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Silver Spring, Maryland (October 1, 2013) – Global Communities (formerly CHF International) today announced the hiring of Guillermo Birmingham as Vice President for Management & Administration. In his new position Birmingham will assume executive oversight of IT, Human Resources, Administration, and Finance.
In this newly consolidated role, Birmingham will ensure effective integration and alignment of all corporate support functions to deliver services and address cross-departmental policy issues. He will examine systems and procedures, and recommend and implement policies to improve organizational efficiency.
Birmingham previously served at Global Communities as Deputy CFO from 2008 to 2010. Since then he has served as Director of Administration at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Prior to his service at PAHO and Global Communities, Guillermo served for more than 26 years in the United States Air Force, where he held a series of positions that included service at field installations in financial management, operations, and as a three-time squadron commander to include a three-year stint at Andrews Air Force Base from 2003 to 2005.
He also served in the Pentagon as Chief of Accounting Policy and as CFO of the USAF Directorate of Services, a $2 billion worldwide military hospitality and recreation operation. Before retiring as a Colonel in 2008, Guillermo spent two years as the Secretary General of the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces (SICOFAA), promoting cooperation and information exchange among the 18 member countries’ air forces.
“We are delighted to welcome Guillermo back to Global Communities where he will play an integral role in furthering the mission of Global Communities to assist vulnerable populations around the world,” said David A. Weiss, President and CEO of Global Communities. “He will serve as a tremendous asset in streamlining systems and overseeing administrative operations. We welcome him warmly.”
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