Nikki Syverson has been named director of Capital Crossroads, the regional visioning effort. 

Syverson had worked as advancement director at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, and replaces Bethany Wilcoxon, who resigned to join McClure Engineering Co.

“Nikki has the ideal blend of volunteer management, fundraising, event management and PR experience,” Kristi Knous, president of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and Capital Crossroads tri-chair, said in a statement. “Syverson was named a Business Record Forty Under 40 honoree, graduated from Drake University and was the Wine Festival Foundation director and the Des Moines Symphony director of donor relations and events previously. She begins the new job Sept. 25.