It is with regret that the Board of Directors of Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia (CDI) accepts the resignation of its long-time President & CEO, Nancy Gilboy, who is stepping down due to issues with vertigo and progressive hearing loss from Meniere’s. Her resignation is effective December 31, 2015. However, she will remain involved as President Emeritus.
Gilboy is the seventh person in 62 years to lead the region’s official international relations organization since its founding in 1954 as a public/private partnership with the U.S. Department of State and the City of Philadelphia.
Gilboy has headed CDI (formerly IVC, International Visitors Council of Philadelphia) since 1990, during an historic twenty-five year period of U.S. involvement around the world. As the local host for the country’s premier exchange, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), she and CDI’s staff engage thousands of volunteers, connecting them to important and unfolding world events. As citizen diplomats these volunteers played, and continue to play, a vital role in the country’s efforts to make friends and change how the U.S. is viewed around the world.