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. In his 27 years at Alexander Haas, 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.
Mark D. Belcher – Partner
Prior to joining Alexander Haas in 2014, Mark served as President of the Baptist Health Foundation and as Chief Development Officer for Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama. During his time at Baptist, Mark took a fledgling development operation and transformed it – securing in excess of $35 million in philanthropic support to the Foundation, initiating and completing a successful capital campaign supporting the $60 Million expansion of Princeton Baptist Medical Center, and increasing donor participation by 400%.
Arthur L. Criscillis, Ed.D. — Managing Partner
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.
Jerry W. Henry — Partner
With over 35 years of experience covering a wide-range of nonprofit institutions, Jerry W. Henry, Partner, provides counsel on a daily basis to a diverse body of clients including educational institutions, human service groups, cultural institutions and faith-based organizations.
Sandra K. Kidd — Partner
Sandra K. Kidd, Partner, provides a wide range of results-oriented services to clients including Board planning and development, fundraising assessment studies, campaign strategy studies, campaign direction, staff development and general consulting. Her areas of expertise cover campaign planning and management, and major and planned giving consultation.
Nancy E. Peterman — Partner
Nancy E. Peterman, as Partner, assists universities, schools, healthcare, arts and cultural institutions and human service organizations to achieve results and pursue their missions. In her role as Partner at Alexander Haas, Nancy’s recent clients include Clemson University, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Saint Mary’s College of California, University of West Florida, Louisiana State University Foundation, Salem Academy and College, the University of Connecticut, Emory University School of Law, Kansas State University, Sewickley Academy, Notre Dame Academy, and the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.
David T. Shufflebarger — Senior Partner
Talk with Shuff for a few minutes and it is likely that you will learn four things: 1) He is passionate about philanthropy; 2) He considers himself fortunate to be married to Patti, his bride of five decades; 3) He is more than a little proud of their two sons and eight grandchildren; and 4) He is a not so humble Virginian. Shuff has counseled more than 100 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.
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.
Judy K. Anderson — Project Director
Judy K. Anderson, Project Director for Alexander Haas, has been fundraising in the Atlanta nonprofit community for more than 30 years. She came to Alexander Haas in 2002 where she helped guide the highly-successful High Museum of Art capital campaign. She is the firm’s most senior Project Director with expertise in campaigns and assessments as well as development staff training. She has worked locally on campaigns and with development programs for Atlanta Humane Society, Emory University School of Law, First Presbyterian Church Atlanta, The Fox Theater, the Georgia Aquarium, Historic Westville, the National Infantry Foundation, Woodward Academy and WonderRoot, among others.
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.
Jarrad Howard – Campaign Strategy Studies Coordinator
Jarrad Howard, Campaign Strategy Studies Coordinator, 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.
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.
Heather N. Pennington — Project Coordinator
As a Project Coordinator, Heather supports each aspect of client projects and ensures that communication flows between Partners and clients. She also provides administrative support for firm projects and tasks associated with client services, non-client tasks, and professional activities.
Pressley Harris 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).
Heather H. Thornton — Project Manager
Heather’s passion for working with and for nonprofits is evidenced in her professional and personal endeavors. She has been a member of the Alexander Haas team for over eleven years, serving mainly our clients in the higher education sector with a broad array of services, ranging from campaign counsel to study management to board training. She was recently involved in the Saving Sweet Briar College campaign, working closely with alumnae to help prevent the closing of the College in 2015 and to raise the funds that enabled Sweet Briar to reopen for the 2015-2016 academic year. Heather previously worked at The Southern Center for International Studies.
Rebekah Wortman — SEO/Social Media Consultant
Rebekah Wortman has delivered effective integrated business-to-business communications, search engine optimization and internet marketing strategies to organizations in multiple industries since 2005. Wortman holds a BA in Political Science and Mass Communications from the University of Georgia.