I mentioned this in the June 9, 2005 newsletter at http://eogn.typepad.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2005/06/ngs_executive_d.html. Now the U.S. National Genealogical Society has released an official statement with more details:
Arlington, Va. – The Board of Directors of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) has appointed Diane O’Connor to the position of Executive Director. She brings to her new position more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit and higher education areas, including skills in public relations, marketing, fundraising and constituent relations.
O’Connor will be responsible for providing leadership, strategic planning and fiscal oversight to enhance member services, educational outreach and marketing for the Society. In addition, she will manage the Society’s Arlington headquarters office, oversee staff and provide support to the NGS Board of Directors.
Prior to joining NGS, she was Assistant Director of Development for the College of Environmental Science and Forestry at the State University of New York. She also served as Executive Director of Alumni Affairs at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
O’Connor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Point Park University in Pittsburgh and a Certificate of Non-Profit Management from Duke University. She is an avid amateur genealogist, primarily researching Eury, Summers, McGinley, Slater, Denny and Easley lines through Western Pennsylvania.
Founded in 1903, the non-profit National Genealogical Society is one of the nation’s largest and most respected organizations devoted to genealogical research. The Society provides leadership along with a wide variety of educational programs for individuals, societies, libraries and institutions.