Wendy Spencer began her duties as the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) on April 9, 2012, shortly after her nomination was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She has a proven track record of nearly 30 years in volunteer management and administration, and she is the first CEO to come to CNCS directly from the field of national service.
Directing the Chief Executive Officer to continue to engage in an open and transparent process to obtain input from the public to inform the agency’s implementation of the Serve America Act and adoption of a new five-year Strategic Plan, and to keep the Board of Director apprised of the activities and results of the public process.
Directing the Chief Executive Officer to ascertain the challenges faced by national service programs during the economic crisis, act expeditiously where possible, and explore creative ways for programs to meet community needs in a more cost-effective manner.
Delegating authority to CEO to make grants to or enter into contracts with Federal or other public departments or agencies, and private nonprofit organizations, and enter into agreements with other Federal agencies or private nonprofit organizations for the support of programs under the national service laws.