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Best Practices Team Members

Thank you to our volunteer AASP members who give of their time and expertise to collect, review, and approve best practices within the six designated areas of advancement services.


Dr. Meredith Hancks, Director, Prospect Research, Western Illinois University

Board Liaison

Dr. Wayne Combs, Director, University of Southern California Rossier School of Education


Lynne Becker, Principal and Owner, Advancement Services

Resource documents


Advancement Management

  • Co-Chair: Monica Keith, Director of Advancement Operations, Colby College
  • Co-Chair: Maria Cochrane, Director of Development, George Washington University
  • Carrie White, Vice President for Advancement Services, UC Foundation
  • Lauren Shiver
  • Robert E. King, J.D., Sr. Director of Advancement University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business
  • Derek Clark, Senior Director, Advancement Services University of Georgia
  • Jason S. Boley, Senior Associate, Bentz Whaley Flessner
  • Malinda Slayton, Director of Development Services, SUNY New Paltz
  • Lori Sterling, Consultant, Affinaquest

Donor Relations and Stewardship

  • Chair: Kristen Batten
  • Sarah Sims, Executive Director, University of Florida
  • Kristen Batten, The Nature Conservancy
  • Erika Bernal, Marshall B. Ketchum University
  • Cynthia Tuomi, San Diego Zoo
  • Melanie Armstrong
  • Nora Blessner
  • Beth Flynn
  • Tracy Forkin
  • Christine McGuire
  • Jennifer Riordan
  • Necie Steward
  • Rick West

Information Management

  • Chair: Teresa Goddard, Director of Development Services, DePauw University
  • Tom Boren, Director of Advancement Services, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Joshua LaBorde, Director of Development Information Services, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Candyce Newell, Executive Director of Advancement Services, The College of New Jersey
  • David Ritchie, Director of Information Services, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
  • Eric F. Valdescaro, Executive Director of Advancement Services, California Lutheran University
  • Mark Walcott

Prospect Development

  • Chair: Sarah Daly, Director of Development Research and Prospect Management, Southern Methodist University
  • Jenny Kleintop, Principal Consultant, Gobel Group
  • Lori Hood Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO,, LLC
  • Lindsey Nadeau, Associate Director, Presidential & Principal Gifts Research, The George Washington University
  • Brittani Williams, Development Researcher, Houston Zoo

Records Management

  • Chair: Terry Callaghan, Associate Vice President, Information Technology & Gift and Alumni Records, Rutgers University Foundation
  • Beverly Bain, Fundraising Database Consultant
  • Joseph Calger, Manager of Development Services for University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • John Crowley, Director of Gift Processing, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Elma Goduto, Director, Business Operation at EARTH University Foundation
  • Alan Hejnal, Data Quality Manager, Smithsonian Institution
  • Carole Hornik, Director of Constituent Records, Georgetown University
  • Ann House, Associate Vice President, Advancement Services, University of Miami (retired)
  • Preston Lundgreen, Director, Biographic Records, George Washington University
  • John Taylor, Principal, John H. Taylor Consulting
  • Eric F. Valdescaro, California Lutheran University

Fund Services

  • Chair: Ann House, Associate Vice President, Advancement Services, University of Miami (retired)

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