The Grand Island Community Foundation has hired Elizabeth “Liz” McAteer as its new communications officer.
She is responsible for the communications, development and design strategies that advance the mission of the organization.
McAteer graduated from Mullen High School in 2010 and pursued a degree in visual communications and design from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She studied abroad in the Czech Republic in the spring of 2011 and took international studies courses from Universita Palackeho.
While a sophomore in college, she began a graphic artist internship at Baldwin Filters, where she worked until she graduated in May 2014. McAteer continued as a freelance designer/consultant after graduation and was hired in 2014 by Goodwill Industries as marketing coordinator for a special event.
She is married to Trent McAteer, a structural engineer at Olsson Associates.