Rockefeller Institute hires two new officers

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The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute has hired Mandy Osburn as chief financial officer and James Hopper as director of programs. Osburn and Hopper joined the Institute staff in February.

Osburn comes from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith Foundation, where she was previously director of foundation finance and operations. During her time at the UAFS Foundation she monitored and accounted for all investments, implemented numerous effective policies, procedures, and reporting systems, and prepared financial statements which resulted in clean audit opinions each year.

She also served as a senior accountant with Whirlpool Corporation for nearly 14 years.

“Mandy has nearly twenty-five years of accounting experience and her expertise will be invaluable as our nonprofit moves forward with bold plans to increase our impact in the state,” said Rockefeller Institute Executive Director and CEO Dr. Marta Loyd.

Hopper, the Institute’s new director of programs, comes most recently from EAST. In the six years Hopper worked at EAST, he served in a variety of roles including director of development and program coordinator. Before joining EAST, he spent time as an educational specialist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller’s collaborative approach to transformational change.

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