Joan Bellant Hanten joins Olympic College as Executive Director of the Foundation beginning August 5.She
brings 17 years of experience from a diverse working career, most recently that of a judicial law clerk for Chief Judge J. Robin Hunt of the Washington State Court of Appeals in Tacoma.A local resident for 11 years, Hanten was Executive Director for the Leadership Kitsap Foundation for three years until 1998.Previously, she also worked as a national sales director for Capital Cities/ABC Broadcasting and was a managing partner for Morrison's Lodge at Grants Pass, Oregon.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for me to combine my experience and skills to help grow what I consider to be a vital asset in this community: Olympic College
said of her
appointment."It's a great time to begin work at Olympic College
, just when a new president has arrived.I look forward to being part of a team that seeks to expand quality educational services and maintain the cohesiveness of college leadership and community partnerships."
"The search for the new director took some time, but I am confident Joan Hanten
will lead the Foundation with a great deal of dedication and energy.
...We are confident that Joan has the mix of skills and experience to be that leader," said Warren Van Zee, Foundation President.
became an attorney after earning a juris doctorate degree from Seattle University School of Law last year.She
holds a certificate from the Advanced Management Program from Smith College
(Northampton, MA), and a bachelor's degree from the University of Portland