Daniel Reid

Executive Director

Daniel Reid oversees the Foundation’s humanities program, overall strategy, and operations. Prior to joining Whiting, Daniel provided strategic consulting to cultural and other nonprofit institutions such as UNESCO, the Gates Foundation, and Illinois Humanities; helped launch the CUNY Institute for Education Policy (now at Johns Hopkins); and worked as an acquisitions editor at Other Press. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale Law School.


Courtney Hodell

Director of Literary Programs

Courtney Hodell oversees the Whiting Awards, the Creative Nonfiction Grant, and the Literary Magazine Prizes. She has worked as a book editor for publishers including Viking Penguin, HarperCollins, and Random House, as publishing director at Fourth Estate in the UK, and most recently as an executive editor at Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Writers she has worked with include Michael Chabon, Edmund de Waal, Rachel Cusk, Abraham Verghese, Mary Karr, William Finnegan, Tina Brown, Annie Proulx, Arthur Miller, Amitav Ghosh, Carol Shields, the Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan, and Wells Tower. Courtney holds a BS from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


Adina Applebaum

Program Associate

Adina Applebaum supports the Foundation across our literature and humanities programs, including all aspects of the Whiting Awards for emerging writers. Prior to joining Whiting, she worked as an intern at One Story and Catapult. Adina graduated from Barnard in 2015 with a degree in English and Creative Writing.


Katy Einerson

Grants and Web Administrator

Katy Einerson manages several of the Foundation's grant programs and maintains its website. Prior to joining the Whiting Foundation, she served as the Director of Programming at Dixon Place. Katy has a BA in English from the University of Richmond and a Masters in Arts Administration from Baruch College.

Trustees and Officers

Peter Pennoyer, President
John N. Irwin III, Treasurer
Amanda Foreman
Kumar Mahadeva
Kate Douglas Torrey


Magdalena Zavalía, Secretary


Trustees Emeriti

Antonia M. Grumbach
Robert M. Pennoyer