City Year executive takes on national role

Jess Deyo
Columbus CEO
Tasha Booker Fowler

City Year Columbus’ executive director Tasha Booker is stepping down and will now serve as the senior vice president for external engagement on the national level for Boston-based City Year Inc. She is set to begin the new role June 1. 

Booker has served on the Columbus team for nearly seven years, working to position the nonprofit as a strategic partner within the city's educational system. In her new role, she will work to strengthen the organization's brand across the 29 cities it serves. 

Booker, who is a member of Columbus CEO's Future 50 class of 2021, accepted the role for the opportunity to bridge her background in marketing and community communications with her love of philanthropy and nonprofit work. The position is also remote, allowing her to continue living in Columbus. 

In the new position, Booker’s vision is to focus less on the challenge the public school system faces from the pandemic, and more on the solutions, she says. 

“Our communities and culture may look different from city to city, but we're all faced with similar challenges and City Year wants to be a part of the solution and recovery from this pandemic.”

City Year Columbus’ chief of staff Adero Robinson will serve as interim executive director while a national search is conducted to find Booker’s successor.