Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies [MACP] announced that Leeanne Huber has assumed the role of Director of Communications. In this position, Leeanne will oversee internal and external communications for the three grantmaking entities under the MACP umbrella: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, Anne Ray Charitable Trust, and Akaloa Resource Foundation.
Leeanne is succeeding Sallie Gaines, who will be retiring.
For the past two years, Leeanne has been Communications Manager at the Philanthropies, responsible primarily for managing internal communications, overseeing MACP branding, and launching a website redesign initiative. In her new role she’ll work closely with senior leadership on strategic communications, speechwriting, and connecting with media and peer organizations.
Leeanne came to MACP with experience in marketing and communications, most recently at RAZR Marketing in Minneapolis, where she was vice president of creative and marketing services.
Previously, she held senior communications positions at ADC Telecommunications/Tyco Electronics in Eden Prairie; GMAC-RFC in Minneapolis; and BI Worldwide in Minneapolis.
Leeanne earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications Studies from the University of Iowa, and her Masters in Journalism from University of Kansas.
“Leeanne’s strong mix of communications and branding experience is particularly timely as the Philanthropies refines our grantmaking strategies to give us more focus and greater impact,” said Paul Busch, MACP President. “Her background positions us well to communicate our strategies clearly.”