Please join me in welcoming Chas Grundy to the Development team! Chas has joined us in the capacity of ND Family and Digital Strategist, where he will develop and implement a strategy to engage Notre Dame fans and Subway Alumni. In this role, Chas will implement a new engagement strategy to the Notre Dame faithful, through proactive marketing and innovative experiences. Moreover, Chas will develop an integrated digital strategy for Advancement, including the Annual Giving Programs, Gift Planning, CFR, and leadership giving, driving revenue growth and donors.
Since 2009, Chas has served as the Director of Interactive Marketing for Agency ND. In this role, he successfully led the University’s internal agency to serve Notre Dame’s online marketing efforts. Under his leadership, the Agency launched major projects including ND.edu redesign, UND.com, Campus Map, Tour, Game Day, the University Facebook page, and mobile websites. From 2005 – 2009, Chas served in other capacities at the Agency, including Web Developer and Project Manager. In 2004, Chas founded the company Birch Lake Studios, Inc., which offered design, programming, security, and marketing services for the web.
Chas earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame with majors in Japanese and Computer Applications. During his time at Notre Dame, he completed a one-year study abroad program at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. Chas is actively involved with Camp Fire USA River Bend Council, and served on its Board of Directors from November 2007 – 2011. Chas and his wife are expecting their second child next month!
Please join me in welcoming Chas to the team!
Micki L. Kidder, Assistant Vice President for Development