Debra Behrens Named Aeon’s Chief Advancement Officer
Debra Behrens, a Twin Cities development professional with local and national nonprofits for 17 years, is Aeon’s new chief advancement officer.
Behrens was previously the vice president of philanthropy at Minneapolis-based Scholarship America and development director at the Animal Humane Society, College Possible Twin Cities and an associate development officer at the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts.
Behrens will serve in a leadership role at the Minneapolis-based affordable housing nonprofit focusing on its new social impact investment strategy, marketing and communications, volunteer initiatives and overall development duties.
“Thousands of prospective residents will benefit greatly from Debra’s talents to help Aeon launch our expansion plans,” said Alan Arthur, president and CEO of Aeon. “There has never been a greater need for affordable homes for so many children, men and women who don’t have that opportunity.”