Edison, New Jersey, December 21, 2022: Community Leaders Institute welcomes its newest team member, Natalie Thomas, as the Director of Marketing and Membership.

“A lot of time, energy, and effort was placed into finding the right candidate to lead CLI’s marketing and membership efforts. When we met Natalie, we knew that she was it! The right candidate to help represent our members, community, and marketing professionals and produce the best quality content for CLI,” says Bill McGlade, President of CLI.

Natalie comes to CLI with a strong community management background and many relationships built over the past ten years in the marketing industry. Her career in community leadership spans from academia to local and national associations. Natalie’s career transition from artist and artists instructor to graphic designer and then Marketing Campaign Director catapulted her into what would become her life’s work. Natalie has gained recognition as a uniquely positioned data-driven creative problem solver and is the perfect fit for CLI.

Natalie adds, “Community is not a want. It’s a need. We need safe places to connect with others. And the creative community desires dynamic, meaningful, authentic, and informative connections. CLI is especially equipped and excited to serve the needs of community leaders.”


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