JULY 16, 2014

Heard Museum welcomes new Director of Institutional Advancement

PHOENIX – The Heard Museum welcomes Natalie Vandeventer as its new director of institutional advancement. Vandeventer is the former development manager at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). “We are excited to welcome Natalie aboard to lead the Heard’s institutional advancement team into a new era for the Heard Museum,” says James Pepper Henry, director and CEO of the Heard Museum.

Vandeventer brings a wealth of knowledge and networking to her new position. Prior to SMoCA, Vandeventer was the director of sales and marketing for Patrick Media Group, publisher of the award-winning magazines Frontdoors News and Food & Flourish. Vandeventer worked in the financial world for 25 years as a stockbroker, managing more than $75 million in assets. She hosted the radio show Moneytalk and developed and presented a seminar series on investing for the Phoenix and Scottsdale library systems. After retiring from UBS Financial Services in 2006, Vandeventer delved into a new career. She started Van Consulting where she created and directed marketing campaigns for a diverse clientele.

Vandeventer has been active in community and philanthropic endeavors for the past 25 years. She served on the boards for National Charity League and Boys Team Charity for 10 years. She was the community liaison and volunteer coordinator for UMOM and St. Vincent de Paul. Vandeventer was involved with fundraising for Brophy College Preparatory and Xavier College Preparatory as well as serving and leading numerous volunteer committees.

She is passionate about art and is looking forward to sharing the excitement and potential that the Heard Museum offers to the community.

A graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, Vandeventer resides in Paradise Valley with her husband of 27 years and has two grown children.