The Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) has hired Laurie Sandau as its development director.
Sandau brings an extensive background in nonprofits, business development and strategic marketing.
She previously served as the executive director of the Neurofibromatosis Association of Arizona and held business development roles at Lawyers Title National Commercial Services and Grand Canyon Title Agency.
“Laurie’s years of experience in business development and non-profit leadership along with her personal passion for our mission will enable SARRC to grow strategically and serve a greater number of individuals and families affected by autism,” said Jeri Kendle, SARRC president.
Sandau has been involved with many community organizations through the years including NAIOP, AZ Crew, Valley Partnership and Urban Land Institute.
“SARRC is already nationally known for extraordinary research, services and training. I’m excited to drive the organization’s reach even further by developing the essential resources needed to serve individuals with autism and their families,” Sandau said.
Sandau earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Arizona.