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The Century Foundation names Janice Nittoli as president

The Century Foundation announced today that Janice Nittoli, associate vice president and managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation, will be the new president of the organization.

Nittoli follows the 22-year tenure of Richard C. Leone and will begin in her post Aug. 29.

“Janice Nittoli has impressive credentials and a strong commitment to progressive values,” Leone said in a statement. “In these turbulent times, with growing inequality and a fraying safety net, she has the right stuff to keep Century in the forefront of the fight for fairness.”

Nittoli has been with the Rockefeller Foundation since 2006. Previously, she was a senior executive at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and served as president of the National Center for Health Education and in several capacities in New York City government.

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.
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