NPR Names YMCA's Monique Hanson Chief Development Officer
August 15, 2012 at 5:11 AM (PT)
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO has named YMCA SVP/Chief Development Officer MONIQUE HANSON as the network's Chief Development Officer, Pres./CEO GARY KNELL announced this morning. HANSON, who has been with the YMCA since 2004 and previously worked with the ALZHEIMER ASSOCIATION, ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY, THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY, MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER, and the SAINT PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, will start at NPR in OCTOBER, reporting directly to KNELL.
"MONIQUE has the experience needed to take NPR to new heights in fundraising. She brings vision and a collaborative spirit that will help us forge innovative partnerships with NPR member stations across the country," said KNELL. "I'm excited that we found a leader that embraces our potential to strengthen our nation's democracy and enrich people's day-to-day lives."
"I look forward to applying my full skill-set to NPR, in particular my collaboration-building expertise, which I hope will be helpful to public radio as a whole. NPR has established its place as one of our nation's premier media organizations and I believe I'm coming in at the perfect time to play a role in ensuring its future," said HANSON. "Above all, the mission of NPR speaks to my professional and personal passions."