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The Howley Foundation names Halle F. Martin as President and Chief Operating Officer

May 29, 2024

The Howley Foundation names Halle F. Martin as President and Chief Operating Officer 

The Howley Foundation, a private foundation and significant donor to educational and career pathways programs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Halle F. Martin as President and Chief Operating Officer. This appointment comes at a time of significant growth for the organization. The Foundation operates primarily in Cleveland, OH and Philadelphia, PA, while also supporting certain national educational organizations. The work of The Howley Foundation is to create social and economic mobility and improve lives by creating quality educational opportunities for those who would not otherwise have the means to do so.

Ms. Martin comes to the Foundation after a successful career in law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and corporate governance. Most recently, she served as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary for TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG), an $85 billion enterprise value NYSE-listed provider of highly engineered aerospace systems, sub systems and components to the worldwide aerospace industry. During her tenure, the company grew very substantially, completed acquisitions of over 50 businesses, and joined the S&P 500. Ms. Martin previously served for over 11 years as a partner at Baker & Hostetler and possesses prior experience advising public and private company boards of directors and as a director of non-profit corporations.

Nick Howley, Chairman and Trustee of The Howley Foundation, stated, “At a time of significant growth for the organization, Halle Martin is the right person to help lead and guide our foundation. She brings a wealth of legal, organizational, and advisory experience to the role and will help increase our impact on education for economically disadvantaged youth and college students.”

Ms. Martin graduated with degrees from the University of Michigan and Case Western Reserve University School of Law.


About The Howley Foundation:

Nick and Lorie Howley founded The Howley Foundation in 2001, with the intent of helping students receive the best education possible, regardless of economic means. The Howleys firmly believe that education is one of the most important catalysts to promote positive change in individuals and society as a whole. Starting with one student scholarship in a local Cleveland Catholic high school, they have grown the Foundation and the Howley Scholars Program to currently providing meaningful tuition assistance to well over 1,100 scholarship students annually in two major cities (Cleveland and Philadelphia) and college students around the United States. Historically, tuition assistance by The Howley Foundation was provided primarily for secondary education. However, in recent years, it has expanded to include scholarship support and selected program assistance at the primary, secondary and college levels and post-secondary workforce development programs. Additionally, the Foundation occasionally provides capital support for schools where it has significant history and there are clear and measurable academic goals.