Jean Collier is on the move!

I am pleased to announce that Jean Collier will be joining the CFR team full time beginning Monday August 8th, 2011.  Jean has done great work out of the NYC office for the past 3 years.  Jean’s efforts to secure a $10M gift for Mendoza from Delioitte highlighted her comfort and enthusiasm for working through the complex requirements of connecting so many relationships that are required to land such a lucrative gift.

Michael McLaughlin and I have been talking about this potential opportunity for months and I am pleased to say we are ready to move forward with the transition.  I am very excited to welcome Jean to our team and look forward to her having a fantastic impact on our fundraising goals.  This move is consistent with Jean’s commitment to excellence in her service to the University of Notre Dame.  Jean’s service has included leadership roles as President of the Alumni Association, former Trustee, member of the Spirit Campaign Cabinet and professionally with Development. Prior to Jean’s work with Development, she worked for General Electric for 22 years and KPMG for 2 years after graduation.  She has a unique set of qualifications that combine deep understanding of corporate structure and decision making combined with keen insights of how corporate foundations operate.  Jean’s work with General Electric and their vast network of alumnus is well known across campus.

Jean will work as the Senior Corporate Advisor.  Jean will assist Corporate Relations Directors and staff shape relationships with a core group of firms including General Electric, McDonalds, E&Y, etc.

Please join me in welcoming Jean to the Corporate and Foundations Team!  Congratulations, Jean!

George Keegan

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