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Hallie Messenger

Supervising Director of Finance & Operations
Hometown: Bellingham, WA

Pronouns: she / her/ hers

Hallie is Elevate’s Supervising Director of Finance and Operations, leading our finance, data,  and technology teams. She brings several years of experience in building out Elevate’s internal infrastructure to this leadership role, as she has held several positions in the department since first joining the company in 2018. Hallie was introduced to Elevate during her time as a fund development intern at the TGR Foundation – a previous client. She also brings experience as the Operations Manager at the American Immigration Council, supporting their Immigration Justice Campaign that works to provide legal representation to immigrants and end immigration detention. She has also worked with Olympic athletes as a Communications Intern at USA Water Polo and as a Corporate Partnerships intern with the Los Angeles Football Club.

Hallie earned her BS in Business Administration from Chapman University in Southern California with a minor in Philosophy, and has a financial leadership certification from Harvard Online Business School. In college, Hallie played NCAA softball for one year, and has a long history of volunteering with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Epilepsy Foundation, two causes near and dear to her. While she enjoys walking around DC with a coffee in hand, her heart is on the West Coast as she hails from the Pacific Northwest. In her free time, Hallie is enjoying live music and taking care of her many plants.

What is your hidden talent?

Falling asleep during movies.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I would be a question mark because I strive to be infinitely curious.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

Omitting the Oxford comma.

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Exploring the city with coffee in hand

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