The Board of Trustees of the Frank J. Battaglia Signal 13 Foundation hired Nancy Hinds as its first CEO in the organization’s 37-year history.
Hinds is an executive with more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience in the areas of communications, development, sales, marketing, public relations, public affairs and visitor services.
Before going to the foundation, Hinds was executive vice president of institutional advancement with the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. She was responsible for generating $6 million of the Zoo’s $14 million annual operating budget while managing a team of 15 fundraising, marketing and sales professionals responsible for the annual fund, grants, sponsorships, corporate membership, family membership, events, sales, marketing, social media and public relations programs for the Zoo. She also oversaw the zoo’s visitor services department with four managers and more than 25 full-time and part time visitor service agents.
She also spent nearly 13 years at Visit Baltimore, moving from director of communications to vice president of public affairs. She was responsible for managing national, local, and convention trade media programs, she served as a bureau media spokesperson, developed communications platforms for stakeholder and media outreach.
Additionally, she spent time in the journalism profession as a producer with WMAR-TV, channel 2 in Baltimore and with the Times Mirror Corp., Responsible for editorial content in two monthly magazines, Maryland Family and Fifty Plus.
Mass communications from Towson State University
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