Ms. Marilu Hastings is chief innovation and strategy officer for the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in Austin. She is the former vice president, sustainability programs at CGMF.
As CISO of the foundation, Ms. Hastings is strategic philanthropic advisor to the board, CEO, and program staff with the charge to take an entrepreneurial approach that complements the work of the foundation’s core programs and mission by identifying and seeding emergent, disruptive, and breakthrough sustainability solutions and opportunities. She also directs CGMF’s Mitchell Innovation Lab and Philanthropy Accelerator, a varied portfolio of breakthrough sustainability ideas and opportunities that the foundation develops and incubates.
Ms. Hastings earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from Duke University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin.