MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) announced today the appointment of Linda Ewing as chief executive officer of MAP effective Nov. 1, 2015. Ewing has served as MAP's Interim Executive Director since November, 2014.
Mike Cassidy, Board Chair, said, "We are delighted that Linda is joining MAP on a full-time basis. In her interim service to MAP over the past year, she has demonstrated strong executive management skills, high energy and great wisdom in stabilizing and strengthening the organization and preparing it for the future. We know, given her proven track record with MAP and the confidence of the Board and staff that she has earned, that she will provide outstanding leadership to propel MAP toward future success and quality service to our clients and the community."
Most recently, Ewing has been a principle with Cincinnatus, Inc., a Minneapolis based full-service consulting firm serving civic, nonprofit and socially responsible organizations. She joined Cincinnatus in 2006, and has served in a number of interim leadership capacities for nonprofit organizations and provided consulting services in strategic planning, organizational assessments, fundraising, mergers, and executive search for dozens of nonprofit clients.
Prior to joining Cincinnatus in 2006, Linda was President and CEO of Special Olympics Minnesota for 15 years. Under her leadership, Special Olympics Minnesota increased annual fundraising from $1 million in 1993 to $3.1 million in 2004, and increased annual giving by major donors ten-fold. Linda oversaw the organization's substantial growth and quality improvement, resulting in its consistent ranking among the top five percent, in all benchmarks, of Special Olympics programs throughout the U.S.
Linda began her business career with the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce as Director of Program Management. Among her many accomplishments in this position, she developed and implemented the Chamber's Leadership Minneapolis program. From 1987 to 1990 she served as a senior fundraising consultant with Minneapolis-based Professional Fundraising Services, Inc.
Linda earned her B.A. degree in English Literature from the College of St. Catherine and received her MBA in marketing from the University of St. Thomas. She furthered her education by completing studies in Leadership Theory and Development at the Greensboro, North Carolina-based Center for Creative Leadership.
About Minnesota AIDS Project
Minnesota AIDS Project was founded in 1983 as a statewide nonprofit agency, Minnesota AIDS Project envisions a Minnesota where new HIV infections are eliminated and individuals living with HIV live long, healthy lives. Its mission is to lead Minnesota's fight to stop HIV through prevention, advocacy, awareness and services to the nearly 8,000 Minnesotans living with HIV.
SOURCE Minnesota AIDS Project