Today, the National Geographic Society announced that philanthropist, investor and Internet pioneer Jean Case, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Case Foundation, has been elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Geographic Society. Tracy Wolstencroft, CEO of Heidrick & Struggles, was elected vice chairman.
“Both Jean Case and Tracy Wolstencroft have proven pivotal members of the National Geographic Society Board since they joined,” said Gary E. Knell, president and CEO of the National Geographic Society. “They share our dedication to inspiring global citizens, and I couldn’t ask for better leadership as we work to further the Society’s mission.”
Case has been involved with National Geographic for more than a decade and joined the Board of Trustees in 2010. Her leadership on the board has included chairing the Nominating and Governance Committee and co-chairing the Search Committee that tapped Gary Knell as the Society’s CEO in 2013.