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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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Tessa Buckley

Tessa Buckley Assistant Director, Digital Fundraising and Direct Marketing Tessa utilizes crowdfunding and direct marketing to tell the stories of the incredible community at Tufts, catalyzing donors to give. She enjoys tackling the complex challenges that arise with annual fund marketing, all with an eye to making sure all donors feel like an integral part…

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Kristy Kime

Kristy Kime Director of Alumni Digital Engagement, Emerson College With seven years of experience of digital marketing in higher ed, and another seven years producing fundraising and marketing events, Kristy has an interesting perspective for building dynamic and engaging digital programs that create community. Kristy’s career started at a Boston event marketing agency where she…

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Austyn Mayfield

Austyn Ellese Mayfield Senior Manager, Engagement & Programs, Boston Medical Center From poet to journalist to producer and content strategist, Austyn Ellese Mayfield has spent the better part of 15 years entrenched in crafting narratives and experiences that move audiences to feel and act. Austyn launched her career in the fashion and lifestyle arena, overseeing…

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Russell Weatherspoon

Russell Weatherspoon Director of Exeter Summer, Phillips Exeter Academy Russell Weatherspoon grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and received his B.A. in English from Brooklyn College in 1974. He joined the faculty of The Stony Brook School on Long Island, New York, where he worked for more than a decade. During those years, he taught…

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Chris Cannon

Chris Cannon President of Strategic Services, Zuri Group Christopher M. Cannon is the president of strategic services for Zuri Group, an industry leader in fundraising strategy, technology, and operations. Prior to launching Zuri’s strategic services unit, he served clients around the world as a managing associate with BWF. In his two decades in the advancement…

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Glenn Kosse

Glenn Kosse Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, Bellarmine University Dr. Glenn F. Kosse was appointed Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Bellarmine University in December, 2005.  During his tenure at Bellarmine, he led the University to the completion of a $100M capital campaign, the largest in its history.  The highlight of the campaign…

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David Pfaffenberger

David Pfaffenberger Data Services Manager for University Advancement, St. Edward’s University As Data Services Manager for University Advancement, David Pfaffenberger leads the team responsible for the advancement module of the university’s enterprise system and division’s third-party systems; as well as, gift processing and records management. David has over 20 years of technical and management experience…

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Cheri Sullivan

Cheri Sullivan Director of Advancement Services, St. Edward’s University Cheri Sullivan has worked in higher education fundraising for more than 25 years. As Director of Advancement Services for University Advancement, Cheri leads the team responsible for database management, data and technology services, gift processing, reporting and analytics, prospect development and research and office management.  She…

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Nick Teff

Nicholas Teff Senior Data Scientist, University of Iowa Center for Advancement Nick is a Senior Data Scientist with the University of Iowa Center for Advancement (UICA).  Bringing analytics experience from academics and finance he has for the past 2 years been helping to build a brand-new Data Analytics department at the UICA.  The team has…

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