VP of Talent Lizzy Mottern

Recent Clients

m+r Interim Solutions
Community Music School
Local Start Dental
North Carolina School of Science and Math
North Carolina Medical Society
Durham Collaborative to End Family Homelessness

Fundraising Counsel
UNC University Libraries 

Lizzy Mottern, Vice President of Talent

Lizzy Mottern is a nonprofit development professional with experience in membership and annual giving programs, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual, corporate and foundation donors, coordinating all aspects of special events, and working with board members and volunteer committees. Prior to joining moss+ross in 2012, she was Assistant Director of Development at Duke University Libraries. 

As Director of the m+r interim solutions division, Lizzy matches experienced affiliate contractors to nonprofit staffing needs during transitions. Affiliate contractors are highly qualified, experienced nonprofit professionals who work as interim members of a client’s staff. Lizzy works with clients to develop the general scope of work and contract with the client, manages the client relationship, and supports each affiliate’s work.

Lizzy earned a B.S. in Horticulture at Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Public Horticulture Administration and a certificate in museum studies from the University of Delaware. She became interested in fundraising as a Longwood Fellow at the University of Delaware.  Currently she serves on the PTA Board of Wiley International Magnet Elementary School.

Lizzy lives in Raleigh with her husband, Bobby, daughter Bea and their funny labradoodle, Coco.  She loves spending time with her family, being outdoors, and never turns down a chance to go to the beach.

Fun fact: Lizzy has spent much of her time with moss+ross as an interim staff member for clients, therefore inspiring creation of the moss+ross interim solutions division.