Michigan Women Forward hires chief development and program officer

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Natalie Hall. Courtesy Michigan Women Forward

The former development director for the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum now is working for Michigan Women Forward.

Michigan Women Forward (MWF) said Wednesday, Jan. 12, it recently hired Natalie Hall for the newly created role of statewide chief development and program officer.

Hall is based in Grand Rapids and reports to Carolyn Cassin, MWF president and CEO.

She is responsible for leading programming, including the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame, girls’ leadership programs, as well as development, marketing and communications throughout Michigan.

“We hired Natalie to join the Michigan Women Forward team because she is a strategic leader who will provide statewide leadership to our fundraising and programs,” Cassin said.  “As the first-ever chief development and program officer, she plays a crucial role in the support and empowerment of Michigan women and girls.”

Hall has more than 20 years of experience in business development and communications. Before joining MWF, she worked as the development director for Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Hall is a member of several community groups, including Jack & Jill of America, United Way, Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation, the Women’s Resource Center and Giving Circle.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta. She resides in Ada.

Michigan Women Forward

Founded in 1986 by 20 visionaries who conceived of an organization that would encourage women to play an active role in philanthropy and governance, MWF is a community development organization with a mission to expand economic opportunity, empower the next generation, and celebrate and honor the accomplishments of Michigan women.

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