2024 Speakers and Moderators

We’re grateful to all of our 2024 NEAGC speakers, for their generosity and their expertise.
🍎 = Returning NEAGC Faculty Member!
🍏 = First-Time NEAGC Faculty Member!

Skylar Beaver 🍎
Conference Chair

Skylar Beaver is the Assistant Director of Advancement, Director of The Lawrenceville Fund, and Alumni and Family Engagement at The Lawrenceville School. In this role Skylar oversees annual giving efforts, alumni and family engagement initiatives and oversees the advancement systems team. Previously, she led annual giving teams at The Spence School, Washington and Lee University and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She has thirteen years of annual giving experience, is a frequent presenter with CASE, is a past chair of STAFF (Sharing the Annual Fund Fundamentals), and serves on the Northeast Annual Giving Conference (NEAGC) planning committee. Skylar holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from SUNY Brockport.

Bob Burdenski 🍎
Conference Director 

Bob Burdenski is an internationally-known annual and regular giving programs consultant for schools, colleges and universities.  Bob is the author of three CASE annual giving books and is a recipient of the CASE Crystal Apple Award for Lifetime Teaching Excellence as ranked by his audiences. In 2019 he was also named a CASE Laureate for his years of volunteer service to the profession. He has educated (and entertained) at presentations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, including numerous CASE Europe and CASE Asia Pacific Annual and Regular Giving Conferences and Masterclasses.  He presented CASE’s first-ever annual giving training programs in India, Japan, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia, and in 2019, Bob served for the third-straight year as Chair of the CASE Institute for Senior Annual Giving Professionals. Since 2002, Bob has served as the moderator of FundList, the largest fundraising e-mail discussion listserv in the world, with thousands of development professional subscribers.

Ellie Ballard 🍏

Ellie Ballard has been the director of annual giving at the Williston Northampton School for seven years where she oversees a $2.7 million annual fund. Prior to Williston, she worked at Amherst College for 13 years in various roles, including the director of the annual fund and director of alumni engagement. She is a strategic and data-driven professional with more than 25 years of experience in annual giving, alumni engagement, and volunteer management.

Dawn Baumgarten 🍎

Dawn M. Baumgarten is Executive Director of Annual Giving at the University at Buffalo. Dawn is a skilled development professional with a 20-year record of achievement in expanding, improving and managing a complex annual giving operation on behalf of the University at Buffalo, an institution with over 280,000 alumni worldwide and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. Dawn leads the annual giving team which raises millions in support of the student experience each year. She is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of a comprehensive multi-channel program including digital events, crowdfunding, social media, mass marketing and the oversight of digital gift officers focused on cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of leadership annual giving donors. Dawn oversees the solicitation of alumni, students, faculty and staff, parents and friends of the university. Dawn serves as Treasurer on the SUNYCUAD Board of Directors, a State University of New York (SUNY) wide association of advancement professionals. Twice a SUNY grad herself, she holds a Master of Science degree in Student Personnel Administration from Buffalo State College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from SUNY Fredonia.

Chris Biehn 🍏

Chris Biehn is the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at St. John Fisher College.

Dr. Meghan Bollens

Dr. Meghan Bollens is currently the Associate Head of School for Advancement at St. Edmund’s Academy in Pittsburgh, an independent school serving 320 students in preschool through 8th grade. Prior to her current role, she served as the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Meghan began her advancement career as the Director of Corporate Relations at American University. She first experienced the power of annual giving while serving as Class Agent for her undergrad alma mater, Washington and Lee University, a role she has held for 20 years. She is also a proud alum of our host, Carnegie Mellon, and received her doctorate in education from Vanderbilt University.

Ashley Budd 🍎

Ashley Budd is Senior Director, Advancement Marketing at Cornell University. She is based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., working remotely for the university as a content strategist and campaign project manager for the division. Known for her creative and innovative marketing campaigns, Budd is one of the most influential voices in education marketing and fundraising. Prior to joining the digital team at Cornell, Budd spent more than five years at her alma mater, Rochester Institute of Technology, where she led social media strategy for undergraduate admissions. She is author of the popular newsletter Ashley in Your Inbox and speaks regularly before international nonprofit groups.

Dieter Cantu 🍏

Dieter Cantu is Executive Director of NestQuest Houston. He is a seasoned community organizer, activist, and social entrepreneur with a deep commitment to reforming systems that perpetuate inequality. Drawing from his personal experiences as a youth within the juvenile and child welfare systems, where he encountered stark disparities, Dieter employs a strategic and multidisciplinary approach to drive transformative change. Dieter’s remarkable impact has earned him recognition, including the honor of having his own day designated in San Antonio, TX on February 13th, 2018, and in Houston, TX on October 23rd. He has received prestigious awards such as the Reebok Human Rights Award, a seat on the Reebok Board of Directors, and acknowledgment as a Forbes Coach, Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40 awardee, American Express Leadership Academy Fellow, NAACP Millennial Gamechanger Award Recipient, and JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) Fellow. Dieter’s multifaceted experience extends to expertise in cross-sector collaboration, trauma-informed care, and the application of evidence-based practices, enhancing his ability to catalyze positive societal change.

Kaylee Collins 🍏

Kaylee Collins is the Director of Annual Giving at Rowan University.

Sarah Cullen 🍏

Sarah Cullen is the Director of Panthers Forward at the University of Pittsburgh.

Kris Davitt

Kris Davitt is senior vice chancellor for philanthropic and alumni engagement at the University of Pittsburgh and chief development officer at UPMC. She oversees a staff of more than 270 and leads efforts to connect with Pitt’s more than 350,000 alumni, while cultivating relationships with parents, friends, and other constituents. Soon after her arrival in 2017, Kris led an extensive restructure of the fundraising and outreach enterprise, resulting in an almost 70% increase in the five-year average of new gifts and commitments over the five years preceding the reorganization. Prior to joining Pitt, she served as associate vice president for development for undergraduate programs at the University of Pennsylvania and vice president for development at Brown University. At both institutions, she held leadership roles in multibillion-dollar fundraising campaigns.

Holman Gao 🍏

Holman Gao is the Founder & CEO of Boost My School. Holman’s fundraising career started when he built the first version of the Boost fundraising platform to help his high school better engage their alumni. Since launching in 2017, Boost has grown to help 100+ K-12 and higher ed advancement teams embrace a modern and streamlined fundraising approach, empowering them to raise $50M+ a year for giving, events, and commerce.

Carolyn Garibaldi 🍎

Carolyn Garibaldi is Senior Associate of Reunion Giving at Fairfield University, a private Jesuit Catholic University, in Fairfield, CT. In her current role, she manages and oversees 10 reunion classes, consisting of a group of more than 100 alumni committee volunteers and an annual goal of raising more than $1.2 million. Prior to her position at Fairfield University, Carolyn worked in Choate Rosemary Hall’s Advancement Division as Assistant Director of the Annual Fund. Carolyn began her professional career as a graphic designer working in advertising and publishing in Manhattan. A graduate of the University of Dayton, Carolyn is the proud parent of three children. Her youngest is a 2023 graduate of Fairfield, from the Dolan School of Business. Carolyn currently resides in Connecticut with her husband John.

Jon Gregory 🍎
Conference Committee

Jon Gregory is the Associate Director, Donor Participation & College and Unit Partnerships at Cornell University. In his role, Jon leads the coordination of strategic partnerships throughout Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development to develop integrated marketing strategies to solicit 250,000+ alumni annually, grow alumni and student giving year over year, and raise broad base support for the annual funds. He serves as the project manager for Cornell’s annual Giving Day, leading the strategy, implementation, oversight, partnerships, evaluation, and refinement of Cornell’s flagship integrated marketing campaign which results in as many as 15,000 donors and $10 million raised in one day. He spearheads the piloting of innovative initiatives that increase donor participation, and leads integration of new efforts making them scalable for college and unit partners. Prior to joining the Big Red, Jon started his career in athletic administration at his alma mater and served as Assistant Athletic Director at Johns Hopkins University before returning to Ithaca College as a member of the alumni engagement and philanthropy team. Jon holds a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Ithaca College with a master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

Alan Ham 🍏

Alan Ham is the Director, Direct Response and Participation Annual Giving at The George Washington University. Al leads a team responsible for providing strategic support to campus partners and overseeing all university-wide direct response annual giving efforts. Prior to joining GW, Al was a Consulting Associate at the philanthropic management consulting firm Grenzebach Glier + Associates. Al also held roles in Annual Giving at the University of Chicago Medicine and Beloit College. Al received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Beloit College.

Colin D. Hennessy, Ed.D 🍎

Colin Hennessy is the Vice President of Alumni and Donor Engagement at The University of Iowa Center for Advancement. Colin leads a team dedicated to supporting the University of Iowa through thoughtful and innovative engagement and programming — overseeing alumni engagement, annual giving, communication and marketing, events, and stewardship efforts. Before joining the UI Center for Advancement in 2022, Colin held positions at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago. Most recently, Colin was a senior vice president at the fundraising management consulting firm Grenzebach Glier and Associates. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies from the University of Iowa, master’s degrees in adult and distance education from the University of Phoenix and public policy and administration from Iowa State University, and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania. Colin is a CASE Crystal Apple Award Winning Speaker and the 2019 NEAGC Diane Thompson Award Winner.

Mario Hicks 🍎

Mario L. Hicks, DBA, MBA, CFRE is Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Daemen University in Buffalo. He previously served as Vice President of Financial Development at YMCA Buffalo Niagara. He is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive with ten years of experience in the field. Mario has experience in annual giving, online fundraising, special events, grant writing, case writing, planned giving, government relations, corporate and foundation fundraising, volunteer management, and major gifts.

Kathleen Howley 🍏

Kathleen provides strategic leadership for RNL platform partners, maximizing their success with RNL Engage, ScaleFunder, and Quadwrangle, including digital engagement centers, and omnichannel communications across phone, texting, and video messaging. She helps RNL partners meet their engagement goals with high ROI, using best practices, benchmarks and creative strategy to maximize the donor experience.
Prior to joining RNL, Kathleen served as an annual giving leader at Loyola University Chicago. Before that, she served in prospect management, alumni engagement, and annual giving roles at the University of Central Florida. Kathleen holds a bachelor’s degree in event management and marketing, and a master of business administration from the University of Central Florida.

Julie Knight, Ph.D 🍎
Conference Committee

Julie Knight is Executive Director, Annual Giving at Carnegie Mellon University. Julie is the lead strategist for the annual giving team at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Knight is an expert in data analysis in the field of advancement and is passionate about creating a donor-centric engagement and giving experience. She holds a PhD from Cardiff University in the Social Sciences and is a proud Penn State alumna.

Allison Kolb 🍏

Allison Kolb is Director of Annual Giving at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Caleb Landmesser 🍏

Caleb Landmesser is a Donor Experience Officer at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to his role as a DXO, Caleb was the Director of Alumni Engagement at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Along with colleagues Julie Tauriello, Melanie Ellis-Roach, and Josh Privette, Caleb founded the Digital Fundraising Summit to identify best-practices in this new frontier of academia and provide access to methods and groundbreaking ideology to colleagues across the globe. Throughout his career in the public and private sector, Caleb has championed the implementation of consistent collaboration and communication leading to productivity and effectiveness. He has also advocates for the acknowledgement of all members of organizations being leaders in their own ways and the importance of identifying one’s leadership styles and capabilities to then implement in their career.

Molly McGarry 🍏

Molly currently holds the position of Senior Director of Annual Giving at Kean University. She manages a critical role for the Foundation by seeking funds to increase unrestricted support. Molly is responsible for the planning, execution and management of the comprehensive annual giving program which includes cultivating, soliciting and stewarding the Kean University community. Most recently, Molly served as Interim Director of Advancement and Director of Annual Giving for The Elisabeth Morrow School (EMS). Prior to being at EMS, Molly held a principal tenured position at the Holy Name Medical Center Foundation as Manager of Development where she consistently achieved results across all individual giving programs, including Grateful Patient, Employee and the Founders Circle Giving Society. Molly is a high performing, results-driven, fundraising generalist with experience in annual giving, capital campaigns, grant writing, and special events, as well as volunteer and board partnerships and committees. Molly received a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from York College of Pennsylvania.

Lauren Milione 🍏

Lauren Milione is Partner Success Manager with GiveCampus.

Simone Moran 🍏

Simone Moran is the Director of Annual and Leadership Giving at York University. In this role Simone oversees the incredible growing team responsible for solicitations and stewardship for all annual and leadership level gifts for York, Canada’s 3rd largest university. Simone has also spent time at her alma mater, McMaster University as the Manager, Development responsible for the decentralized Faculty of Health Sciences development including the campaign for the 50th anniversary of the medical school. She has also spent time working with RNL in various roles focused both within strategy and operations and account management for various institutions across the US and Canada supporting phone and overall annual giving programs. Simone has always been a fan of trips to the US including necessary stops at Target but she’s from Canada, living in the Greater Toronto Area with her husband Tyler and lovable son Bert.

Sally Neidhard 🍏

Sally Neidhard is Director of Communications at St. Edmunds Academy (Pittsburgh). With over 15 years of experience in brand management, Sally brings a storyteller’s perspective to her work in independent schools. As a proud product of independent schools, she has applied her experience managing design and brand work for billion-dollar brands to the community-building and mission-driven work of independent schools in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. As the Communications Director at St. Edmund’s Academy, Sally oversees marketing, branding, content creation, advancement communications, website management, and the occasional recess duty. Sally received her BS in Journalism from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University (Go Bobcats!) and then later earned an MBA from Slippery Rock University. While she wears many hats at SEA, her favorite is that of mom to a current Kindergartner and incoming Preschooler.   

Jeff Pacini 🍏

Jeff Pacini, Vice President of Philanthropic Partnerships, is responsible for leading the engagement and fundraising business for Legends. Legends’ philanthropy vertical delivers increased donors, dollars and engagement through the power of data science, analytics, and meticulously coordinated strategies. Legends serves a variety of industries, including higher education institutions (foundations, alumni associations, and athletic departments), national governing bodies, museums & attractions, private schools, and national mission-based nonprofit organizations. Jeff joined Legends from the American Heart Association (AHA) where he served as National Development Director for Cycling. In this role he started a national series of road and stationary cycling events to support the mission of reducing deaths worldwide due to heart disease and stroke. During his time, Jeff successfully launched events in more than 30 markets across the country that resulted in more than $10M to support the mission. Prior to the AHA Jeff was Vice President of Business Development for the nonprofit Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC). Jeff successfully recruited more than 30 national events, including the 2015 NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Regional, 2018 NCAA DI Wrestling Championships, 2019 MLB All-Star Game and more, resulting in $200+ million of economic activity across the region. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Jeff is a 2002 graduate of The College of Wooster and received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Sports Administration (MSA) from Ohio University in 2005.

Sara Pond 🍎

Sara is the Vice President of Client Development at MCR, Inc. She is a philanthropic leader with a 20-year career serving educational and non-profit sectors with special focus on pipeline development. Her experience details leading teams, targeted marketing and communications, technical strategy, artful storytelling, and qualitative analysis to build the donor pipeline and raise revenue. She is passionate about helping organizations provide economic mobility, access to educational pathways and healthcare.

Ramy Rahal 🍎

Ramy Rahal is the Director of the Annual Fund and Development Operations at The Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, CT. Working remotely from Lancaster, PA, Ramy oversees annual fund strategies and appeals, donor relations, stewardship, development-wide operations, systems and data analysis. Prior to serving in this role, he spent 16 years in higher education in various roles at Franklin & Marshall College and Georgetown University. Ramy is a past chair of STAFF (Sharing the Annual Fund Fundamentals) and has shared his experience as a presenter for multiple CASE conferences, STAFF conferences, Annual Giving Network (AGN) webinars, the Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education advancement conference, and the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference. Ramy earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master of public policy degree, both from Georgetown University.

Megan Rajski 🍎
Conference Committee

Megan joined Fairfield University, a private Jesuit Catholic University, in Fairfield, CT during the summer of 2021 as the Director of Annual Giving. In her current role she oversees and collaborates on a robust portfolio responsible for contributing $3.3 million to the Fairfield Fund and leads strategy on alumni participation efforts. She directly oversees the Reunions, Giving Days, Leadership Annual Giving, DXO programming, Senior Class Gift, Young Alumni, & Telefund teams. Prior to joining Fairfield, Megan was Senior Associate Director, Donor Participation and Annual Giving for the University of Chicago, where she oversaw or collaborated on strategic initiatives supporting annual giving and donor participation goals across the institution. Megan hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Valparaiso University and a MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Stephanie Rasamny 🍎

As the founder and president of MainSpring Media Communications, Inc., Stephanie is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations, as well as leading the strategic planning of projects, business development and implementation of new technology. She has over 20 years of digital fundraising experience and has a proven track record of increasing engagement and giving at a broad base of institutions. Her fundamental vision for MainSpring was to assist fundraisers more effectively grow participation and contributions by integrating digital tools with traditional fundraising methods. Under Stephanie’s leadership, MainSpring is at the forefront of effective digital fundraising.

Sophia Rowe 🍏

Sophia Rowe is a Program Manager at firstname.co. In her role as Program Manager, Sophia works directly with client partners and student teams to create unique, organic video content to strengthen university missions and increase engagement. Sophia started her career as a student intern in the office of Advancement and Alumni Relations at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in French and Global Studies. Prior to her role at firstname.co, Sophia held various positions at Johns Hopkins University – Development and Alumni Relations. Sophia and her husband live in Towson, MD and enjoy spending their free time outdoors, golfing and traveling.

Megan Sanko 🍏

Megan Sanko is an Enterprise Account Manager with Gravyty.

Carissa Snarski 🍏

With over 20 years of experience, Carissa Snarski held diverse roles in marketing, PR, development, and fundraising. She is currently a Donor Experience Program Manager at EverTrue, where she partners with colleges and universities to build and run Donor Experience Programs that personalize donor experience at scale. Previously, she directed development at Asbury Woods and spearheaded marketing and public relations initiatives at the Erie Art Museum. Carissa has contributed to various organizations through volunteer work, holding leadership positions for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter and volunteering for National Philanthropy Day and YMCA. She has received the T.H.A.N.K Champion award from EverTrue and several awards from the Public Relations Society of America – NWPA Chapter. Carissa has recently been certified as a Prosci Change Practitioner.

Rachel Spencer 🍎

Rachel Spencer is Senior Account Executive, Fundraising with VanillaSoft. Rachel is a true “phonathon” and Engagement Center expert, benefitting from nearly 15 years of tele-fundraising experience. She graduated from student caller, to telefundraiser-for-hire, to Engagement Center manager (and VanillaSoft client), and is currently salesperson-cum-consultant. In her role at VanillaSoft, Rachel works closely with more than 100 universities and her ability to imbue others with her unique brand of enthusiasm and joie-de-fundraising is truly unmatched.

Jake Strang 🍎
Conference Committee

Jake Strang is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Annual Giving at the University of Pittsburgh. In this role, he leads a central annual giving team that engages alumni constituents and secures sustainable funds for Pitt’s highest priorities. Jake is a resource and convener for annual giving staff at Pitt’s regional campuses and has primary responsibility for the operations and staff of Panthers Forward, a signature student debt relief program. Prior to joining Pitt, Jake was the director of annual giving and alumni engagement at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. While there, he led a comprehensive annual giving program including reunions, volunteers, graduating class gift campaigns, and the school’s leadership society. In addition to annual giving responsibilities, he also was responsible for alumni marketing including newsletters, social media, alumni webinars, and the semi-annual Tepper Magazine. Jake also worked at Columbia University, where he was the senior associate director for annual fund programs. At Columbia, he served on the core team for the first five Columbia Giving Days and led the direct marketing for multiple annual funds across the university. Before joining Columbia University, he was a program center manager with Ruffalo Noel Levitz. While with RNL, he managed the on-site telefunds for Columbia University and the University of South Carolina. Jake holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina in Marketing and Management and a master’s degree from Columbia University in non-profit management.

Kellie Sullivan, CFRE 🍎

Kellie Sullivan is the Senior Director of Annual Giving at Boston University. Kellie oversees the multi-channel fundraising marketing and outreach to Boston University Alumni, Parents and Friends. Kellie and team oversee Giving Day, BU Crowdfunding, direct mail, telefund, email, texting, and student philanthropy. Prior to joining BU Kellie was Director of Annual Giving at the University of Texas at Austin and was call center manager at the University of South Carolina and Wayne State University. Kellie holds a bachelor’s degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark NJ.

Matt Sulzer 🍎

Matt Sulzer is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MCR, Inc. He offers his non-profit fundraising clients nearly 20 years of experience embedded in marketing and print strategies that yield results. Matt currently works with 150+ higher-education and 50+ healthcare clients. In his service to these organizations, he has earned the accolade of “Salesman of the Year” eight times for providing extraordinary leadership, customer service and helping them raise the fundraising bar.

Julia Tauriello 🍏

Julia Tauriello is a Donor Experience Officer at the University of Pittsburgh.

James Trubiano 🍏

James Trubiano is Associate Director, Annual Giving at Boston University. James is a BU phonathon and engagement center “lifer” who now works closely with over 200 students a year to make meaningful connections with alumni, parents, and friends. In his current role at BU, James manages phone, texting, and Senior Class Gift programs, and he has experience with young alumni giving and project management of several successful annual giving campaigns. James is a proud first-generation graduate of BU who earned his bachelor’s degree in history and sociology, and he enjoys traveling the country rooting on the BU Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey teams.

Emily Tucker 🍏

Emily Tucker is a Donor Experience Officer at the University at Buffalo. She is a graduate of the AB Freeman School of Business at Tulane University with a dual degree in Marketing and Finance. She was the recipient of the prestigious Evelyn D. Burkenroad award for scholarship and integrity from her graduating class. Tucker grew up in an art gallery her parents founded and has maintained an interest in the arts throughout her career. After spending years working in the financial world of New York City, Tucker was offered a position at Macklowe Gallery on Madison Avenue where she worked with celebrity clientele like John Lithgow and Lenny Kravitz. In 2010 at her parent’s request, Tucker returned home to Buffalo to take over the family business. She has used her vast and varied experiences in New York to expand the family business to an international market and manages several additional gallery locations she founded across the city of Buffalo, NY. Tucker is also philanthropically minded and has served on several boards including the Erie County Arts & Cultural Advisory Board, The Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Hallwalls), and the YWCA of Western New York. In 2020, Tucker went from board member to Development and Communications Director for Hallwalls, building a new CRM for the organization and creating the most successful fundraising events and campaigns in the organization’s history despite a pandemic. In 2023, Tucker left Hallwalls to become a DXO at The University of Buffalo.

Justin Ware 🍎

Justin Ware is the Co-Founder and Chief Consulting Officer at firstname.co. At firstname.co, Justin leads the company’s services around the scalable personalization of video-driven donor engagement. Prior to joining firstname.co, Justin launched Groundwork Digital after working at Ruffalo Noel Levitz as a Vice President for product development. In fall of 2019, Groundwork Digital was acquired by BWF leading to the launch of firstname.co in February 2021. Justin started his higher education and fundraising career with the University of Minnesota in 2007, where he was the executive producer on one of the first YouTube videos to win an Emmy. Justin and his family enjoy skiing, camping, spending time on Minnesota’s beautiful lakes, and cheering for the Gophers.