Minnesota Humanities Center
The Minnesota Humanities Center hired Anne Hunter in late 2018 to lead the organization while it conducted a national search for the next CEO. Externally, she focused on securing national and state legislative funding for the $10 million nonprofit. Internally, she focused on three things: alignment, momentum and cohesiveness. Alignment meant getting staff on the same page in terms of programs, priorities and policies. Momentum meant getting things done on behalf of the diverse constituencies the Humanities Center serves — even in a time of transition. And Cohesivement meant everyone getting along after a period of unrest. During her brief tenure as interim president, the Humanities Center launched a strategic planning process led by Amy Batiste, realigned staff roles, and worked to reconcile relationships with its consulting partners.