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

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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.

Laura M. Hardy – Associate Partner

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Laura Hardy brings her clients more than 35 years of experience leading development programs in the arts, human services, health, and cultural sectors. She began her career at Alexander Haas as a Campaign Manager before progressing to Senior Campaign Manager and Consultant.

Holly Caswell King — Business Manager

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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. Holly’s first position with the company was in campaign management and direction. Later, she broadened her experience in fundraising through philanthropic sectors while serving as Director of Individual Giving for the High Museum of Art and then Director of Development at The Nature Conservancy of Georgia.

Carl G. Hamm — Partner

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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.

Ed Hohlbein — Systems/Reports Specialist

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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 before 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.

Jarrad Howard — Project Director

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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.

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

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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 the area of 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.

David H. King — President & CEO

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David H. King, President & CEO of Alexander Haas, has lived in Atlanta for nearly 35 years and has 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.