Thanks for attending the 2017 CASE District I Conference
Next year's conference will take place in March 2018
Welcome to the annual CASE District I Conference. The CASE Conference is designed to offer a variety of sessions and workshops on advancement services, alumni relations, development, and communications and marketing. Programming is tailored for staff from every kind of institution and at every level—whether you’re a newcomer, a mid-level professional, or a key decision maker/chief advancement officer. Drawing close to 1,000 attendees each year, the conference offers a host of mentor, networking, and social opportunities. Network, interact, learn, and grow!
The Pre-Conference Program is designed to help advancement professionals, at any level, hone and build new skills that they can apply to their careers.
We live in a culture of change. Most brands are overwhelmed by the massive shifts they have to make to their business models. Disruption is everywhere. Digital transformation is imperative. We live in the Uber-ization of everything.
We each have within us, the ability to be pioneers and leaders within our discipline, organization and profession. It is no small feat, however, to be a catalyst for change and to map an ambitious course of action for our programs when the environment around us is in a greater state of flux than ever before.
Driven by a rapidly shifting demography, increased global interactions and new modalities of thinking, this sea-change requires that we alter the way we train and develop leaders to engage this changing world.
On Wednesday, January 25, CASE District I will recognize award honorees for their outstanding contributions to education through volunteer leadership and professional achievement with six awards.
Recipients will be recognized at the annual CASE District I Awards Celebration, which is held during the 2017 CASE District I Conference.
Ravi Jain is a prolific multimedia storyteller, with over 25 years experience in implementing new technologies to engage audiences. A short form video evangelist, he has received numerous awards and recognition for his work, including a 2007 Webby Award nomination for his “talk-show in a car,” DriveTime.
Sonia Targontsidis is an award-winning photographer who has used both traditional film format cameras and smartphones to create compelling imagery. At Wheaton College, she leads the effort to integrate digital channels with more traditional marketing efforts. Prior to joining Wheaton, she was the assistant director of marketing and communications at Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she oversaw a broad range of marketing initiatives from traditional print to social and multimedia.
Targontsidis received her master’s degree in business administration from Simmons College, has a master’s degree in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stonehill College.
Ms. Goodrow has been leading digital, social media, inbound marketing and admission marketing efforts for Olin College of Engineering for nearly nine years.
Ann Comer-Woods is the Assistant Dean for Communications & Marketing at Boston University School of Law. Comer-Woods is responsible for advancing the BU Law brand through web, print, video, and social media channels.
Christopher Sandford is in his fourth year as Headmaster at The Woodstock Academy. During his tenure, he has guided The Academy through much growth and change including expansion of the International Program, a 1:1 initiative, and a major capital campaign.
Carla Baratta is the Associate Creative Director of Print with Marketing & Communications at Boston University. At BU’s in-house agency, she supervises branding, marketing, and creative for the many schools and centers of the University.
Chris Foley Pilsner is the Chief Marketing Officer of Isenberg School of Management and a candidate in Isenberg’s Online MBA program.
Bruce Berg is the Director of Research and Prospect Management at Northeastern University. Bruce manages a team of ten; providing support and guidance for university initiatives, programs, and development goals.
Colleen Claflin is the Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Classes at Boston College.
Colleen DelVecchio is the Director for Alumnae Engagement at Smith College, focusing on supporting alumnae through career development, volunteer training, advancing women’s leadership and connecting with current Smith students.
Colleen Page is a Senior Account Executive for Creative Services at Boston University.
Cynthia has more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration, specializing in development, alumnae/i relations, leadership and organizational development, and student affairs.
Dan Allen currently serves as the Vice President for Development at DePaul University.
Brent founded EverTrue in 2010, shortly after serving as a volunteer fundraiser for his undergraduate alma mater, Brown University.
Hillary Babick is the Assistant Director of Annual Giving at MassArt, overseeing all annual appeal efforts, including phonathon, student philanthropy, stewardship, mail and e-appeals.