Project Description

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust announced today that Romanita Hairston will join the private foundation as its fifth CEO and executive director.

“We could not be more pleased with or grateful for this outcome,” said Jeff Pinneo, trustee, Murdock Trust. “Romanita brings a robust leadership profile that is uniquely suited to the mission and work of the Murdock Trust. As a longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest and someone who has devoted more than 25 years of her life to roles that serve the common good of the community, she will be a tremendous asset to the future of the Murdock Trust and to those we partner with and support.”

Romanita was offered and accepted the role following a national search conducted by CarterBaldwin that engaged hundreds of candidates from across the nonprofit and for-profit spectrum. It was her unique collection of experience providing leadership in the nonprofit (World Vision), for-profit (Microsoft), and philanthropic (Murdock Trust) sectors, coupled with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest, that elevated Romanita as the ideal candidate to lead the Murdock Trust into the next decade.

Romanita will officially join the Murdock Trust in July 2022.

To learn more about Romanita Hairston and see the entire M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust announcement, click here.