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Development & External Affairs

Development and External Affairs

Staff List

Office of the Vice President

Brad Cheves, Vice President for Development and External Affairs
Heather Shaw, Director, Leadership Gifts
Michele Andrews, External Relations Coordinator
Martha Mendez, VP Office Coordinator
Cchea Nugent, Process Coordinator

Strategic Affairs:
Robert Bucker, Assistant to the Vice President for Strategic Affairs
Constantine Harrison, Administrative Assistant
Michael Clarke, International Campaign Contact

Program Services:
Dana Ayres, Executive Director
Martha Coniglio, Special Events
Jeff Lockhart, Manager
Erin Sutton, Manager
Chris Perry, Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications
Sally Garber, Administrative Assistant
Carla Scott, Coordinator
John Saltzgiver, Coordinator
Michelle Metzger, Administrative Assistant
Alex Polanchyck, Administrative Assistant

Development and Alumni Affairs

Alumni and Constituent Giving and Alumni Relations:

Marianne Piepenburg, Assistant Vice President for Alumni and Constituent Giving, Executive Director of Alumni Relations
Renee Bowen, Coordinator
Cheryl Williams, Alumni Data Manager

Direct Marketing
Vacant, Associate Director
Kendyl Lyons, Assistant Director, Direct Mail
Erin Morrison, Assistant Director, Telemarketing
Dustin Stonecipher, Assistant Director, Direct Marketing

Annual and Alumni Giving:
Astria Smith, Director
Kate Moreland, Coordinator
Christi Shelton Contreras, Director
Ben Williams, Officer
Matt Hunt, Officer
Paul Ammons, Officer
MaryMargaret Rangel, Events Coordinator

Planned and Endowment Giving:
Amy Eaker, Director
Liz Foster, Assistant Director, Endowment Giving
Tessa Schreiner, Assistant Director, Endowment Giving
John Spaulding, Assistant Director, Planned Giving
Jill Rogers, Advancement Specialist
Nyoka Foltz, Advancement Associate

Alumni Relations & Engagement
Vacant, Director
Mindy Rowland-Hess, Associate Director, Alumni Programming
Timmie Hathorn, Associate Director, Alumni Engagement
Andrew Conwell, Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
Jodi Mosley, Administrative Assistant

Development Services:

Charles Headley, Executive Director
Brennan Hadden, Sr. Development Systems Consultant
Rene Reid, Manager, Customer Engagement

Development Management Systems:
Charles Gunderson, Director
Joseph Good, Team Lead Application Developer
Willem Vandenberg, Senior Application Developer
Ashley Tomberlin, Associate Application Developer
David Gianadda, Business Systems Analyst
Scott Ruff, Business Systems Analyst
Vacant, Technical Specialist

Records & Gift Administration:
Austin Westervelt-Lutz, Director
Keven Jones, Business Systems Analyst

Gift Administration:
Maryann Snyder, Assistant Director
Rebecca Sabin, Gift Specialist
Brittany Taylor, Gift Specialist
Jared Calkins, Assistant Director
Cindy Smith, Sr. Gift Specialist

Constituent Records:
Diane Kucera, Assistant Director
Alex Estrada, Senior Records Specialist
Roberta Martin, Senior Records Specialist
Sabrena Ssewamala, Records Manager
Vacant, Records Specialist
Dianna Zaragoza, Records Specialist
Sara Rankin, Records Specialist

Development Research and Prospect Management:
Sarah Daly, Director
Janey Rodriguez, Researcher, Special Projects
Amie Jennings, Researcher
Stephanie Iverson, Researcher
Matthew Farrow, Researcher

Donor Relations:
Adam DeSilva, Manager, Donor Recognition
Vacant, Assistant Director, Donor Relations
Janet Dickman, Administrative Assistant

University Development:

Pam Conlin, Assistant Vice President
Rob Strauss, Director Corporate & Foundation Relations
Vacant, Senior Director Special Projects
Bonnie Bazley, Manager
Jason Wright, Grant Writer
Mindy Gardiner, Administrative Assistant

Athletics Development:
Kurt Pottkotter, Senior Associate Director, Athletic Development
Matthew Peters, Assistant Athletics Director for Development
Bob Sharp, Director of Major Gifts
Otis Wiley, Assistant Director, Athletics Development
Michael Walker, Development Coordinator, Athletic Development
Danika Powers, Operations Coordinator, Athletic Development
Purity Ateku, Coordinator, Athletics Development
Kristin Fant, Manager, Athletics Development Operations
Kyle Noesen, Assistant Director, Athletics Giving

School & Unit Development
Laran O'Neill, Executive Director
Vacant, Coordinator

Central University Libraries
Paulette Mulry, Director of Development
Aislinn Minardi, Advancement Associate

Cox School of Business
Laran O'Neil, Director of Development
Catherine Maurer, Assistant Director of Development
McKenna Lehman, Advancement Associate

Dedman College
Mary Lynn Amoyo, Director of Development
Vacant, Assistant Director of Development
Marguerite Evans, Advancement Associate

Dedman School of Law
Vacant, Director of Development
Jessica Mannon, Assistant Director of Development
Janet White, Advancement Associate

Lyle School of Engineering
Ann Fielder, Assistant Dean of Development and Communications
Tobie Smith, Assistant Director of Development
Casey Andrews, Advancement Associate

Meadows School of the Arts
Lisa Chou, Director of Development
Margaret Weinkauf, Assistant Director of Development
Vacant, Advancement Associate

Perkins School of Theology
John Martin, Director of Development
Estelle Hernandez, Advancement Associate

Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Patti Addington, Director of Development
Estelle Hernandez, Advancement Associate

Student Affairs
Arlene Manthey, Associate Director of Development
Aislinn Minardi, Advancement Associate

National Major Giving Programs:
Vacant, Executive Director
Gina Bratcher, Coordinator
Lori Black, Regional Director of Development, St. Louis, K.C., Oklahoma, Chicago
Vacant, Regional Director of Development, Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio, West Texas
Pamela Conner, Advancement Associate
Jim Gambulos, Regional Director of Development, East Texas, Houston, New Orleans
Marcos Moore, Regional Director of Development, New York, D.C., Atlanta, Florida
Brenda Balli. Advancement Associate

Public Affairs

Vacant, Associate Vice President and Executive Director
Vacant, Coordinator
Susan White, Director of University Periodicals

News & Communications:
Kent Best, Executive Director
Cherri Gann, Administrative Assistant
Suzanne Massey, Director of Community Outreach
Sarah Hanan
, Director of Strategic Communications

News:
Kim Cobb, Director of Media Relations
Nancy George, Senior Public Information Officer
Gary Shultz, Director of Online Media Relations & Communications
Myles Taylor, Manager of Video Communications
Denise Gee, Public Information Officer
Kenny Ryan, Public Information Officer

Content:
Joan Jackson, Director of Content and Special Projects
Margaret Allen, Senior Research Writer
Kathleen Tibbetts, Online Editor
Pat Ward
, Senior Writer/Editor

Integrated Marketing:
Neil Robinson, Executive Director, Integrated Marketing & Advertising

Production/Marketing Services:
Lisa Barnes, Marketing Services Director & Senior Designer
Alexis Olajay, Client Services Coordinator
Karen Shoholm, Proofreader/Editor
Laura Graham
, Director of Photography
Hillsman Jackson, Senior University Photographer
Clayton Smith, Production Photographer

Design and Editorial:
Vicki Olvera, Creative Director
Brittney Wallace, Senior Designer & Client Services Administrator
Darren Weirich, Senior Designer
Bindu Varghese, Writer

E-Marketing:
Dale Carter, Director
Katy Scott, Associate Director
Bill Robinson, Web Developer
Cresencio Cantu, Web Specialist
Gary O'Berg, E-Marketing Coordinator
Vacant, Web Content Manager

Shared Services

Susan Morrison, Financial Officer, DEA Shared Services
Becky Ortiz, Coordinator, Accounts Payable

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