Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources, is promoting Rebeca Bell to director of development. Previously, she served the Federation as its grants manager.
In her new role, Bell will develop and guide revenue goals and messaging, implement strategic planning to enhance organizational-wide fundraising, and provide leadership for the development department in day-to-day operations. The position is new for the growing nonprofit.
“In the two years she’s been with us, we’ve seen how Rebeca’s resourcefulness and ability to think strategically enables her to tackle challenges head on and capitalize on new opportunities,” said Kendall McCarter, chief development officer. “Those characteristics are what makes her such a great leader and why we’re confident she will excel in this new position.”
A nonprofit and communications veteran, Bell has spent a majority of her career working on conservation issues from multiple perspectives—from State Wildlife Action Plans to water quality and rare species protection.
“Rebeca has a strong background and is constantly looking for and implementing new ways to efficiently get the job done and get it done right,” said Michael Butler, chief executive officer for the Federation.
Bell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Denison University and a Master of Arts in Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse from DePaul University.
“I’m excited to take on this leadership role within the Federation and I look forward to using my skill set to better conserve Tennessee’s natural places,” said Bell.