WEST (January 31, 2014) The West, TX Foundation’s board of directors on Friday announced it has named Suzanne Hack as the foundation's new executive director.
Hack begins her new role on Monday, the board announcement said.
She succeeds Karen Bernsen, who announced last month that she was resigning effective Jan. 30 or once a replacement was found.
The West, TX Foundation is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to coordinate local, state, and federal programs, resources and private donations to facilitate long-term community recovery from the consequences of the deadly April 17, 2013 fertilizer plant explosion.
"I am humbled to be in a position to use my skills, education and knowledge to benefit and serve the West community during this crucial time of recovery and rebuilding," Hack said.
In the announcement made Friday afternoon the board said Hack has a track record of strong leadership in the non-profit sector.
"This, combined with her deep industry knowledge and legal background, makes her uniquely qualified to lead the West Long Term Recovery Center, which is managed by the Foundation, successfully into the future" the release said.
In 2009 Hack left her private law practice to begin a career in Development.
She has served the non-profit sector in a number of capacities but most recently as director of development at Reicher Catholic High School in Waco.
Hack is charged with executing the strategic plan previously adopted by the foundation’s board.