WALLA WALLA — Blue Mountain Community Foundation has hired a new executive director.
Kari Isaacson will fill the spot left vacant with the July departure of Lawson Knight, who served as head of the nonprofit organization for 11 years.
Isaacson, from Tucson, has been director of development for the University of Arizona Department of Surgery. Previously she was the interim head of the Northwest Area Foundation in St. Paul, Minn.
She earned her undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, and her law degree from the University of Oregon.
Her ties to the Northwest, with family and friends in the area, attracted her to the position, the foundation said in a news release.
Isaacson will begin the job in early November.