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OUR PARTNERS
  • David H. King — President & CEO

    David H. King, President & CEO of Alexander Haas, has lived in Atlanta nearly 35 years and been in the field of nonprofit development for more than 30 years. Since joining Alexander Haas in 1990, David has provided counsel to hundreds of organizations in the areas of higher education, independent schools, hospitals, conservation, human services, churches and faith-based organizations.

  • Arthur L. Criscillis, Ed.D. — Managing Partner, Higher Education

    As Managing Partner at Alexander Haas, Arthur L. Criscillis, Ed.D., leads the firm’s higher education practice. Arthur has almost 30 years of experience in higher education and consulting. In higher education, Arthur led the advancement programs for Purdue University College of Science, Rhodes College and Centre College. Arthur moved from advancement work for colleges and universities into consulting for the opportunity to work with and for a wide variety of colleges and universities.

  • Carl G. Hamm — Partner

    Carl Hamm joined Alexander Haas in 2019 after serving for 8 years as the Deputy Director for Development and External Affairs at the Saint Louis Art Museum, where he completed the museum’s $145 million campaign at $160 million. He has 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector in development, marketing and executive positions. Carl has worked with organizations representing practically every discipline of the arts, from public radio and chamber music to theater, ballet and the visual arts. Before moving to St. Louis, he served as Senior Vice President for the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, where he created and completed an $80 million campaign to construct a new museum campus in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. He also directed annual giving programs for Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and the Dallas Museum of Art, where he played a leadership role in the museum’s $200 million campaign.

  • Jerry W. Henry — Managing Partner, Faith Based and Human Services

    With over 40 years of experience with a wide-range of non-profit institutions, Jerry provides counsel on a daily-basis to a diverse body of clients including educational institutions, human service groups, cultural institutions and faith-based organizations.

  • Tara Jones, Ph.D., CFRE — Associate Partner

    Tara Jones serves Alexander Haas as an Associate Partner, bringing with her nearly 20 years of experience in higher education advancement. In addition to her work at Alexander Haas, she serves as a connector for university fundable initiatives at Auburn University, where she works with various programs to develop and execute plans to raise capital for new initiatives.

  • Sandra K. Kidd — Senior Partner

    Sandra joined the Alexander Haas team in 2005. She provides a wide range of services to clients, including campaign strategy studies, development assessments, campaign and fundraising counsel, and board and staff development. Her areas of expertise cover campaign planning and management, working with Boards and campaign leadership committees, and major and planned giving consultation. She also has worked with organizations on strategic planning, internal operations and systems review and design, and financial modeling for their organizations.

  • Jane DiFolco Parker —Partner

    Jane DiFolco Parker serves as a Partner to Alexander Haas. In this role Jane brings the experience and expertise acquired from a 48-year career in higher education to organizations large and small. Jane’s diverse background in both public and private institutions, alumni relations, academic administration and as the leader of large development organizations gives her a broad prospective on the opportunities and challenges that face development teams, leaders, and the organizations they serve. This background allows Jane to view each challenge through a variety of lenses and help craft customized strategies and solutions for her clients.

  • Nancy E. Peterman — Partner

    Nancy E. Peterman, as Partner, assists universities, schools, healthcare, animal welfare, and religious organizations to achieve results and pursue their missions. In her role as Partner at Alexander Haas, Nancy provides a wide variety of fundraising services including, campaign strategy studies, development assessments, campaign and fundraising counsel, and board and staff development.

  • David T. Shufflebarger — Senior Partner

    Shuff has counseled more than 175 clients across all sectors of the philanthropic community since joining the Alexander Haas in 1994 after serving 25 years in advancement leadership roles at Virginia Military Institute, Old Dominion University, and Valdosta State University. The largest part of his practice has been in higher education.

  • Kevin Smyrl – Associate Partner

    Kevin Smyrl brings nearly 25 years of fundraising experience at various organizations including local grassroots non-profit organizations, professional athlete based foundations, and higher education institutions. Kevin has experience in principal and major gift fundraising, board development, volunteer management, campaign management and execution, alumni relations, annual fund, and constituent engagement. He has served in roles ranging from executive director of grassroots organizations and athlete based foundations to vice president of development in higher education.

  • Jeffrey M. Smythe – Associate Partner

    Jeffrey M. Smythe serves Alexander Haas as an Associate Partner. Jeff’s expertise includes growing various sized nonprofit organizations into mature best in class organizations. He has also led capital, annual and capacity-building campaigns and has extensive experience in strategic planning and board development. During his nearly thirty years of experience in nonprofit leadership, he served in chief executive and chief development roles, catalyzing double- or triple-digit growth throughout his career.

  • John H. Taylor — Partner

    As a Partner at Alexander Haas, Inc., John applies his extensive background in development to serve a wide variety of clients. For over 30 years, he has served as a leader in the field of advancement, campaign management, and board development and has helped nonprofit organizations around the world to enhance the operational aspects of advancement and assist them with strategic and campaign planning, preparation and execution.

OUR STAFF
  • Jarrad Howard — Project Director

    Jarrad Howard, Project Director, brings his passion for non-profits and the arts to Alexander-Haas. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Brenau University, and as a member of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, Jarrad’s background in music and theatre led him to development and fundraising. As a capstone to his degree, he worked side by side with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to coordinate and execute a highly successful benefit for the organization. After graduating, Jarrad worked with Atlanta’s Academy Theatre and charter schools in the metro Atlanta area as a development liaison.

  • Ed Hohlbein — Systems/Reports Specialist

    Ed Hohlbein brings a BFA from Central Michigan University, an MFA from the University of Georgia, a background in teaching, and 17 years of experience with nonprofit organizations prior to his work with Alexander Haas. In addition to working as a Database Administrator, Grant Researcher and Writer, Major Gifts Officer, and Executive Director, Ed has provided consulting and coaching on The Raiser’s Edge and other nonprofit systems to development teams nationwide. His multidisciplinary approach to nonprofit development and the systems that inform those development efforts has been described as the perfect blend of art and data and has helped organizations to collectively raise millions. In addition, his work as a university professor has impacted the lives of students throughout Georgia.

  • Holly Caswell King — Business Manager

    Atlanta native Holly Caswell King has been a team member of Alexander Hass since 1992. She currently serves as Business Manager for the firm. Prior to this role, she served as Managing Partner of Alexander Haas–Team Atlanta.

  • Pressley Peters – Writer

    Pressley’s love of writing shows in her work as Alexander Haas’ independent writing consultant. She uses language to inspire people to give, purchase or act, and she meets client expectations in substance, deadline and budget. Pressley’s writing fortes include marketing collateral (brochures, direct mail), digital content (case studies, product profiles, press materials) and specialty fundraising collateral (case for support).

  • Ginger Barton-Creative Editor

    Ginger has been with Alexander Hass for 26 years and was an integral player in successful online fundraising campaign to save Sweetbriar College. Ginger has written fundraising material for The Carter Center, The Atlanta Zoo, The Atlanta Botanical Garden, University of Tampa, The University of Central Florida, Phi Mu National Sorority and Trees Atlanta, just to name a few. Previously, Ginger served as our Creative Services Director, managing a staff of 6 designers and writers who prepared client fundraising materials, including case summaries, case statements, annual fund drives, etc. She also designed the prototype of the first online fundraising portal, Fundraisinginfo.com