As Director of Operations, Shalyn Hawley plays a critical role in Four Bands’ systems, processes, and organizational culture. She is responsible for the application, management, and reporting of grants and works across departments and with several program management databases to maintain performance and impact data. She utilizes that data to communicate Four Bands’ impact to a range of audiences. In addition, Shalyn provides oversight and direction to ensure strong organizational-wide systems are in place and manages our talented team in a way that not only enhances our internal culture, but also fosters individual employee growth so that we maximize mission achievement.
Shalyn brings over 14 years of experience working in the nonprofit and humanities field to Four Bands. Prior to joining our team, she served as the Deputy Finance Officer for the City of Faith for four years. Shalyn is a founding Board Member and currently serves as President of the Faith Area Community Foundation where she helps manage an endowment that is leveraged to make a variety of community-based grant awards. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Faith Education Foundation. Shalyn obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Black Hills State University. She grew up in Faith, South Dakota, where she currently lives with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys attending her children’s activities, camping, and riding horses.