Nancy Connor is a career executive with a proven track record of operational growth and client advocacy. A native of Hillsborough, NJ, Nancy recently became the Executive Director of the ERC5-East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce, tasked with capitalizing on her experience to strengthen the membership of the organization.
Throughout her career, Nancy has championed services and empowerment for the members of her organizations. As Director of Social Services for Hillsborough Township, NJ she co-founded the first volunteer Domestic Violence Crisis Invention Team, which has been used as the model for the State of New Jersey since 1988. Later, as Executive Director of Safe in Hunterdon (then Women's Crisis Services) she grew a floundering agency into a leader in the state with 50 staff, nearly 600 volunteers and a 1.9 million dollar operating budget. Relocating to Southern California, she took over as Executive Director of Long Beach Better Learning for All Students Today (BLAST). In her short time with BLAST, she lead an organizational rebranding and took steps to ensure long-term growth through a holistic approach to client services.
In her free time, she serves on the Advisory Board of End Violence Against Women International, a domestic violence and sexual assault agency providing education and response to victim services and justice. She also believes in service to her community, as an example as a volunteer at the NICU of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Long Beach, CA. and a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Services and the Veteran’s History Project.
Nancy received a Bachelor of Science from Slippery Rock University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Executive Program at Rutgers University.