Executive Vice President | Chief Community Officer
An accomplished development executive with a strong track record in building community relationships and exceeding fundraising goals. Previously served in senior roles at Aquinas College, the University of Michigan and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. Has successfully overseen multimillion-dollar campaigns, endowments and donor portfolios; led first fully funded construction project at Aquinas College, the Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center. Strategic experience in organizing operations and governance for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. National and international background in corporate marketing and promotions. Lifelong advocate of health and fitness; won Boston, Chicago and Detroit marathons and set world records in distance running. Extensive volunteer service on boards of directors and advisory groups, including Governor’s Council of Physical Fitness, Health and Sport.