Washington, DC -- Beginning
July 1, 2009, Reid Cramer will assume the post of director of New
America Foundation's Asset Building Program. Cramer, who holds a Ph. D
from the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin, has been
research director in the assets program since 2003 and played a
leadership role in New America's Next Social Contract Initiative as
well. Before joining New America, Cramer served at OMB in both the
Clinton and George W. Bush Administrations.
Williams recently joined New America as the director of the newly
launched College Savings Initiative, a joint venture of the assets and
education policy programs at New America and the Center for Social
Development at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining
New America, Williams oversaw Ohio's 529 college savings program as the
Executive Director of the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority, and also served
as the immediate past chair of the College Savings Plan Network (CSPN),
which represents 529s sponsors around the country.
vice president and the founding director of the Asset Building Program,
including the program's Global Assets Project, will continue with New
America as vice president and senior fellow, based in St. Louis,
beginning October 1st. Boshara, who joined New America in 2002, was
also instrumental in the launching of New America's Next Social
Contract and College Savings Initiatives.
"I'm thrilled to
appoint Reid and Jackie to lead these important and timely programs,
and I'm excited about Ray's next chapter at New America," remarked New
America President and CEO Steve Coll.
For more information on the assets and college savings programs, please see www.newamerica.net.
Contact information and interview requests:
Kate Brown, New America Foundation, 202-596-3365 or email@example.com.
About the New America Foundation
The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy
institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the
next generation of challenges facing the United States.