Former Komen® executive joining Heifer International

Former Komen® executive joining Heifer International
Cindy Jones-Nyland to lead organization's marketing and resource development

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 1, 2012) – Heifer International today announced Cindy Jones-Nyland, whose nonprofit experience includes a leadership role with Susan G. Komen For the Cure®, as the organization's new Executive Vice President of Marketing & Resource Development.

Jones-Nyland's selection follows a global search for an EVP to continue strengthening and diversifying Heifer International's funding sources supporting efforts to dramatically scale up its mission and impact.

"We are delighted and fortunate to have Cindy join the Heifer team," said Pierre Ferrari, president and CEO. "Her work in the digital arena at Lifeblue, as well as her directive work with Komen, one of the world's leading-edge organizations, will help make Heifer a faster, stronger organization so that we can help more families more quickly escape the scourges of hunger and poverty."

Most recently, Jones-Nyland served as Chief Marketing Officer for Lifeblue Media, a web design and search marketing agency based in Dallas. Before that she worked for several years as Senior Director, Marketing & Interactive Media, for Komen, one of the world's leading breast cancer organizations. She also worked with NewStep Networks, Oracle and MetaSolv Software Inc.

She has a degree in marketing from Washburn University and was awarded her Master's in marketing from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Jones-Nyland, her husband and daughter are relocating to Little Rock from Dallas.  

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 1-800-696-1918.