Pressley Peters – Writer

Pressley Peters

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).

John H. Taylor — Partner

John H. Taylor

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.

Jeffrey M. Smythe – Associate Partner

Jeffrey M. Smythe

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.

Kevin Smyrl – Associate Partner

Kevin Smyrl

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.

David T. Shufflebarger — Senior Partner

David Shufflebarger

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.

Nancy E. Peterman — Partner

Nancy E. Peterman

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.

Jane DiFolco Parker —Partner

Jane DiFolco Parker

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.

Sandra K. Kidd — Senior Partner

Sandra K. Kidd

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.

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

Tara Jones

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.