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Michael Castens

Grants and Operations Officer

He who makes office processes exist, be effective, and be followed

Michael consistently and continuously ensures the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation runs like a well-oiled, fine-tuned machine. Under his watch, operations have become an integral part of building the movement toward equity for all Arkansans.

Michael has over 13 years of experience in administrative and operations management, and he most recently worked as a research assistant for the Office of Campus Life at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His career includes volunteer service at Heifer International’s Heifer Ranch Learning Center in both education programming and volunteer placement. Michael has also had leading roles in management and customer service. He has a BA in Communication from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and has traveled extensively in Europe and the former Yugoslavia.

When not working, you will likely see Michael playing tennis or running with his friends.

“If we invest a little (or a whole lot of) time on the front end when a new software or workflow gets introduced, it can save you hours and hours and hours of headaches down the road.”

― Michael Castens

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