The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has announced the appointment of Marcia Ferranto to the position of Chief Executive Officer. She succeeds Lori Sharpe Day who served with distinction as interim CEO since December 2018 until her recent election as Vice Chair of the Memorial Fund Board of Directors.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Ferranto to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund,” said Memorial Fund Board Chairman Karen Tandy. “Her strategic vision and exceptional leadership skills will be a valuable asset to the organization at this critical time in charting the organization’s future.”
Currently the principal at Ferranto Strategic Consulting, Ferranto has more than 20 years of executive leadership in business and non-profit organizations. As an accomplished senior executive with international, national, and local experience, Ferranto has dedicated her career to leading non-profits through launch, transition, and sustainability, delivering aggressive results.
Ferranto’s previous positions include CEO of both the National Court Reporters Association and Women’s Transportation Seminar International and its related Foundation. She also served as Executive Director of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation and was an influential leader in the transformation of the Delaware Art Museum.
“It is truly humbling and a great honor to have been selected to serve as the next CEO for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund,” said Ms. Ferranto. “The organization’s notoriety comes from telling the story of American law enforcement and by honoring the fallen all while helping to make our nation safer for those who serve. This is truly an exceptional opportunity of significant proportions. The relevance of the Memorial Fund as a growing organization is limitless for there is not one citizen of this great county that isn’t impacted by its efforts and mission. We must come together with laser-focused intention and execution to inspire all citizens to value law enforcement.”
Ms. Ferranto received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Widener University. She is also a graduate of the Museum Leadership Institute and the Getty Leadership Institute. She recently served on the Board of Directors of DV LEAP and is a past president of the board of directors of the Sandy Spring Museum.Ms. Ferranto has also served on the advisory board for the ENO Center for Transportation and has been an invited guest speaker for New York University Master’s Program at the Steinhardt School of Education.