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SBA announces new Foundation executive director

By July 10, 2019 Featured

Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce Holly Landon as the new executive director of the hospital’s Foundation, bringing 16 years of nonprofit management experience to the position.
Landon, of Wichita, comes to the Susan B. Allen Foundation from the Fundamental Learning Center in Wichita, where she has worked since 2016 as their senior director of operations. In this role she has had the opportunity to oversee and evaluate the daily operational activities of the center and the Darrel and Dee Rolph Literacy Academy.
“I look forward to diving in and learning all about the El Dorado community and meeting all the amazing individuals who make this community a wonderful place to live, work and play,” she said.
Prior to her time at the Fundamental Learning Center, Landon was the director of philanthropic services at Wichita Community Foundation and the director of business services at the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce.
She feels her years of experience at Wichita nonprofits, particularly the Chamber, has prepared her to cultivate donor relationships in the El Dorado community.
“I look forward to providing vision and direction to a growth-oriented organization,” she said. “I plan to combine my expertise in leadership and relationship building with the valuable individuals, resources and ideas already in place to enhance and improve the El Dorado community. I feel my friendly and open personality helps me to connect to people and bring them together to make a difference.”
In addition to her work experience, Landon also has been active volunteering in her community. She has volunteered with the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, Junior League of Wichita, Big Brothers Big Sisters, NCAA Division I Women’s Tournament Community Steering Committee, Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, Kansas Humane Society and more.
“Volunteering allows us to feel compassion, love, patience and many moments of understanding the true meaning of being a blessing to others,” Landon said of why she enjoys volunteering.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications, integrated marketing communication from Wichita State University. She also has completed Dale Carnegie Leadership Training and been involved with the Institute of Organizational Management, Young Professionals groups, Leadership Elite Program and Center for Management Development at WSU.
“We are excited to have Holly joining our team at SBA,” said Jim Kirkbride, SBA President and CEO. “She brings great experience to our organization and I look forward to seeing what she will accomplish with the SBA Foundation.”
She began her new role with the SBA Foundation on July 2.