Molly Rawn has been hired as the new executive director of the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission.
Rawn is currently director of development and communications at Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville.
She will begin her new job Aug. 8.
“I have called Fayetteville home for 11 years and I am eager to take on such an important role as an ambassador for our city,” she said in a news release.
Before working at the Amazeum, where she led the museum’s capital campaign efforts prior to opening and oversaw fundraising, membership and public relations efforts, Rawn held positions as director of membership at KUAF Public Radio and assistant director of development at Fulbright College, both at the University of Arkansas. Prior to that, she was the first director of development at the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter.
Rawn was also a member of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s 2015 Forty Under 40 class.
As executive director, Rawn will oversee a $3.5 million annual operating budget and a staff of more than a dozen. The commission operates the Fayetteville Town Center, Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Visitor’s Center and the Clinton House Museum, in addition to granting up to $350,000 per year to local proposals.
Revenues year-to-date in 2016 are up more than 8 percent compared to budget, according to the news release.