Wyoming Humanities (WYH) is delighted to announce that Michele Carter has been selected as its new Director of Operations. Carter was formerly the Chief Executive Officer for the Boys and Girls Club of Douglas, Wyoming.
One of the silver linings of the Covid pandemic is that WYH is becoming a virtual office with opportunities for staff to live across the state. Michele will work out of her hometown of Douglas.
“From the beginning, I was moved by the mission of Wyoming Humanities. Wyoming is a unique state with a rich cultural history and a connectivity that doesn’t exist in states with larger populations. Having worked for non-profits in a strategic capacity much of my life, after researching Wyoming Humanities, I thought it would be a perfect fit for my skill set.”
As Chief Executive Office for the Boys and Girls Club of Douglas, Carter created and implemented strategic plans, wrote grants, supervised the budget, and worked with the board to enhance programming.
Carter admits that she is passionate about things most people aren’t. “Believe it or not, analyzing operational systems is something that has always fascinated me.”
“Michele is going to be a great addition to Wyoming Humanities,” says Shawn Reese, Chief Executive Officer for Wyoming Humanities, “a thorough understanding of non-profit systems, incredible enthusiasm and genuine commitment. As WYH works to align our efforts to helping Wyoming through these challenging times, operational excellence is paramount. I’m so thankful to work with someone of Michele’s caliber.”
Wyoming Humanities is the Wyoming affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and is one of 55 state humanities councils. Conceived by a group of University of Wyoming leaders in 1970 and approved by the NEH in 1971, Wyoming Humanities is the oldest state humanities council. Their mission is to use the public humanities to strengthen Wyoming’s democracy, expand the Wyoming narrative, and promote engaged communities. Wyoming Humanities is an independent nonprofit funded by the NEH, a state legislative appropriation, corporate and foundation grants, and private donations. To learn more about Wyoming Humanities, visit www.thinkwy.org.
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