In overcoming the loss of Genesis Women’s Shelter‘s Development Director Bianca Jackson, who moved to New Friends New Life, Genesis Women’s CEO Jan Langbein looked within for a new development mastermind. What do you know? She found it in Genesis Special Event Director Amy Norton!
A graduate of Texas A&M University with a focus on human resource development and business, Amy began her career trajectory at Genesis four years ago, when she was hired as special events manager in February 2015. But she didn’t stay in that position long. She was quickly promoted to special events director, introducing fresh, new fundraising events such as “An Evening with Gentle Men” and the “First Ladies’ Bruncheon.” Each event Amy has overseen has exceeded fundraising goals, with many routinely doubling their financial objectives and selling out on an annual basis.
In her new position as senior director of fund and community development, Amy will oversee a team of nearly a dozen.
According to Genesis Women’s Shelter And Support CEO Jan Langbein, “Amy has a proven history of setting, measuring and surpassing financial goals, so we were overjoyed to make this natural next-step transition. She has years of established, deep relationships with her both internal team at Genesis and with friends in the community, and we are excited to see how she will continue to grow Genesis and increase our footprint of helping women and children who have experienced abuse.”
Prior to joining Genesis, she worked at College Nannies And Tutors in 2009, where she increased sales by 150%, managed over 90 employees, won third place in a national marketing competition and won Family Placement Manager of the Year (nationwide).
According to Amy, “I have always felt a desire to stand with those who feel they do not have a voice, and to be the voice for them until they are ready to do so. Working at Genesis has been the perfect marriage between my love of creating high-quality, impactful events and my passion for empowering women and children. Now, I’m eager to take it a step further and lead our team and the community into making an even bigger impact for the 2,500 women and children who rely on Genesis each year.”