LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Autry National Center
announced the appointment of its former Director of Major Gifts, Anna Norville, as the new Vice President of Development. Reporting to the President and CEO, Norville will strategize and lead all fundraising efforts among individuals, foundations, and corporations, as well as drive capital campaigns and lead board relations. As a nonprofit institution, funds raised contribute to the growth and promotion of the Autrys public programs, exhibitions, and world-class collections. Norville will assume her new position on September 5, 2012.
We are delighted to welcome back Anna Norville as the new Vice President of Development, said W. Richard West, Jr., Autry President and CEO. As we celebrate the Autrys 25th anniversary, we embark on a dynamic new vision for the Autry, one that requires the skills and passion that Ms. Norville brings to the table. With her high level of experience, she will be instrumental in support of our growing efforts, including the new state-of-the-art Autry Research Center in Burbank.
The Autrys collection, consisting of over 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, one of the largest and most significant in the United States. A wide range of changing exhibitions and more than 150 programs are presented each year, including lectures, theatre, film, concerts, family programs, and festivals. Norville will provide stewardship to more than 500 major Autry donors to support these numerous and diverse endeavors.
I am excited to be returning to the Autry as a part of the dynamic leadership team that will realize the organizations new strategic plan under new President and CEO Rick West, said Norville. It will be an honor to work with donors who understand the importance of the Autrys collections and programs. I am proud to be a part of this museum, as it preserves contemporary and historic collections and artworks while reminding us all of the vibrancy of the many cultures in the American West.
Norville is currently the Assistant Dean for Advancement at the University of Southern Californias Roski School of Fine Arts and was Director of Major Gifts at the Autry for six-and-a-half years prior to her position at USC. She was also Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at USCs Viterbi School of Engineering; Director of Development of Principal Gifts for USCs University Advancement; Associate Director of Marketing and Fund Development at the Starlight Childrens Foundation; Curatorial Assistant at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC; and a Collections Care Intern at the Historical Society of Washington, DC, among others. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, and a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies and American Studies from George Washington University, in Washington, DC.