No two nonprofit professionals have the exact same career journey. More often than not, we hear stories of life events and major professional pivots that lead to to work in the nonprofit sector. Join YNPN STL for an online panel discussion to highlight a few of these unique career journeys and offer advice to the next generation of nonprofit professionals.
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Our panelists include:
President & CEO
St. Louis Area Foodbank
Meredith Knopp has served as the President & CEO of the St. Louis Area Foodbank since Feb. 2018. Knopp recently served as Senior Vice President of Programs and Operations for The Mission Continues. The nonprofit organization that helps veterans and military members in 49 states. Prior to that, Knopp was the Senior Vice President for Junior Achievement of St. Louis. She also rose to the rank of Captain, Company Commander and Senior Project Officer during her service with the US Army.
VP Development & External Affairs
Annie Malone Children & Family Services
Patricia Washington serves as the VP Development & External Affairs at Annie Malone Children and Family Services. An award-winning journalist and executive communications specialist skilled in creating marketing, social media, and public relations strategies, Washington previously served as Director of Communications & Special Projects with St. Louis County Government and VP of Public Relations & Development with the St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation. Additionally, Washington is the Founding Principal of On Point! Communications - a brand management business she founded in 2006.
Chief Development Officer
Lori Rasmussen has served as the Chief Development Officer at LaunchCode since Aug. 2019. She also previously served as LaunchCode's VP of Resource Development and VP of Finance & People Operations since July 2018). Rasmussen previously served as Operations & Public Affairs Consultant at City Garden Montessori School, Operations & Public Affairs Director at College Bound STL, and managing senator/governor campaigns for Jill Schupp, Barbara Fraser and Jay Nixon. With degrees in Industrial/Systems Engineering, Finance and Economics, Lori brings diverse skills to any organization with which she works.