Essex County Community Foundation, a $65 million grantmaking organization serving the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, is pleased to announce that Liz Moulton has been elected to the organization’s Board of Trustees.
Moulton brings extensive experience in leadership and organizational assessment, with a specific focus on empowering women and girls to become leaders in business, education and communities. Together with her husband, Congressman Seth Moulton, Liz is committed to work that advances the economic security and prosperity of families in Essex County, and all of Massachusetts.
“With multiple community leadership projects underway and a critical endowment campaign on the horizon, ECCF is poised to help significantly improve the quality of life in Essex County,” said ECCF Board Chair Jon Payson. “We are thrilled for Liz to be a part of all of this, and will rely heavily on her professional and leadership experience to help advance our work in the region.”
Moulton is a senior client partner and leader in the Global Sports and Nonprofit Practices of executive search firm Korn Ferry, where she manages executive searches, talent consulting and organizational assessments for national and global organizations. At Korn Ferry, she has spearheaded efforts to recruit CEOs of sport- and media-focused organizations; commissioners of three prominent collegiate athletic conferences; CEOs of prominent major league teams; and CEOs of the foundations of leading sports teams and iconic sports leaders.
Moulton specializes in searches focused on diversity, with a specific focus on the growth of women executives. She also partners regularly with the boards of colleges, universities, foundations and other nonprofits focused on education and community development.
“There are no organizations more important than those that support and care for our communities and citizens,” said Moulton. “I am very excited to use my experience in developing leaders, strengthening boards and advocating for women to enhance all that ECCF is doing for our region.”
Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Moulton, who moved to Essex County about a year ago, served as a business development and client relations director for the Advisory Board Company, a consulting firm focused on higher education and health care executives. She began her career as a high school teaching fellow with the Coalition of Essential Schools, a school reform network founded and led by Ted Sizer.
“We are so fortunate that Liz found our community leadership work inspiring. She will be a valuable addition to our dedicated Board of Trustees,” said ECCF President and CEO Dave Edwards. “All of us at ECCF are confident that her education, professional experience and enthusiasm for giving back in Essex County will prove to be a huge asset to ECCF, and will help us further our mission of improving the lives of Essex County residents.”
Moulton grew up in Rye, New York. She received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her M.A. in Leadership from Harvard University, where she was the recipient of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Leadership in Education Award and Merit Scholarship. Moulton says she is eager to give back to the place she now calls home.
“ECCF has the unique ability to work across our community to support meaningful nonprofit organizations,” said Moulton. “I look forward to continuing my work in championing women and girls, and contributing more broadly to issues that mean a great deal to me, including economic inequality, civic engagement and education reform.”