AUSTIN, Texas, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation has named Mary Herman as Deputy Director of Development. Herman, who assumed her new position on July 18, 2011, is a long-time fundraiser and community leader in the Central Texas area and brings years of expertise to the position.
Herman will direct the Foundation's fund-raising activities as well as provide guidance in the development of strategic plans for the LBJ Foundation, LBJ Library and Museum, and LBJ School of Public Affairs.
"With her extensive and successful background in development and civic leadership, Mary Herman is ideally qualified for this position," said Larry Temple, Chairman, LBJ Foundation. "She brings a commitment to excellence, a deep understanding of President Johnson's legacy, and keen insight about the important contributions a presidential library brings to a community."
Most recently, Herman was the Executive Director of the Texas Book Festival from 2004-2008. Prior to her role with the Book Festival, Herman held top leadership positions with: Austin Community Foundation, The University of Texas at Austin, University Medical Center Brackenridge Hospital, Communities in Schools, Helping Hand for Children, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, and the Junior League of Austin.
"The LBJ Library and Museum has played a major role in bringing engaging exhibits, renowned speakers, and educational programs to visitors and members of its Friends membership organization for the last 40 years," said Herman. "I am excited by the opportunity to help support this vital institution and develop ideas and programs for the coming years."
Born and raised in Texas, Herman holds a degree in Education from The University of Texas at Austin.
About the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation is responsible for managing gifts that benefit two institutions at The University of Texas at Austin -- the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum and the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Founded by President and Mrs. Johnson, the Foundation supplements funding not available from the Federal government to enhance the experience of the visiting public and provides grants for scholars and researchers who come to explore the Library's collections. As one of only 13 presidential libraries in the country, the Library was established to preserve and make available for research the papers and memorabilia of President Johnson. A changing array of exhibits, engaging symposia, and community outreach programs are also supported by the Foundation. The Foundation also funds scholarships, faculty endowments, and research projects at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
For more information, visit www.lbjfoundation.org.
SOURCE Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation