National Geographic Society Names First Female Chair in Its History

National Geographic Society Names First Female Chair in Its History

The National Geographic Society has named Jean Case as chairman of its board of trustees, making her the first female head in the 128 years of the Society’s existence. She had been a member of the board since 2010, but her work with the organization goes back to 2005, according to an adweek.com article.

Case is the CEO of The Case Foundation, the organization she co-founded along with husband Steve Case in 1997 that funds entrepreneurial efforts. Before that, she was an executive at AOL, responsible for marketing, branding and communications before and after AOL’s launch.

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