Nov. 13, 2017 – Kelly Stadelman has been named Development Director for the Tucker Community Foundation.
Stadelman joins the Foundation after working at Stadelman Consulting, a marketing, public relations and market research firm with offices in Thomas and South Charleston. Previously Stadelman co-owned and operated The Parsons Advocate and The Phillips Group, an Elkins-based marketing and public relations company.
“Kelly brings more than 10 years of experience working with nonprofits in a development capacity to the Foundation,” said Robert Burns, executive director for the Tucker Community Foundation. “We are excited to have her as a member of our outstanding team.”
Stadelman replaces Diane Hinkle, who is retiring in December after expanding the level of community engagement between the Foundation and the communities it serves.
“I am excited to accept the development director position and continue to build on the successful programs and projects established by Diane,” Stadelman said. “I became very familiar with the Foundation while serving as a board member for several years and participating in its outreach programs, Run For It and Uncle Sam’s Birthday Party. It is an honor to join an organization that values people and creates resources for communities.”
Stadelman is a skilled researcher and has conducted numerous attitude and opinion studies, message and brand development and satisfaction surveys. A veteran of the Peace Corps (Rwanda 1988-1991), Stadelman worked as international research analyst for the United States Department of Agriculture and a Washington, D.C. advocacy group, EnterpriseWorks Worldwide.
“I have always had a passion to strengthen my community,” Stadelman said. “I hope to inspire many on the joy of giving locally and to raise awareness about the great accomplishments of the Tucker Community Foundation throughout the region.”
Stadelman earned a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. She also received a bachelor of arts degree in political science and a bachelor of science in international agriculture from Purdue. Stadelman resides in Thomas with her husband, Chris, and their dog, Bettis.
The Tucker Community Foundation operates in eight counties, Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph and Tucker counties in W.Va. and in Garrett County, Md. Inspired by the flood of 1985, the mission of the Foundation is to create opportunities for the communities we serve. For more information on the foundation or how to establish an endowed fund within the service area call 304-478-2930 or visit www.tuckerfoundation.net