Congratulations, David Kirby!
AFF chairman Gary Leff congratulates executive director David Kirby on his new position at the Institute for Humane Studies.
Do you have what it takes to lead AFF as its new executive director? Learn how to apply here.
April 1, 2009
Dear AFF Friends,
With a mixture of pride and sadness, I am writing to let you know that America’s Future Foundation Executive Director David Kirby is moving on from AFF. As an organization of and for young people, AFF always expects and welcomes change. While we will miss having David on our team, we are proud that once again, AFF has helped a young freedom-minded leader advance and broaden his impact.
As of June 1, David will join the Institute for Humane Studies as Senior Director of Academic Programs. On behalf of the Board of America’s Future Foundation, I congratulate him and wish him every success utilizing his great talents to help expand freedom nationwide.
Under David’s leadership, AFF has accelerated its impressive expansion and improvement, offering more opportunities for you, AFF’s members, to build your network and advance your career. In the last four years, AFF has instituted the popular summer Gala, redesigned and reshaped Doublethink, expanded and streamlined online content offerings, added the Leadership Dinner Series, and begun implementing the new Career Center to cultivate conservative and free market talent. In addition, David has led our exciting “AFF on the Road” series that has help to seed AFF chapters in several other states and spread AFF’s unique model for free-market policy discussion and young leader development.
There’s much more to list here, but ultimately because of David’s leadership, AFF is in a strong position as an organization for young conservatives and libertarians engaged in the shaping the future. He will be greatly missed.
The board has launched its search process for AFF’s next Executive Director. AFF is an important and dynamic organization, and we need to find the best candidate whose skills, energy, and dedication to the cause of freedom can guide us through the next few years.
Thankfully, because of AFF’s very mission, we have access to the most talented people in the freedom movement. If you know someone who is interested, please refer to them to the job description that will be going up tomorrow on the AFF website (www.americasfuture.org), or feel free to let me know.
Again, we all are grateful for David’s incredible work, and we consider his hire at IHS to be another AFF success. And we look forward to what the future holds for David and for AFF.
Gary D. Leff,