Alice Boyne, President & Executive Director, Announces Retirement
(New York, January 13, 2014) Josiah Bunting III, Chairman of The English-Speaking Union of the United States announced the retirement of Alice Boyne, President & Executive Director, effective February 28, 2014 and the promotion of Deputy Director Christopher Broadwell to the position of Executive Director.
In a message to ESU members, Mr. Bunting stated, "I have accepted Alice Boyne's
letter of retirement from the office of President & Executive Director with regret and sadness, which will be shared by numberless colleagues and friends of the English-Speaking Union
At the end of February, Alice
will close out from 43 years of service to our family, leaving behind a living legacy of selfless devotion to our cause and an example of dedication and fidelity to Mission unlikely to be challenged in our future.
A length of service and selfless dedication, Alice's tenure will inspire succeeding generations of ESU
members as well as strengthen their determination to assure the continuing vitality and growth of the ESU as we approach our Centennial five years hence."
During her career at the ESU, Ms. Boyne held several leadership positions and launched the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, the current iteration of the British University Summer School Fellowships, the Shakespeare Set Free Institutes for teachers, the Middle School Debate Program, the Evelyn Wrench Speaker Program and the Andrew Romay New Immigrant Center.
letter to the ESU
Board, Ms. Boyne
said "I am enormously grateful to the ESU
for such a rich career, doing work that was stimulating and enjoyable and challenging and that changed so many lives."