Rhonda Haynes was appointed Executive Director of NAUDL in July 2019 after serving as Deputy Director for three years. She brings to NAUDL 20 years of leadership experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Having previously served as Chief Strategy Officer at Youth Guidance, Rhonda, in particular, brings experience in building organizational capacity and developing a growth strategy.
At the heart of her work, Rhonda is an engineer who loves people and driving thoughtful collaboration, plans, and systems to ultimately enable strategic outcomes. In both the consumer goods and education sectors, she has been able to accurately anticipate and solve for technical, political, and organizational complexities while establishing effective platforms for long-term growth.
Rhonda holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee.