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James Bullock, Vice President
University Advancement
704-337-2217
704-688-2768 fax
bullockj@queens.edu

James has more than 26 years of in-depth fundraising experience in higher education. In his role as Vice President for University Advancement at Queens, James serves on the president's senior leadership team and provides strategic oversight of the university's advancement program, including its critical development and capital fundraising initiatives. In 2011, Queens completed the Investing in Queens' Future campaign one year ahead of schedule with more than $110 million committed toward a $100 million goal. Queens was recently recognized by CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) as one of 20 universities nationally for excellence in fundraising.

Prior to coming to Queens, James served as Vice President of University Advancement at Wake Forest University, where he led an office of more than 75 development, alumni relations, marketing, and communications professionals. As director of the Campaign for Wake Forest from 1999 - 2006, James led a dedicated team of staff and volunteers to a record-setting landmark - surpassing the University's $600 million goal by more than $89 million.

James has consulted with a number of institutions and organizations across the Southeast. He is active in civic and professional organizations, serving as a trustee of the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center; a two-term member of the Board of Directors for CASE District III; Vice Chair of the Center for Congregational Health, a subsidiary of the School of Pastoral Care at North Carolina Baptist Hospitals; and an elder at Highland Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, NC. He has been a frequent speaker on capital campaigns and planned giving at CASE conferences and other programs. James earned his BA (1985) and MBA (1995) from Wake Forest University.

James Bullock

 

Tamara Burrell
Executive Director of Presidential Relations
Associate Vice President for University Relations
(704) 337-2498
burrellt@queens.edu

Tamara Burrell began her Queens career in 1997 and currently serves as the Executive Director of Presidential Relations and Associate Vice President for Development. In this role, she ensures the President is focused on Queens' donors and is a leader in executing fundraising strategies to help secure the financial health of the institution. Under the direction of the President and in collaboration with the Board Chair, she is also charged with the management and stewardship of the Board of Trustees, Life Trustees and Emeriti Trustees. She is responsible for organizing and implementing fundraising activities related to these groups which represent Queens' most generous philanthropists. Tamara holds a BA in Liberal Studies from Ambassador University and earned an MS in Organizational Development through Queens' McColl School in 2013.

Tamara Burrell

 

Adelaide Davis '61, Associate Vice President
Alumni Relations and Planned Giving
704-337-2329
704-688-2768 fax
davisa@queens.edu

Adelaide is a 1961 graduate of Queens, holding a BA in English. After working as a volunteer at Queens for many years, Adelaide joined the staff as the Director of Alumni Relations in 1983 and currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations and Planned Giving. In addition to her work with alumni and friends of Queens, Adelaide serves as a liaison to the Queens Friends of Library, Friends of Music and Friends of Theater groups. During the celebration of her 50th class reunion in the summer of 2011, Adelaide's friends, family, former classmates, faculty, and staff honored her by establishing a Presidential Scholarship endowed in her name. Adelaide is a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where she serves as an elder.

Adelaide Davis

 

Elizabeth Kiser, Associate Vice President
Director of Development
704-337-2273
kisere@queens.edu

Elizabeth Kiser joined Queens University of Charlotte in 2012 as Associate Vice President and Director of Development after ten years of leading fundraising efforts at Davidson College. While at Davidson, Elizabeth was responsible for creating and implementing the overall fundraising strategy for the college.

Elizabeth leads Queens' strategic fundraising initiatives and manages the development team. Additionally, she serves as a key fundraiser, building relationships that advance the mission of Queens University of Charlotte.

"Elizabeth's decision to come to Queens is a tremendous tribute to the quality and caring nature of our board of trustees, our faculty and staff members." said James Bullock, Vice President for University Advancement upon Elizabeth's arrival. "We know her professionalism and fundraising skills will benefit our university for years to come."

Elizabeth earned a BA in Communications from St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She moved to Charlotte in 1995 and worked in sales and marketing with the Uptown YMCA, Ticketmaster and TEAMtalk, Inc. Elizabeth is a board member with Trinity Episcopal School. She is an Ironman triathlete and past president of Charlotte Triathlon Club. She lives a mile from Queens with her husband, Jamie, Mary Cate (9), Webb (7) and Finn (3), their yellow lab.

 

Laura Thompson
Director of Advancement Communications & Foundation Relations
704-337-2268
Suttonl@queens.edu

Laura manages foundation relationships and communications originating from the Advancement office. She works closely with administration and faculty to ensure that university activities and strategic direction are communicated clearly and effectively to Queens' friends and supporters. Laura joined the Queens staff in 2013 with 17 years of corporate and non-profit fundraising experience. She is a graduate of Converse College with BA degrees in Business Administration and French, and is an alumna of the McColl School's MBA program. Laura is the proud parent of a Queens student. Through her daughter's experience and her own, Laura is an enthusiastic proponent of the student-focused, comprehensive education Queens provides in a nurturing environment.

Laura Sutton

 

Liza Boehling, Staff Assistant
Advancement
704-337-2434
boehlingl@queens.edu

Liza provides administrative support for 13 Advancement staff members. Before joining the Queens staff, she created customized and maintainable systems for clients as a professional organizer with Simplicity in Charlotte. Originally from Edenton, NC, Liza graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City with a BA in Acting.

Liza

 

Lizz Gregg, Director
Donor Relations 
704-337-2493
greggl@queens.edu

Lizz oversees donor recognition and stewardship at Queens. A Charlotte native, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a concentration in Education from Davidson College. Prior to joining the Advancement team at Queens, Lizz worked in Alumni Relations at Davidson.

Lizz Clegg

 

Laura Beth Ellis, Assistant Vice President
Annual Giving & Constituent Relations
704-337-2334
ellislb@queens.edu

Laura Beth has been with Queens since 2009 and oversees annual giving and constituent relations. In this role she works closely with volunteer leaders and directs fundraising initiatives related to annual giving. Laura Beth is a graduate of Florida State University where she earned a BS in Political Science, and is an alumna of the McColl School's MS in Organizational Development program. She is married to Eric Ellis and they have two children, Anna Claire and Jack and their four-legged child, Ruby.

 

Jamie Yearwood, Director
Queens Fund & Annual Giving
704-688-2703
grauelj@queens.edu

Jamie manages the annual giving efforts at Queens as they relate to raising awareness and support for the Queens Fund. Previously, she served as the Director of Alumni and Development for the McColl School, working specifically with our McColl alumni population. She graduated from University of Tennessee with an MS in Sports Management in 2008 and from Elon University with a BA in Corporate Communications in 2007. Prior to her time at Queens, she worked in the advancement office at Elon.

Jamie

 

Stacy Aldrich, Director
Alumni Relations
704-337-2536
aldrichs@queens.edu

Stacy Aldrich joined the Office of Alumni Relations in April 2016, bringing over 12 years of higher education experience in admissions, alumni relations and career services. Prior to joining Queens, Stacy was the assistant director of industry and alumni outreach at the Savannah College of Art and Design working remotely from Charlotte.

In her current role, she oversees event and programmatic management, communications and marketing efforts for the Office of Alumni Relations. Stacy manages partnerships with Admissions, Athletics and the Vandiver Center for Career Development and supports college wide initiatives. Stacy is a member of the business advisory board at the Innovation Institute for the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. She has served in various co-chairman positions for the Art with Heart Committee benefiting Safe Alliance and is an active member of the Surfrider Foundation Charlotte Chapter.

Stacy

 

Danielle Phillips '13, Assistant Director
Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
704-337-2256
phillipsd@queens.edu

Danielle is a 2013 Queens alumna with a BA in elementary education as well as an Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award recipient. After teaching fifth grade at Myers Park Traditional School, she chose to return to her alma mater to work in University Advancement where she will manage the Class Ambassador program and encourage alumni engagement. In her free time, Danielle enjoys tutoring Charlotte students, reading, and playing tennis.

Danielle Phillips

 

Lesley Swartz, Director
Major Gifts Officer
704-337-2595
swartzl@queens.edu

Lesley's career path in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors brought her a broad set of experiences and valuable perspective. After graduating from Queens in 1987, she worked for her sorority, Alpha Delta Phi, as a national consultant. Lesley's desire to remain in higher education inspired her to earn a Master's in Education in college student development and higher ed administration from the University of Mississippi - Oxford. She then worked in a variety of roles at the Savannah College of Art and Design, including Dean of Student Life. At PepsiCo, Lesley gained experience in a range of roles from bottling operations to national account management. While there, she received a Ring of Honor award, the corporation's recognition for top performers. Lesley then returned to higher education, bringing her experience in sales, customer relationships and marketing to her role as lead giving and engagement officer for the Parent Programs office at Davidson College. 

Returning to Queens in 2015 felt like coming home. As senior advancement officer, Lesley travels extensively, meeting with alumni, parents, and friends and bringing them closer to the Queens community through engagement and advocacy. Her visits and conversations often intersect with her own Queens experience and she is inspired by the stories, generosity, and loyalty she encounters in meeting Queens' alumni and friends. Lesley joined the Advancement staff on the same day she arrived at Queens as a freshman 27 years before.  She shares her alma mater with her mother, Class of '55, and her sister, Class of '90. Lesley's other interests include travel, dining, biking, photography, professional, college and youth sports events, supporting her kids' schools and organizations and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association. She is determined to visit every state in the United States and has six to go. Lesley was introduced to her husband of 16 years, Gregg, by a Queens classmate. They live in Davidson with their children, Michael and Caroline, who perhaps may be members of the Classes of 2027 and 2025 respectively!

 

Cindy Manshack, Executive Director
Research and Advancement Services
704-337-2205
manshacc@queens.edu

Cindy Manshack oversees prospect research and prospect management in support of Queens' major gift fundraising efforts. She has been with Queens since 1989, and headed the university's annual giving program from 1995 to 2002, when she moved into her current position. She is a member of the Association of Professional Researchers in Advancement (APRA) and serves on the board of APRA-Carolinas. Prior to joining Queens, Cindy worked at the Carolina Raptor Center, an environmental education and raptor rehabilitation facility, and was a high school math and science teacher. She earned a BA with Honors in Biology from Randolph-Macon Woman's College.

Cindy Manshack

 

Pat Renguso, Administrative Assistant
University Advancement
704-337-2217
rengusop@queens.edu

In her role as Administrative Assistant Pat supports James Bullock and Adelaide Davis. She holds a BA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Mundelein College (now part of Loyola University/Chicago) and a post baccalaureate diploma in Paralegal Technology from CPCC. Prior to joining the Advancement team in 2008 Pat worked in the banking industry, and in academic environments at Mundelein College and Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in the Chicago area.

Pat Renguso

 

Anne Harber, Specialist - Constituent Records and Prospect Research
Advancement Services
704-337-2480
harbera@queens.edu

Anne specializes in data management and prospect research in support of Queens' major gift fundraising efforts. She came to Queens in the fall of 2015, after serving as Development Director at International House of Metrolina. She moved with her family to Charlotte in 2005 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anne graduated magna cum laude from Gannon University with a BA in English/Communications, and is pursuing an MS in Communications at the Knight School of Communication.

Anne Harber

 

Brennan Shearer '13, Coordinator
Advancement Services
704-337-2231
shearerb@queens.edu

Brennan is a 2013 graduate of Queens with a BA degree in History. She serves as Advancement Services Coordinator, processing donations, maintaining the information database, and managing Queens' online donation and event pages. She previously served as operations director for a Charlotte non-profit where she coordinated volunteer and fundraising efforts for children's literacy programs. She is excited to now support the Queens Advancement team and connect with Queen's alumni, donors and friends.

Brennan

 

Juli Somers, Coordinator for Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving
University Advancement
704-337-2504
somersj@queens.edu

Juli serves as the Coordinator for Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving. She graduated from East Carolina University in 2013 with a BS in Public Health. Before joining the Queens staff, she managed an endurance sport fundraiser with the National MS Society here in Charlotte. Originally from Durham, NC, she enjoys shopping at the Farmers Market, and trying new craft brews.

                                           Juli
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