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Entertainment Industry Foundation Selects Nicole Sexton as President, CEO

Nicole Sexton
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Nicole Sexton has been tapped as the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s new president and chief executive officer.

Sexton most recently served as the chief of staff of the Central Park Conservancy in New York City. Regina Miller, a fundraiser with a background in global charities and innovative start-ups, will join EIF as a special consultant.

Sexton will oversee the organization’s key initiatives — Hunger Is, XQ, and Hollywood Unfiltered — and continue the development of enterprises, such as last weekend’s One Voice: Somos Live! — a concert for disaster relief for those impacted by the recent natural disasters in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

Sexton succeeds Lisa Paulsen, who stepped down as president in April to concentrate on critical development and talent relations efforts for the foundation.

“Nicole and Regina bring invaluable experience and expertise to our unique and multifaceted organization,” said EIF board chair Chris Silbermann. “We play a singular role in the world of philanthropy with an unparalleled history of success, and as such, they will be powerful advocates and great leaders now and into the future.”

Sherry Lansing, former EIF chairperson, said “Raising funds to tackle big problems and engaging celebrities to persuade the public to act — that’s the heart and soul of EIF. Regina and Nicole are in a strong position to take EIF to new heights.”

Pictured: Jennifer Wright and Nicole Sexton (right)