Venetia Skahen, Next Executive Director of the Cannon Foundation

On September 8, 2015, the Board of Directors of The Cannon Foundation selected Venetia Skahen as the next Executive Director of the Foundation. “The directors of The Cannon Foundation are pleased to have Venetia as our next Executive Director. We look forward to working with her to further our service to the people of North Carolina,” Bill Cannon, Board President. 

Venetia joined The Cannon Foundation in 2012. Prior to the Foundation, she worked in finance in the private sector and then led the Community Free Clinic in Concord. She earned both her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Wake Forest University. “It is an honor to be selected as the next steward of the Foundation’s longstanding giving tradition,” Venetia Skahen. Venetia and her husband Jim Skahen have lived in Concord since 1996. Jim is a partner with OrthoCarolina and practices hand surgery in Concord. They have two daughters, Catherine, 24, and Rebecca, 21.
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