Keep Evansville Beautiful names new president

Marcia Dowell
Marcia Dowell

The Keep Evansville Beautiful Board of Directors announced Wednesday that Marcia Dowell has been selected as the new President/Executive Director of the non-profit organization.

Dowell most recently served as Executive Director of University Relations at Butler University in Indianapolis. Prior to this position, she led marketing and communication efforts at the University of Evansville and Welborn Baptist Hospital. She also gained experience through her employment at the (then) Metropolitan Evansville Chamber of Commerce.

"I am very pleased to have been selected as the president of Keep Evansville Beautiful, and honored by the confidence that the Board has placed in me," Dowell said. "Building upon the many accomplishments of Keep Evansville Beautiful, I look forward to working with our community leaders, partners and volunteers to create clean, thriving and vibrant public places for our community and visitors."

Jim Beck, KEB's Board President, said the board did an extensive search before deciding on Dowell, who has nearly two decades of experience as a successful communicator and strategic planner.

"Marcia brings a wealth of experience that will assist our organization in promoting the important role that our agency plays in making Evansville an even better place to live and work," Beck said. "She has deep knowledge about our community with a proven record of collaboration that gets quantifiable results."

Dowell received a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in public service administration from the University of Evansville.

She has been active in many not-for-profit and civic organizations in the Evansville community, including Leadership Evansville, A Network of Evansville Women, Evansville's Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series, the Rotary Club of Evansville and the YWCA.

Keep Evansville Beautiful is a catalyst for citizen action creating a beautiful, inviting, healthy outdoor environment to assure an improved quality of life and enhanced economic growth for the greater Evansville area. Keep Evansville Beautiful is a private not-for- profit organization founded in 1972.

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