Seasoned Executive with 19 years of Community Relations, Fundraising and Advocacy Experience Relevant Attributes Executive Leadership Relationship Building Excellent Communicator Community Engagement Relevant Skills Advocacy, leadership development, meeting facilitation, consensus building, program design and implementation, revenue growth, meeting planning, strategic planning, budget preparation, budget oversight, vendor oversight, wellness program implementation, grant management, political action committee, elected official liaison, grant writing, grant management, corporate develo pment, events, sponsorships, brand guidelines, marketing, communications, board relations, volunteer e ngagement, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Hoovers
01/2015 to Current
National DirectorAUTISM SPEAKS － NEW York Charlotte, NY NC
Responsible for developing revenue growth and corporate engagement with the national and regional Southeast) business community.
Secure and manage diverse portfolio of regional and national accounts across various business sectors in excess of $2.6 million in annual revenue Identify, cultivate, and engage business community through corporate seminars, lunch and learns, webinars, and networking events Secure corporate sponsorships for local-chapter field events and national special events Spearheaded McAlister's Deli Cookie for a Cause Campaign with Frank Kaminsky, raising over $160,000.
01/2014 to 01/2015
Executive DirectorSAINT MARY'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION － WATERBURY, CT
Responsible for nonprofit Hospital Foundation with over $5 million in assets with 21 Member Board of Directors Directed and implemented all aspects of a multi-purpose development program supporting the organization's mission, core values, and strategic initiatives Redesigned and implemented the overall structure of a proactive, comprehensive development program Developed and implemented strategic plan for foundation Cultivated and maintained relationships with donors, industry associations, community leaders, and government agencies Presented to internal and external constituencies Demonstrated record of success with events and philanthropic activities.
01/2011 to 01/2014
DirectorUNITED STATES SENATE SENATOR RICHARD BLUMENTHAL SENATOR CHRISTOPHER COONS － Hartford Wilmington, CT DE
Served as the Director of Constituent Relations, a senior leadership position, for two US Senators.
Managed team of five constituent advocates while maintaining a full caseload in all areas of casework.
Reported to the Senator weekly on Constituent Service matters and statistics Served as legislative liaison for federal casework and local elected officials Attended local events and meetings with, and on behalf of, the Senator Coordinated with Director of Communications and Legislative Director regarding casework victories to be incorporated in legislative initiatives, floor speeches, and other media opportunities.
01/2008 to 01/2011
Executive DirectorST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL St. Francis Foundation － Wilmington, DE
Reestablished Foundation after a year of inactivity.
Raised over $2 million in one year.
Served as an advocate and government affairs liaison for the Hospital with all legislative entities.
Member of the hospital's nine-member Senior Leadership Team responsible for hospital operations, growth, and sustainability.
Directed and implemented all aspects of a multi-purpose development program supporting the organization's mission, core values, and strategic initiatives Secured $1.3 million to support annual operating cost of outreach programs Raised funds from corporations, foundations, government, and community Responsible for ensuring high-quality cultivation and recognition of events representing the Hospital Recruited and meaningfully engaged Board of Directors- increase board level from 3 to 15 Served as staff liaison to all working committees of the Board, providing direction and counsel as needed in growing the development effort Ensured strong financial oversight, accurate recording of data, and timely acknowledgement of gifts Served as on-call Hospital administrator.
01/1998 to 01/2008
Founder, President and Chief Executive OfficerBC CONSULTING, INC － Newark, DE
Bootstrapped a regional property management company that served homeowner and condominium associations in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Provided assistance, education, and services to client boards of directors and members.
Served as legislative liaison, enlisting the assistance of elected officials to resolve association issues.
Managed over 200 nonprofit board of directors with over 20,000 homeowners.
Sold company to larger entity to achieve operational efficiencies.
Facilitated board and community meetings Responsible for review and oversight of the contractual obligations of each association Maintained all State, local, and Federal registrations and filings Prepared annual budgets based on contractual obligations and reserve fund management Processed all AP/AR functions for the associations, as well as all collections, including trial testimony Conducted preliminary site inspections for developer clients prior to regulatory approval Developed branding objectives for core business Used efficiency and profitability metric reporting to evaluate, purchase, and implement new systems.
01/1997 to 01/1998
Executive Assistant ExecutiveNEW CASTLE COUNTY － New Castle, DE
Appointed position by elected County Official to develop constituent relations department.
Established and operated the Office of Community Governing- Assisted over 600 nonprofit civic associations Assisted in the creation and implementation of the Office of Customer Information and Assistance Instrumental in drafting sections of the County Land Use Code (Unified Development Code) Served as the legislative contact for elected officials.
Bachelor of Arts: Biological SciencesUNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE － Newark, DelawareBiological Sciences
Leadership in the Community New England Association of Healthcare Professionals, Member, 2014-2015 Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member, 2014-2015 United Way of Delaware, Healthy Delawareans, Committee Member, 2010-2012 Resolve, Delaware Coordinator, Regional Advisory Council Member, 2007-2009 Emmaus House, Homeward Bound, Inc., Board Member, 2005-2007 Pencader Charter High School, School of Business and Finance, Founding Board Member and Vice Chair, 2002-2005 Executive Training Covey Training: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Five Dysfunctions of a Team Essentials in Leadership Crucial Conversations