By Tara Guastella
New York, NY (April 29, 2014) - Hearing Health Foundation (HHF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and curing hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research, announced today the appointment of Claire Schultz as chief executive officer.
Ms. Schultz comes to HHF with extensive experience in the public and private sectors. She most recently served as the chief external affairs officer of Amnesty International USA, where she was responsible for all revenue development, marketing, communications, digital engagement, and entertainment relations. At HHF, she will be responsible for strategic leadership and direction of the organization helping to increase its prominence and impact.
Shari Eberts, chair of the board of directors, said, “I am delighted to welcome Claire Schultz as our chief executive officer. Claire’s depth of leadership and management experience make her uniquely qualified for this vital role. I am confident that she will galvanize our mission to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research through the Hearing Restoration Project, and that she will help navigate a path to build and strengthen HHF with vigor, resolve, and imagination.”
“It is an honor to be joining HHF and to be working with its forward-looking leadership and the distinguished scientific research community. The mission of HHF is personal for me. As someone with a parent that has hearing loss, I have seen first-hand the challenges a person faces on a daily basis. I am motivated to expedite scientific breakthroughs for the millions of people who live with hearing loss and tinnitus." Claire Schultz said.
Ms. Schultz also previously served as the senior vice president, strategic marketing and communications at JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) where she launched the organization’s national rebranding initiative, and the JDC (Joint Distribution Committee), where she established the first marketing and communications function aligned with fundraising. While at JDC, she traveled internationally creating award-winning videos documenting the critical humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable children and the elderly. Prior to working in nonprofit organizations, Ms. Schultz held management positions at NBC, Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Disney/ABC, Inc.
Ms. Schultz received her B.A in Communications from Tulane University and has a certificate in linguistic studies from University of East Anglia, Norwich UK.
About Hearing Health Foundation:
Hearing Health Foundation is the largest private funder of hearing research, with a mission to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research. Since 1958 Hearing Health Foundation has given away millions of dollars to hearing and balance research, and now through the Hearing Restoration Project is working on a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus. Hearing Health Foundation also publishes Hearing Health magazine, a free consumer resource on hearing loss and related technology, research, and products.