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World Neighbors of Oklahoma City names new president, CEO
Oklahoman Published: July 19, 2014

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Nonprofit picks new chief

The board of trustees of World Neighbors, an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit organization founded in 1951, has appointed Dr. Kate Schecter as the organization’s next president and CEO. Schecter will lead the organization’s international programs aimed at helping impoverished communities to overcome hunger, poverty, and disease. Schecter has more than 22 years of experience working for various organizations, including an international nonprofit organization focused on global health, the World Bank, a leading foundation and several universities, including Columbia and Harvard. She succeeds Melanie Macdonald, the organization’s first female president and CEO, who guided World Neighbors for 10 years and announced plans last fall to re-establish her executive coaching and organizational consulting practice. In March 2013, World Neighbors became a subsidiary of Feed The Children, another Oklahoma City-based international nonprofit organization.

Farm transition workshop set

— A two-day workshop geared toward family farmers and ranchers interested in learning how to develop and implement a successful farm transition will take place Aug. 15-16 on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater. The event will include coverage of business and personal goal-setting, financial analysis, human resources, family communications, estate planning, estate taxes and retirement planning. Attorneys, tax professionals and mediators will be available to help. The workshop series is hosted by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service with funding from the USDA Risk Management Agency through the Southern Risk Management Education Center, sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma and the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. The cost for attendees is $50 for a family of four. Additional registrations are $10 per person. Registration covers all materials and programs, with lunch and breaks on both days provided by the Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma. To register, contact Kareta Casey at 744-9836, or via email at Registration closes at 5 p.m. Aug. 1.

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