Peace X Peace Names Kimberly V. Weichel as Chief Executive Officer

The Peace X Peace Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has selected a new CEO, Kimberly V. Weichel.
 
 
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Aug. 26, 2010 - PRLog -- Washington, DC. The Peace X Peace Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has selected a new CEO, Kimberly V. Weichel. Peace X Peace is an international nonprofit that lifts women's voices, strengthens women's capacity to connect across divides, promotes leadership and gender equity, and nurtures a global network of peacebuilders in over 120 countries.

Weichel, a global development and peacebuilding expert with 30 years' experience in the international arena, is the founding director of the Institute for Peacebuilding, which provides education, training, and consulting in schools, organizations and with the United Nations. To read her full bio, visit http://www.peacexpeace.org/about/contact/staff/.

Patricia Smith Melton, Peace X Peace Founder and Board member, calls Weichel “the woman we need now.” Weichel says: “I am thrilled to be invited to lead this important cross-cultural organization that successfully connects women to build sustainable peace. I look forward to growing this crucial work with this remarkable team.”

Weichel will be replacing Molly Mayfield Barbee as the organization’s leader. Mayfield Barbee has been with Peace X Peace since 2005 and most recently served as Executive Director. She will continue to be active in peacebuilding and international relations.

The Board wishes to express its deep gratitude to Mayfield Barbee for the time she has dedicated to Peace X Peace and its cause, and they wish her the best of luck in future endeavors.

Peace X Peace (http://www.peacexpeace.org, pronounced Peace by Peace) e-media include an array of blogs and a weekly blog digest that brings first-person Voices from the Frontlines to nearly 20,000 subscribers worldwide. The book Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women and the documentary Peace by Peace, Women on the Frontlines are available on our site.

Contact: Alicia Simoni
Phone: (877) 684 3770
Email: alicia@peacexpeace.org

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About Peace X Peace: We lift women's voices, strengthen women's capacity to connect across divides, promote leadership and gender equity, and nurture the global network of peacebuilders.
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