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COFFEE KIDS – Executive Director resigns, accepts position at Specialty Coffee Association of America

SANTA FE, NM, US – September 17, 2013 – Executive director of Coffee Kids, Carolyn Fairman, is stepping down from her long tenured position to accept the position of chief of staff of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA).

The Coffee Kids Board of Directors will closely guide this transition in leadership over the next few months, and expects to complete the process by the end of the year.

“I have had the honor and the great pleasure to work for one of the leading development organizations in the coffee industry for over 13 years,” said Fairman. “It is with great sadness that I say goodbye to this work, while at the same time, I welcome the opportunity to work with the SCAA, another highly respected organization.”

“Carolyn has been a huge asset to the organization, and most importantly, coffee-farming families around the world.” said Mike Ebert, Coffee Kids Board President. “She will be missed, and we wish her all the best in her new position.

Our search committee will ensure a smooth leadership transition that will support staff, donors and the organization’s partners in the process.”

 About Coffee Kids

Coffee Kids, Inc., is a development organization dedicated to improving the lives and livelihoods of coffee­-farming families. Founded in 1988, the organization works closely with partners in coffee-growing communities to create programs that respect the values, cultural integrity and ingenuity of the communities they serve.

Coffee Kids supports 19 projects managed by 16 partner organizations in Mexico,Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and Peru.

Source: Coffee Kids