Havenwood hires new exec director

Havenwood announced Cindy Acree as its new executive director. A Bentonville native, Acree brings more than two decades of business, nonprofit, and organizational development experience to Havenwood. 

She most recently served as a Colorado State Representative as well as president of Cindy Acree Enterprises, a consulting firm devoted to leadership and management effectiveness particularly in the nonprofit sector. Acree began her new role at  Havenwood on June 30.
 
“Cindy will bring leadership and innovation to Havenwood and to its programming designed to revitalize the lives our single parent families in need. Her proven experience in business and nonprofit management, in addition to her expertise in community and government affairs, will prove invaluable to Havenwood’s continued success. We feel very fortunate that Cindy has returned to her hometown of Bentonville so as to serve those in need in Northwest Arkansas,” said board chairman Paul Wood of Samsung. 
 
Acree’s professional background includes experience in strategic planning, nonprofit management, development, community outreach, and volunteer coordination.  A published author and public speaker, Acree is a seasoned community leader with degrees from Southern Methodist University and the University of Denver College of Law. 
 
“I am honored to join the Havenwood family,” Acree said. “Over the course of my life and career, I have been devoted to helping empower those in need, especially women.  I’m eager to begin assisting our Havenwood single parent families in understanding the basic tenants of success so that they can reach their goals in their lives. Inspiring mothers to higher endeavor, helping them live a hopeful life and rise above their challenges, can make their families stronger and keep their dreams alive.”

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