The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) has announced that Charles F. Gauvin will join the think tank as its chief development officer.

The move makes the first time in Carnegie’s 100 year history that it has had someone in this position, but the think tank said it would be necessary to carry out its future plans..

“Carnegie is at a critical moment in its development; as we enter our second century, it is essential that our fundraising initiatives reflect the rapid pace of our global expansion. Charles is uniquely positioned to lead those efforts. His intelligence, leadership abilities, and extensive experience and success in fundraising made this a very exciting choice for us,” said Carnegie Endowment president Jessica Mathews in a statement.

Gauvin moves to CEIP from outside the think tank world after serving Trout Unlimited, America’s leading river and fish conservation organization, for the last ten years. Gauvin is credited with expanding the organization’s national profile and increasing the annual budget from $2.6 million to $26 million.

Gauvin will begin his new position on Nov. 1.