The board of the Community Service Public Relations Council didn’t know it at the time when he was confirmed to speak, but Dan Buck will be making one of his last public appearances as the executive director of St. Patrick’s Center during Tuesday’s monthly luncheon. Buck will become the executive director of the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Foundation on Nov. 8.
Board members should be your nonprofit organization’s best advocates and communicators. However, that’s not always the case. Buck will speak on ways to orient and utilize board members to be effective communicators for your nonprofit organization.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
11:30 a.m. to noon – Registration and Networking
Noon to 1:15 p.m. – Lunch and Program
Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
7730 Bonhomme Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Complimentary parking is available in the hotel garage.
Buck is one of the most visible executive directors in the St. Louis nonprofit community. He also may be the most humble and honest in that group. In an Oct. 1 article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Buck was quoted as saying St. Patrick’s Center, “need(s) an operations guy, and that’s not my strong suit.”
Few executive directors would admit that. Fewer would have the humility to step aside when they realize their organizations need someone with skills, talents or abilities they don’t possess. However, the St. Patrick’s Center team doubled their operating budget in the last eight years under Buck’s leadership.
Buck is proof that a communicator with passion, leadership and vision can succeed when moving from media or public relations into the role of an executive director of chief executive officer.