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Jacqueline El-Sayed Joins American Society for Engineering Education as the New Managing Director

DRiWaterstone is pleased to announce the placement of the Managing Director for Professional Services at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), a global society of individuals, institutions, and corporate members that is committed to advancing innovation, excellence, and access at all levels of education for the engineering profession.

DRiWaterstone partnered with ASEE to identify a leader for ASEE’s contract- and grant-based programmatic activities. The Managing Director serves concurrently as Director of Institutional and Strategic Development, which is responsible for outreach to lapsed, active, and prospective ASEE member institutions.

We would like to congratulate Jacqueline El-Sayed on becoming the new Managing Director for Professional Services at ASEE. Most recently, Jackie spent six years at Marygrove College in Detroit, where she served as both a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Jackie holds a Ph.D. and MSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and has been involved in higher education for the past 30 years.

We congratulate Jackie and the American Society for Engineering Education as they embark on this new journey together.

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DRiWaterstone is delighted to announce the placement of the Senior Vice President of the American Case Management Association, one of the country’s fastest-growing associations and a standard-bearer for case management professionals.

DRiWaterstone’s CEO Jennifer Dunlap partnered with ACMA’s Chief Executive Officer to identify a Senior Vice President to provide comprehensive leadership for all operations at the growing organization. The new SVP will sustain growth by increasing membership to over 10,000 care professionals, develop standardized resources for 32 local chapters, and expand ACMA’s development of innovative case management products beyond the hospital setting.

Today we are pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Van Norman as ACMA’s new Senior Vice President. Brian has extensive experience in providing value in membership organizations. He most recently served as Chief Membership Development Officer at Shriners International, where he designed a strategic plan that increased membership to 200,000 people, and as Director of Membership at the American Public Works Association, where he worked on both international and national engagement. Brian was also previously Executive Director of Children’s Miracle Network at the University of Kansas, where he oversaw relationships with more than 9,000 individual and corporate donors.

Congratulations to Brian and the American Case Management Association—we look forward to their success together.

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DRiWaterstone is thrilled to announce the placement of the new Chief Revenue Officer at Share Our Strength, a fast-growing national organization working to end childhood hunger in the United States.

This recruitment renewed DRiWaterstone’s long-standing executive search partnership with Share Our Strength. Jennifer Dunlap, DRiWaterstone’s President & CEO, has worked with Share Our Strength President Tom Nelson to staff the ambitious organization as it has grown to an $80M budget. This search recruited a chief fundraiser charged with leading the organization’s innovative and multi-dimensional fundraising program to sustain growth and increase annual revenue to $100M. DRiWaterstone identified accomplished fundraising strategists with a record of designing next-generation corporate partnerships, digital giving, special events, and more.

Today we are pleased to announce that Jill Davis will be Share Our Strength’s Chief Revenue Officer. An extensive national search identified Jill, the former Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at Share Our Strength, as the best candidate for the role. Jill previously served as a fundraising leader at high-profile, growing institutions. She was Director of Promotions for National Program Marketing at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Senior Director of External Affairs at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation; and most recently SVP at Share Our Strength, where she led the team that had built the corporate partnerships that are the backbone of the organization’s fundraising. Jill is excited to partner with Tom Nelson to continue growing Share Our Strength’s program.

Congratulations to Jill Davis and Share Our Strength—we look forward to seeing their success together.

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DRiWaterstone is excited to announce the placement of the next President of Voices for Progress, an organization that brings together prominent individuals to support the public good and counter the many wealthy entities who use their access to lobby for their narrow self-interest.

Sherry Ettleson, DRiWaterstone’s Managing Director, worked closely with the Board of Directors at Voices for Progress to identify a leader committed to leveraging its members’ credibility and influence to bring about the enactment of significant progressive policies. The President of Voices for Progress is charged with setting the strategic direction of the organization’s advocacy program, building collaborative relationships with the top leaders of other progressive institutions, and serving as Voices for Progress’ principal fundraiser and spokesperson.

Today we congratulate Sandra Fluke on accepting the role of President at Voices for Progress. Through a comprehensive national search, the Board identified Fluke—who had served in multiple roles at Voices for Progress over the previous four years—as the right person to step into the top position. Beyond her previous accomplishments as the organization’s National Membership & Development Director and as California State & Western Region Director, Sandra also had a successful record as a public interest attorney in private practice, as a pro bono attorney for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking, and as a Board member of multiple CA-based organizations. With her accomplishments and networks in progressive public interest law, Sandra is well positioned to lead the Voices for Progress mission.

Congratulations to Sandra and Voices for Progress—we look forward to seeing their success together!

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DRiWaterstone is pleased to announce the placement of a Development Director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), an organization acting as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors.

DRiWaterstone partnered with ACEEE to find a Director of Development to refine, implement, and periodically reset the strategic direction of its fundraising. The Director will focus on efforts to diversify and expand ACEEE’s foundation and corporate relations program while providing overall leadership for all revenue streams.

We would like to congratulate Corinne Abbott for becoming the new Director of Development at ACEEE. Corinne is an experienced fundraising executive with a 20+-year career in the non-profit sector; in her most recent role, she established fiscal guidelines for grant and gift management, created a foundation relations program, and delivered Board presentations. Corinne is very excited to lead the comprehensive development efforts at an organization working to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Congratulations to Corinne and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – we are excited to see what they will accomplish together in the new decade.

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DRis excited to announce the completion of our search for a Vice President of Innovation at the American Nurses Association, a premier organization representing the interests of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses and improving the quality of health care for all.

DRi‘s President & CEO Jennifer Dunlap worked with the ANA enterprise’s Chief Operating Officer Gregory Dyson to to recruit a leader to advance the vision of a “healthy world through the power of nursing.” ANA sought an experienced healthcare executive and clinician to engage a nationwide network of nurses in the effort to develop innovative approaches to modern healthcare.

Today we recognize Oriana Beaudet as ANA’s Vice President for Nursing Innovation. Oriana brings nearly two decades of wide-ranging experience in the healthcare sector to ANA. She most recently served as Vice President of Transformation at Array Advisors, as Affiliate Faculty in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota, and as Founder & Owner at Innovating Healthcare Improvement. Oriana has formally led business development with a focus on software and business solutions.

We congratulate both Oriana and the American Nurses Association—we look forward to seeing their success together.

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DRiWaterstone is pleased to announce the placement of a Vice President of Development at America’s Promise Alliance, an organization that builds multi-faceted coalitions devoted to creating the conditions for success for all young people, including millions currently being left behind.

DRiWaterstone partnered with America’s Promise Alliance as it entered its third decade, with a 10-year strategic plan focused on five core promises to young people: Caring Adults, Safe Places, a Healthy Start, an Effective Education, and Opportunities to Serve. America’s Promise Alliance sought a Vice President of Development to expand a comprehensive fundraising program that is critical to maximizing its leadership on these promises and its overall impact.

Today we recognize Tycely Williams on becoming the Vice President of Development at America’s Promise Alliance. Tycely brings a diverse range of leadership experience to this role. She has served as Vice President of Development for the YWCA USA and as Director of Development for two health and human service organizations; founded and led a consulting company and served as Executive Director of a non-profit organization created by a Fortune 500 company; and served as Artistic Director for two community-based dance studios.

Tycely’s entrepreneurialism and broad experience in the non- and for-profit sectors made her the right leader for America’s Promise Alliance, which brings non-profits, businesses, communities, educators, and individuals together behind the promise of helping every child succeed.

Congratulations to Tycely and America’s Promise Alliance—we look forward to seeing their success together!

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DRi is pleased to announce our placement of an Advancement Officer at Appalachian Voices, a grassroots non-profit working for economic and environmental justice for Central and Southern Appalachia and, ultimately, the United States.

DRi’s Senior Consultant Jeff Johnson assisted Appalachian Voices’ senior leaders as they sought to build on a record of intense growth, with a nearly 70% increase in size and a doubling of revenue. Jeff led the search for an Advancement Officer to coincide with the launch of Appalachian Voices’ new strategic plan, “Energy Democracy and Our Common Wealth”; the new positions is charged with building an individual giving program key to the plan’s success.

Today we congratulate Gaye LaCasce on becoming Appalachian Voices’ Advancement Officer. Gaye has nearly two decades of development experience in a variety of leadership positions, with a record of establishing a culture of philanthropy, building and training teams, and developing fundraising systems. Most recently, Gaye served as the Director of Development for Pensacola State College Foundation, where she established fundraising systems and built a major donor portfolio generating 6- and 7-figure gifts. Gaye was previously Senior Director of Development and Community Engagement at Valley Regional Healthcare, where she increased fundraising by 40%.

DRi congratulates Gaye and Appalachian Voices – we look forward to seeing their success together!

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DRiWaterstone is delighted to announce the placement of a Chief Finance and Administrative Officer at the National Skills Coalition.

The National Skills Coalition is a broad-based network of leaders who want America to grow its economy by investing in people, so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper.

DRiWaterstone’s Managing Director Sherry Ettleson worked with the Coalition’s Chief Executive Officer Andy Van Kleunen to support the organization’s rapid growth by identifying a Chief Finance and Administrative Officer who could develop systems to manage and sustain it. We sought a highly qualified pool of candidates to shape the organization’s strategic direction from an operational and financial perspective, helping to ensure National Skills Coalition’s fiscal stability and operational efficiency.

Today we congratulate Eboni Speight on becoming the Coalition’s Chief Finance and Administrative Officer and newest member of the senior leadership team. Eboni brings to the National Skills Coalition more than two decades of experience in non-profit advocacy organizations such as Public Knowledge, The Public Interest Network, and USAction. An expert in non-profit accounting, financial management, community organizing, and leadership, Eboni has a particularly strong background in finance and human resources and will provide strong operations leadership to leverage and sustain the National Skills Coalition’s growth.

 

Congratulations to Eboni and the National Skills Coalition– we look forward to seeing their success together!

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DRis pleased to announce the placement of a Regional Director of Philanthropy at the Coast Guard Foundation, an organization that helps active duty service members, Coast Guard veterans, and their families during some of the most trying times in their lives.

Over the last two years, DRhas partnered with the Coast Guard Foundation’s Senior Vice President of Development Brad Sisley and President Susan Ludwig to significantly expand their regional fundraising team. We most recently renewed this partnership with a search for a fundraising leader for the Gulf States region.

Today we congratulate Andrew Kerr on becoming the Coast Guard Foundation’s Regional Director of Philanthropy for the Gulf States.  Across his career, Andrew has achieved success as an entrepreneur, business development professional, and non-profit fundraiser. Andrew most recently served as Major Gift Officer at Rotary International, where he oversaw donor pipeline management and volunteer engagement for a territory of 14 districts, securing some of the region’s largest-ever gifts. He has also served as Director of Development for two relief organizations.

Andrew has a broad knowledge of the Gulf Coast philanthropic market, with a history of work in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. He looks forward to utilizing his connections to support the Coast Guard Foundation.

We congratulate Andrew and the Coast Guard Foundation—we look forward to seeing their success together.

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