corporate member and became a director in 1990. Most recently he served as the board’s vice chair for programming and a member of the board’s governance committee. Hanson, a great-nephew of C. Maxwell and Elizabeth Stanley, is vice president for studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

“For many decades, the foundation has continued to honor its vision to advance a secure peace with freedom and justice built on global citizenship and effective global governance, while also fostering deep and ongoing family involvement in the governance of the organization,” said Stanley. He added, “I have great faith that Brian and foundation governance will carry forward these traditions."

“In addition to creating a significant legacy of achievement at the foundation, Dick Stanley paved the way for this planned and orderly succession in board leadership,” said Hanson. “I am greatly honored to have been elected chair. With the world facing great changes and new and unprecedented challenges, the vision and mission of the Stanley Foundation are as important as ever,” he added.

In related action, the board named Lynne Stanley, currently serving as the board’s vice chair for board management and chair of the board’s governance committee, as board vice chair, also effective in November. In addition, it elected foundation Vice President Patty Papke as corporate secretary succeeding Betty Anders in November.


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