After leading the team for the past few years, Leah Edgerton will be stepping down as Executive Director at ACE. During the next few weeks, Leah will assist with the necessary transfer of knowledge and duties before ultimately leaving the role later this month. Her responsibilities will be handed over to former ACE Executive Director Jon Bockman, who will take her place as Acting Executive Director until a permanent replacement can be found.
Leah has led ACE through three rounds of charity evaluations since joining the organization in February 2019. Working with the team, she has continued to increase the amount of money donated to ACE’s recommended charities each successive year. By updating internal decision-making processes and management systems, her influence has helped streamline ACE’s operations to be more efficient and enabled the entire team to improve productivity. Leah’s leadership also coincided with a pandemic—her adept navigation helped stabilize ACE in a globally disruptive time. We are grateful for her contributions and wish her the very best in her next pursuits.
While ACE searches for its next permanent Executive Director, Jon Bockman is stepping up to help guide the organization through this time of transition. Having led ACE as its inceptive Executive Director for almost six years, Jon is well prepared to meet the challenges that lay ahead, including seeing through this year’s charity evaluations (set to be released on November 23). We expect the search for an Executive Director to last well into 2022 and have full confidence that Jon will take the necessary steps to position the team for success under new leadership. We are grateful for his willingness to lead ACE during this critical time.
ACE is now accepting applications for the role of Executive Director. Qualified candidates will share a dedication to ACE’s mission and vision, which are centered on the principles of effective altruism for animals. More details regarding the position and application method can be found on our website. Please note that while we are accepting applications starting today, we will not be reviewing applications or responding to candidates until early 2022.
We extend deep gratitude to Leah for leading the team over the past few years, and to Jon for stepping in as Acting Executive Director until a replacement can be found. We are excited to begin reviewing applications next year and to see the next chapter of ACE unfold.