The Board of Directors of the Reaching Out MBA, Inc., the nation’s leading organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) MBA & business graduate community, has announced that following a yearlong nationwide search Aidan Currie will be its next Executive Director.
Jens Audenaert, President of the Reaching Out Board, said "We were fortunate to find a candidate like Aidan, who offers a wealth of experience at the intersection of not-for-profit and corporate strategy that will allow the organization to focus on expanding our programs to meet the needs of all of our community – students and alumni alike.”
Aidan has spent the last seven years in the hospitality industry, with his most recent role in business development for InterContinental Hotels Group, where he created a new business unit to elevate the company’s Sales organization. Before moving into hospitality, Aidan was a VP in Edelman’s Digital Practice in New York City, where he oversaw multiple blue chip accounts in healthcare and tourism. He also led the Digital Department of Age Concern England, a non-profit organization supporting those in later life by providing advice on healthcare and finances. Aidan has long been an active volunteer in several LGBT organizations including the NGLCC, Lost-n-Found Youth, and Rainbros.
Currie said, "I am thrilled to join the Reaching Out Board, staff, alumni, and student volunteers to build upon the organization’s tremendous growth and to develop new initiatives to further position our MBA and graduate community members to grow into visible out LGBT leaders and role models for decades to come.”
Currie succeeds Matt Kidd, who will assist in the leadership transition through the organization’s annual conference. “We thank Matt for his leadership the past five years and overseeing our organization’s transformation from a single program run by volunteers to a fully staffed organization offering year-round global programming,” said Audenaert.