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Advancement Leadership Team

Julie Benson
Associate VP, Central Development Units
Deputy Campaign Director
206-219-2424
Ana Burton
AVP, Administration & Strategic Initiatives
509-335-5249
Mike Connell
VP, WSU Advancement 
CEO, WSU Foundation
509-335-5865
Trevor Durham
Associate VP, Advancement Executive Communications
509-335-2093
Adam Ganders
Assistant VP, Development Associate Director of Athletics
509-335-0218
Terry Kelly
General Counsel & Assistant Secretary to the Board
509-358-7907
Brooke Ledeboer
Associate VP, Development
Senior Director of Development, Principal Giving
509-324-7202
Mariah Maki
Associate VP, Advancement
Executive Director, Alumni Association
Victoria Miles
Associate VP, Principal Giving
WSU Pullman Interim Vice Chancellor for Advancement
206-219-2404
Jennifer Miltenberger
Associate VP, Development  Senior Director of Development,
WSU Vancouver
360-546-9604
Ron Moser
Advancement Executive Leadership Coach
208-761-2083
Alex Pietsch
Executive Director, Corporate Engagement
206-219-2416
Liz Ryan
Assistant VP, Development Director, Gift Planning
206-770-6062
Don Shearer
Senior Associate VP, Constituent Development Units, Campaign Director  
509-335-4733
Juan Zavala
Associate VP, Advancement Innovation & Business Intelligence 
509-335-7512

Advancement Innovation & Business Intelligence

Mackenzie Parkinson
Program Assistant
509-335-2285
Sreekanth Adhikarapu
Business Intelligence Developer
815-517-7866
Yaswanth Ankamreddi
Data & Reporting Analyst
509-335-0989
Shannon Bailey
Advancement Data Support Supervisor
509-335-5459
Anjali Bhojane
Data Programmer Analyst
509-335-0806
Tanner Butler
Operations Assistant
509-335-8792
Jarrett Coleman
CRM Administrator & Data Strategy Manager
Amogh Datar
Data & Reporting Analyst
509-335-7654
John Eickerman
Desk Service & Training Specialist
509-335-1867
Kimi Hirose
Director, Business Intelligence 
509-335-2761
Yi Hou
Application Systems Analyst/Developer
Shahana Kabir
Application Systems Analyst/Developer
Richard Langis
Service Desk & Training Support Specialist
Julie McAleer
Principal Assistant
509-335-6686
Turner McCulley
Director, Advancement Technology
509-335-8656
John McFarland
Infrastructure & Systems Lead
509-335-0837
Sydney Means
Program Assistant
509-335-3273
Jasmine Saing
Program Assistant
509-335-2729
Sam Scott
Technical Trainer & Documentation Specialist
509-335-4786
Matthew Shirey
Lead Business Systems Analyst & Application Developer
509-335-2753
Jennifer Wright
Director, Advancement Records and Data Strategy

Board Relations

Kelly Welch
Director, WSU Foundation Volunteer Engagement
509-335-1056

Central Development Units

Liz Becker
Director, Leadership Annual Giving
509-335-0938
Jess Billings
Senior Director, Annual Giving
509-335-7954
Theresa Boyer
Senior Director, Gift Planning
509-358-7584
Donny Cozzi
Director of Development, Foundation Relations
John Earl
Digital Gift Officer, Annual Giving
Tayler Ekness
Assistant Director, Annual Giving
Spencer Farrin
Director, Annual Giving
509-335-3913
Dawn Gauthier
Manager, Estate & Planned Gift Administration
509-335-7679
Tami LaFrance
Director of Development
208-596-2126
Nikki Leblanc
Director of Operations
509-335-9151
Kristin Liszkowski
Director of Development
Foundation Relations
Barbara Lyon
Program Manager
509-335-7883
Becky Magnuson
Director, Gift Planning
Amanto Marcotulli
Director, Gift Planning
360-546-9243
Risë McGill
Director of Development
509-335-7456
Kris Olson
Principal Assistant
509-335-8184

Constituent Development Units

Julia Baskin
Director of Annual Giving
Melissa Bassett
Director of Development
360-546-9281
Gayle Bayne
Administrative Assistant
Marcus Beals
Director of Development
Sandi Billings
Director of Development
509-335-4144
Kristin Blankenheim
Prospect Research Strategist
Jackie Carter
509-335-8075
Denise Chaffins
Development Coordinator – Annual Giving and Social Media
509-335-4556
Nate Coston
Director of Development
360-546-9501
Amy Cox
Director of Development
509-335-0419
Jennifer Dean
Senior Director of Development
509-335-4966
Joan Durkoop
Prospect Research Strategist
Denise Echelbarger
Development Coordinator, WSU Extension 4H
509-335-3653
Sue Elder
Development Operations Manager
509-335-2109
Sarah English
Director of Development, NWPB
509-335-6502
Liz Fleming
Senior Director of Development, Spokane
509-324-7254
Joni Ford
Development Coordinator
509-335-7182
Claire Forster
Senior Development Director
509-358-7735
Chalayne Foster
Director of Development
509-335-9448
Ashley Gardipe
Director of Development
Kay Glaser
Director of Development
509-335-4835
Trista Goodenough
Development Coordinator
Mike Gotch
Development Coordinator
503-335-5751
Lydia Guenther
Development Operations Coordinator
509-335-9448
Lynne Haley
Senior Director, Development
509-335-5021
Tauhid Haque
Director of Development
509-335-2137
Jacob Hirning
Development and Alumni Relations Specialist
Micah Howard
Co-Chief Development Officer
509-335-7853
Tara Howe
Director, Constituent Development Units & Campaign Administration
509-335-1240
Gary Hyatt
Director of Development 3
509-335-4658
April Johnson
Senior Director of Development
 
Josh Jordan
Director of Development
509-309-2044
Taylor Kensel
Director of Development
509-324-7376
Deena Kinkeade
Principal Assistant
509-335-0929
Jason Krump
Director of Communications
509-335-8843
Kira MacPherson
Manager of Membership and Development
Alexa Makhani
Interim Director, Prospect Research & Management
509-335-6930
Libby Manthei
Senior Director of Development
Mariah McConnaughey
Director of Development 3
Sarah McDaniel
Membership Director, NWPB
509-335-6522
Joe Merrill
Director of Development & Administrative Manager
 
509-335-6412
James Miller
Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations Prospect Development
Emily Neighbors
Director of Development, Seattle 
Cougar Athletic Fund
206-770-6065
Scott Newell
Prospect Research Strategist
509-335-1748
Britta Nitcy
Assistant Director of Development
509-335-6479
Atalie Oesch
Events & Development Coordinator
509-335-5099
Brenda Onofre
Development Coordinator
Bridget Pilcher
Senior Director of Development
509-335-0144
Nicole Pratapas
Vice Chancellor Development
509-358-7710
Anneke Rachinski
Senior Director of Development
Zachary Rost
Development Coordinator
509-335-3954
Kari Sampson
Director of Development
509-335-7843
Shea Saralecos
Director of Development 4
509-335-3764
Carisa Scharnhorst
Administrative Assistant
509-335-9516
Shyanne Schoenlein
Director of Development 
Jessica Scritchfield
Administrative Assistant 
Kelly Slocum Gabel
Development Coordinator
509-372-7398
Jim Smith
Sr. Director of Development 3
509-335-2959
Justin Smith
Director of Development
206-793-8184
Darby Smith
Development Coordinator, Stewardship & Events
509-335-3965
Dana Sprouse
Director of Development
253-987-5052
Hayley Statema
Director of Development
Kelly Sylvester
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
509-368-6675
Lindsey Teele
Development Specialist
509-335-1096
Lipi Turner-Rahman
Director of Development
509-335-4849
Camille Vaughn
Director of Development 2
509-335-8372
Jennifer Vourlas
Prospect Management Strategist
Taylor Welter-Kincaid
Manager, Development Operations
509-335-4665
Tara Werner
Manager, Events & Hospitality
Anna Wheatley
Director of Strategic Initiatives
509-335-3850
Jenny Wood
Prospect Management Strategist
509-335-1104
Grant Yenney
Director of Development 1
509-335-4505
Drew Zamora
Director of Development 3

Corporate Engagement

Leslie Crawford
Senior Director of Development, Corporate Engagement
Lauren Graziano
Development/Program Coordinator, Corporate Engagement

Executive Communications

Bryan Boyle
Executive Writer

Advancement, Talent, Logistics & Accounting Services

Genna Boren
Fiscal Specialist 1
Tianshu Chen
Gift Accounting Specialist
Hao-Yu Chiu
Director, Finance
509-335-2978
Wendy Funke
Operations Coordinator
509-335-6193
Cullen Harvey
Gift Accounting Processor
Margie Hirose
Director, Gift Accounting
509-335-0954
Ying Hu
Fiscal Analyst 
509-335-8626
Cindy Johnson
Assistant Director, Personnel Operations
TOWN CENTRE
Tammi Johnson
Senior Gift Accounting Specialist
509-335-4394
Steven Julian
Coordinator
Ron Lengacher
Director, Budget & Operations
509-335-0132
Amanda Lisk
Administrative Assistant
509-335-1782
Cameron Manzano
Fiscal Technician 3
Christy McCloy
Data Control Coordinator
Jesus Mendez
Fiscal Analyst
509-335-8887
Collette Pipkins
Fiscal Analyst
509-335-6715
Madisen Rankin
Foundation Intern
Cole Seaman
Fiscal Specialist
Miguel Vasquez-Aguilera
Foundation Data Consultant 4
509-335-1685
Joyce Yu
Fiscal Specialist
509-335-6787

Office of the CEO

Francisco Aguilar-Contrer
Confidential Secretary
(509)-335-8117
Kaley King
Principal Support Specialist
509-335-8415

Donor Engagement & Communications

Principal Giving

Kate Mecham
Principal Assistant 
509-335-8263
Allison Sellers
Principal Giving Strategist
509-335-7843
Nikki Winfree
Senior Strategist
509-335-7888

WSU Alumni Association

Diego Bante Rivera
Fiscal Specialist 1
Deborah Bell
Director, Budget and Operations
Kelly Brantner
Director, Membership & Marketing
509-335-6909
Leilani Carpenter
Administrative Coordinator
509-335-8222
Taylor Eylar
Assistant Director, Data Management
509-335-8124
Kellie Klein
Manager, Board Operations and Compliance
509-335-6908
Sarah Laird
Engagement Coordinator
Malia Lincoln
Alumni Centre Operations & Fiscal Specialist
Julie Mackie
Membership Manager
509-335-6905
Amber Mendenhall
Engagement Coordinator
509-335-2586
Vanessa Nguyen
Communication Specialist
509-335-4805
Monica Rice
Engagement Coordinator
Christina Parrish
Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
509-335-6907
Jamaica Vandolah Ekberg
Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement

WSU Foundation Central Office

Town Centre Building, 3rd Floor
255 E. Main Street, Suite 301
PO Box 641925
Pullman, WA 99164-1925
Phone: 509-335-6686 or
Phone: 800‑GIV‑2‑WSU (448‑2978)
Fax: 509-335-8419
Email: foundation@wsu.edu

Spokane Office

412 E Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: 509-358-7500

WSU Tri-Cities

2710 Crimson Way, East 239
Richland, WA 99354
Phone: 509-372-7207

WSU Vancouver

VDEN 203
14204 Salmon Creek Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686
Phone: 360-426-9600

WSU Everett

915 N Broadway #203
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425-405-1575

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