Perspectives on philanthropy, impact and our work to improve the lives of vulnerable people around the world.

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By William G. Ouchi, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Chairman of the CEO Search Committee, and member of the board of directors, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

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As announced earlier, our CEO, Steven M. Hilton has decided to retire after 30 years of dedicated service to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. We've been working behind the scenes since the announcement to find Steve's successor. We are fortunate to have ample time to find a new leader who will continue to implement the wishes of our founder, Conrad N. Hilton, while bringing new possibilities to the work of the Foundation.

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Tenille Metti is a Program Associate, Domestic Programs, focusing on the Foundation's substance use prevention initiative.
2014 Substance Use Prevention Convening blog

On November 13, over 60 grantees, stakeholders, and members of our team gathered in Washington, DC for the Foundation's second annual youth substance use prevention and early intervention strategic initiative convening. The program featured discussions about emerging efforts to reduce adolescent substance use; talks on how the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model may be adapted for youth; and featured highlights from several grantees' first year of program activity.

During the discussions, a consensus emerged between researchers and implementers that "it's not a matter of if we do SBIRT, but how." The attendees emphasized that "one size does not fit all" when it comes to addressing adolescent substance use, and interventions like SBIRT will need to take into account different individuals and settings. Flexibility is crucial when addressing a complex issue like adolescent substance use.

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Steven M. Hilton is Chairman, President & CEO, of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
Steve and Barron Hilton Tribute

It has been an honor and a blessing for me, personally and professionally, to work closely with my father, Barron Hilton, at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for more than 30 years to make a positive difference in the lives of those in need throughout the world.

Last month, my father, at the age of 87, graciously stepped down from the board of directors of the Foundation, signaling the end of an era. He was the Foundation's longest serving board member, having joined in 1950, the same year I was born. Under his leadership, both Hilton Hotels Corporation and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation soared to new heights.

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