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Association Departures and Arrivals (July 9, 2021)

Uzzell                                               Photo: Michael Derek Photography 

CEO arrivals

Tech exec Uzzell joins engineers society

The $8M-revenue National Society of Black Engineers has hired Janeen Uzzell in the newly created position of CEO. Uzzell had been COO of the Wikimedia Foundation since January 2019. Previously, she held several roles over two decades at General Electric, including as head of the women in technology initiative and director of health care programs for GE Africa, when she was based in Ghana.

She succeeds Karl Reid, who departed NSBE in March—after more than six years as executive director—to join Northeastern University as chief inclusion officer. NSBE’s interim CEO, Charles Thompson III, returns to his previous role as chief development and marketing officer.