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New CEO for Lutheran Services in America

by Published On: Jul 13, 2012

The Board of Directors of Lutheran Services in America (LSA) has elected Charlotte Haberaecker of Annandale, VA, as president and CEO. The selection culminates a 9-month national search process.

For almost 4 years, Ms. Haberaecker was Chief Operating Officer of Global Impact, the $110 million nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for critical humanitarian needs at home and around the world. 

Global Impact administers 2 of the largest workplace giving campaigns. From 1992 to 2007, Ms. Haberaecker served in several senior executive level positions focused on innovative problem solving and strategy at Fannie Mae. She led an industry transformation initiative for the eBusiness division and launched the first-ever comprehensive operational risk management function. 

From 1979 to 1992, Ms. Haberaecker was with Price Waterhouse, where she led a management consulting practice, led sales and directed engagements in organizational effectiveness and strategic planning. Among her projects were comprehensive studies of children and family services and health care services. 

Her specialties include leadership, nonprofit and corporate strategy and execution, organizational effectiveness and building multi-sector collaborations. 

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in Management Science from the University of Illinois. She is a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Annandale, Virginia, part of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

“I am honored to accept this position with Lutheran Services in America, which represents so much effective work to improve the lives of our neighbors. To be able to combine my nonprofit and business background and my faith is an amazing opportunity," Haberaecker said in a press release. She will join LSA on August 6, 2012.


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