Monique Hanson joined NPR in October 2012 in the role of Chief Development Officer. In this capacity, she leads NPR's fundraising programs — including major and planned giving, and foundation grants, which taken together are the company's third- largest source of revenue.
A development professional with more than two decades of experience, Hanson came to NPR after serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for YMCA of the USA, one of the largest social service non-profits in the country.
Prior to her work with the YMCA, Hanson served in leadership positions for the Alzheimer's Association and other educational and cultural organizations.
Hanson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.