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For Immediate Release
July 18, 2017

CASE Membership Elects 13 Advancement Professionals to Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The membership of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education has elected 13 individuals to fill open positions on the CASE Board of Trustees. The 30-member board sets CASE policies, approves the annual budget and ensures sound management of the organization.

The results were announced during the annual membership meeting at the 2017 CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement in San Francisco, California.

The newly elected trustees are:

James H. Moore Jr., chair-elect. Moore is president and CEO of the University of Illinois Foundation. Previously, Moore served as president and CEO of the University of Arizona Foundation. He also served as president and CEO of the University of Northern Colorado Foundation. Moore most recently served as treasurer of the CASE Board of Trustees, is a former member of the Commission on Philanthropy and is the recipient of the CASE Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Award.

Teresa M. Flannery, treasurer. Flannery is vice president for communication at American University in Washington, D.C. Prior to her appointment at AU, Flannery served as assistant vice president at the University of Maryland where she led the team that created the nationally recognized "Fear the Turtle" campaign. She also held positions in admissions and student affairs at Maryland and was affiliate assistant professor in the College of Education. She most recently served as secretary of the CASE Board of Trustees and is the former chair of the CASE Commission on Communications and Marketing.

Sergio Gonzalez, secretary. Gonzalez is senior vice president for university advancement and external affairs at the University of Miami. He played a key role in the university's capital campaigns, Momentum and Momentum 2, which collectively raised more than $3 billion. Previously, he served as chief of staff to former Miami-Dade County Executive Mayor Alex Penalea, was director of the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee and director for the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust. He has been named senior vice president for advancement at Brown University, effective Aug. 1, 2017. Gonzalez most recently served as an at-large member of the CASE board and chair of its International Committee. He is a former member of the CASE Commission on Philanthropy.

Gordon Arbeau, at-large trustee. Arbeau is director, public and community relations at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Arbeau has served in this position for more than 11 years. Previously, he was the director of marketing at Canadian Niagara Hotels and director of operations at Tri-Media Integrated Marketing Technologies Inc. Arbeau has previously served as an at-large member of the CASE board, is currently chair of the CASE Commission on Communications and Marketing and is leading a group of volunteers in articulating CASE's brand architecture.

Margaret Bradley, at-large trustee. Bradley is head of school at the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California. Previously, she was director of development and then assistant headmaster, external affairs at the Cate School in Carpinteria, California, for more than 18 years. Bradley also served as director of development and campaign director at Metairie Park County Day School in New Orleans. She is the former chair of the Independent School Educational Fundraising Awards Selection Committee.

Lauren Brookey, at-large trustee. Brookey is vice president of external affairs at Tulsa Community College and president of the TCC Foundation. Under her leadership, the institution's magazine-Spotlight on TCC-won a silver Circle of Excellence Award in 2013, and the institution was one of the first community colleges to participate in the CASE Peer Advancement Review Program. A former CASE District IV board member, Brookey is also a past member of the CASE Commission on Communications and Marketing.

Fernando Leon Garcia, at-large trustee. Leon Garcia is president of CETYS University in Mexico. Previously, Leon Garcia served as chancellor of the international division at City University of Seattle. Before that, he was president of the Phoenix Institute for Professional Education and was the chief academic officer of Apollo International. He has previously served as an at-large member of the CASE Board of Trustees.

Michael Lavery, at-large trustee. Lavery is CEO at Brand & Reputation Ltd. and director at Justvisiting CIC. Previously, Lavery served as executive director of external relations at Teeside University in North East England and director of communications and marketing at Durham University. He has extensive marketing experience in the private and public sectors throughout Europe. Most recently, he was a speaker at the 2016 CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference and has served as a member of the CASE Europe Board of Trustees since 2014.

James Lewis, District IV trustee. Lewis is vice president for advancement at Texas Wesleyan University. During his tenure, Lewis has overseen an increase in annual gifts and new pledges as well as a 30-plus percent increase in alumni donations. Previously, he served as executive vice president for development at Big Brothers Big Sisters, vice president of development at the University of Texas at Arlington and vice president for advancement at Austin College. Lewis is a former chair of the CASE District IV Board of Directors.

Lisa Lewis, at-large trustee. Lewis is president and CEO of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. Lewis has more than 23 years of alumni association experience. Previous positions include executive director of the University of Connecticut Alumni Association, assistant vice president of communications for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, president of the University of South Florida Alumni Association Inc. and associate vice president of alumni affairs for the University of South Florida. She is a former member of the CASE Commission on Alumni Relations.

Thomas Mitchell, at-large trustee. Mitchell is vice president for development and alumni affairs at the University of Florida. Previously, Mitchell was vice chancellor of university advancement at the University of California, Irvine, and president of the UCI Foundation. Other prior positions include president of the Iowa State University Foundation and vice president of development and university relations at Northern Illinois University. He is a former member of the CASE Commission on Philanthropy, a recipient of the CASE Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Award and former chair of the National Committee on Institutionally Related Foundations.

Christine Pina, District I trustee. Pina is chief advancement officer at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut. Previously, she was vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Hartford where she doubled the program's annual philanthropic gifts during her tenure. Pina also served as director of major gifts at Wesleyan University. She is a current member of the CASE Commission on Philanthropy and a former member of the CASE District I Board of Directors.

David Unruh, District II trustee. Unruh is senior vice president for institutional advancement at Drexel University. Unruh was previously a senior vice president at Grenzenbach Glier and Associates, an international donor development and alumni relations consulting firm. Prior to these positions, Unruh served as senior vice president for institutional advancement at Temple University, director of major gifts for Carnegie Mellon University, director of regional major gifts for the University of Pennsylvania and associate president of alumni relations and development at the University of Chicago.

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