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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors sets policies and direction for the Corporation for National and Community Service and is responsible for all actions taken by the Chief Executive Officer with respect to standards, policies, procedures, programs, and initiatives as are necessary to carry out the mission of CNCS.

Officers and Membership of the Board of Directors

Rick Christman*
Lexington, Kentucky
Nominated March 19, 2015; term expires Oct. 6, 2017

Rick Christman serves as Chief Executive Officer of Employment Solutions in Lexington, KY. Mr. Christman has been with Employment Solutions for 25 years. During that time, the company has grown to include a food processing business, a box manufacturing business, and a document destruction business all of which employ people with developmental disabilities. Mr. Christman has been a member of the CNCS Board of Directors since March 29, 2012. He has a Bachelor's degree in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and a Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University Of Wisconsin, Stout.

Mona Dixon
Tempe, Arizona
Nominated Jan. 8, 2015; term expires Oct. 6, 2018
Mona Dixon is a graduate student at Arizona State University where she is pursuing a master’s degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Advocacy. She serves on the board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley – Tempe Ladmo Branch. Previously, she served on the board for UMOM New Day Centers, the largest homeless shelter in Arizona. Ms. Dixon received a Bachelor of Science and Business Management from Arizona State University. 

Eric Liu
Seattle, Washington
Nominated Jan. 8, 2015; term expires Dec. 27, 2017
Eric Liu is the founder and CEO of Citizen University, and Director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program.  He previously was Vice President of Corporate Communications at RealNetworks from 2000 to 2002.  From 1999 to 2000, he served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy at the White House.  Mr. Liu served as Speechwriter and Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Security Council at the White House from 1993 to 1994.  Mr. Liu received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. 

Shamina Singh (Chair)
New York City, New York
Nominated April 13, 2015; term expires Oct. 6, 2019
Shamina Singh is Executive Director of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, where she is responsible for the Center’s consistent achievement of its mission to advance sustainable and equitable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. Previously, she served as Global Director of MasterCard’s Government Social Programs. Prior to joining MasterCard, Ms. Singh headed Government and Public Affairs for Nike and spent five years with Citigroup's Global Community Development Group. Over the course of 15 years in the public sector, she held senior positions within the Clinton Administration, the US House of Representatives, electoral campaigns and national non-profit organizations. Ms. Singh is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum and a Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute.  Ms. Singh received a B.S. from Old Dominion University and an M.P.A. from The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

* Section 1.05(b) of the CNCS Board bylaws states that a voting member of the Board whose term has expired may continue to serve on the Board until the date on which the member’s successor takes office, which period shall not exceed one year.

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