The wonderful Ann Madsen leaving the Poynter Institute

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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.

Madsen’s email:

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.

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