Kate Frillmann has joined the Hope College staff as a regional advancement director.

She is responsible for the college's fund-raising efforts in the eastern and southeastern United States, including Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, as well as portions of West Michigan. She began her work at Hope earlier this month.

Frillmann has been a development professional for the past 10 years. Immediately prior to coming to Hope, she was associate director of corporate relations at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where she had been employed since January of 2000. She had previously been with the American Heart Association in the Chicago, Ill., area for eight years, where she last held the position of regional director.

She is a 1991 graduate of the University of Michigan, where she majored in political science.