LAUREL ISBISTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
An expert in the strategic management of non-profits, Laurel Isbister joined the Greater Belhaven Foundation in 2016, after serving in key leadership roles for both the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi and the D.L. Dykes, Jr. Foundation. She possesses a strong track record in development, finance, communications, staff and volunteer engagement, network and partnership building, change management, and long-range planning. Originally from North Carolina, Laurel is a former Fulbright Scholar and has a Master’s degree from UCLA. With family ties to Mississippi that stretch back nine generations, Laurel brings an energetic passion to her role for all things Belhaven, after discovering the unique community when she returned South in 2003.