Berkshire Museum adds chief engagement officer

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PITTSFIELD — Hillary Dunne Ferrone has been named chief engagement officer at the Berkshire Museum. Ferrone has 25 years of experience in nonprofit strategic planning, philanthropy, program development, and management for arts, higher education, and government organizations, most recently as the interim director of institutional advancement for Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington.

As chief engagement officer, Ferrone will be a key member of the museum leadership team, responsible for all aspects of community engagement including fundraising, membership foundation grants, corporate and community partnerships, special events, new program development, and communications.

Prior to Simon's Rock, Ferrone provided strategic guidance for the Spencertown Academy Arts Center, developed and led the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and served as a senior implementation coordinator for the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery under New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, where she oversaw initiatives for post-storm recovery and community redevelopment. Early in her career, she worked in New York and California with globally recognized nonprofits.

Ferrone holds a bachelor's degree in history from Hamilton College and a master's degree in preservation from Columbia University's School of Architecture.

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