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danna stansburyDanna Stansbury

Deputy Executive Director

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1998 MPA Western Carolina University
1995 BA Western Carolina University
2009 Public Executive Leadership Academy, University of North Carolina

Professional Experience

In 2006, Danna joined LOSRC as the Director of Marketing and Administration. In July of 2012, she became the Deputy Director and in October of that year, took over as the Interim Executive Director when the previous Director left. Before arriving at Land-of-Sky, she was a Project Administrator for Science Applications International Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia, from 2004-2006. Her role included administering projects for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and researching different forms of cancer. Between 1999-2004, Danna was a 4-H Youth Development Agent for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Southeast Regional Directors Institute (SERDI)
  • Member, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Member, North Carolina City and County Managers Association (NCCCMA)
  • Member, Western North Carolina Managers Association (WNCMA)
  • Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) Advisory Board Member
  • State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Advisory Board Member

Awards and Honors

  • Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society for Social Science
  • Western Carolina University, Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Western Carolina University, MPA Advisory Board Member
  • Western Carolina University, Chancellor’s Regional Conference Steering Committee Member


Oversees all aspects of internal and external operations for LOSRC, including personnel, budget and public relations; manages human resources and benefit administration; responsible for annual reports, marketing, and fundraising for annual celebration; in charge of facilities management.

Representative Projects

Employee handbook and operations manual; annual reports; annual celebrations.