The Heinz Endowments on Tuesday appointed Andrew McElwaine to the new post of senior program director for sustainability and the environment to oversee the Pittsburgh-based foundation’s environment grantmaking. Last year, the Endowments’ environmental program distributed more than $14.4 million in grants.
McElwaine, who had been the Endowments’ first environmental program director before leaving to take another post in 1999, is president and CEO of American Farmland Trust, based in Washington, D.C. He had been an environmental and government affairs aide to the late Sen.John Heinz. Heinz Endowments CEO Grant Oliphant had also worked for the senator.
The Endowments additionally promotedPhillip Johnson to program director for science and environment, a post he held on an interim basis for the past year.