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New Year Brings Changes to Team


Our wonderful colleague, Amy Fecher, is moving on to a new position. While we are sad to see her go, we are happy for her that she is moving on to an exciting new opportunity.  For almost two years, Amy has provided outstanding guidance and input on strategy, content and much more for our team. We know Amy will shine in her new role as Director of the Arkansas Department of Rural Services and member of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s cabinet.

We talked to Amy this week about her favorite moments with and what she will be doing in her new role. So please join us in sending her our best wishes for her new position!

What has been your favorite moment with

I have enjoyed so many parts of working with, but if I had to narrow it down to one area, it would be seeing the success we have had with national online campaigns. Bringing together Leaders and Supporters from across the nation to advocate for important issues that can positively impact the long-term health of our children is incredibly powerful.   

What will you miss the most about working with

I will miss being on the “inside” of the Inside Track and working to bring breaking stories and issues in the movement to Leaders. Fortunately, I will continue to receive Inside Track, and will look forward to receiving my Thursday issue so that I can stay up-to-date with what is happening in the movement.

Any parting advice for those in the movement?

I believe that our strength is in our partnerships. I would encourage all the Leaders to continue to foster and build the collaboration among partners, which will ultimately allow us to make an even greater impact.

What will you be doing in your new role?

As the Director of the Arkansas Department of Rural Services, I will be leading a state agency that provides community development grants to rural communities across the state. I am very excited at the opportunity to serve in my home state and to be an advocate for communities as they strive to develop and strengthen their resources.

From the entire team, congratulations Amy! We’ll miss you!