Ann Madsen, my oh-so-knowledgeable colleague on the Board of Suncoast Tiger Bay, is leaving the Poynter Institute where, for the last three years, she has served as Director of Institutional Advancement.
I am writing to share some exciting news. After three great years at the Poynter Institute, I have resigned my position as Director of Institutional Advancement to begin a new chapter in my career.
I have been appointed Executive Director of the Centre, formerly known as the Centre for Women, a nonprofit organization in Tampa that serves more than 3,000 individuals in the Tampa Bay community each year. I will be responsible for the Centre’s four sites and a staff of 65 people.
It has been my career goal for some time to eventually run a large non-profit organization. That goal has now become a reality.
The Centre is a 35-year-old organization whose mission is to provide hope, knowledge and peace of mind through services that promote independence and strengthen our community. I believe this career transition will provide me with a chance to do something truly meaningful and give back to the community.
The Centre values are my values: Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Excellence and Diversity.
As I move on to the next phase of my career, I want to thank you for supporting our advancement efforts at the Poynter Institute over the past three years. Together, we have achieved so much.
I will leave Poynter at the end of this week and begin at the Centre on June 4. I will send my new coordinates in the time ahead. And, I hope our paths cross again in the near future.
Best of luck, Ann.