GWP Leadership Transition News & Updates

We have set aside this space to keep GWP members and the broader community informed about the leadership transition.  We will add updates to the page as they become available.



Strategic Planning

April 2022 | Following an RFP process, Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania has engaged Mark Sedway and Lisa McGill (via The Giving Practice) to serve as the consultants to refresh GWP’s strategic objectives.  


Leadership Transition and Executive Search

January 2022 | GWP’s president Ken Spruill and executive director Barbara Sieck Taylor announced that she would be stepping aside, with the goal of completing the transition during the fourth quarter of the year.  Read the leadership transition announcement here.

Process Overview and Projected Timeline (as of January 3, 2022)
  • January 2022 - Search committee members identified
  • March 2022 – Committee selects/ engages search firm
  • May 2022 - Position posted
  • June – August 2022 - Interviews/ due diligence
  • September 2022 - Recommendation to GWP board of directors
  • October 2022 - Announcement of new hire and projected start date