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Travelers Aid International Names New President




Baldwin Selected as Next TAI President 


January 3, 2019


WASHINGTON – The Travelers Aid International Board of Directors has selected
Kathleen S. Baldwin, the current president of Travelers Aid Society of San Diego, to be the organization’s next president.

Baldwin, who has led the San Diego agency since 2001, will assume the job in Washington on Feb. 11. She has been a TAI board member for the last 13 years.

Travelers Aid Society of San Diego is a full-service member with seven employees with more than five social service programs assisting more than 9,600 clients per year. Among other projects, the agency created and has secured continued funding for SenioRide, a transportation program for low-income seniors; Moving Up, a job readiness and transportation program for the unemployed and the under employed; and a Family Reunification program. 

Travelers Aid of San Diego continues to staff information booths at the Santa Fe Rail Station and the Downtown Embarcadero. Travelers Aid now operates an information booth at the Cross Border Xpress Terminal which serves the Tijuana International Airport.

Earlier in her career, Baldwin led Camp Fire Boys and Girls and Rainbow Island, both in San Diego, as well as Rainbow Center for Exceptional Children in Yuma, Ariz.

She earned degrees from University of California and Pepperdine University as well as participated in several leadership fellowships in the San Diego area.

Valerie Graff will continue to serve as the interim president until Baldwin’s arrival.


About Travelers Aid International:  Travelers Aid International is a network of 43 Travelers Aid members and locations working together to assist today’s “stranded traveler.” Today’s network consists of members in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia. Currently 32 members provide social services to their communities, primarily assistance to the homeless. At 25 locations, Travelers Aid staffs information booths to provide assistance to airport, cruise, rail and bus passengers. Travelers Aid began in St. Louis in 1851. Our 2,200 volunteers annually assist more than 10 million travelers as well as those who are “stranded” in life. For more info, visit: www.travelersaid.org


Travelers Aid International directly operates guest services at Washington Reagan and Dulles Airports along with Washington Union Station; New York JFK Airport: Newark Airport: and Bradley Airport.


For additional information, call Tom Smith, Director of Communications, (240)-241-7963.