Brian D. Cook joins Community Foundation of Elkhart County as Director of Marketing

Cook joins the management team, overseeing a new marketing and communications department

June 22, 2021

ELKHART — Brian D. Cook is now leading the marketing efforts for the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.

Cook joined the foundation in early June as Director of Marketing. In his career spanning 25 years, he has managed marketing teams and implemented strategies in a variety of settings. He worked at the University of Notre Dame from 2005 to 2019, including as director of marketing for the Mendoza College of Business from 2017 to 2019. During that time he oversaw a digital-first marketing and advertising strategy to improve enrollment in graduate programs and led a comprehensive redesign of the college’s website. In addition to other roles at Mendoza, he has worked as a creative director and marketing manager in a range of business and advertising agency settings in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.

“I’m excited to join such a talented group of professionals,” Cook said. “And I look forward to leading the marketing initiatives to help elevate the awareness of the Community Foundation of Elkhart County and the amazing organizations and communities we support.”

Cook joins the management team of the foundation and is overseeing a new marketing and communications department. Marshall V. King, who has served the Community Foundation as a writer and Director of Communications & Marketing, will continue as Director of Communications.

“Our continued growth as a community foundation is resulting in our additional need for talent to help us better serve Elkhart County,” said Pete McCown, President of the Community Foundation of Elkhart County. “Brian is a talented professional who will aid our ongoing growth as we work with donors, nonprofits and others in our community to enhance our community further.”

Cook and his wife, Traci, a teacher at Concord West Side Elementary have three adult children.