Elizabeth Child Hired as Executive Director of the Northfield Area United Way

The Northfield Area United Way is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Child has been hired as its executive director. “Elizabeth is a proven leader in local and Twin Cities corporate and nonprofit organizations. We are thrilled to welcome her as our new executive director,” says Priscilla Paton, chair of the Northfield Area United Way board of directors.

Child brings three decades of experience in marketing communications, including serving as vice president of public relations for Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray (now Piper Jaffray). In Northfield, she has been president of the board of directors for WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support), president of the Northfield Arts Guild, and has served on the board of the Northfield Enterprise Center. As an independent communications professional, she conducts strategic communications for nonprofit and for-profit organizations in the Twin Cities and Northfield.

“I am committed to strengthening the Northfield area through collaboration with members of the community and partner organizations,” Child says. “I look forward to guiding the Northfield Area United Way’s efforts to improve life for everyone in our community.”

Child moved to Northfield with her husband Richard Hagenson, owner of Prairie Oak Builders, in 2000.

About the Northfield Area United Way

Through the generous contributions of individuals and organizations, the Northfield Area United Way grants more than $300,000 in three critical areas: basic needs, health and education. One hundred percent of donations to the Northfield Area United stay local, improving the lives of people who live and work in our community, and the fabric of the whole community.