Alumni Association, UND Foundation announces internal promotions

The UND Alumni Association and the UND Foundation announce the following promotions.

DeAnna Carlson Zink, ’86, and Laura Block, ’81, have each been promoted to the status of associate executive vice president. Their titles will now read as follows:

DeAnna Carlson Zink, associate executive vice president, chief development officer

Laura Block, CPA, CFP, associate executive vice president, chief financial officer

Carlson Zink is chief development officer for the UND Foundation, leading a team of 12 fundraising professionals on behalf of the University of North Dakota. In her four years in this role, the organization has channeled more than $25 million in direct support to the University. Carlson Zink has worked in various capacities with the organization since graduating from UND with a BBA in management in 1986.

Block, chief financial officer, has worked with the organization since 2006. She has successfully led efforts to best structure the inner workings of the UND Alumni Association and UND Foundation, as well as open financial reporting communication between the UND Foundation, the University and our generous donors. Block is a 1981 UND graduate with a BSBA in accounting, and is also a Certified Professional Accountant and Certified Financial Planner.