amfAR Announces New Board Leadership
T. Ryan Greenawalt and Kevin McClatchy Elected Co-Chairs of the Foundation
amfAR has announced the election of T. Ryan Greenawalt and Kevin McClatchy as Co-Chairs of the Foundation at a meeting of its Board of Trustees via teleconference, June 26. They jointly succeed outgoing Chairman William H. Roedy, whose term on the Board has expired.
T. Ryan Greenawalt
Mr. Greenawalt first joined the amfAR board in February 2011, the year he founded amfAR’s generationCURE, a committee of young people dedicated to raising funds to support amfAR’s efforts to develop a cure for HIV. Managing director at Ramirez & Co., Inc., a major global securities and investment banking group, Greenawalt is also president and founder of Harrison Street Productions, a film production company. He is active in politics and philanthropy, supporting education, and AIDS and LGBT rights organizations.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to serve this board,” said Greenawalt. “amfAR is continuing to invest in research to achieve a cure for HIV and end the global AIDS epidemic. Having dedicated the better part of the past decade to this foundation and our fight for a cure, I am confident that amfAR’s resolve will not waver in these trying times.”
Mr. McClatchy was named Chairman of the Board of The McClatchy Company, the national newspaper publishing company, in March 2012. He is the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he was Chief Executive Officer and Managing General Partner from 1996 to 2007. He also serves as a board member for organizations including the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, the Extra Mile Education Foundation, Celsense, Civic Science, and the McClatchy Newspapers. McClatchy joined the amfAR Board in October 2012.
“We’ve come a long way in the fight against AIDS but there’s still a great deal of work to be done,” McClatchy said. “While we are pleased to be playing our part in the fight against COVID-19, we must not lose sight of the fact that nearly 40 million people worldwide are living with HIV. I’m honored to play my part in helping amfAR bring this 40-year-old epidemic to an end.”
“We are immensely grateful to Bill Roedy and Cindy Rachofsky, amfAR’s Chairman and Vice Chairman over the last two and a half years. Their years of dedicated service to amfAR and our mission have made the organization stronger and better prepared for the challenges that lie ahead,” said amfAR Chief Executive Officer Kevin Robert Frost. “And I am grateful and excited by the election of both Ryan and Kevin to lead the organization in the face of those challenges. They have shown themselves to be thoughtful, committed and generous members of amfAR’s Board. They bring experience, integrity and business acumen to Board deliberations and are well positioned and well qualified to lead amfAR through, and out of, this difficult chapter in our nation’s history.”