Anne Hunter leads Minnesota Humanities Center as interim president

The Minnesota Humanities Center announced today that HunterSage President Anne Hunter will be serving as its interim president, effective December 3, 2018. The part-time position is expected to last four to six months — or until a full-time replacement is hired.

The announcement follows the recent retirement of MHC President and CEO David O’Fallon, who led the organization with distinction for the last eight years. The executive search firm Ballinger|Leafblad is leading the national search for his replacement.

“Anne will bring an exceptional mix of nonprofit strategy experience and transitional leadership acumen to her role as interim president,” according to the MHC.

“It’s and honor and a thrill to be guiding the Minnesota Humanities Center at this pivotal time in its 50-year history,” Hunter said. “I have the great privelege of working with a high-performing staff and an engaged, committed board to advance MHC’s mission of building a thoughtful, informed, engaged society. Never has that mission been more relevant and urgent.”

The Minnesota Humanities Center is a statewide nonprofit and event center located in St. Paul. It collaborates with organizations and people to inspire community conversations, forge deep connections, and illuminate authentic, diverse voices across the state — especially those left out, marginalized, or otherwise absent from our education and public awareness.

For information about its programs and impact, visit

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