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Texaco Press Release - Texaco Supports Strong Leadership for Non-profits


WASHINGTON, DC, October 10 - Demonstrating the corporation's longstanding commitment to leadership development, Texaco held the seventh Texaco Management Institute (TMI), October 2-5 in Washington, DC. Key national and international executives representing 20 non-profit organizations participated in the management development workshop that aims to strengthen leadership in the nonprofit sector.

The Texaco Management Institute, a partnership between Texaco and the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, provides formalized management training through personal feedback sessions and interactive learning groups. More than 150 leaders have participated to date in this highly effective training institute. Suzanne I. Tufts, President and CEO of American Woman's Economic Development Corporation and a former TMI participant, praised the Institute's practical application: "The 360 management overview process and evaluation was the most valuable management feedback exercise I have ever been through. My role became clear, both as a communicator to the Board of Directors of staff needs and as a communicator to staff of the Board's vision."

The Institute's distinguished faculty included Frances Hesselbein, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her leadership as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA and as Founding President and CEO of the Drucker Foundation. Marshall Goldsmith, founding Director of Keilty, Goldsmith, and Company, founder of The Learning Network, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Drucker Foundation, led management training sessions. Nadir Muwwakkil, an instructor with extensive experience leading corporate training sessions and the workshop leader for his consulting firm, Vision Group International, presented his groundbreaking methodology in empowerment and diversity.

"Texaco has always stressed the importance of leadership development in its own organization," said Richard A. Brown, Director of Community Relations for Texaco Worldwide. "By nurturing highly capable non-profit leaders, we extend that commitment in a way that strengthens our communities."

Texaco joined the Drucker Foundation, known for its commitment to strengthening the social sector, in establishing the Texaco Management Institute in 1996. The three-and-a-half day Institute is held in Houston and the Washington, DC area every year and is available by invitation to senior level leaders in nonprofit organizations.

NOTE TO EDITORS: A list of TMI participants is attached.

Texaco Management Institute Participants

Ms. Vibiana M. Andrade
Vice President of Legal Programs
Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund
Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Elaine R. Jones
President & Director Counsel
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
New York, NY
Ms. Jennine Auerbach
National Project Manager
NAACP Homeownership & Business Initiative
Baltimore, MD
Mr. Victor Leviatin
Executive Director
WISE Services
White Plains, NY
Ms. Coni Batle
Interim Director-Center for Academic Precocity
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Ms. Shirley M. McBay
Quality Education for Minorities
Washington, DC
Mr. Kofi A. Boateng, CPA
Executive Director
National Puerto Rican Forum, Inc.
New York, NY
Ms. Brenda McDuffie
Buffalo Urban League
Buffalo, NY
Ms. Elizabeth Buchanan
Director, Campaign Unit
University of the West Indies
Jamaica, West Indies
Ms. Pamela McKee
Staff Director
Greater Washington, DC Board of Trade
Washington, DC
Ms. Carmen Carrillo
Executive Director
Mi Casa Resource Center for Women, Inc.
Denver, CO
Ms. Margo Posey
Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Business Development Council
Dallas, TX
Mr. Don Crocker
Executive Director & CEO
Support Center for Nonprofit Management
New York, NY
Ms. Arva Rice
Executive Director
Public Allies/New York City
New York, NY
Ms. Tuhina De O'Connor
Executive Director
New York Asian Women's Center
New York, NY
Ms. Mary Springer
Executive Director
Single Women's Alliance Network
New York, NY
Mr. Don Graves
Executive Director
Business LINC
Washington, DC
Mr. Dan Strasser
Executive Director
Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Valkill
Hyde Park, NY
Ms. Cheryl Kravitz
Executive Director
The National Conference for Community and Justice
Washington, DC
Ms. Sarah Usdin
Executive Director
Teach for America
New Orleans, LA

Updated: October 2000