Elizabeth Bintliff named VP of Heifer's Africa Program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 19, 2012)—Heifer International announced today that Elizabeth Bintliff has been named Vice President of the organization's Africa Area Program.

A native of Cameroon, Bintliff joined Heifer in 2000 as the regional assistant in Atlanta, before moving to Little Rock. Prior to her appointment to Vice President, she was a regional director in the Africa program. As Vice President, she leads programmatic aspects of Heifer International's work in Africa, managing a portfolio of over $10 million in 12 countries and has led important planning in support of the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project.

She earned a Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs from Kennesaw State University in Georgia, and has a Masters in African Studies from Yale University. She studied Swahili as a Fulbright Scholar in Zanzibar and worked with GlobalLearn International in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. She started her career at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, GA.

Bintliff also holds a Master's Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is a graduate of Leadership Arkansas, a program of the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce.

She has represented Heifer International on several local and national media appearances including ABC's World News Tonight in 2008 and The Colbert Report in 2009. In 2010 she was selected as "40 Under 40" by the Arkansas Business Chronicle. She was the 2011 Chair of Power of the Purse, a program of the Women's Foundation of Arkansas, which promotes women in philanthropy and the empowerment of young girls.

Bintliff received the "Crowning Achievers' award by the NW Arkansas Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha in 2011. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Food Bank and is also a member of the Arkansas Women's Leadership Forum, a network of female executives.

About Heifer International

Heifer's mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit www.heifer.org or call (800) 696-1918.