GWP Leadership Transition News & Updates

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

Leadership Transition and Executive Search 

August 2022 | The  GWP Executive Search Committee has engaged Marcum LLP to conduct the search for a new executive director. Marcum's diverse team of mission-driven professionals strives to expand leadership capacity and increase long-term organizational effectiveness. We expect to launch the search process in early September. GWP's Strategic Planning Committee and consultants will be working with Marcum to ensure that stakeholder input and recommendations inform the search process.

July 2022 | Based on feedback received, GWP has revised the timetable and fee for the RFP for executive search services and extended the deadline for submission to July 17. 

June 2022 | A search committee has been formed and will retain a consultant to recruit candidates for the organization's next Executive Director/CEO. The RFP has been released. 

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.


Strategic Planning Process

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.