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  • 12 for Life , Location flexible

    Role:

    Recruit CEO, 2015. 


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    Building on a proven model that provides real jobs at real wages for the most at-risk high school students, 12 For Life is primed for national expansion.

  • A.G. Rhodes Health and Rehab, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Chief Financial Officer, 2016.

    Recruited Executive Director, 2011. 

    Strategic Planning, 2010


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    A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing quality elder care for more than 100 years.

  • Abundant Forests Alliance, Washington, D.C.

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2005.


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    The Abundant Forests Alliance is a group with many goals but one mission — to reassure you that there will always be plenty of forests.

  • Achieve Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2015. 


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    A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating as a supporting organization of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Achieve Atlanta is a big idea with a straightforward goal: to increase the number of Atlanta Public Schools students graduating from college by 20% by 2025. 

  • Alabama Historical Commission, Montgomery, AL

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2007.

    Recruited Executive Director, 2006.


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    Alabama Historical Commission is a governmental organization that protects, preserves and interprets Alabama’s Historic places.

  • All About Developmental Disabilities, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2012.


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    All About Developmental Disabilities provides family support services, public policy and advocacy, and community engagement programs. 

  • Alleghany Foundation, Covington, VA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2010.


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    The Alleghany Foundation is a health legacy foundation serving the people and communities of the Alleghany Highlands region of western Virginia.

  • Alley Cat Allies, Bethesda, MD

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director 2011.


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    "The cats' leading advocate."

  • Alliance for the Georgia Coast, Savannah, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2012.


    The goal of this newly-formed nonprofit is to protect and enhance the Georgia Coast for current and future generations.

  • American Bar Association - Section of Litigation, Chicago, IL

    Role:

    Recruited Director, Section of Litigation, 2008.


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    The Section of Litigation, the largest specialty section of the American Bar Association, is dedicated to helping litigators become more effective advocates for their clients. 

  • American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Governance consulting, 2002, 2003, 2004.


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    The world's largest cancer support and research organization.

  • American Chestnut Foundation, Asheville, NC

    Role:

    Recruited President & CEO, 2008-09.


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    The goal of The American Chestnut Foundation is to restore the American chestnut tree to its native range within the woodlands of the eastern United States.

  • American Heart Association, Dallas, TX

    Role:

    Strategic facilitation at national level regarding volunteer engagement, 2009.


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    "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."

  • American Kidney Fund, Rockville, MD

    Role:

    Board retreat, 2009.


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    The mission of the American Kidney Fund is to fight kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need, health education, and prevention efforts.

  • American Lung Association® in Georgia, Smyrna, GA

    Role:

    BoardWalk advised the board in merger deliberations, 2004.


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    The oldest voluntary health organization in the United States.

  • American Marketing Association Foundation, Chicago, IL

    Role:

    Governance consulting, 2002-2003.


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    Helping nonprofits market more effectively by promoting excellence in marketing and enhancing diversity in the marketing profession.

  • American Running Association, Bethesda, MD

    Role:

    Governance consulting and board recruitment, 2002-2005. Recruited Executive Director in 2002 and several board members since. Note: BoardWalk's Sam Pettway chaired this board for three years.


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    Promoting fitness and fighting obesity through active lifestyles.

  • AmeriCares, Stamford, CT

    Role:

    Recruited Senior Vice President, Development, 2012.


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    AmeriCares is a global nonprofit that delivers urgent, lifesaving disaster assistance and aid to people in need.

  • America's Charities, Chantilly, VA

    Role:

    Recruited Chief Executive Officer, 2009.


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    Since 1980, America's Charities has brought the nation's best-known and most-loved charities to workplace giving campaigns in the workplace.

  • Annie E. Casey Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Director, Atlanta Civic Site, 2013.


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    The Atlanta Civic Site of the Annie E. Casey Foundation has been designated as a place where the Foundation has a long-term commitment to improving the futures of at-risk children and their families.

  • Anti-Defamation League, New York, NY

    Role:

    Recruit National Director; advise national chair on governance issues; 2013-14. Recruit SVP, Revenue, 2015-16. 


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    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism and hate.

  • Arthritis Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Chief Financial Officer, 2008; Recruited Group VP, Major Gifts, 2008; Recruited Chief External Relations Officer, 2009; Recruited Chief Development Officer, 2009. 


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    The only national nonprofit that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research.

  • Arts for Learning | Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Executive Director, 2011.


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    Arts for Learning, Woodruff Arts Center is Georgia’s leading provider of arts-in-education programming.

  • Aslan Foundation, Knoxville, TN

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2012.


    The Aslan Foundation has invested its resources to preserve hundreds of acres of historic Civil War landmarks and nature in the lush mountain regions of South Knoxville, Tennessee.

  • Atlanta BeltLine Inc., Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Chief Executive Officer, 2009.


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    The largest, most comprehensive urban redevelopment project currently underway in the U.S., the Atlanta BeltLine will combine greenspace, trails, transit, and new development along 22 miles of historic rail segments that encircle the urban core.

  • Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited CEO, 2009.


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    Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, Inc. (ACSS) is committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness in metro Atlanta and beyond.

  • Atlanta Community Food Bank , Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit COO, 2016. 


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    ACFB procures more than 60 million pounds of food and groceries each year and distributes it to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties. 

  • Atlanta Girls' School, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Board retreats, 2008-2009.


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    The Atlanta Girls' School provides a challenging college preparatory program in a learning environment designed to foster the full potential of each student and to enable her to become a vital contributor to our complex global society.

  • Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Strategic planning, 2007-2008.


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    Atlanta Habitat for Humanity partners with working families, sponsors and communities to build affordable, green, quality homes and to provide support services that promote successful home purchase and ownership.

  • Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit President, 2015.


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    AHFH has partnered with communities to build and renovate over 1,300 homes, housing over 5,000 individual family members. 

  • Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited President, 2012.


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    The Atlanta History Center is one the southeast's largest history museums.

  • Atlanta Mission, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited President & CEO, 2008.


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    Atlanta Mission is a Christian ministry that brings Christ's healing power to any person in crisis through programs of rescue and recovery.

  • Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2006.


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    Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP) promotes the concept and implementation of mixed income communities throughout the metropolitan Atlanta region.

  • Atlanta Police Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited entire board of directors and all senior staff, 2002-2004; Recruited CEO, 2005. Note: BoardWalk's Sam Pettway was the founding trustee of this organization and continues as Vice Chair.


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    Supporting a shared commitment to make Atlanta the safest and most inviting city possible for all its citizens, workers and visitors.

  • Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Superintendent 2013-14, consulted with board.


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    The public education system in one of the nations’ most dynamic cities seeks a new Superintendent who will hold children and their education as the basis for every strategy and every decision.

  • Atlanta Track Club, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2006-07.


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    The nation's second largest track club (after New York City's), the Atlanta Track Club and its 10,000 members are best known for the annual Peachtree 10-K Road Race, the world's largest, with some 55,000 runners.

  • Atlanta Urban League, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited President & CEO, 2008


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    The Atlanta Urban League was organized to encourage, assist and engage in activities which lead to the improvement of opportunities for disadvantaged persons and families in Metropolitan Atlanta.

  • Atlanta Women's Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Provided board facilitation and strategic planning services, 2010; recruited CEO and VP Philanthropy (2008); recruited Interim CEO (2007).


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    The Atlanta Women's Foundation is Georgia's only public foundation focused solely on the needs of women and girls.

  • Bascom, The , Highlands, NC

    Role:

    Recruited President, 2007-08.


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    High on a mountain plateau, The Bascom art center provides audiences of all ages with stimulating, diverse exhibitionsstudio art instruction and other cultural experiences

  • Better Tomorrows , Marlton, NJ

    Role:

    Recruited President and CEO


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    Better Tomorrows is a newly formed national nonprofit resulting from the spin-off of the social services unit of The Michaels Organization, the country's leader developer and manager of affordable housing.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

    Active Assignment: CEO / Executive Director
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    Role:

     


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    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta provides at-risk youth with one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, AL

    Role:

    Recruit President, 2015.


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    BCRI's mission is to enlighten each generation about civil and human rights by exploring our common past and working together in the present. 

  • BoardWalk Consulting, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Senior Research Associate, 2015. 


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    BoardWalk Consulting is a national executive search firm that specializes in Finding leaders that matter for missions that matter.® 

  • Bobby Dodd Institute , Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit CEO, 2015. 


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    BDI connects people with disabilities and disadvantages to jobs and the security and purpose that work brings. 

  • Boxercraft, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Strategic Planning, 2010


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    Boxercraft is America's leading supplier of quality spiritwear, offering unique styles that are fun for young people and service that is profitable for our customers.

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Director of Marketing & Development (subsequently promoted to COO and currently serving as CEO), 2006.


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    Since 1938, Boys & Girls Clubs have been dedicated to ensuring that our community’s disadvantaged youngsters have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.

  • Cameron Foundation, The, Petersburg, VA

    Role:

    Recruited President & CEO, 2012; recruited Executive Director (later President), 2003; led the foundation's first board retreat, January 2005.


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    The Cameron Foundation is a private foundation established to promote and provide support for programs and activities that benefit the residents of the City of Petersburg, Virginia and the surrounding area.

  • Camp Southern Ground, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited CEO, 2012


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    Camp Southern Ground is a summer camp and year-round retreat destination being built on 500 acres of land near Fayetteville, GA, and the passion project of GRAMMY Award-winning musician Zac Brown.

  • Camp Twin Lakes, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2004-2005.


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    Camp Twin Lakes is the only camping facility in Georgia for children with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

  • Capital Caring, Washington, DC

    Active Assignment: Operations
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    Role:

    Recruit SVP of Marketing and Communication, 2017; Recruit VP of Human Resources, 2017.


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    Capital Caring's mission is to improve care for those facing life-limiting illness through direct support of patients and their families, public education and public advocacy.

  • Care and Counseling Center of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2009.


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    The Care and Counseling Center of Georgia is a nonprofit, ecumenical organization offering counseling, pastoral care and education to individuals, couples, families and organizations.

  • Caron Treatment Centers, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Regional Vice President – Southeast, 2013


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    Caron Treatment Centers and Hanley Center officially combined in July 2012 forming one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive nonprofit addiction treatment providers in the United States.

  • Case Commons, New York, NY

    Role:

    Recruit CEO, 2017.


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    Case Commons is improving life outcomes for America's most vulnerable children by transforming public human services through technology.

  • CDC Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Board consulting for both CDC Foundation and the CDC itself, 2008; recruited VP of Administration, 2008-09.


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    The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do more, faster by forging effective partnerships between CDC and individuals, foundations and corporations to fight threats to health and safety.

  • CDC Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit CEO and President, 2015 - 2016. 


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    The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control do more, faster by forging effective partnerships between the CDC and others to fight threats to health and safety. 

  • Center for the Visually Impaired, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Four board retreats 2005-2009; strategic planning, 2009.


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    The Center for the Visually Impaired is Georgia's largest comprehensive, fully accredited, private facility providing rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.

  • Central Outreach and Advocacy Center, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Board consulting and facilitation, 2007-2009.


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    The Central Outreach and Advocacy Center helps provide emergency food and services to the homeless and impoverished in the Atlanta area, as well as advocating at all levels of government to promote public policy changes that directly impact the needs of those it serves.

  • Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL

    Active Assignment: CEO / Executive Director
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    Role:

    Recruit President, 2017. Recruited President, 2008.


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    A seminary of the United Church of Christ, CTS prepares women and men in the understandings and skills needed for religious leadership and ministry to individuals, churches and society.

  • CHRIS Kids, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited CFO, 2010. Ongoing board consultation, 2008-2010; board assessment, governance development & retreat facilitation, 2005.


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    CHRIS Kids heals children, strengthens families and builds community through a broad continuum of critical services that include counseling, independent living for youth aging out of foster care, family services and therapeutic group homes.

  • City of Atlanta, Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Chief of Police, 2002.*


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    The mission of the Atlanta Police Department is to create a safer Atlanta by reducing crime, ensuring the safety of our citizens and building trust in partnership with our community.

  • City of Atlanta, Department of Finance, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Chief Financial Officer, 2008.


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    The City of Atlanta is at the core of Metropolitan Atlanta, one of the most dynamic communities in the country.

  • City of Atlanta, Department of Fire Rescue, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Atlanta's Fire Chief, 2010.


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    Atlanta's Fire Rescue Department provides critical emergency services for the core of one of the country's most dynamic metro areas.

  • City of Atlanta, Department of Fire Rescue, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Atlanta's Fire Chief, 2010


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    Atlanta's Fire Rescue Department provides critical emergency services for the core of one of the country's most dynamic metro areas.

  • City of Atlanta, Office of the Mayor, Atlanta, Memphis & New Orleans

    Role:

    BoardWalk advised the client on appointments in three of the cities. For the Mayor of Atlanta, BoardWalk recruited the Director of the Innovation Delivery Team as well as a top deputy, 2011.


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    The City of Atlanta is at the core of Metropolitan Atlanta, one of the most dynamic communities in the country.

  • Civic League for Regional Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2006. Worked with merger task force to develop transition plan for the new organization, and conducted a board planning retreat prior to the merger’s consummation, 2005.


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    The Regional Atlanta Civic League was formed in December 2005 as a result of the merger of Research Atlanta, the Metro Group, and the Regional Leadership Forum, three separate organizations with a long history of research, education and advocacy of issues facing the entire metro region.

  • Civil Pro Bono Family Law Project, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Governance consulting, 2008.


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    The Civil Pro Bono Family Law Project (CPB-FLP) mission is to represent incarcerated mothers on issues affecting their rights with regard to their minor children.

  • Clean Air Campaign, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2006-2007.


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    The Clean Air Campaign is a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with government and private-sector organizations.

  • Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA

    Role:

    Collaborated with Columbia in its search for the new Dean of Faculty/Executive Vice President, 2010. Note: BoardWalk's Margaret Reiser is a member of this organziation's board.


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    Columbia Theological Seminary is an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and a community of theological inquiry and formation.

  • Communities In Schools of Georgia , Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit President, 2014.  


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    Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

  • Communities In Schools, The Nation's Capitol , Washington, D.C.

    Role:

    Recruit VP of National Resource Center, 2015. 


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    Communities In Schools brings needed community resources into public schools in the District of Columbia to address the critical issues that prevent students from learning.

  • Community Food Bank of Central Alabama , Birmingham, AL

    Role:

    Recruit CEO, 2016. 


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    The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama serves people in need by securing, storing and distributing surplus food and household items through local partner agencies. 

  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

    Role:

    Recruited President & CEO, 2013-14.


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    The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is dedicated to driving positive change through grantmaking, convening and leading,, and leveraging donor giving to meet community needs forever.

  • Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, The, Utica, NY

    Role:

    Recruit President & CEO, 2014.


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    The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties advances leadership on community solutions and philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. 

  • Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Sarasota FL

    Role:

    Recruit SVP, Philanthropic Engagement, 2015. 


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    One of Florida’s most dynamic philanthropic forces, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has an exceptional SVP opportunity for an experienced, donor-focused development executive.

  • Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL

    Role:

    Recruited President and CEO, 2012.


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    The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is a trusted administrator of permanent endowment funds created by a broad spectrum of individuals, families, corporations, and private foundations.

  • Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia, The, Richmond, VA

    Role:

    Recruit CEO, 2014-2015; Succession Planning, 2013 - 2014. 


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    The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia is the largest community foundation in the southeast, with assets of just under $700M. 

  • Confidential

    Role:

    Confidential CEO assignment. 


    A major national nonprofit with extensive interests, staff and volunteers across the country retained BoardWalk Consulting for a confidential CEO succession project pending announcement of the retirement plans of the long-serving CEO.

  • Covenant House of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

    Active Assignment: CEO / Executive Director
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    Role:

    Recruit CEO, 2017.


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    We serve youth experiencing homelessness with unconditional love and absolute respect, while providing immediate needs, education & vocational skills.

  • Crossroads Centre Antigua, St. John's, Antigua & Barbuda

    Role:

    Recruiting CEO, 2014


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    Crossroads Centre Antigua is a highly regarded provider of alcohol and drug addiction treatment services to individuals and those affected by the disease of addiction.  Now in its 16th year of service to the field, Crossroads is the most prominent residential treatment center in the Caribbean

  • CURE Childhood Cancer, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Director of Development, 2014. 


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    CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families.

  • EARTH University, Guácimo, Limón, Costa Rica

    Role:

    Recruited VP of Development, 2010.


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    EARTH, located in Guácimo, Limón, Costa Rica is a private, international, non-profit university dedicated to education in the agricultural sciences and natural resources in order to contribute to sustainable development in the tropics by seeking a balance between agricultural production and environmental preservation.

  • East Lake Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2008; recruited Chief Development Officer, 2012.


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    The East Lake Foundation collaborates with public and private organizations to offer Atlanta's East Lake residents opportunities to build a better future through education for children and adults, affordable housing, job readiness and connections with the broader community.

  • Elliot Leadership Institute, Chicago. IL

    Role:

    Board retreat, 2008.


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    ELI delivers innovative, practical, and cost-effective development tools and solutions for executive leadership of the nation's restaurant industry.

  • Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA

    Role:

    Recruited Vice President of Development, 2011.


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    Emory & Henry College is a highly regarded liberal arts college located in the beautiful foothills of southwest Virginia.

  • Enterprise Foundation, The, Columbia, MD

    Role:

    Governance consulting, 2003. Recruited Executive Director to the Mechanicsville Community Learning Collaborative, a joint venture project with the Annenberg Foundation, 2003.


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    "Rebuilding communities by seeing that all low-income people in the United States have the opportunity for fit and affordable housing and to move up and out of poverty into the mainstream of American life."

  • Fairfield County Community Foundation, Norwalk, CT

    Role:

    Recruited Vice President of Development and Marketing, 2012.


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    The Fairfield County Community Foundation promotes philanthropy to build and sustain a vital and prosperous community where all have the opportunity to participate and thrive.

  • Families First, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Chief Executive Officer, 2017.

    Recruited VP of Development & Marketing, 2006-2007.

    Governance Consulting, 2004.


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    Committed to stopping abuse, neglect and violence against children and families in crisis and returning hope to their lives.

  • Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Louisville, KY

    Role:

    Board facilitations, 2010.


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    The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky seeks to improve access to care, reduce health risks and disparities and promote health equity for all Kentuckians.

  • Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Louisville, KY

    Role:

    Recruit CEO, 2016 


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    Since 2001 the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has invested more than $22 million in health policy research and demonstration grants across the Commonwealth.

  • Foundation for Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2006, and President, 2007.


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    The mission of the Foundation for Louisiana is to invest in people and practices that work to reduce vulnerability and build stronger, more sustainable communities statewide.  

  • Foundation for the Mid South, Jackson, MS

    Role:

    Recruited President, 2006.


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    The Foundation for the Mid South is a regional development foundation that brings people together, strengthens communities, and multiplies resources.

  • Frazer Center, The, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Board retreat, 2005.


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    The Frazer Center offers comprehensive individual, family and community based services to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities.

  • Fund for Theological Education, The, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Strategic facillitation, 2009; Recruited President, 2007.


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    The Fund for Theological Education encourages young adults from diverse backgrounds on their journey to become pastors and scholars—the next generation of leaders for the church.

  • Generations of Hope Development Corporation , Rantoul, IL

    Role:

    Facilitate fall conference, 2008


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    Generations of Hope Development Corporation is an innovative nonprofit that created Hope Meadows, an intergenerational community that supports families who have adopted children from foster care.

  • Genesis Shelter, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Chief Executive Officer, 2010.


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    Genesis Shelter provides an environment that allows homeless newborns to grow and develop in a nurturing and healthy surrounding, enabling homeless families to remain together in privacy and with dignity.

  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Governance consulting and board recruitment, 2002-2004. BoardWalk's Kathy Bremer chaired this board for five years, and Sam Pettway was a board member for three years.


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    "... to serve, strengthen and support Georgia's nonprofit community."

  • Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA

    Active Assignment: Operations
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    Role:

    Recruit Chief Content Officer, 2017.  Recruited Vice President of Development & Marketing, 2013.


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    The mission of Georgia Public Broadcasting is to create, produce and distribute high quality programs and services that educate, inform and entertain audiences and enrich the quality of their lives.

  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Chief of Police, 2016. Recruit Chief Financial Officer, 2001.


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    Georgia State University, an enterprising urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds.

  • Georgia State University Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Governance consulting, 2002-2003.


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    The GSU Foundation fosters "community, commitment, service and success" within Georgia State and its extended family.

  • Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

    Role:

    Recruited CEO, 2008-09.


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    Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

  • GLISI - Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement, Atlanta, GA

    Active Assignment: CEO / Executive Director
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    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2017.


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    GLISI partners with education leaders across GA and the nation to develop a positive change in their districts and schools.

  • Global Impact, Alexandria, VA

    Role:

    Recruited COO, 2011, Recruited COO, 2007-2008, and Chief Marketing & Development Officer, 2008.


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    Global Impact is the nation's recognized leader in raising awareness and funds at the workplace for its 50 member charities.

  • Golden Key International Honour Society, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2011.


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    Golden Key is the world’s premier collegiate honor society, recognizing outstanding academic achievement and connecting high-achieving individuals locally, regionally & globally with lifetime opportunity, reward & success.

  • Goodwill Industries of North Georgia, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Chief Executive Officer, 2017.

    Recruited Vice President of Facility Services, 2014.

    Recruited Board enrichment and board recruiting, 2007.


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    The North Georgia affiliate of Goodwill industries is the ninth largest nonprofit in the state of Georgia and one of its fastest growing.

  • Grady Health Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Chief Development Officer, 2015. 


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    Grady Health Foundation exists to financially support the Grady Health System
    in providing world-class medical care to our community.

  • Gray Ghost MicroFinance Fund LLC, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Microfinance Investment Advisor, 2004; recruited two Investment Officers, 2005.


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    Promoting the availability of affordable financial services for the entrepreneurial poor in the Arab world.

  • Great Schools Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited CEO, 2004.


    Created to mobilize the Atlanta community to achieve an excellent education for every child.

  • Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Chief Financial Officer, 2007; recruited SVP, Organizational Learning and SVP Government Relations, Advocacy & General Counsel, 2005-2006.


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    Habitat for Humanity is the world's largest ecumenical housing ministry, with employees in 67 countries and home-building activities in close to 100.

  • Hands on Network (see also Points of Light Institute), Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    National board governance and recruitment project, 2004-2006


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    Transforming people and communities nationwide through an innovative alliance of 300,000 volunteers serving local communities.

  • Harvest Foundation, The, Martinsville, VA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2006 and 2003.


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    "Dedicated to making Martinsville and Henry County, Virginia the residence of choice by enhancing opportunities and quality of life for all its citizens."

  • Heifer International , Little Rock, AR

    Role:

    Recruited VP of Institutional Partnerships, 2014; Recruited EVP & CFO, 2011; recruited VP Development, 2010; Recruited Chief Operating Officer, 2008; Executive Vice President of External Relations, 2008


    View Client Website

    Heifer International is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to ending world poverty and hunger and caring for the earth.

  • HIAS, New York, NY

    Role:

    Recruited President, 2012


    View Client Website

    HIAS rescues people whose lives are in danger for being who they are and protect the most vulnerable refugees, helping them build new lives and reunite with their families in safety and security.

  • Hillside, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited CEO, 2014. 


    View Client Website

    Hillside provides quality, cost-effective treatment and education to severely emotionally disturbed children and their families. 

  • Hospice of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

    Role:

    Board governance consulting, 2011, 2012, 2014; recruited Chief Executive Officer, 2009-2010


    View Client Website

    Hospice of Chattanooga, Inc. is dedicated to the belief that no one should reach the end of their life alone, afraid or in pain, and that people of all ages have the right to appropriate end-of-life care regardless of disease or ability to pay.

  • Imagine Schools, Marietta, GA

    Role:

    Board retreat, 2007.


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    Composed mostly of teachers, Imagine Schools is a nonprofit operating elementary and secondary charter and independent schools nationwide.

  • Imlay Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2015.


    View Client Website

    One of Georgia's largest family foundations, the Imlay Foundation is about to receive a signifcant infusion of capital, prompting the current search for a full-time Executive Director.

  • INROADS, Inc., Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited SVP, Human Resources & Training, 2007.


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    INROADS is a national nonprofit committed to developing talented minority youth in business and industry, preparing them for corporate and community leadership. Internships are a core part of INROADS' service.

  • International Potato Center , Lima, Peru

    Role:

    Strategic Facilitation, 2012. 


    View Client Website

    The International Potato Center was founded in 1971 as a root and tuber research-for-development institution delivering sustainable solutions to the pressing world problems of hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources.

  • International Rescue Committee, New York, NY

    Role:

    Recruited Vice President of US Programs, 2012.


    View Client Website

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

  • Iowa West Foundation, Council Bluffs, IA

    Role:

    Recruited President & CEO, 2011. 


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    The Iowa West Foundation supports communities in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska.

  • It Won't Happen to Me, Monroe, GA

    Role:

    Board facilitation, 2009.


    View Client Website

    It Won't Happen To Me is a non-profit dedicated to reducing the Number One cause of teen deaths - Car Crashes - through education and awareness.

  • J. Marion Sims Foundation
    Lancaster, S.C.

    Role:

    Recruit President, 2015. 


    View Client Website

    The Foundation’s mission is to support programs that enhance the health and wellness of the citizens of Lancaster County. 

  • Jacksonville Public Education Fund, Jacksonville, FL

    Role:

    Board facilitation and recruited CEO, 2008.


    View Client Website

    The Alliance for World Class Education is morphing into the new Jacksonville Public Education Fund, with an enlarged mandate, new funding, a new board and a new executive director.

  • Jewish Family Service of Colorado, Denver, CO

    Role:

    Recruit President & CEO, 2016. 


    View Client Website

    Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need. 

  • John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC, Brasstown, NC

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2017.


    View Client Website

    For more than 90 years, John C. Campbell Folk School has been providing experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening.

  • Junior Achievement of Georgia , Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Chief Development Officer, 2016. 


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    Imagine a generation of students armed with the confidence and understanding to take control of their futures and equipped to achieve their dreams.

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Volunteer and Staff Leadership Workshop, 2008. 


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    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide.

  • Juvenile Justice Fund, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Governance consulting, 2003.


    View Client Website

    Fostering a community where children are protected and loved, families are strengthened and an inspired hope for our future is shared by all.

  • Kanuga Conferences, Hendersonville, North Carolina

    Role:

    Recruit President, 2016; Recruit COO, 2014-2015.


    View Client Website

    Affiliated with the Episcopal Church since 1928, Kanuga Conferences is situated on 1,400 mountain acres near Hendersonville, North Carolina. 

  • Learning Ally, Princeton, NJ

    Role:

    Recruited President & CEO, 2010.


    View Client Website

    Learning Ally works with leading publishers and technology innovators to bring accessible materials to individuals with visual and learning disabilities.

  • Literacy Action, Inc., Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2006.


    Literacy Action is the largest community-based adult literacy agency in Georgia, providing literacy and life skills to low-literate adults in Metro Atlanta.

  • Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, IN

    Role:

    Board recruitment, 2001.


    View Client Website

    A $1-billion foundation committed to expanding access and success in postsecondary education.

  • Lupus Foundation of America, Washington, DC

    Role:

    Recruited Vice President of Network Development, 2013; Recruited Vice President Development, 2013. 


    View Client Website

    The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy.

  • Lutheran Services of Georgia , Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit CEO, 2016. 


    View Client Website

    Lutheran Services of Georgia helps find, strengthen and create homes for people in need in Georgia. 

  • Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2007.


    View Client Website

    The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center is a regional arts facility located in Madison, GA.

  • Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit CEO, 2015. 


    View Client Website

    Impacting more than 55,000 people annually, the MJCCA is welcoming to people of all faiths, ages, and backgrounds. 

  • MARTA, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Governance consulting focused on board strategy and best practices in board governance; led the board in its annual planning retreat, 2005.


    View Client Website

    MARTA, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, is the South’s largest transportation network.

  • Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA

    Role:

    Recruited VP for Institutional Advancement, 2010.


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    Mary Baldwin serves some 2400 students annually through residential degree programs in Staunton, VA and adult degree programs offered at seven centers throughout Virginia.

  • Mary Black Foundation , Spartanburg, SC

    Role:

    Recruited President, 2012-2013.


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    Mary Black Foundation focuses on improving the health and wellness of the people and communities of Spartanburg, SC, with particular emphasis on active living and early childhood development.

  • MedShare International, Decatur, GA

    Role:

    Recruited CEO, 2011; board governance consulting, 2011.


    View Client Website

    MedShare is dedicated to improving the environment and healthcare through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to underserved healthcare facilities in developing countries.

  • Memphis Urban League, Memphis, TN

    Role:

    Board facilitation, 2009


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    The Memphis Urban League is an interracial community service organization whose main purpose is to secure resources, devise strategies, plan and implement programs that will lead to the continuing reduction and removal of social and economic barriers.

  • Midtown Alliance, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Active assignment - Recruit Director of Public Safety, 2017.

    Recruited Director of Public Safety, 2013-14; Recruited CEO, 2010-11.


    View Client Website

    Since 1978, Midtown Alliance has been the driving force behind the revitalization of Midtown. A non-profit coalition of leading business and community leaders, Midtown Alliance is committed to making Midtown a premiere destination for commerce, culture, education and living. 

  • Morehouse School of Medicine , Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit SVP, Institutional Advancement, 2013-14. 


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    Morehouse School of Medicine is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities with emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia and the nation.

  • Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC), Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Strategic Planning, 2010.


    View Client Website

    MAAC is a collaboration of 8 agencies committed to creating innovative approaches that advance life-changing results for Georgia's at-risk youth and families.

  • Naples Children and Education Foundation, Naples, FL.

    Role:

    Recruit CEO, 2014-2015.


    View Client Website

    The Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF) was established in 2001 with the vision of making a profound and sustaining difference in the lives of children in Collier County.

  • National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited VP of Development, 2010.


    View Client Website

    "More than a civil rights museum, the Center will explore the universal search for a secure human existence, in a way that inspires vigilance and leadership among future generations."

  • National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, Washington, D.C.

    Role:

    Board retreat and planning, 2007-2008.


    View Client Website

    The educational foundation supporting the staff of the nation's largest employer.

  • Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship, New York, NY

    Role:

    Recruited Chief Marketing and Development Officer, 2009.


    View Client Website

    Through entrepreneurship education, NFTE (known as "Nifty") helps young people from low-income communities build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial creativity.

  • Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

    Role:

    Board governance project, 2009-2010.


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    Norman Rockwell Museum, based in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell.

  • Northwest Health Foundation, Portland, OR

    Role:

    Recruited President and CEO, 2012.


    View Client Website

    The Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF) advances, supports and promotes the health of the people of Oregon and southwest Washington.

  • Obici Healthcare Foundation, Suffolk, VA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2007.


    View Client Website

    The Obici Healthcare Foundation is an independent foundation serving the people and communities in the area of Suffolk, Virginia.

  • Odyssey Family Counseling Center, Hapeville, GA

    Role:

    Recruited CEO, 2008.


    View Client Website

    The Odyssey Family Counseling Center provides treatment and counseling services to adolescents and families at several locations in greater metro Atlanta.

  • Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Chief Development Officer, 2014-2015. 


    View Client Website

    Founded in 1835, Atlanta's Oglethorpe University enrolls over 1,000 students representing 34 states and 28 countries

  • Open Hand, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Senior Director of Resource Development, 2008-09.


    View Client Website

    Open Hand is the country's largest distributor of home cooked meals, providing Comprehensive Nutrition Care™ (CNC) to more than 3000 clients each day.

  • Oxfam America, Boston, MA

    Role:

    Recruit VP, Development, 2016. 


    View Client Website

    Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice.

  • Pace Academy, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Board assessment and governance consulting, 2002-2003.


    View Client Website

    Preparing K-12 students in an environment that stimulates physical health, a spirit of service, respect for diversity, and a healthy psychological and social outlook.

  • PAGE Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Board retreat, 2008.


    View Client Website

    The PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators) Foundation, established in 1985, prepares future generations of excellent teachers and promotes and honors academic achievement.

  • Partners for HOME, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2015. 


    View Client Website

    Partners for H.O.M.E. is a 501(c)(3) that coordinates affordable housing and support services for homeless and potentially homeless populations.

  • Partnership Against Domestic Violence, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited VP of Development, 2010.


    View Client Website

    Partnership Against Domestic Violence is Georgia's largest nonprofit working to end the crime of intimate partner violence.

  • Patterson Foundation, The, Sarasota, FL

    Role:

    Recruited Chief Operating Officer, 2011.


    View Client Website

    The Patterson Foundation is a self-described “New Realities Foundation,” generating its philanthropic impact by finding innovative ways to join with other entities and individuals to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts.

  • Plan USA, Warwick, RI

    Role:

    Recruited Director of Corporate Relations, 2012; Recruited Chief Information Officer, 2011. 


    View Client Website

    Plan is one of the oldest and largest international development agencies in the world, working in 48 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas and raising funds in 21 countries.

  • Points of Light Institute (see also Hands On Network), Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited COO in 2012 and 2009; recruited CFO, 2009.


    View Client Website

    Points of Light Institute engages millions of volunteers in thousands of projects through several hundred affiliates nationwide and overseas, supported by a central staff based in Atlanta and Washington, DC.

  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY

    Role:

    Multiple assignments: Recruited Deputy Executive Director of Shared Services and Chief Financial Officer, 2013; Director of Theology, Worship & Education, 2011; Recruited Deputy Executive Director for Mission, 2010; provided board consulting services, 2009; recruited the national Executive Director and the previous Deputy Executive Director for Mission (since selected to head the Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation), 2006; recruited Deputy Executive Director for Communications & Funds Development, 2007.


    View Client Website

    Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States, with approximately 2.4 million members in some 11,000 congregations.

  • Presbyterian Investment & Loan Program, Inc., Louisville, KY

    Role:

    Recruit President, 2014; Recruited President, 2003.


    View Client Website

    "Building, Borrowing and Investing for the Future" on behalf of Presbyterians and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

  • Presbyterian Mission Agency, Louisville, KY

    Active Assignment: CEO / Executive Director
    View Leadership Profile


    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2017.


    View Client Website

    The Presbyterian Mission Agency is the ministry and mission agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). As your partner in Christ’s service, the Presbyterian Mission Agency is faithfully working to inspire, equip and connect all Presbyterians to do Christ’s mission. 

  • Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2003-2004.


    View Client Website

    Georgia's only private, statewide, community-based nonprofit organization with the sole mission of preventing child abuse and neglect.

  • Princeton Area Community Foundation , Lawrenceville, NJ

    Role:

    Recruit CEO, 2014.


    View Client Website

    The Princeton Area Community Foundation is a public charity serving central New Jersey.

  • Public Broadcasting Atlanta , Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit President and CEO, 2014-2015. 


    View Client Website

    Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) brings NPR News, music, the arts and PBS programming to hundreds of thousands of listeners and viewers each year. 

  • Public Broadcasting Service, Arlington, VA

    Role:

    Board governance consulting, 2004-2006.


    View Client Website

    PBS is a private, non-profit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation's 349 public television stations.

  • R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited President, 2007.


    View Client Website

    The mission of the R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation is to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities by supporting educational opportunities, improving access to health services, and promoting environmental stewardship.

  • Rebuilding Together Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Board enrichment consulting, 2007.


    View Client Website

    As an affiliate of the nation’s largest volunteer home repair organization, our mission is to preserve and revitalize houses and communities.

  • Red and Black, The, Athens, GA

    Role:

    Developed a strategic framework for long-term decision-making.


    View Client Website

    The Red & Black, the primary newspaper serving the students and faculty at the University of Georgia, is one of the most successful independent college newspapers in the country.

  • Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Board assessment and governance consulting, 2004.


    View Client Website

    As a “congregation of congregations,” the Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta is a relevant place for Christian clergy, laity, and community leadership to nurture their collective mission in a dynamic metropolis.

  • Research America, Alexandria, VA

    Role:

    Recruit Vice President, Development, 2015-16. Recruited Vice President of Communications, 2011.


    View Client Website

    Research!America is the nation's largest not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance committed to making research to improve health a higher national priority.

  • Robert Pattillo Enterprises, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Chief Financial Officer, 2006.


    Robert Pattillo Enterprises (RPE) comprises the financial and charitable interests of Bob Pattillo, a successful real estate entrepreneur widely recognized for innovative and effective approach in business, social enterprise and microfinance.

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2013.


    View Client Website

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville supports the health and well-being of children by providing lodging and other services for critically ill, chronically ill and seriously injured children and their families.

  • Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Atlanta, GA

    Active Assignment: CEO / Executive Director
    View Leadership Profile


    Role:

    Recruit President and Chief Executive Officer, 2017.


    View Client Website

    RCIE seeks to empower entrepreneurs and innovators to create, invent and learn while being engaged and motivated to develop game-changing new ideas to promote economic empowerment. 

  • Salvation Army, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Director of Development, 2010.


    View Client Website

    The Salvation Army has been meeting the basic needs of Atlanta's economically disadvantaged populations for 119 years.

  • Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota, FL

    Role:

    Board retreat, 2008.


    View Client Website

    For more than 60 years, the Sarasota Orchestra has been entertaining music lovers from around the region, and visitors from around the world.

  • Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA

    Role:

    Board facilitation, 2009.


    View Client Website

    Founded in 2006, The Savannah Book Festival is already a world-class literary event bringing dozens of popular and critically acclaimed authors and thousands of readers together in historic Savannah, Georgia.

  • Save the Children, Westport, CT

    Role:

    Recruited AVP of Major Gifts, 2011; Recruited VP, Resource Development, 2013.


    View Client Website

    Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world.

  • Scholarship America, Minneapolis, MN

    Role:

    Board governance and board planning, 2007-08


    View Client Website

    Scholarship America helps ensure access to postsecondary education for all students through financial aid and support.

  • SERVE, Greensboro, NC

    Role:

    Board retreat, 2007.


    View Client Website

    The SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a university-based education organization.

  • Sheltering Arms, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited CEO, 2012.


    View Client Website

    Sheltering Arms is Georgia's oldest nonprofit early childhood education program, and has been nationally recognized for the success of its school readiness program.

  • Small Enterprise Assistance Funds, Washington, D.C.

    Role:

    Recruited Trustee and Board Chair, 2001.


    View Client Website

    The pre-eminent international fund manager providing risk capital to local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in underserved markets.

  • Soulsville Foundation, Memphis, TN

    Role:

    Recruited Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer, 2010


    View Client Website

    The Soulsville Foundation was created in the late 1990s to ensure that the rich legacy of the Soulsville, USA community, home to Stax Records in the 1960s and 70s, would not be lost to history.

  • Southeastern Council of Foundations, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Multiple assignments: Recruited CEO, 2011; previously recruited Director of Marketing & Communications, 2003-2004, CEO, 2007-2008; conducted board enrichment sessions, 2010


    View Client Website

    SECF is the regional association for grantmakers in the southeastern quadrant of the United States.

  • Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc., Palmetto, FL

    Role:

    Recruited CEO, 2008; conducted compensation study for the board, 2009.


    View Client Website

    Southeastern Guide Dogs’ mission is to create a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating life’s journey with mobility, independence and dignity.

  • Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Active Assignment: CEO / Executive Director
    View Leadership Profile


    Role:

    Recruit President and CEO, 2017; Recruited Senior Program Officer, 2006.


    View Client Website

    SEF has advanced creative solutions to ensure fairness and excellence in education for all.

  • Southern Environmental Law Center , Charlottesville, VA

    Role:

    Recruit Deputy Director, 2014


    View Client Website

    The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) uses the power of the law to champion all the things you love about the South: clean water, healthy air, mountains, forests, rural countryside, and the coast. 

  • Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL

    Role:

    Recruited Chief Business Officer, 2012.


    View Client Website

    The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.

  • Southface Energy Institute, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2015-16. 


    View Client Website

    Southface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.

  • StriveTogether, Cincinnati, OH

    Active Assignment: CEO / Executive Director
    View Leadership Profile


    Role:

    Recruit President and CEO, 2017.


    View Client Website

    StriveTogether is a national, nonprofit network of more than 70 communities using a rigorous approach to accelerate progress and sustain success in education. 

  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Dallas, TX

    Role:

    Recruited Chief Financial Officer, 2006-2007.


    View Client Website

    In just over 20 years, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (formerly known as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation) has gone from start-up to international force in the fight against breast cancer.

  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Washington, D.C.

    Role:

    Recruited Vice President of Communications, 2012.


    View Client Website

    SFI Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization that is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program.

  • Tanner Medical Foundation , Carrollton, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2014. 


    View Client Website

    Tanner Medical Foundation provides funding support to the Tanner Health System's many programs and services.

  • Teach For America, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director – Metro Atlanta, 2013. 


    View Client Website

    Teach For America recruits committed recent college graduates and professionals of all backgrounds to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools.

  • The Colorado Health Foundation, Denver

    Role:

    Recruit Chief Impact Officer, 2016.


    View Client Website

    The Colorado Health Foundation's mission is to improve the health and health care of Coloradans by increasing access to quality health care and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices.

  • The Gateway Center, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2016. 


    View Client Website

    The Gateway Center is designed to serve as the “gateway” to the community continuum of care that helps individuals move out of homelessness. 

  • The Jane Goodall Institute, Vienna, VA

    Role:

    Recruit ED, 2016. 


    View Client Website

    Promoting understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share.

  • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Washington, DC

    Role:

    Recruit Chief Executive Officer, 2016.


    View Client Website

    The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund form a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States.

  • The Pastoral Institute, Columbus, GA

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director/CEO, 2014.


    View Client Website

    The Pastoral Institute offers counseling, consulting and educational resources to care for the emotional, relational and spiritual needs of individuals, families and communities.

  • The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Director of Marketing, 2014; Recruited VP for Institutional Advancement, 2008 and 2013, and Director of The Hilda and Wilbur Glenn Institute for Philanthropy and Service Learning, 2008.


    View Client Website

    Westminster is a Christian independent day school for boys and girls which seeks to develop the whole person for college and for life through excellent education. 

  • The Wistar Institute
    Philadelphia, PA

    Role:

    Recruit Vice President, Development, 2015. 


    View Client Website

    Established in 1892 as the nation’s first independent medical research institution, The Wistar Institute is an international leader in biomedical research with special expertise in cancer research and vaccine development.

  • Theater of the Stars, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Director of Development, 2006-2007.


    View Client Website

    Theater of the Stars is one of the oldest and most respected regional theaters in America.

  • Theatre in the Square, Marietta, GA

    Role:

    Strategic planning retreat, 2009.


    Theatre In The Square is a year-round professional theatre, producing a five-show subscription season as well as summer and holiday shows.

  • Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Governance consulting, 2003 and 2004.


    View Client Website

    An urban theatre group devoted to southern themes, southern playwrights and southern actors.

  • Thornwell Children's Home, Clinton, SC

    Role:

    Recruited President/CEO, 2010.


    View Client Website

    Thornwell Home for Children, a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA), is a joyful community offering hope and wholeness to children and families.

  • Time Warner, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Board matching program, 2007 and 2008, for three dozen executives in three southern states.


    View Client Website

    Time Warner is leading global media and entertainment company.

  • Triangle Community Foundation, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Role:

    Recruited President, 2005.


    View Client Website

    Triangle Community Foundation is a major driver of philanthropy in the communities of Wake, Durham, Orange, and Chatham counties of North Carolina.

  • Tropics Foundation, The, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2006; board enhancement consulting, 2006.


    View Client Website

    The Tropics Foundation is the US-based fundraising arm of Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), the highly regarded Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center based in Costa Rica.

  • Trustees of Reservations, The , Boston, MA

    Role:

    Recruit Managing Director, Boston Waterfront Initiative, 2017. Recruited Chief Development Officer, 2014-2015; Recruited Regional Director, Metro Boston, 2014; Recruited Managing Director of Land Conservation, 2013-2014. Recruited Chief Marketing Officer, 2012.


    View Client Website

    The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.

  • United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, MN

    Role:

    Recruited President, 2012; recruited President, 2008-09.


    View Client Website

    United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, based in New Brighton, Minnesota, is a Christian seminary with a mission to prepare women and men for effective ordained and lay leadership in church and society.

  • United Way of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Principal GIft Officer, 2013; Chief Operating Officer, 2008; and President & CEO, 2007. 


    View Client Website

    The United Way of Greater Atlanta is one of the largest in the nation with more than $100 million in annual revenue.

  • USO, Arlington, VA

    Role:

    Recruited SVP Global Human Resources, 2007; provided strategic planning and board enrichment services, 2006-07.


    View Client Website

    The USO is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform--in short, extending a touch of home to the military.

  • Visiting Nurse Health System, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Board Facilitation, 2010.


    View Client Website

    Visiting Nurse is the leading provider of home healthcare and hospice care in Atlanta, Georgia, helping patients successfully manage their health in the comfort of their own homes.

  • VMI Foundation, Lexington, VA

    Role:

    Recruited CEO, 2008-2009.


    View Client Website

    The VMI Foundation supports VMI, known for its loyal alumni, through resource development and endowment management of over $400 million.

  • Voices for Georgia's Children, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Board recruitment, 2009-2010.


    View Client Website

    Voices for Georgia's Children is an independent policy development and advocacy group working to produce better outcomes for all of Georgia's children.

  • William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum, The , Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director, 2011.


    View Client Website

    Since 1996, the Breman Museum has been celebrating Jewish culture, embracing diversity and promoting socila justice.

  • Women's Funding Network, San Francisco, CA

    Role:

    Board Facilitation, 2008.


    View Client Website

    The Women's Funding Network comprises 135 organizations that fund women's solutions across the globe, providing women the money and tools to transform ideas into lasting change.

  • Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Worked with Center and division leadership to develop a cohesive, collaborative aproach to the center-wide education initiatve, serving some 600,000 students across Georgia.


    View Client Website

    Woodruff Arts Center is the South's premier campus embracing the performing and visual arts.

  • Year Up - Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2015. 


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    Year Up’s Professional Training Corps (PTC) in Baltimore launched in 2010 on the campus of Baltimore City Community College.

  • Year Up - Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2014-15


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    Year Up empowers low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in a single year.

  • Year Up - Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2014-2015. 


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    Year Up empowers low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in a single year.

     

  • Year Up - National Capital Region (Arlington), Washington, D.C.

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2015. 


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    Year Up National Capital Region is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships.  

  • Year Up Dallas, Dallas, TX

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2015 - 2016. 


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    Year Up empowers low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in a single year. 

  • Year Up New York , New York, NY

    Active Assignment: CEO / Executive Director
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    Role:

    Recruit ED, 2016. 


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    Year Up empowers low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in a single year. 

  • Year Up Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2015. 


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    Year Up empowers low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in a single year. 

  • Year Up Providence, Providence, Rhode Island

    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2014 - 2015. 


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    Year Up empowers low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in a single year. 

  • Year Up Puget Sound, Seattle, WA

    Active Assignment: CEO / Executive Director
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    Role:

    Recruit Executive Director, 2017.


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    Year Up Puget Sound is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support.

  • Year Up South Florida , Miami, FL

    Role:

    Recruit Execuitve Director, 2015. 


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    Year Up offers an intensive, one-year program for college students, ages 18-24, combining professional coaching, hands-on skill development, and internships at some of America’s top companies. 

  • Year Up West Coast

    Role:

    Recruit National Site Director for the West Coast, 2017.


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    Year Up empowers low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in a single year.

  • Year Up-Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Executive Director-Atlanta, 2013.


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    Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

  • YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited CEO, 2008.


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    The YMCA of Metro Atlanta involves thousands of area residents in its higher charitable purpose of building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

  • Youth Villages, Atlanta, GA and Memphis, TN

    Role:

    Recruited Regional Development Manager, 2010.


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    One of the nation's leading providers of mental and behavioral health for children and their families, Youth Villages serves over 15,000 young people and their families each year.

  • Zeist Foundation, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Consulting Project, 2009.


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    The Zeist Foundation supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with priority given to education, children and youth, community building, health, the arts, environment and wildlife.

  • Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

    Role:

    Recruited Vice President & Chief Development Officer, 2004; Board retreat, 2009.


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    "A thriving member of the Atlanta community and a world leader in conservation, education, research, and family entertainment."