Longtime Tyson Foods grant-maker tapped to lead NWACC fundraising

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Annetta Tirey has been hired as the new executive director of development for the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation in Bentonville.

Steven Hinds, executive director of public relations and marketing, confirmed on Thursday (Oct. 13) Tirey will be transitioning to NWACC over the coming weeks from her current role as director of corporate social responsibility at Tyson Foods Inc. in Springdale.

Tirey has worked at Tyson for the past 22 years, according to her LinkedIn page.

She has been director of corporate social responsibility for about eight years. In that positon, Tirey was tasked with awarding grants and aligning the company’s philanthropic efforts with its business interests.

NWACC’s former executive director of development, Meredith Brunen, left earlier this month after 10 years for a job as associate vice president of university advancement at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.