Faye Nelson

Interim Executive Director

A seasoned non-profit executive, Faye Nelson has led national and local organizations in successful capital campaigns, new program development, strategic partnership implementation, and next-level fundraising. Throughout her 30 year career, she has effectively worked with staff, volunteers, boards, vendors and donors to execute the missions of a variety of organizations including those in the arts, higher education, conservation and social/human services. Specific to a potential partnership with Montana Science Center, Faye has experience working in the membership-based, museum atmosphere when she was part of the development team at the Tacoma Art Museum and the Seattle Children's Museum.

The top strengths that Faye brings to organizational leadership are analytical thinking, keeping a cool head, and the determination to be purposeful. Working in the "third sector" allows Faye to connect her values with a contribution to society, and fulfill an on-going desire to learn and grow. Faye is a fourth-generation Montanan and is raising her three teenagers, along with her husband, across the street from the house in which she grew up. She loves being outdoors and playing tennis.

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