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Winrock Names Carol Ann Smith Vice President of Operations

ARLINGTON, Va. (March 31, 2014) — Winrock International announced today that Carol Ann Smith will become the organization’s new Vice President of Operations, succeeding Ron Hubbard, who is retiring after 28 years with Winrock.

Recently, Smith was the Senior Director for Grants, Contracts and Supply Chain Services at Population Services International (PSI), where she was responsible for the award compliance, cost and pricing, and procurement and logistics functions for the global health organization, which addresses the health problems of low-income and vulnerable populations in more than 65 developing countries. Prior to her work at PSI, Smith worked as the Senior Director for Grants and Contracts at Family Health International and Regional Operations Director for The Nature Conservancy.

At Winrock, Smith will be responsible for the organization’s contracts, cost and pricing, procurement, human resources, security and group operations for program finance support.

“Winrock is excited to welcome Carol Ann Smith to Winrock to lead our global operations. Her expertise and best practice experience will help us achieve our goal of integrated, strategic and cost effective operations to accelerate great program results,” said Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson.

“I am delighted for the opportunity to lead a strong operations team in support of Winrock’s diverse international development portfolio,” Smith said. “I know we can continue to bring the best service, results and ROI to funders and donors, building new tools to scale operations and increase efficiency for Winrock’s future growth. I have admired the work of Winrock and the impact of programs on people’s lives and hope in some small way I can contribute to the organization’s continued success in the changing development landscape.”

Smith currently serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of InsideNGO and has more than 25 years’ experience in award management, compliance, finance and international development, and has worked in more than 60 countries. She studied International Relations, earning her bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of South Carolina.

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. Winrock is headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., and has an office in Arlington, Va., with project offices worldwide.