McCourt Announces Paula Recart as Head of Social Impact
"Paula brings a wealth of experience and unique strategic thinking about social impact to McCourt Impact," said Frank McCourt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McCourt Global. "She is a proven leader who will help guide our commitment to making a measurable impact in reimagining and refitting institutions to confront the world's most pressing issues."
"Today's challenges call for every sector and organization to take responsibility in driving change, which is why I'm looking forward to joining McCourt Impact," said Paula Recart. "Its bold vision for the future and strong portfolio of projects offers a unique opportunity to help empower people and reimagine how social responsibility can cause real impact."
Ms. Recart will co-develop the overall strategy, nurture and grow partnerships, and scale social impact initiatives for McCourt. In this capacity, she will work closely with Mr. McCourt and senior leaders to maximize the effect of current initiatives and identify new opportunities to better address today's structural challenges.
Ms. Recart joins McCourt Impact from Ashoka, the world's largest network of social entrepreneurs, where she held several senior leadership roles over 12 years. After accepting a Director of Communications position in 2007 at its Washington, DC headquarters, she progressed to the role of Ashoka North America Director and Ashoka's Leadership Group Member. Prior to Ashoka, Ms. Recart served as the Editor-in-Chief of the bi-weekly publication PAULA magazine for nearly a decade. She holds a BA in journalism and sociology from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.
About McCourt Impact
McCourt Impact is the social impact entity of McCourt that currently supports the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, The Shed and The Future Project in New York City, The Olympique de Marseille Foundation in France and The McCourt Foundation. The McCourt Impact agenda is focused on creating or renewing institutions to confront today's most challenging problems with transformative ideas.
About McCourt Global
McCourt Global is a diversified asset management and investment firm with a growing portfolio of operating companies that span real estate, finance, sports, technology, and social impact. Our credo, We Invest in Better, guides our efforts in business and impact around the world. Founded in 1893 as a Boston road-building company, McCourt has expanded to a global company with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Marseille, and Beijing.
About McCourt Broderick
The McCourt business and impact portfolio is supported by the McCourt family office, McCourt Broderick. Based in New York City, McCourt Broderick invests and engages in ventures around the globe on behalf of the McCourt family.
At McCourt, We Invest in Better.
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