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Long-Time AFP Staff Member to Head U.S. Foundation for Philanthropy

December 6, 2016

Lori GusdorfLori Gusdorf , CAE, has been named Executive Vice President of the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy.

Gusdorf, who has been with AFP for more than 25 years, already leads the AFP Foundations in Mexico and Canada. She now will head up the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - U.S. as well, which will better enable AFP to coordinate and align the work of the three foundations and ensure a consistent level of service to members and donors around the world.

“We are very excited about Lori supporting all three foundations and strengthening our commitment and promise to our donors,” said Jason Lee, Interim President and CEO of AFP. “Her in-depth knowledge of AFP and our programs, and her commitment to member service, are critical reasons I choose her for this position. The foundations are important ways members and donors support the fundraising profession, and Lori’s skills and experience make her ideal to lead the foundations into the future.”

Gusdorf was previously the Vice President of Membership and Chapter Services at AFP.  She has been with the organization for more than 25 years working in both the membership and chapter services department, as well as the IT department. During her tenure, membership in AFP has grown from 11,937 in 1990 to over 33,000 at this time.

Todd McLaughlin, Vice President for Product Marketing and Membership, will assume management of AFP’s Membership Department. Todd has been with AFP for 16 years in both sales management and marketing capacities.

“Todd will do a great job of enhancing our mix of membership and marketing programs, ably supported by a skilled team of staff,” said Lee. “We’ve also promoted Taryn Gold, Heba Mahmoud and Demond McWilliams into key membership, chapter service and marketing positions, so members will continue to receive the high level of service they are used to.”

The revised staff structure will help align staff skills with AFP’s priorities and help the association meet member needs. “These changes will bolster the gains that we have seen in the second half of 2016 and help us chart a more dynamic course as we implement the new strategic plan and associated work plan in 2017,” said Lee.

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