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Hillarie Logan-Dechene

Deputy Director, The Wild Center

Hillarie will present Thur, April 22 at 9:45 am
Destination Strategy Panel


About Hillarie:


Hillarie Logan-Dechene's career has been about building the capacity of non-for-profit organizations. As The Wild Center's Deputy Director, and immediate past Director of Philanthropy she works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees to lead the museum. She is personally responsible for all membership and development activities, marketing, education program, animal care and much of the day-to-day operation of the museum. After studying at The American University in Paris and earning her BA from the State University of New York at Albany, she worked in for-profit marketing and public relations and then joined the Development Department at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake where she worked for more than sixteen years. She progressed from Development Assistant to the Director of Institutional Advancement. Upon leaving the Adirondack Museum in 2006, Logan-Dechene became the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Paul Smith's College, a private college in the Adirondacks. Logan-Dechene began working at the at The Wild Center in 2010, and led the Center through a successful $23 million fundraising campaign. She is an adjunct professor in the Arts Administration Program at Skidmore College, and has been an invited guest lecturer at Syracuse University, Adirondack Community College, and NYU.

Logan-Dechene is also Chair of Governor Cuomo's New York State Commission on National and Community Service, which administers AmeriCorps in New York State and she is an active board member the Museum Association of New York, and past board member of Adirondack Health Foundation. She has a Masters of Arts in Non-Profit Leadership and Community Sustainability from Skidmore College.