National Press Club Journalism Institute staff member Holly Butcher Grant has been promoted to operations manager for the nonprofit organization.
In her new role, Butcher Grant is taking on communication and programmatic initiatives in addition to her work growing the Institute’s reach among journalists and communicators throughout the country.
“Holly has been a vital team member through some of the most challenging times we’ve faced during the pandemic, as well as during the last year of staff transitions,” said Beth Francesco, executive director of the Institute. “She has shown terrific range in her skills, and her new role more accurately reflects the responsibilities she’s taken on during the last year. I’m thrilled for this next step in her career growth with the Institute.”
Butcher Grant joined the Institute staff as a learning manager in March 2020, one week after the pandemic shut down in-person activities, forcing the Institute to reevaluate how it delivered its services and what those services included. Since then, the Institute has expanded its reach from several hundred program participants limited to the DMV area to more than 8,622 throughout the United States and in 50 countries.
Butcher Grant, who assists in producing the Institute’s daily industry newsletter The Latest, educational programs, and special initiatives, took on the title of growth manager in 2021.
“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to contribute to the Institute’s mission in this way,” Butcher Grant said. “‘I’m passionate about helping journalists and communicators do their best work.”
You can reach Butcher Grant at [email protected].
The National Press Club Journalism Institute is the nonprofit affiliate of the National Press Club. The Institute promotes an engaged global citizenry through an independent and free press, and equips journalists with skills and standards to inform the public in ways that inspire a more representative democracy.
Contact: Beth Francesco, executive director of the NPCJI, at [email protected].