John F. Kennedy Library Foundation announces new leader

BOSTON (AP) — The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation has a new executive director.

The Boston-based organization announced Tuesday that Steven M. Rothstein had been selected to take the helm.

Rothstein will oversee all operations of the Foundation, which provides financial support, staffing and creative resources for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Board Chairman Kenneth R. Feinberg said in a statement that Rothstein has “answered President Kennedy’s call to service” throughout his career.

Rothstein was previously president of the world-renowned Perkins School for the Blind, which experienced significant growth during Rothstein’s 11-year tenure.

Most recently, Rothstein was CEO of Citizen Schools, a national nonprofit organization that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities.

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Rothstein steps into the new role Sept. 6.