President of the Charles Koch Foundation

The Charles Koch Foundation has hired Brian Hooks to be the Foundation’s next president, effective July 1, 2014.

Hooks has been chief operating officer and executive director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University since 2006 where he led strategy and oversaw all programs and operations for the organization. Prior to being named COO, Hooks served as the director for Mercatus’ Global Prosperity Initiative, Social Change Project, and helped to develop and manage Mercatus’ Enterprise Africa project that examined the role that entrepreneurship plays in economic development.

“The Koch family is among the most generous in the long tradition of American philanthropists who have helped ensure a thriving and dynamic civil society in our country,” says Hooks. “I am excited to be able to assist in their efforts as part of the outstanding team at the Charles Koch Foundation.“

Hooks will report to Richard Fink, the current president of the Charles Koch Foundation who continues as a member of the Board of Directors.

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