Carnegie Mellon University
The NACRO Conference of 2015 was my first experience with the organization, and I left inspired to not only implement the good practices gained from attending, but to get involved and be a part of what I found to be a unique and spirited collection of professionals. I have served on both the Conference Planning and Marketing committees, and appreciate each group’s contribution to the organization. With Marketing, I came on board initially to focus on the growth of NACRO’s social media presence, but quickly found myself drawn to other projects being developed within the group as well. My involvement in the website and logo relaunch, specifically, provided countless opportunities to engage with others in the committee and witness firsthand how broad a spectrum the responsibilities of the Marketing group encompass. As Vice Chair of the Marketing Committee, I am working to develop and implement a plan that would see our members engage with one another more consistently throughout the year via online opportunities. I believe that the heart of the NACRO mission statement is focused on the network of professionals involved and working together to bring out the best each individual has to offer their institution.
Responsible for the development of major, leadership, and principal gifts and mutually beneficial partnerships with corporations and institutional partners in support of relevant focus areas as they relate to the overall goals of the Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences, the Mellon College of Science, the University’s strategic priorities, and the Advancement Division at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.