Randall Kempner to step down as president and CEO


AUSTIN (August 16, 2021)—The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation (CGMF) announced that Randall Kempner will step down as president and CEO effective September 7. The decision was part of a mutual and amicable agreement between Kempner and the foundation’s board.

CGMF’s programs will continue without interruption. 

Kempner formerly served as executive director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) at The Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., where, for the previous decade, he managed a global network of nearly 300 organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. This fall, Kempner will rejoin the Aspen Institute as senior advisor to their Energy and Environment Program.

“We have a deep respect for Randall’s strategic insight, values, and work ethic and are thankful for his contributions to improving the foundation’s governance and programs during his tenure. We wish him well in his senior advisor position at Aspen and his future endeavors,” Lorenz said.   

“The past 12-months have been an exciting journey.  I remain passionate about the foundation’s mission and am grateful for the opportunity to have led the foundation’s efforts to help ensure the long-term sustainability of Texas,” Kempner said. “The Mitchell family and foundation staff have my profound appreciation.”

Click here to read a letter from Kempner that was distributed by CGMF to its key audiences earlier today. 


For additional information, contact Brett Holmes at brett@brettholmes.com or (713) 244-4178. 

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