Andrea Weiss has been named board chairman of Delivering Good, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing new, quality necessities to families facing the challenges of poverty and disaster.
She succeeds Allan Ellinger, who cofounded Fashion Delivers and served as Delivering Good’s chairman for several years. He will continue to serve on the organization’s board of directors.
Weiss will help Delivering Good expand its charitable mission by building new partnerships with retailers, brands and manufacturers. She will work closely with Lisa Gurwitch, president and chief executive officer of Delivering Good. Through partnerships with local nonprofits, Delivering Good helps low-income and disaster-impacted communities strengthen and rebuild.
Weiss serves on the board of directors for RPT Realty, Cracker Barrel and Nutrisystem, and is a member of the North American advisory board of SAP. She is also cofounder of the O Alliance, a new consulting model designed to align retailers’ organizational practices with digitally savvy consumers. She previously served on the boards of Chico’s FAS and Pep Boys.
Berglass + Associates, the executive recruitment firm, donated its services for the assignment.
“Andrea has the experience and expertise needed to support our next chapter of growth and innovation,” Gurwitch said. “Her leadership experience, marketing and retail knowledge, and strategic capabilities will be crucial as we broaden our focus to help our retail and brand partners deliver more good through far-reaching social responsibility programs.”
Weiss noted that Delivering Good is expanding its efforts by partnering with companies to build “social good into their DNA.”
“Delivering Good’s ultimate mission of providing dignity and hope to those who need it most resonates deeply with me. By working with a wide network of product donors in the apparel, home and children’s segments, the organization has delivered more than $1.8 billion worth of necessities to needy individuals worldwide,” Weiss said.