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McManus to Serve Second Year as AFP Chair

November 1, 2011

Andrea McManus, CFRE, has been elected to a second term as chair of AFP as part of the slate of board of directors recently approved by the AFP membership.

In September, all AFP members had the opportunity to vote on a proposed slate of directors. Approximately 6 percent of members, or about 1,593, participated in the voting process. Of those who voted, 96 percent supported the slate, 1 percent voted no, and 3 percent abstained.

McManus will serve as chair through 2012. She is the president of The Development Group in Calgary, Alberta.

“I am excited to work with such a talented group of volunteer leaders in order to advance AFP’s important mission of strengthening the fundraising profession,” said McManus. “We are making great strides and I’m sure 2012 will be just as successful as we work together to advance fundraising and philanthropy.”

The slate was developed by the Committee on Directorship, chaired by immediate past chair Robbe A. Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE.

The officers for 2012 will include:

Robert E. Carter, CFRE, chair-elect. Carter is principal of Of Counsel Philanthropy in Sarasota, Fla.

Robbe A. Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE, immediate past chair. Healey is vice president for philanthropy at Simpson Senior Services in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

Ann M. Hale, M.A., CFRE, vice chair of Membership Services. Hale is senior development officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska in Anchorage, Alaska.

Grant E. Martin, CFRE, vice chair, Professional Advancement. Martin is vice president for advancement at Tampa Bay History Center in Tampa, Fla.

Sen. Terry M. Mercer, CFRE, vice chair, External Relations. Mercer is a senator in the Canadian Parliament.

Gary L. Good, CFRE, vice chair, Resource Development. Good is senior executive for special campaigns at the Pacific Symphony in Irvine, Calif.

Richard K. Martin, CFRE, treasurer. Martin is vice president, advancement, at Lutheran Social Services of Michigan in Detroit, Mich.

Patrick J. Feeley, MBA, CFRE, secretary. Feeley is assistant vice president at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation in Philadelphia, Pa.

“I want to say thanks to every AFP member who took a moment and voted on the Board of Directors slate,” said Andrew Watt, FInstF, president and CEO of AFP. “It is so important for our members to have a voice in the leadership of the association. I’d also like to thank Robbe Healey and the committee members for their work in putting together such a strong group of volunteers. This is a great group and I look forward to what we are all going to achieve thanks to their leadership.”

To view the full list of 2012 board members, please click here.

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