Crotched Mountain Foundation names new president, CEO

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 8/14/2019 2:06:47 PM

The Crotched Mountain Foundation named Edward “Ned” Olney Jr. as its new president and chief executive officer in a unanimous vote by the board of directors on Monday. 

“I am honored to lead Crotched Mountain and advance its mission to help people with disabilities across New England and the United States,” Olney said in a press release issued Wednesday morning. “The services that Crotched Mountain provides are critically important to helping those with disabilities to live better and more independent lives. I am inspired by the over 65 years of commitment by the organization to making a difference in the lives of those most in need and look forward to leading it into the future.”

Olney is currently overseas finishing out his current job, a leadership role in Save the Children International as  Country Director for Nepal and Bhutan, according to Crotched spokesman David Johnson. Olney is expected to start at Crotched Mountain on Oct. 21. 

Olney’s predecessor, Michael Coughlin, who announced his plans to retire back in February, plans to stay on until Olney takes over. 

“It is a very exciting time for Crotched Mountain Foundation,” Nancy VanVranken, Chair of the Board of Directors for Crotched Mountain Foundation, said in the press release. “We are deeply appreciative for Michael Coughlin and his steadfast leadership that has strengthened our mission and deepened our impact in the community. And we are confident that Ned Olney will build upon this incredible momentum and bring Crotched Mountain into a new chapter where we will continue to grow and serve even more children, students, and adults with disabilities.”

Olney lives in New London.


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