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Susan Henricks Tapped to Serve on Arbor Day Foundation Board of Trustees

date 07/19/17

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ICAN Executive to Serve Three Year Term

Lincoln, Neb. (July 19, 2017) -- The Arbor Day Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed ICAN – the Institute for Career Advancement Needs – President and CEO Susan L. Henricks to serve for a three-year term. Prior to becoming CEO of the leader development programs, services and events organization in 2014 , Susan was the President and COO of NRC Health. Prior to that role, Susan held roles including President of the Financial Institution Services business of First Data Corporation in Omaha, Nebraska and President of RR Donnelley's Directories business in Chicago, Illinois.

Susan has served in several executive capacities with responsibility for the P&L, growth, human capital, technology and strategy. With more than 30 years in both private and public companies, her experience has shaped her ability to provide deep insight into key strategic and operating issues facing executive management and business today. Her expertise and counsel in these areas will greatly benefit the strategic growth of the Arbor Day Foundation.

"Susan provides the board with a unique perspective given her deep experience in strategic operations that are pivotal to healthy non-profits," said Ray Empson, Chair, Arbor Day Foundation Board of Trustees. "Her insights will contribute to the continued growth and impact of our organization across the globe."

Susan holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and received her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. During the last 44 years, more than 250 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.

As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees.
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