Jean Ahwesh has joined the Missouri Western Foundation team. She began her position as interim senior executive director of the Missouri Western Foundation July 6.
Ahwesh has 30 years of experience in philanthropy, including leadership positions at West Virginia University’s Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation, the Keystone Foundation, Operation Smile, Fairmont State University Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Ahwesh has a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from Waynesburg University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Social Welfare from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She is also a graduate of the Executive Course in Technology Commercialization from the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Ahwesh will provide staff with outstanding leadership as the search for a permanent leader commences.