A native and longtime resident of Rushville has been named director of creative services for Blue Crane Creative, a Cincinnati agency that writes fundraising materials for a wide variety of local and national nonprofit organizations.
Elizabeth McDaniel has worked at the agency since 2009 as a writer.
McDaniel brings a diverse background in public policy, nonprofit grant writing and environmental advocacy to her work for Blue Crane. A graduate of Rushville schools, she holds a bachelor's degree from DePauw University and a master's from Xavier University.
McDaniel gained experience performing a variety of constituent communications and media relations tasks in the offices of Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson and U.S. Senator Evan Bayh. She also developed skills in grant writing and fundraising while working with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. McDaniel served as Clean Water Associate for Wisconsin Environment prior to joining Blue Crane Creative. She also brings extensive travel and teaching experience to her work, having lived and worked in South Korea. Most recently, she served as a member of the adjunct English faculty at Xavier University.