Ashley Cousens to Join Community Foundation Staff

October 30, 2018


The Charlevoix County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Ashley Cousens as the organization's new Communications Associate.

A 2006 graduate of Plattsburgh State University of New York, Ms. Cousens comes to the Community Foundation from her current position as the Executive Director of the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce.  Ms. Cousens has a wide range of experience in the nonprofit arena, having also served as the Program Director of the Friends of the Jordan River Watershed.

At the Community Foundation, Cousens will coordinate and implement all marketing, communications and public relations activities associated with the Community Foundation’s work.

“Ashley is a great addition to our staff,” said Community Foundation President, Chip Hansen.  “She is everything we were looking for; experience, a strong desire to engage in and support the broader community, and more,” he said.  “She will play a key role as we work to share the Community Foundation’s mission and good work with more people, and in more ways, than ever before."

Cousens is excited to get started.  “I’m so excited to join the amazing team at the Charlevoix County Community Foundation,” she said, adding, “The work they do truly helps so many people and I can’t wait to help them spread the word about all of it as their new Communications Associate.”

Expanding the Community Foundation’s communication capacity is a focus of the Board of Trustees, too.  “Adding a communications specialist is a key target in our Strategic Plan,” said Board Chair, Jack Poindexter.  “This position will help us create an even brighter future, and we’re so pleased to be able to attract an individual of Ashley’s caliber to the Community Foundation.”