FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The Ruth Mott Foundation has promoted a vice president to become its next president.
The Flint-based philanthropy says Raquel Thueme succeeds Handy Lindsey Jr., who retired this month. Thueme had been the foundation's vice president of programs.
Thueme's experience includes four years as president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit.
Foundation officials say Thueme has played a key role working with community members as the foundation developed its focus on north Flint. She will oversee community programs at Applewood, the historic estate of automotive pioneer Charles Stewart Mott. It is owned by the Ruth Mott Foundation.
Ruth Mott was a philanthropist and wife of Charles Stewart Mott. The foundation focuses on youth, safety, economic opportunity and neighborhoods.