Stephanie Meyer Joins BTI as Sr. Director of Development and Communications
The Boyce Thompson Institute is pleased to welcome talented fundraiser Stephanie Meyer as the new Sr. Director of Development and Communications.
Meyer brings a wealth of experience working within the non-profit and the scientific community and has deep ties to the Ithaca Area. She is joining BTI from the Paleontological Research Institution, where she served as Director of Marketing and Development for two years. During that time, she handled communications and marketing, development, and community impact initiatives for PRI and their two public venues for education, The Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center.
Previously, Meyer was the Marketing & Events Manager at Out Saskatoon, where she planned fundraising initiatives and events and coordinated their public relations and community involvement. She also has experience in corporate marketing and community impact.
Meyer earned her bachelor’s degree in communications at the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College where she studied cinema and photography and the sociology of rural poverty.
Currently, she participates in Leadership Tompkins and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Ithaca Downtown Business Women. She also volunteers with the United Way of Tompkins County’s Community Investment Review Team.
“We are thrilled to welcome Stephanie to the institute,” said President David Stern. “Not only is she an outstanding development professional but her enthusiasm for making a positive impact on our community and world make her an excellent fit for BTI.”
“I’m excited have the opportunity to join BTI’s communication and development team, and to grow it to its full potential,” said Meyer. “The research and outreach that BTI conducts provide immeasurable impact in the realms of food security, environment and human health. I look forward to building new and continuing relationships with BTI supporters, as well as spreading the word to the scientific community, public and beyond about the great work being done here.”