WASHINGTON—The board of trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace today welcomed the addition of Clarke Murphy, chief executive officer of the global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates.

“With his decades of experience at the top level of executive recruitment, Clarke Murphy truly understands what it takes to lead a global enterprise,” said Harvey V. Fineberg, chairman of the board. “I look forward to having someone of his experience and expertise on our board.”

Murphy has more than twenty-five years of experience in the executive recruiting industry. He joined Russell Reynolds Associates in 1988, and served in the company’s Frankfurt and London offices before leading the firm’s Americas division. The company has 46 offices in 27 countries. 

“It is an honor to join Carnegie’s board of trustees,” said Murphy, who became CEO in 2012. “The private sector in the United States and around the world is eager for the kind of rigorous, independent, and practical thinking and doing that Carnegie exemplifies. I have long been an admirer of Carnegie and its global mission. I look forward to doing whatever I can to help advance it.”

Clarke is a member of the board of directors for the New York City Ballet and a former trustee of the College Foundation of the University of Virginia. He received a BA in History from the University of Virginia. 

“We are delighted to welcome Clarke Murphy to the board,” said Carnegie President William J. Burns. “Clarke’s leadership and global reach will be an indispensable asset to the board and to Carnegie.” 

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