Gillian Darlow, 45, has been appointed CEO of the Polk Bros. Foundation, effective January 7, 2013. She has dedicated her career to building and strengthening civic and nonprofit organizations, holding leadership roles in civic, arts, and education organizations, including The Field Museum, Redmoon Theater and Leadership for Quality Education. For the past six years, Darlow has served as a principal of the Civic Consulting Alliance, a cross-sector partnership that invests in transforming how government works and how services are delivered to Chicagoans. Darlow received a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and both a Master's degree and an MBA from Stanford University.
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