October 12, 2021

Recent Placements — October 2021

At Peña Search, our mission is to support our clients’ by finding them the right long-term leadership. We work tirelessly to find the best people for the best organizations and are thrilled to share some of our recent placements.

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Joli Robinson | Chief Executive Officer, Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance

Joli Robinson joins the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) as Chief Executive Officer with extensive collective impact experience and leadership and a passion for addressing inequality in society. Prior to joining MDHA, Joli served as Vice President of Government Affairs & Public Policy and spent over seven years in civilian leadership positions with the Dallas Police Department. A consummate servant leader, Joli also serves the Dallas community through board leadership, most recently as Co-Chair of the Kellogg-funded Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation, a collective impact that dismantles the false hierarchy of human value by changing the narrative around race.

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Matt Farrow | Director of Prospect Development & Strategy, Children’s Medical Center Foundation

Matt Farrow joins Children’s Medical Center Foundation to provide leadership, strategic vision, and support for the advancement team in the areas of prospect research, management, strategy, and data analytics.  Most recently, Matt specialized in higher education research and prospect development.

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Kimberly Johnson | Director of Stewardship, Children’s Medical Center Foundation

Kimberly Johnson joins Children’s with more than two decades of stewardship and donor relations experience at The American Cancer Society. Serving most recently in a national donor relations capacity, Kimberly brings extensive expertise in campaign stewardship, reporting, and donor retention at all levels.

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Adora Curry | Director of Advancement, Thaden School

A Colorado native, Adora Curry joins Thaden from the University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College, where she served as Advancement Marketing and Alumni Relations Manager. Adora brings 18 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, both in higher education and private foundations, to her role at Thaden School. Her areas of expertise include major gift cultivation, grant-writing and stewardship, diversity and inclusion, donor relations, annual giving, marketing, communications, special events, and alumni engagement. She holds a bachelor’s degree in radio, television, and film from Howard University and a master’s degree in rhetoric and professional writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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