Susan Abel, Wellspring Foundation

Courtney Stringer,
Director of Engagement

Courtney, a native of Southwest Virginia, has deep roots in the region. In 2004, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Communication from The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from King University in 2006.

Before coming to Wellspring Foundation of Southwest Virginia, Courtney spent 18 years in various professional roles at UVA Wise serving as a catalyst for problem solving and positive change. Her most recent position was Director of Community & Business Development within the Office of Administration, Government Relations & Strategic Initiatives. In this role, she led diverse teams focused on fostering community growth, promoting entrepreneurship, facilitating professional development, and encouraging collaborative coworking. Courtney excelled at building and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders throughout the region. Through her adept networking abilities, Courtney fostered meaningful strategic partnerships that lead to the creation of customized training solutions and other initiatives designed to address the unique needs of multiple entities.

Passionate about Southwest Virginia, Courtney is committed to enhancing the overall quality of life in the area. She resides in Abingdon, Virginia, alongside her husband, Chad, and their children: Conner and Bree. Additionally, their household includes two adored dogs named Remi and Knoxlee.