Belwin Hires Development Manager

Belwin Conservancy is pleased to announce that Marta McCormack has joined its team as development manager. In her new role, Marta will be responsible for developing creative ways to engage and build the Belwin membership base, strategizing for the future of the organization and implementing fundraising plans.

“We are so excited to welcome Marta to Belwin. She brings a very different perspective to development as her background is in corporate sales; she sees the world of members and supporters from a value-added point of view,” said Nancy Kafka, Belwin Conservancy executive director. “Marta also brings a wonderful enthusiasm for Belwin, its lands and its people. We look forward to working together to accomplish some really big goals, such as a new universally accessible classroom for special needs students, completing the facilities at the Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields and fully launching Belwin’s programs.”

Previously, McCormack served as a national accounts manager at Navarre Corporation and at The Distribution Network, where she successfully built collaborative and loyal partnerships with companies such as Best Buy, Target and Costco. She is a past volunteer for the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery Network and a youth soccer coach.

“I am so excited to join the team at Belwin. They are doing such great work,” said McCormack. “From a 45-year partnership with Saint Paul Public Schools to permanently protecting land for everyone to enjoy, Belwin Conservancy makes the world a better place. I look forward to getting to know our members as well as introducing Belwin to a variety of entities that we hope will support the organization’s work in the future.”

Interim development manager Lucy Rogers will assist in training Marta on Belwin’s systems and member base, then transitioning to ad hoc counsel. “Lucy has been integral to Belwin’s progress in outreach and member growth, and is just plain fun. She has been a great help since I first started at Belwin and I look forward to continued work with her,” said Kafka.