Francie Williamson is the communications specialist at the Stanley Foundation. Before coming to the foundation, she was an editor and designer at newspapers in Iowa, Georgia, Maine, and South Carolina. She has a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from West Virginia University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
What do you do at the foundation and how long have you been here?
I started with the foundation in July 2016. My job is to help execute our strategic communications plan, including developing content and key messages and helping manage our print and digital products, such as Courier, the latest, stanleyfoundation.org, and our social media channels.
What do you like most about your job?
I’m proud to be part of an organization that promotes peace, freedom, and justice, and seeks a better world for future generations and ourselves.
Where are you from?
I was born in California and moved to suburban Chicago when I was eight. I went to college in Missouri and lived on the East Coast for six years before moving to eastern Iowa. I’ve lived here for nearly a decade and have grown to love the Hawkeye State.
What are your hobbies?
I love to travel and visit museums and historic sites. I also am a big history buff. On most weekends, you’ll probably find me at the library or a festival. I’m also a big sports fan, particularly baseball and college football and basketball.