Troy alumna named director of development for Refuge House

Posted: Thursday, 17 October 2013

TROY – Troy University alumna Lindsay Hopper Pierce has recently been named the Director of Development for Refuge House in Tallahassee, Fla.

Refuge House is a non-profit organization that provides direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and educates the community on violence and public advocacy.

“I've always wanted to give back," Pierce said. “It is something that my parents instilled in me. It's about helping others and leaving things better than I found them. Domestic violence is something that is very real for many families. It's something that is very often left behind closed doors, and it is time to speak up and take a stand."

Pierce received a bachelor's degree in marketing in 2004 and a Master of Public Administration in 2010 from TROY. She was previously employed by Troy University, first as an admissions counselor and later as coordinator of membership and chapter development for the University's Office of Alumni Affairs.

Most recently, Pierce worked for Seminole Boosters, Inc. after moving to Tallahassee with her husband, Lance, who received a bachelor's degree in 2008 and a master's degree in 2010 from TROY. Lance serves as assistant director for legislative affairs for the Florida Farm Bureau. The couple has a son, Park, who was born Jan. 18.