American Civil Liberties Union chief communications officer Michele Moore is headed to the Ford Foundation, where she will be vice president of global communications.
Moore will begin her new job in January, succeeding Alfred D. Ironside, who has led the foundation’s communications since 2006.
At the ACLU, Moore has led the national communications team as well as providing advisory support to 54 ACLU affiliate offices.
Before coming to the organization in 2015, she was a senior consultant at MARC Global Communications. Moore has also served as senior vice president, publicity at Lifetime Networks; associate vice president, marketing and branding at Temple University; and press secretary for New Orleans mayor Marc Morial from 1994 to 1997.
She will join the foundation's executive leadership team in New York, overseeing all aspects of strategic communications across its 11 U.S. offices.
"Michele's comprehensive experience directing communications strategies across media and digital platforms in both the public and private sectors will be invaluable as we engage more deeply in conversations around the evolving role of philanthropy and the strengthening of civic infrastructure,” said Ford Foundation president Darren Walker.