Session Speakers

Casey Accardi

Associate Director of the Annual Fund, Amherst College

Tahsin I. Alam

Associate Vice President, Talent Management and Organizational Development, Rutgers University Foundation

Joshua Aromin

Content Marketing Coordinator, Whitby School

Hillary Babick

Director of Annual Giving, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Dexter Bailey

Senior Vice President for Advancement & Executive Director of the Stony Brook Foundation, Stony Brook University

Clay Ballantine

Chief Advancement Officer , Hampshire College

Brenda Beard

Director of the Thayer Annual Fund, Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering

Kavitha Bindra

Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations, Yale School of Management (SOM)

Sonia Bonsu

Director of The Hotchkiss Fund, The Hotchkiss School

Gerry Boyle

Managing Editor, Colby Magazine, Colby College

Laura Butkus

Assistant Director, Development, Harvard Business School

Kirk Carapezza

Higher Education Reporter, WGBH-FM

Jessica Cashdan

Executive Director of Campaign Planning, Associate Dean of Advancement for Boston College Law School, Boston College

Paul Chesser

AVP Advancement, McGill

Laura Christian

Director, The Wellesley Fund , Wellesley College

Lisette Clem

Director of Advancement Services, Bryant University

Rika Clement

Associate Vice Chancellor for Constituent Relations , UMass Amherst

Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole

President Emerita of Spelman College & Bennett College for Women

Heather Cordes

Director of the Annual Fund, Choate Rosemary Hall

Lisa A. Corvese

Higher Education Practice Leader, Archetype Consulting

Christopher Crooker

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development , UMass Amherst

Debbie Dankoff

Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Transformational Projects, McGill University

Michelle Davis

Chief Marketing Officer, Olin College of Engineering

Colleen DelVecchio

Director, Alumnae Engagement, Smith College

Gina A. DeSalvo

Director, Tufts Parents Giving Program, Tufts University

Phil DiMartino

Associate Director of Annual Giving, Digital Programs, Boston University

Claudine A. Donikian

President & CEO, Pentera, Inc.

Maureen Donnelly

Senior Director of Development, Donor Relations, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Mark Dorgan

Vice President for Development & Campaign Director, University of Vermont Foundation

Helen Downie

Change Management Lead, Concordia University, Advancement & Alumni Relations

Amily E. Dunlap

Director of the Groton Fund, Groton School

Greg Duyck

Senior Consultant, Aspen Leadership Group

Kellen Epstein

Director of Annual Giving; Leadership Giving Officer, MIT

Neil Evans

Assistant Director, Digital Communications, Phillips Academy

Lewis Fisher

Associate Vice President for Development , Williams College

Julia Frenkle

Creative Director | Branding, Opus Design

Ruthie Giles

Senior Researcher for Prospect Management, Mount Holyoke College

Jonathan Goldstein

Executive Director of Advancement Communications, Dartmouth College

Allison Gomes

Philanthropic officer, Smith College

David Gordon

Senior Associate Director, MIT Office of Foundation Relations

Lauren Grabowski

Assistant Director of Student, Faculty, and Staff Giving , UConn Foundation

Dana Grider, MS

Director of Annual Giving, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Brent Grinna

Founder & CEO, Evertrue

Gloria Gruber

Director, Human Resources, University Advancement, Carnegie Mellon University

Milton Guillen

Video journalist, Colby College

Eric Gustafson

Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Framingham State University

Meghan Hallock

Associate Vice President of Development , New England College

Geoff Harlan

Director of Alumni Engagement and Support, Lawrence Academy

Patrick Hewett

Regional Director of Leadership Gifts, Boston University

Julie Jette

Director of Media Relations, Brandeis University

Mark Jones

Director of Business Development, Advancement Resources

Veronica Jorge-Curtis

Director of Advancement, The Fenn School

Christopher Joyce

Chief of Staff, Bentley University

Deborah (Deb) Katz

Director of Marketing, Wesleyan University

Ashley Keedy

Assistant director, donor relations , Smith College

James Kenny

Director, Major and Planned Giving, Wheaton College

James Kenny

Director of Major and Planned Giving , Wheaton College

Israel Kloss

Data Scientist, Archetype Consulting

Todd Krohne

Regional Director, FAS Capital Giving, Harvard University

Theresa J. Lee

Executive Director of Development, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Kestrel Linder

Co-Founder & CEO, GiveCampus

Mitchell Linker

Director of Development, The Loomis Chaffee School

Sandy Lish

Principal/Founder, The Castle Group

Dan Lowman

Senior Vice President, GG+A Philanthropy Survey Lab, Grenzebach Glier + Associates

Kirsten Lundeen

Director of Strategic Alumni Engagement, Boston University

Vivien Mallick

Director of Admission Operations, Phillips Academy

David Manning

Assistant Director, Advancement Communications, Northeastern University

Rachel Marshall

Director of Development, University Programs Parent & Family Giving , UConn Foundation

Sarah Martell

Director of Marketing, University of New Brunswick

Erin Martinovich

Director, The Fund for Babson, Babson College

Jean McCutcheon

Associate Director of Major Gifts , Wheaton College

John McElhenny

Director of Communications, Bentley University

Veronica McFall

Assistant Director Alumni Relations for Affinity and Identity Programs, Colgate University

Carole McFall

Vice President, The Castle Group

Sarah Mead

Director of Marketing & Communications, Whitby School

Nicole Melmed

Research Analyst and Campaign Coordinator, Bryant University

Anne Melvin

Director of Training and Education, Harvard University

Dee Dee Mendoza

Managing Director, West Coast Advancement, Dartmouth College

Keith Michel

Executive Director of Leadership Gifts, Mount Holyoke College

Andy Molinsky

Professor, Brandeis University’s International Business School, Brandeis International Business School

Greta Morgan

Director of Development, College of The Holy Cross

Daniel Morrell

Associate Director and Content Manager, Alumni Marketing & Communications, Harvard Business School

Amy Moscaritolo

Assistant Director for Alumnae Engagement, Smith College

Meret Nahas

Associate Director of Development, The Loomis Chaffee School

Carly Nartowicz

Director of Digital Engagement, Amherst College

Key Nuttall

Chief Communications Officer, Wesleyan University

Craig O’Donnell

Associate Director, Tufts Parents Giving Program, Tufts University

Sarah Osowa

Director of Annual Giving , Providence College

Effie Parpos Marthinsen

Director, Alumni Operations, Babson College

Jean Pembleton

Higher Education Manager, former Annual Giving Officer at The University of Chicago and Major Gift Officer at Stanford Law School, Hustle

Michael Polebaum

Assistant Director of Graduate Programming, Noble and Greenough School

Cornelia Purcell

Director of Tuck Annual Giving , Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business

Stephanie Quinn

Director of Annual Giving, Boston University

Sylvia Racca

Executive Director of the Dartmouth College fund, Dartmouth College

Susan Richardson

Executive Director, Alumni Relations, Boston University

Troy Ritchie

Sr. VP Sales & Marketing , Amplo Advance

Amanda Rivera Lopez

Director of Alumni and Parent Programs, Amherst College

Stephen M. Rodriguez

Director of Annual Giving, Phillips Academy

Lindsay Roth

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Annual Giving, UMass Dartmouth

Ed Sevilla

Senior Vice President for Strategic Communication, Grenzebach Glier + Associates

Marisa Shariatdoust

Associate Director, Alumni & Friends Network, Babson College

Rob Shoss

Managing Consultant, Performance Enhancement Group (PEG) Ltd., & The Alumni Attitude Study

Noelle Shough

Executive Director, Advancement Communications, Northeastern University

Kathleen Sim Elasmar

Director, Prospect Development, Boston College

Mary Solomons

Executive Director of Donor Relations and Campaign Events , Skidmore College

Jill Soucy

Senior Director, HR & Strategic Talent Management, MIT Alumni Association

Sarah Speltz

Associate Director, Alumni Programs and CAS Alumni Relations, Boston University

Jessica Stutt

Integrated Marketing Manager, University of New Brunswick

Hellie Swartwood

Director of Parent Engagement and Support, Lawrence Academy

Lauren Taaffe

Associate VP for Strategic Initiatives, Olin College of Engineering

Fred Thys

Politics and Higher Education Reporter, WBUR-FM

Gilbert Tordjman

Executive Director, Advancement Services, Concordia University, Advancement & Alumni Relations

Katie Tripp

Assistant Director, Student & Young Alumni Engagement, Harvard Business School

Anjali Wali

Associate Director, Alumni & Friends Network, Babson College

Jason Webster

President and CEO, Archetype Consulting

Lynne Wester

Chief Donor Relations Officer , University of Texas Austin

Robert Wicks

Director, West Coast Advancmement, Dartmouth College

Mirko Widenhorn

Account Manager & Strategic Consultant, iModules Software

Jeffrey Wolfman

Director of Develoment , Hampshire College

David A. Woodruff

Associate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sharifa T. Wright

Director of Alumni Diversity and Inclusion, Williams College

Tina Yoon

Senior Consultant, Campbell & Company

Mara Zepeda

Co-founder and CEO, Switchboard