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Cory Anderson Interim Executive Director of ForwARd Arkansas

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The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation is pleased to announce that Rev. Cory Anderson, chief innovation officer, will serve as a loaned executive at ForwARd Arkansas, effective immediately, following the early retirement of Susan Harriman, executive director.

Rev. Anderson is one of the founders and served as co-managing director of ForwARd Arkansas from 2015-17. He has extensive experience working in nonprofits, including grant writing, budget development, program development and implementation, and media and communications. He brings nearly 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and is a sought-after leader in the field of philanthropy. Rev. Anderson is currently a BMe Public Voices Fellow and serves on the boards of Arkansas Baptist College, the Urban League of Arkansas, the Association of Black Foundation Executives, and Neighborhood Funders Group.

We are excited that Rev. Anderson has agreed to serve as Interim Executive Director as ForwARd Arkansas continues implementing their plan to find a permanent executive staff leader.