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Philip M. Condit

Achieve Inc. recently announced that the Boeing Co.'s chairman and chief executive officer, Philip M. Condit, and Gov. Gray Davis of California will serve as co-chairmen of the organization's board of directors.

Gov. Gray Davis

Mr. Condit, 61, and Gov. Davis, 60, who had served as co-vice-chairmen, succeed IBM Corp. Chairman Louis V. Gerstner Jr., and outgoing Gov. John Engler of Michigan.

Achieve is a Washington-based nonprofit organization founded by governors and corporate leaders that advocates measures aimed at raising academic standards in American schools.

The National Indian Education Association's board of directors has picked Cindy La Marr to be the organization's president-elect.

Ms. La Marr, the executive director of the Sacramento, Calif.-based Capitol Area Indian Resources Inc., will serve as president-elect until November of this year, when she will succeed Robin Butterfield as president for a one-year term.

The Alexandria, Va.-based NIEA works to improve educational opportunities for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

Barbara J. Garvin-Kester was scheduled to begin her new job as the president of the Core Knowledge Foundation this week.

Ms. Garvin-Kester, who has left her position as the director of the U.S. Office of Executive & Management Development, succeeds E. D. Hirsch Jr., the foundation's founder. Mr. Hirsch, a University of Virginia professor of education and humanities, will continue to serve as the chairman of the board.

The Charlottesville, Va.-based foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes the use of the Core Knowledge curriculum in grades K-8.

—Catherine A. Carroll

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Vol. 22, Issue 16, Page 5

Published in Print: January 8, 2003, as People in the News

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