Blackbaud Inc., a leading global provider of software and services for nonprofits, today announced that Charleston native Catherine Cook LaCour, will join the company’s Executive Leadership Team as vice president of corporate marketing. LaCour will now oversee Blackbaud’s global brand, corporate communications, public relations, event strategy, marketing services, and other strategic functions in order to catalyze new growth, accelerate innovation and deliver an outstanding customer experience.
LaCour brings 18 years of leadership experience and a track record of business success to this role. Most recently, LaCour directed channel strategy for Blackbaud’s Enterprise Business Unit, while also serving as a member of the company’s Global Management Team. Before joining Blackbaud, LaCour was vice president of marketing and product management at Regent Education, a software provider in the higher education space, where she led branding, marketing, sales enablement and customer experience initiatives. Prior to Regent, she served in various other marketing leadership roles, including overseeing marketing and public relations practices for a consulting firm that served the public and private sector.
LaCour has a Bachelor of Science from College of Charleston, a Master of Business Administration from American Graduate School of International Management, and currently sits on the College of Charleston Graduate School’s Advisory Board.
Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 30,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, private K12 education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including:fundraising, eMarketing, advocacy, constituent relationship management(CRM), financial management, payment solutions, analytics, education solutions, and vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.
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