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Andrea Dobson

Chief Operating and Financial Officer

Queen of keeping the lights on and mission investing guru

Andrea is committed to solid investment, finance, accounting, human resource, operational, and information technology practices at the Foundation. She ensures the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation generates sufficient revenue to relentlessly pursue equity for all Arkansans and maintains good stewardship of the Foundation’s financial resources.

Andrea has led the Foundation’s journey to become a nationally recognized mission investor and provides support to the Finance and Audit Committees of the Board.

Before joining the Foundation team in 2000, Andrea was the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Central Maryland Farm Credit Agricultural Credit Association. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, investment oversight, and financial governance. Andrea is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. In addition to her work at the Foundation, Andrea currently serves on the boards of the Neighborhood Funders Group; the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund; the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts Foundation; the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples; and the Audit Committee for the Southeastern Council of Foundations.

If you cannot find Andrea building a thriving and prosperous Arkansas that benefits all Arkansans, she is likely getting her passport stamped to hike through Peru or experience cultures in New Zealand.

“The desire for thriving communities is universal; it is just as evident in Dumas, Clarkesville, and Batesville as it is halfway around the world. ”

― Andrea Dobson

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