Sorenson ’04 named director – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Sorenson ’04 named director

Megan E. Sorenson ’04 has been named director of development and communications at The Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, N.Y.  

The Jackson Center is a primary source of information on the life of Robert H. Jackson, a former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who represented the U.S. at the London Conference when the International Military Tribunal was established, and served as Chief of Counsel for the U.S. at the first Nuremberg Trial in 1945 and 1946.

Sorenson has been with the Center for the past year, serving on a consultancy basis. Before coming to the Jackson Center, she was an advertising and promotion manager within the creative marketing division of Random House Publishing Group. Her responsibilities at the Jackson Center will include managing printed and online communications, publicity, social media outreach, donor relations, fundraising, grant writing, and supporting the Center’s program and events.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Megan on a full-time basis to the staff of the Robert H. Jackson Center,” remarked Adam Bratton, executive director. “She has proven herself to an invaluable asset in our efforts to promote the Center and in seeking financial support. Her background, experience and enthusiasm give her the tools necessary to help the Center grown and mature as an organization as we celebrate our first decade and advance into our next 10 years. I speak for the Board and the staff when I say it is a privilege to have her join the Robert H. Jackson Center family.”

Sorenson holds professional certificates from the University of Denver Publishing Institute and New York University School of Continuing Education in management practices. A member of First Lutheran Church, she serves on church council and chairs the member support and outreach committee, which focuses on community service-based projects. In addition, Sorenson rows competitively with the Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

While at William Smith, Sorenson majored in comparative literature and graduated magna cum laude. She studied abroad in Rome, Italy and has since served as a volunteer for Reunion 2009.