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Mariana Nork

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Mariana Nork joined ANCOR in February 2023 fulltime as its Chief Corporate Engagement Officer, after providing consulting services to ANCOR and the ANCOR Foundation, both with the Foundation’s Included. Supported. Empowered. public awareness campaign, and more recently with ANCOR’s corporate partners program.  Her work with the latter resulted in a refined ANCOR National Partners Program designed to benefit ANCOR members and align with ANCOR’s strategic priorities.

In her role at ANCOR, Mariana is managing and continuing to strengthen the ANCOR National Partners Program, while also developing the Annual Conference exhibitor program for common alignment. She will also be looking strategically at ANCOR’s overall fundraising needs and identify potential private sector partners to grow and fund current and future programs and ANCOR priorities, focusing on companies that share ANCOR’s strategic vision and DEIA priorities.

Mariana has held leadership positions at various nonprofit organizations as well as two internationally acclaimed Washington, DC, museums, with her work focusing on strategic planning, marketing and communications, and fundraising and financial stability actions.  Her roles in the area of disability rights have including serving as Senior Vice President of the largest cross disability membership organization in the country, but also more recently providing consulting services to a number of national and global disability rights organizations.

For the past ten years as a consultant, Mariana has worked with dozens of nonprofit organizations, raising tens of millions of dollars for clients through fundraising and major events.  (For one client, a major event in Manhattan drew 900+ attendees and raised almost $3 million.)  Her firm’s work has also focused on major campaigns, environmental scans and stakeholder studies, growth and hiring strategies, and board and committee assessments and management. She enjoys guiding major corporations in how to wrap disability and accommodations strategies into their work for greater social impact.

Mariana received her BA degree from Connecticut College that, combined with a prestigious internship, set her on her initial career in arts management, before her move to focused work in the disability space.

She carves out time to sit on boards whose missions align with her life priorities, and has also volunteered as an equine therapist, using horses for therapeutic riding.

Mariana and her husband live outside the DC suburbs on the water in Maryland, where she enjoys time on her awesome horse Belle Époque. Two rambunctious dogs round out this family.