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Ann Hale to Lead AFP Volunteer Leadership in 2018

November 22, 2017

AFP membership has approved the proposed slate of board of directors for 2018, and Ann Hale, CFRE, has been selected to serve a second year as chair.

In September and October, eligible AFP members had the opportunity to vote on a proposed slate of directors. Approximately five percent of eligible members, or almost 1,500, participated in the voting process. Of those who voted, 97 percent supported the slate, 1 percent voted no, and 2 percent abstained.

The officers for the year were then elected by the full AFP board during the meeting in October.

Hale is the chief development officer for the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska. 

“I am so excited to be able to serve as chair of AFP for a second year,” said Hale. “2017 was a very good year for our association. We are in such a strong position now, thanks to the work of interim president and CEO, Jason Lee, and I’m looking forward to working with our new CEO, Mike Geiger, as we head into 2018. Being able to give back to the community that has given so much me is an honor, and I know all of our volunteer leadership feels that way.”

The full board slate was developed by the Committee on Directorship, chaired by immediate past chair Patrick Feeley, CFRE.

“I feel so privileged to work with the talented team of fundraisers and sector leaders that we have on the board,” continued Hale. “I think we have the right combination of skills, expertise and leadership to continue AFP on our upward trend and address some of the key issues and challenges facing our profession while providing the services our members want. 2018 should be a great year for AFP and the fundraising profession.”

The officers for 2018 will include:

  • Chair: Ann Hale, MA, CFRE
  • Immediate Past Chair: Patrick Feeley, MBA, CFRE
  • Chair-Elect: Martha Schumacher, CFRE, ACFRE, MInstF
  • Secretary: Scott Decksheimer, CFRE
  • Treasurer: David P. Whitehead, CFRE
  • Vice-Chair, Membership Services: Kevin Foyle, CFRE
  • Vice-Chair, Center for Fundraising Innovation: Vivian Ann Smith, CFRE
  • Vice-Chair, External Relations: Mike Delzotti, MA, CSPG, CFRE
  • Vice-Chair, US Resource Development: Brian Bonde, ACFRE
  • Vice Chair, Canada Resource Development: Roger Ali, MBC, CFRE

The full list of board members includes the district directors, at-large members, chair appointees  and president and CEO of AFP:

District Directors

  • District A: David Madson, ACFRE
  • District B: Pati Greenwood, CFRE
  • District C: Kathy Short-Rabon, CFRM, CFRE
  • District D: Melissa Weisse, CFRE
  • District E: Bret Heinrich, CFRE
  • District F: Michael Baker, CFRE
  • District G: Lori Hunter Overmyer, MBA, CFRE
  • District H: John Stettner, MBA, CFRE
  • District I: Jaye Lopez van Soest, CFRE
  • District J: Azza Koura
  • District K: Leticia Becerril, MA
  • District L: Jeremy Wells, CFRE

At-Large Directors

  • Birgit Smith Burton
  • Catherine Connolly, MBA, CFRE
  • D.C. Dreger, ACFRE
  • Leah Eustace, M.Phil., MInstF, CFRE, ACFRE
  • R. Scott Fortnum, MA, CFRE, ACFRE
  • Mark Hefter, JD, LLM, CPA
  • Rachel Hutchisson
  • Alan Hutson, CFRE
  • Anne Marie MacPherson, MBA, CFRE
  • Ana Luisa Ramirez
  • Katherine H. Fynes, CPC Representative

Chair Appointees

  • Nivisha Mehta
  • TBD

Ex-Officio w/Vote

  • Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, President & Chief Executive Officer