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Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) recently appointed Abby Sienkiewicz as the new Executive Director.

Sienkiewicz has been involved with CNE for more than 10 years, most recently as Interim Executive Director and Deputy Director.

“When you have passion and talent within your organization, naming a new leader becomes easy, said Susan Davies, CNE Board Chair. “Abby seamlessly moved from Deputy Director to Interim Director of CNE and has quickly proved to members of the board that she is the right choice, said Davies. "Abby and her staff have a vision for CNE that will propel our sector to new heights.

”A Michigan native, Sienkiewicz moved to Colorado in 2006 to serve the Girl Scouts through an AmeriCorps Fellowship which was managed through CNE. During her AmeriCorps Fellowship, Abby took full advantage of CNE’s programs, workshops, and networking opportunities to expand her understanding of the nonprofit sector. She has developed arts education programs; helped start community gardens; managed building restoration with the State Historical Fund; and served as the Executive Director for FutureSelf.

Sienkiewicz was recently selected as one of the Independent Sector’s NGen Fellows, a highly competitive program for nonprofit and philanthropic leaders aged 40 or under, from around the country, and was chosen to participate in a year-long program to strengthen their capacity to increase impact in their local communities.  

Sienkiewicz holds degrees in family studies and holistic health care from Western Michigan University, where she firstexplored a career in the nonprofit sector through prevention education programs.