Christopher Broadwell Appointed Executive Director of The English-Speaking Union of the United States

By: The English-Speaking Union of the United States
Christopher Broadwell, Executive Director of The English-Speaking Union
Christopher Broadwell, Executive Director of The English-Speaking Union
NEW YORK - March 4, 2014 - PRLog -- Christopher Broadwell has been appointed Executive Director of The English-Speaking Union of the United States (ESU) effective March 1, 2014.  Mr. Broadwell, who has served as Deputy Director for the past seven years, brings to his new post wide-ranging experience in administration, development, marketing, special events, public relations and promotion.

Upon graduation from Grinnell College in 1974, Mr. Broadwell began his career at the English-Speaking Union as Branch Services Administrator and subsequently worked in the non-profit and for-profit sectors.  His past positions in non-profit organizations include Director of Development for the Kosciuszko Foundation and the Historic House Trust of New York City, Grants Administrator for the International Women’s Health Coalition and Director of Publications at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).  He was also Account Executive at Grey Advertising/Grey & Davis Public Relations and Vice President Marketing & Sales for Miracle Exclusives, Inc. import company.  In addition, Mr. Broadwell has operated his own publications business.

Mr. Broadwell assumes the Executive Directorship of the English-Speaking Union upon the retirement of former President & Executive Director Alice Boyne, whose career at the ESU encompassed four decades and established the ESU’s national programs in support of educators and students.  Accepting the post, Mr. Broadwell said, “I will be honored to lead this august organization as it passes its approaching centennial and fulfills its educational mission with renewed vigor in the 21st century.”

The English-Speaking Union of the United States is a non-profit, non-political educational organization that celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.  Founded in 1920, the ESU is a 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization headquartered in New York City with some 6,000 members nationwide.  An independent American corporation, the ESU carries out its work through a network of 68 Branches, sponsoring a variety of language and international education programs including scholarships, teacher education and conversational English tutoring.  It also conducts book and cultural exchanges working in fellowship with the 57 independent ESUs around the world.  Most prominent of ESU programs is The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, a school-based program to develop students’ speaking and critical thinking skills, through ESU Branch-sponsored community competitions and at the National Competition at Lincoln Center in New York City.  Inaugurated in 1983, the program has engaged more than 250,000 young people.

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