DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND MARKETING
Lydia Alcock is the Director of Operations and Marketing at Maryland Nonprofits. With more than 12 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Lydia held positions at several organizations, including Maryvale Preparatory School, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, and the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, before joining the Maryland Nonprofits team in 2016.
Lydia’s forward-thinking approach sets high-level priorities and strategies for marketing, technology, and operational processes across the organization. Her leadership within cross-functional teams in technology, HR, and programs has facilitated the selection, adoption, and integration of new systems and processes, enabling Maryland Nonprofits to adapt and thrive in a constantly evolving landscape.
In her leadership role, Lydia guides marketing department projects and workflows, fostering a collaborative team spirit and ensuring alignment with overall priorities, goals, and milestones. Her leadership approach promotes innovation and excellence across the department’s work.
Born in England and raised in New York, Lydia’s journey led her to Baltimore in 2008 to earn her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, where she studied Psychology and Museum Studies. In her personal life, Lydia enjoys creating art, traveling, and supporting animal rescue efforts.