New Chief Operating Officer Appointed for FUSE Corps

Civic innovation group hires Nancy Hogan, former White House Director of Presidential Personnel

Press Release, San Francisco, CA – April 20, 2015 – FUSE Corps today announced that Nancy Hogan has joined the organization as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to further its mission of enabling local government to more effectively address the biggest challenges facing urban communities. Having relocated to the Bay Area last year, Nancy will work out of the group’s San Francisco headquarters in the Presidio.

Previously, Hogan served in The White House for more than four years as Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel. In this role, Hogan led the identification, placement and development of over 5,000 Presidential appointees throughout the federal government.

“Nancy has a wealth of experience to contribute around our efforts to bring the country’s most talented professionals into high-impact roles in the public sector. We are thrilled to have such an experienced leader join our team during this exciting stage in the development of our efforts,” said Lenny Mendonca, FUSE Corps Co-Founder & Chairman and a former Director at McKinsey & Company, where he led the public sector practice.

Hogan will co-lead the organization with CEO James Weinberg and will be specifically responsible for overseeing all programmatic, operational and talent-related functions during a period of rapid national expansion. “In Nancy Hogan, we found a truly engaging leader whose track record of developing effective systems at scale and unique familiarity placing talent in the public sector all combined to make her an undeniably compelling choice for this pivotal role,” said Weinberg, who previously co-founded both AchieveMission and Commongood Careers.

Hogan added her perspective, saying: “I am passionate about the mission of FUSE Corps and was inspired by the impact that their Fellows have achieved to date. Having had the opportunity to work at the federal level, I am looking forward to focusing on local government, where there is an increasing amount of energy around creative problem solving. I believe FUSE Corps is poised to help catalyze a national movement around civic innovation.”

About FUSE Corps:

FUSE Corps ( is a nonpartisan nonprofit that enables local government to more effectively address the biggest challenges facing urban communities. Fuse Corps partners with civic leaders to identify pressing strategic challenges and then recruits entrepreneurial, mid-career professionals to serve in executive-level fellowships across local government. Fuse Fellows are uniquely positioned to achieve transformative impact across issue areas such as education, health, poverty, economic development and the environment. With the support of partners like Omidyar Network and The James Irvine Foundation, Fuse Corps is demonstrating the potential of cross-sector collaboration as a vehicle for community-based problem solving.

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