Director of Membership & Development
As Director of Membership and Development, Joan Eisenhauer is responsible for membership recruitment and retention, as well as being actively involved in the community to spread the word about Arizona Forward. She also assists with identifying ways to diversify the association’s revenue stream by supporting efforts to generate additional funding from grants, foundations, endowment pledges and planned giving programs. In addition, she oversees both the Sustainable Funding and Membership Committees.
Eisenhauer is no stranger to Arizona Forward having served as the association’s main point of contact for STMicroelectronics since 1998 and was elected as Chair of the Board for Valley Forward Association in 2006. When the semiconductor manufacturing company shuttered its operations in Arizona in 2010, she joined the team at the Hospice of the Valley as the Pet Therapy Team volunteer coordinator. She worked with hundreds of pet handlers to provide hospice patients with visits from caring service animals to enhance their quality of life and provide a reprieve from their daily medical challenges.
A respected leader in corporate communications, Eisenhauer has more than 20 years of experience in internal and external communications, public relations and extensive background in corporate branding/brand recognition. She has developed and executed marketing campaigns that effectively reinforce and build brand images in all media platforms, the community and with customers.
Eisenhauer is also actively involved in the community, having served on various other boards and committees including the Phoenix Sister Cities Commission, KIND Foundation and the Arizona Association of Industries. She currently volunteers with St. Mary’s Food Bank and continues to support the Pet Therapy Team at Hospice of the Valley with her lab Shiloh.
She is very excited about being onboard with Arizona Forward and being a part of a group of people that have the same passion. She loves spending time with animals and exploring new places in Arizona. Where else can you go and have the variety of climate and landscape Arizona has to offer?