Slate of 2020 CASE District V Board of Directors
Meet the nominees for 2020 CASE District V Board of Directors:
Brad Quarberg, Director of News & Marketing at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, has been active in CASE District V since 1987. Quarberg served as the district’s newsletter editor and marketing coordinator from 1997-2012, as well as chair of the district’s conference in 2003 and 2004. He received the CASE District V Distinguished Service in 2012 and has earned numerous CASE Circle of Excellence and Pride of CASE V awards. After a brief hiatus in district leadership, he was named the chair of the district’s Integrated Marketing Task Force at the beginning of 2019. Quarberg has worked at UW-La Crosse since 1985 working with internal and external communications, alumni and development communications, marketing initiatives as well as media and legislative relations.
Steve Crawford serves as the Executive Director of Alumni Relations at Otterbein University. In this role, he oversees outreach and programming to alumni, families, and friends in the Cardinal community. He received his MA from The Ohio State University and his BA from Capital University.
A long-time CASE V volunteer, he chaired the DV conference in 2011 as well as chaired the 2016 joint conference with our partners from DVI. He has presented sessions at CASE V, CASE VI, CASE KY, and ICAA.
Professionally, he has experience in undergraduate admissions, new student orientation, college counseling, and university advancement. He previously worked at Denison University, The Wellington School, Ohio State, and Capital.
Shai James-Boyd, CFRE, is a passionate nonprofit professional dedicated to strengthening communities through fundraising and relationship building. For more than 20 years she has used her skills to advance the fundraising profession. Currently, she serves as Assistant Director of Development for Henry Ford College Foundation, where she oversees all aspects of fund development and alumni relations. Committed to advancing her profession, Shai regularly presents on fundraising and philanthropy topics. She serves on the District V Conference Planning Committee for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and is a past board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter. Shai also supports other aspiring female leaders as an institutional representative for the Michigan American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network.
Shai’s creativity and joyful enthusiasm make her a natural leader. She has honed her leadership skills through several professional development programs. Most recently, she completed the Greater Good Nonprofit Leadership Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a competitive national program sponsored by the Allstate Foundation. Shai is also a graduate of Leadership Detroit, Detroit Executive Leadership Circle, and the Michigan Nonprofit Association’s Emerging Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector program. Currently, Shai attends Ferris State University where she is pursuing a Doctorate in Community College Leadership.
Shai is a former board member for Teen HYPE (Helping Youth by Providing Education) and immediate past president of the Project 22 Foundation, where she created innovative fundraising programs to support scholarships for area youth. She is the former chair of the Delta Gems high school mentoring program, a lifelong mentor to her Little from the Big Brother Big Sisters program, and a volunteer mentor at Cornerstone Schools. In addition, she currently serves as board chair of the New Joy Outreach Community Center and a board member of the University of Michigan-Dearborn African American Alumni Affiliate.
She received a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Wayne State University. She is a proud Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She currently lives in Southfield, MI with her husband Wilson Boyd.
An accomplished leader with 18 years’ experience in alumni engagement, program development, strategic planning, and volunteer management, Erin Sudrovech is currently the Director of Alumni Engagement at Oakland University. She has extensive experience developing engagement strategies and programming initiatives with alumni, university leadership, faculty, students, and staff that encourage alumni involvement in and support of institutional goals. Under her leadership, the OU Office of Alumni Engagement has been recognized with multiple awards for best practices in alumni relations, best volunteer program, best student alumni program and best new alumni program through the Pride of CASE V awards program between 2015 and 2018.
Erin began her career in alumni relations under the mentorship of retired executive director Jamie Jeremy at her alma mater, Western Michigan University. She and her husband Mike have two children, Brody and Avenne, who they keep busy shuffling between OU basketball and WMU football games!
Alex Westlund is an Associate Director of Regional Development at Indiana University Foundation with more than three years of higher education development experience. Originally from Iowa, Alex holds a bachelor's degree in business administration in entrepreneurial management, with certificates in nonprofit management and fundraising and philanthropy from the University of Iowa. She has served on a number of boards and committees at the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, Indiana University Foundation, and the Indianapolis Zoo. Alex lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her labradoodle, Daisy.
CASE District V members will once again vote electronically for the slate of new district board officers and directors as presented by the nominating committee. This process will allow all member institutions to participate in the voting process and ensure that the one institution/one vote stipulation in our bylaws is being properly administered.
The official ballot for the district will be distributed electronically on Oct. 10 to the membership coordinator for each institution. They will have until Nov. 10 to cast their votes. Listed below is the slate that is being presented by the CASE District V nominating committee.
Please share your thoughts with your institution's membership coordinator so that he or she may cast an informed vote on behalf of your institution. Results of the voting will be shared during the annual business meeting at the District V Conference in Chicago, December 15-17, 2019.