Susan V. Berresford

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Susan V. Berresford "chairs the board of United States Artists." "She was elected President of the Ford Foundation effective April 3, 1996. At the time of her election as President, Ms. Berresford was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation.

"Ms. Berresford joined the Ford Foundation in 1970 as a Project Assistant in the Division of National Affairs. Between 1972 and 1980 she served as a Program Officer in that division. In 1980 she was named Officer in Charge of the Foundation’s Women’s programs. She became Vice President for the Foundation’s U.S. and International Affairs programs in 1981 and subsequently served as Vice President of the Program Division in charge of worldwide programming for the Foundation from 1989.

"Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Berresford served as a Program Officer for the Neighborhood Youth Corps from 1965 until 1967. In 1967-68, she worked for the Manpower Career Development Agency, where she was responsible for the evaluation of training, education, and work programs.

"Ms. Berresford attended Vassar College and then studied American history at Radcliffe College, where she graduated cum laude in 1965.

"In addition to her work with United States Artists, Ms. Berresford serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foundations. She is an Advisory Board Member of the Trinidad Trust Fund (California) and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the European Foundation Centre’s Governing Council." [1]

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  1. Susan V. Berresford, United States Artists, accessed October 8, 2007.
  2. Trustees, Kaiser Family Foundation, accessed September 24, 2008.