Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., has made Betsy McGrath Ardizoni its director of development, the venue announced today.

A Scranton native now living in Dunmore, Ardizoni took the position in January. She previously worked in the marketing communications department for the Wright Center for Community Health, and for former Gov. Ed Rendell when he chaired the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

“As the organization embarks on capital projects to preserve and renovate aspects of the building, a capital improvement plan is paramount for long term projects, Betsy’s past experience in fundraising, event planning and corporate marketing will help us move strategically in the direction needed,” Executive Director Deborah Moran Peterson said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have her as a member of the team at the SCC.”

Ardizoni earned a bachelor’s degree¬†in labor studies and employment relations from Penn State University and a certificate in executive event leadership from Temple University. She was a member of Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Program, class of 2020, and sits on the Greater Scranton YMCA’s board of directors.