Carrie Hessler-Radelet, who led the Peace Corps from 2013 until January, has been named president and CEO of Project Concern International, the San Diego-based international development organization. She takes the place of George Guimaraes, who led the organization between 2003 and 2016.
PCI’s board of directors made the selection Feb. 3 and announced it on Feb. 7.
PCI reported $63 million in gross receipts and $58.7 million in expenses on its most recent IRS return, which covers the fiscal year that ended in September 2015.
Hessler-Radelet became deputy director of the Peace Corps in 2010; President Obama nominated her for her director’s job in 2013. Prior to the Peace Corps, she worked as vice president and director of the Washington, D.C., office of John Snow Inc., overseeing the management of public health programs in 85 countries around the world.
She holds a master of science in health policy and management from Harvard University, and served in the Peace Corps in Western Samoa.
Kearny Mesa-based PCI works in 16 countries. Its mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship.
Robert S. Sullivan, dean of the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, is PCI’s chairman.