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Friday, September 6, 2013

9 Queens Co-Founder Chess Patron Jean Hoffman is USCF Executive Director

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra  Kosteniuk, 2013  

Hi everyone, 
The USCF is pleased to announce Jean Hoffman as the next Executive Director. Most recently Jean has been the Executive Director of 9 Queens in Arizona, an organization started by Jean and Jennifer Shahade. "This is an exciting time for the USCF and chess. I am thrilled and honored to join the USCF during such a pivotal time."

Jean has spent her adulthood serving the game of chess. In addition to 9 Queens, she has served as a Manager of Teams and Tournaments and as an Instructor in the Chess-in-the-Schools programs in New York.

Jean has a B.A. in history with distinction from Yale, and an ED.M. in Urban Education from Harvard. While working and living in Tucson, she was selected as a member of the 40 under 40 by the Arizona Daily Star in November 2012.

Jean has extensive experience with 501(c)(3) organizations, including taking 9 Queens through the IRS approval process. Jean is an experienced fundraiser and brings conviction for chess to the fundraising process. Jean will begin her service to the USCF on November 1, 2013, and her initial agreement with the USCF is for two years.

Please join us in welcoming Jean!
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