Sherece West

Before becoming president and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation in 2007, Sherece Y. West was CEO at the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation and a program associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, a private foundation, is in the middle of a five-year strategic focus for Arkansas called "Moving the Needle." The initiative seeks to improve Arkansans' lives in three related areas: economic, racial and social justice; economic development; and education. The foundation, with assets of $126 million as of the end of 2009, makes grants to organizations working toward those ends.