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June 21, 2011

Contact: Carol D. Rugg, 810.238.5651,

Mott Foundation hires communications officer

FLINT, Michigan -- Macie Schriner has joined the staff of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation as a Communications Officer for Online Strategies. A Flint-area native, she will assume responsibility for the ongoing development of the Foundation’s Web site and other social media outlets.

Macie Schriner
Macie Schriner
Schriner has spent the better part of a decade developing online communications strategies and social media campaigns for nonprofits. Most recently, she served as the e-marketing and emerging technologies manager for the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. When she joined the convention and visitors bureau, the organization had no social media presence. Under her guidance, the bureau not only operates several Web sites, but also utilizes a wide range of social media tools and networks.

Prior to joining the convention and visitors bureau, Schriner spent nine years in communications with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Mid-Michigan and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan. Her time there included serving as the communications director.

“Macie brings an exceptional set of skills that will be helpful in guiding and shaping the Foundation’s online presence, as well as our digital communications products,” said Carol D. Rugg, the Foundation’s vice-president for Communications.

“Increasingly, the Foundation is interested in leveraging the power of social media to reach and serve a variety of audiences. The strategic management of these tools is critical to our long-term communications planning.”

A resident of Lansing, Schriner has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Central Michigan University and worked for several years as a graphic artist.

The Mott Foundation, established in 1926 by an automotive pioneer, is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. It supports nonprofit programs throughout the U.S. and, on a limited geographic basis, internationally. Grantmaking is focused in four programs: Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area and Pathways Out of Poverty. Besides Flint, offices are located in metropolitan Detroit, Johannesburg (South Africa) and London. The Foundation, with year-end assets of approximately $2.5 billion in 2013, made 400 grants totaling more than $101 million. For more information, visit

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