Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Melanie Norton, CFRE®

CEO, Norton Philanthropic Counsel

Biography

Eddie Thompson, Ed.D., FCEP

Founder and CEO, Thompson and Associates

Biography

All Speakers

Hal J. Abrams, JD, LLM

Principal, Hal J. Abrams Planned Giving Consultant

Biography

Lisa Barr, CAP®

Senior Director, Head of U.S. West at National Philanthropic Trust (NPT)

Biography

Lance Brown

Executive Director of Development, Utah Tech University

Biography

Kristin Perks Champa, DMA

Vice President for Advancement, Christian Theological Seminary

Biography

Dawn Fleming, CFRE

Director, Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center

Biography

Jeff Grandy

Vice President of Client Development, Catapult Fundraising

Biography

Kimberly Jetton

President and Founder, Pleiades Nonprofit Advisors

Biography

Erin Jones, CFRE®, CSPG

Director of Planned Giving and Major Gifts, University of San Diego

Biography

Ann Kolakowski, CAP®, CFRE

Director of Gift Planning Services, University System of Maryland

Biography

Nicola Lawrence, MSc, MA, PgC, CFRE, CAP®

Associate Vice President, Philanthropic Advising, Phoenix Children's Foundation

Biography

Sandy Liarakos, CFRE, CSPG

Senior Director of Gift Planning, UC Riverside

Biography

Timothy D. Logan, ACFRE, FAHP, CFRE, FCEP

Vice President of Mid-Level Giving, Synergy Direct Marketing Solutions

Biography

Ryan E. Merkel

Chief Development Officer, Arena Stage for the Performing Arts

Biography

Wayne Olson

Senior Director of Planned Giving, Shriners Children's

Biography

Darren Penny

Executive Vice-President, Thompson and Associates

Biography

Jeremy Pharr

Executive Vice President, Thompson and Associates

Biography

Kelsey Picken, PhD, CFRE, CSPG

Director, Legacy and Gift Planning, Children's Medical Center Foundation in Dallas

Biography

Philip M. Purcell

Director of Planned Giving for the Central Territory, The Salvation Army

Biography

Amy B. Razem, CAP®

Assistant Director of Development and Donor Services, The Pittsburgh Foundation

Biography

Sara Swaney

Development Officer, The Pittsburgh Foundation

Biography

Gabriel Trieger

Development Director for Major Gifts, The Christ Hospital Health Network

Biography

Troy Wada, AIF

Founder and Principal Wealth Advisor, INPAC Wealth Solutions

Biography

Raymond W. Watts, CSPG

Associate Vice President for Development, Claremont McKenna College

Biography

Maya Weil

Gift Planning Specialist, Arena Stage for the Performing Arts

Biography

Elaine Yamasaki

Founder and CEO, Luminaite

Biography

Charles Schultz, JD, AEP®

President and CEO, Crescendo Interactive, Inc.

Biography

Kristen Jaarda, JD, LLM, CAP®

Executive Vice President, Crescendo Interactive, Inc.

Biography

Ryan LaCanfora

Assistant Vice President and Integrated Marketing Specialist, Crescendo Interactive, Inc.

Biography

Sandra Henningsen, CGPA

Assistant Vice President and Integrated Marketing Specialist, Crescendo Interactive, Inc.

Biography
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