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our historic educational system. To me, it felt right that this change should come from here.” Faith in the Future has already begun to benefit from Horstmann Hannan’s extensive work with nonprofits. Decades of industry experience have shown her how to implement processes and heighten accountability — without losing sight of the larger mission. “In nonprofits, if there’s no mission, there’s no margin,” she says. “There are some new ways of doing things, but keeping our focus on our mission is what will make us successful. It’s the greatest challenge as well as the greatest opportunity.” One way she plans to do that, Horstmann Hannan says, is to keep the process as collaborative as possible by actively listening and learning. And in that regard, there has been one fundamental difference between her time at Faith in the Future and her time in banking. “The world I come from sometimes lacked a level of respect for the individual,” Horstmann Hannan says. “But I see it here. Everyone has been warm, welcoming, and 100% engaged with our mission — and that’s a wonderful foundation to build upon.” A Quick Career Overview IRENE HORSTMANN HANNAN CEO of Faith in the Future PREVIOUS ROLES • Senior Vice President of Citizens Bank — healthcare and not-for-profit banking group • Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank (formerly Wachovia Bank) — healthcare and not-for-profit banking group, women’s business services AFFILIATIONS • Board of Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania • Mayor’s Commission on Literacy under Mayor Michael Nutter • Pennsylvania Commission for Women under Gov. Ed Rendell “In nonprofits, if there’s no mission, there’s no margin. Keeping our focus on our mission is what will make us successful.” • Executive Committee of The Urban League of Philadelphia AWARDS • Women’s Leadership Award, Main Line Chamber of Commerce • Distinguished Service Award, The Urban League of Philadelphia • Lifetime Achievement Award, The American Red Cross EDUCATION • BA in Political Science from Trinity Washington University • Graduate of Merion Mercy Academy (formerly Mater Misericordiae Academy) 9