Change in Executive Leadership

Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation Galvanizes Executive Leadership

The Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation (TLI) has reshaped its executive leadership team with the appointment of Shawn Murphy as the new executive director and Dr. Fred Cecere, board member and former executive director, as TLI’s Senior Fellow.

Shawn is a seasoned leader and certified Project Management Professional with an impressive history of driving organizational growth in information technology and services industries. Her responsibilities as executive director will include developing, implementing and ensuring the integrity and effectiveness of the organizational core systems and administrative services that support TLI’s mission, vision and values.

Fred is an experienced physician with expertise in bio-defense planning, disease management, performance metrics, process redesign and outcomes measurement in both commercial and federal healthcare settings. He will lead the TLI Fellows program and serve as liaison to the Advisory Board, working with each Fellow—all recognized innovators in their respective fields, pursuing implementation of a common mission through either an active contract or a project in our Innovation Hub.

The Innovation Hub is a pipeline of innovation projects and a product/service line development team responsible for identifying technology partners, stitching technologies and methodologies together for robust solutions and developing service lines and internal tools.

Journey from Ideas to Real Community Betterment

Bill Oldham, founder and chairman of the Board, TLI, says, “Shawn and Fred share our commitment to stewarding the journey from ideas to technology, development and operational execution as a means for fostering health, education and economic empowerment projects. These changes to our executive leadership team shift the organization into high gear toward meeting our goals and implementing an impactful strategic plan.”

We are excited about TLI’s future and have thoughtfully and carefully designed our executive team to skillfully navigate the organization toward unprecedented levels of growth and development. These changes represent an important step in TLI’s efforts to successfully create, explore and test ideas that infuse innovation throughout the enterprise.

We invite every member of our constituency to become a partner or donor: contact the foundation.

About TLI Foundation:

TLI Foundation is a nonprofit foundation focused on driving innovative thinking and action on global issues relating to health, education and economic empowerment. The organization is committed to fostering transformative change and improving the health and well-being outcomes of communities around the world. Visit