Publication Date: January 22, 2016
Publication Location: BRATTLEBORO, VT
Contact: Kathryn Schoenberger   |   [email protected]

World Learning today announced staff changes for several members of its senior leadership team, which will help position the organization for greater growth and impact. Bethaney LaClair was named chief of staff, Rachel Henry will advance to vice president of operations, and Tom Navin will become the vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement.

“We are thrilled to have Bethaney, Rachel and Tom advance within the senior team,” said World Learning CEO Donald Steinberg. “They have each been vital members of our staff for many years and I look forward to working with them in their new and expanded roles.

Ms. LaClair has worked for World Learning for ten years. In addition to her new responsibilities as chief of staff, she will retain her role as executive director in the office of the president and board of trustees and corporate secretary. She joined the organization in 2006 in the human resources department before moving to the President’s Office in 2007.

Ms. Henry joined World Learning in 2005 as a senior benefits analyst and was promoted to vice president of global human resources in 2014. Prior to joining World Learning, Ms. Henry worked for Leonard & Zarr Inc. where she first served as human resources manager and was eventually promoted to human resources director.

Mr. Navin started at World Learning in 2011 and has served as interim vice president of advancement since 2014. He previously worked in the Advancement department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for 18 years in a variety of roles.

World Learning’s mission is to empower a new generation of global citizens to build peace, prosperity, inclusion, and responsive government. It includes the flagship youth program, The Experiment in International Living; highly regarded academic accredited institution, SIT, based in Brattleboro, Vermont, encompassing SIT Graduate Institute, SIT Study Abroad, and IHP programs; and the Washington, D.C. and internationally based development operations in 22 countries and exchange programs with more than 140 countries.