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Julie Featherstone

Julie Featherstone Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations Julie Featherstone joined the University of Virginia in 2016 as the Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations. Under her leadership, the vast and complex UVA advancement infrastructure has been thoughtfully redesigned and modernized through a systematic change management process. To this end, Julie established a Grounds-wide University…

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Ellen Roof

Ellen Roof Director, Alumni & Parent Giving, University of Notre Dame Ellen leads a team laser-focused on growing alumni giving participation. Since joining Notre Dame’s Annual Giving team in 2016, Ellen has spearheaded three consecutive record years for senior class giving, grown engagement with young alumni, and increased student involvement in Notre Dame’s giving day,…

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Aric Walton

Aric Walton Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, Bowdoin College Aric is the Assistant VP for Development and Alumni Relations at Bowdoin College. He has been a member of the Bowdoin team for eight years, holding positions within the Annual Giving team as an Assistant and Associate Director before becoming Director of the…

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Susan Armacost

Susan Armacost Executive Director for University Development, University of Memphis Susan joined the development team at the University of Memphis in 2010 and served for more than 7 years as the lead Director of Development in the UofM’s Herff College of Engineering. In 2018, she was promoted to Sr. Director of Development, overseeing the major…

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Chris Savage

Chris Savage Co-Founder and CEO, Wistia Chris Savage is the co-founder and CEO of Wistia, a web-based video platform built for marketers. After graduating from Brown University, Chris and his co-founder, Brendan Schwartz, started Wistia in Brendan’s living room in 2006. Chris founded the company with the goal of helping businesses effectively market their products…

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John M. Morris

John M. Morris Senior Vice President of Development, Kansas State University Foundation John Morris joined the Kansas State University Foundation in 2016, as the Senior Vice President of Development.  Morris leads all aspects of fundraising, working with Foundation leadership, campus partners and the KSU Foundation Board to strengthen the Foundation’s overall fundraising capacity. He is…

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Meghan Keaney Anderson

Meghan Keaney Anderson VP of Marketing, Hubspot As vice president of marketing, Meghan leads the content, product marketing and customer marketing teams for HubSpot. Together with her teams, she’s responsible for the company’s blogs, podcast, and overall content strategy as well as the company’s product launch and customer demand campaigns. Meghan is Co-host of the…

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Lynne Wester

Lynne Wester Founder, Donor Relations Guru Lynne strongly believes that donor relations is the key to unlocking fundraising success and that organizations must be as dedicated to the donor experience, or DX, as they are to the ask itself. Sometimes referred to as the Olivia Pope of fundraising, Lynne helps organizations when they need it…

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Michael Oxton

Michael Oxton Owner and Co-Founder, Night Shift Brewing Michael started Night Shift in 2012 with two friends, and helped grow it from 250 barrels brewed its first year to over 20,000 barrels expected in 2016. He lives with his wife and son in Watertown, MA. If he’s not working, he’s probably making some sourdough bread,…

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Wombi Rose

Wombi Rose Co-founder and CEO, Lovepop Wombi Rose is co-founder and CEO of Lovepop. Wombi studied naval architecture and marine engineering at Webb Institute, where he met his business partner and best friend John Wise. Wombi received a Masters degree from MIT, and joined McKinsey & Company before heading to Harvard Business School with John….

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