Josh Harraman currently serves as the interim vice president for alumni engagement, annual giving and advancement communications for the Rutgers University Foundation. He joined the Rutgers University Alumni Association as the associate vice president for alumni engagement in September 2017.
In his role at Rutgers, Harraman has university wide responsibilities for engaging Rutgers alumni through volunteer engagement, events and programs, alumni career services, and student engagement. He also assists in facilitating their support via a robust annual giving program and oversees strategic advancement communications in preparation for the comprehensive campaign.
Prior to joining Rutgers, Harraman served as the senior director for alumni and constituent engagement at The Ohio State University where he led life stage programming and regional engagement efforts. He previously worked at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and focused on student leadership and involvement. Harraman received his bachelor’s degree in history from The Ohio State University and his master’s degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. He received his doctoral degree in educational philosophy at The Ohio State University in 2019.
Ryan Catherwood is the assistant vice president, alumni and career services at Longwood University in Virginia. Prior to joining Longwood, Ryan was the director of digital engagement strategy in the University Advancement Office at the University of Virginia. Early in his career, Ryan obtained event-based professional experience in the hospitality industry through positions as a banquet manager, convention services manager and eventually catering sales for a Sheraton hotel.
Ryan attended the University of Queensland Business School in 2007. It was at UQBS that he began work in higher education administration as an intern in the marketing department. After transitioning back to the United States, Ryan worked at a private, boarding secondary school as the Director of Marketing and Communication before leaving for a position in the Office of Alumni Affairs at Washington and Lee University. At Washington and Lee, Ryan served as the primary manager of all marketing and communications.
For two and a half years, Ryan hosted a professional development web show called Advancement Live that featured interviews with industry thought leaders. Ryan is passionate about network building and developing engagement strategies. Listen to Ryan’s podcast called Advancement Legends for interviews with senior advancement leaders from around the world. Additionally, Ryan has been part of the faculty for the CASE Alumni Engagement Strategies in 2017 and the CASE Homecoming and Reunions conference in 2018 and 2019.
A former television news reporter with a passion for public speaking, Kim Infanti is executive director for digital engagement and communications in Syracuse University's Office of Alumni Engagement. Kim also hosts "Advancement Live" on the Higher Ed Live Network, highlighting innovation in alumni engagement and fundraising. Kim leads the social media strategy for Syracuse University’s “Boost the ’Cuse” giving day, oversaw the first-ever comprehensive all-alumni survey for Syracuse University, helped build SU’s alumni engagement scorecard, launched an alumni social media ambassador program, and looks forward to sharing those experiences with conference attendees.
Prior to her role in alumni engagement, Kim spent several years in career services working to connect students and alumni. While there, she created the award-winning @WorkingOrange initiative, oversaw SU's alumni mentoring program, and delivered hundreds of presentations on using LinkedIn effectively. Kim graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Syracuse University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. She has since completed a Certificate of Advanced Study in Information Innovation (social media), as well as a master's degree in Public Administration with a focus on Organizational Leadership from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Chad Warren joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2017 to serve as the senior associate vice president for alumni engagement, annual giving, and career services and the executive director of the UNLV Alumni Association. In his role, Chad oversees advocacy, alumni engagement, annual giving, events, regional development, sponsorship/preferred partnerships and career services.
Warren came to UNLV from The Ohio State University where he previously served as the assistant vice president. Prior to Ohio State, Warren served as executive director for university outreach & engagement at the University of Dayton. He also has served as the director of annual giving at Florida State University and was a higher education fundraising consultant for six years.
Warren has been an active participant in CAAE, AFP, and CASE, speaking at a variety of conferences annually. Warren received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton and a MBA from Saint Leo University. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in public policy at UNLV.