Michael J. Petrilli will take the helms of both the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Fordham Foundation beginning next August. He replaces longtime president and founder Chester E. Finn Jr., who will become the president emeritus and a distinguished senior fellow.
Currently the executive vice president at Fordham, Mr. Petrilli previously served in the U.S. Department of Education.
David P. Driscoll has been elected chairman of the board of trustees for the Fordham Institute and the foundation.
Mr. Driscoll is a former state commissioner of education for Massachusetts, and he is the chairman of the National Assessment Governing Board.
A version of this article appeared in the November 07, 2013 edition of Education Week as Transitions