Stephanie J. Hull was appointed president and chief executive officer of Girls Inc., effective May 15, 2019. The national nonprofit provides programming to more than 156,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada, and advocates for policy and culture change to improve the conditions in which all girls are growing up.
She replaces Judith Vredenburgh, who last year announced her plans to retire.
Hull has a long career as a leader in education and as a women’s advocate. She joins Girls Inc. from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, where she was executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2012. Prior to the foundation, Hull was head of school for The Brearley School, all-girls school located in New York City. She also held various leadership and management positions at Mount Holyoke and Dartmouth colleges.
“Stephanie is a brilliant leader, passionate about our mission, and an experienced people and financial manager who knows how to create change through influence,” said Vredenburgh. “Her background, talent and skill will be a tremendous asset to the network, as Girls Inc. positions itself to grow the number of girls served with measurable impact and be the leading advocate for the rights and opportunities of all girls.”
Hull commented, “I am delighted and honored to be working with an organization whose mission is so resonant with my own deepest values, and one that has such a strong sense of direction. Judy and the current leadership have positioned Girls Inc. extraordinarily well, and I look forward to guiding the next phases of its growth.”
At the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Hull was responsible for management of staff, finances, fund development, communications, fellowships and programs that support women’s studies and educator training. At Brearley, Hull led and completed the school’s largest capital campaign to date ($75 million), which celebrated the school’s 125th anniversary and drew the highest alumnae support in the School’s history.
She has been a board member of the Professional Children’s School; Code Nation, which equips students in under-resourced high schools with the skills needed for careers in technology; and Humanity in Action, an international nonprofit organization that educates and connects young people who seek to become leaders on issues related to human and minority rights. Hull holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and B.A. from Wellesley College.
Girls Inc. had revenue of $24.9 million for 2017, the last Form 990 available. Revenue less expenses was $14.8 million with assets of $41 million. Information was not released on compensation for Hull. Vredenburgh, according to the Form 990 received a base of $350,496 with benefits and other compensation of $14,803.