Congratulations Shelby Carroll

Dear Team,

I am excited to report that Shelby Carroll will assume the role of Director of the Cavanaugh Council and President’s Circle Program effective July 1, 2018. As Assistant Director and then Associate Director for the past four years, Shelby has demonstrated outstanding leadership, collaboration and a deep commitment to our membership and Notre Dame. In her new role, she will lead the Cavanaugh Council and President’s Circle team of Suzanne DeGuilio and Nick Shelton and oversee all aspects of the program as we work towards our new Boldly goal of raising $25M by 2020. Please join me in congratulating Shelby!

Best, Drew

Welcome Katie Engel

I’m pleased to announce Katie Engel as the newest member of the Prospect Management team. Katie will serve as a Prospect Research Analyst helping the Prospect Management team provide strategic insights into current prospects and future benefactors. In this role, Katie will also help the Prospect Management team track key business and fundraising trends, and provide timely updates to our consultants and fundraisers.
Katie has a B.A. in English from Pepperdine University where she ran Cross Country and Track. More recently she earned her master’s degree in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from the Rochester Institute of Technology. While at RIT Katie also worked in the Assessment, Technology, and Communications office in the Division of Student Affairs.
Katie’s first day will be July 9th.  Please join me in welcoming her to the Notre Dame family!
Yours in Notre Dame,
Ian Montijo

Welcome Salonee Seecharan! 

Please join me in welcoming Salonee Seecharan as a member of the Data and Financial Management Team. Salonee is from Queens, New York, born in Trinidad and Tobago. A recent graduate, she studied sociology during her undergraduate years at Notre Dame.

Last year Salonee was one of the inaugural members of the Development Internship program. Most recently, as an undergraduate intern, she worked with Shelby Carroll on the evolution of the Cavanaugh Council directory by turning it into a digital version.

Salonee joins the team this week as an innovative projects coordinator.

Amy Schell

Congrats and Welcome, Brandon Tabor!

I am happy to announce that Brandon Tabor has accepted the position of Director, Operations and Technology in annual giving, where he will lead a talented team responsible for driving unrestricted and giving society revenue and new donors to Notre Dame through the implementation of effective processes, segmentation and emerging technology.

Brandon joined Notre Dame in December 2012 as a member of the Storytelling & Engagement team, first as a Graphic Designer and most recently as Associate Director. His creative leadership, strong work ethic and can-do attitude have had a positive impact on much of what we do across the entire division. We could not be more thrilled to welcome him to the annual giving team. Please join me in congratulating Brandon!


The position of Graphic Designer in Storytelling & Engagement will be posted shortly. If you are interested in this position or know of an outstanding candidate, please reach out to Brandon Tabor or Jim Small.

Welcome Lauren Brown

I am excited to welcome Lauren Brown (no — a different Lauren Brown) to the Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing team as Marketing Project Specialist. In this role she will serve as project manager for all AGSM initiatives which will include development of new strategic marketing campaigns, working closely with the Storytelling & Engagement team and working with internal and external partners to effectively execute all AGSM priorities.
Lauren graduated from Bethel College in 2012 and since then has worked in marketing at Bradley Company and most recently as an Account Executive at Pathfinders Advertising in Mishawaka. She has lead strategy and execution for national marketing campaigns including Boxed Water is Better, Amyway and Welch’s. We couldn’t be more excited to have her to join our team. Her official start date will be July 9, 2018.
Please join me in welcoming Lauren!
All my best,
Ashley Gerard

Best Wishes, Kennedy St. Charles

Congratulations to Kennedy St. Charles for faithfully completing her two-year term as a participant in the university-wide Staff Fellows program. We are thankful for her rotational contributions to Storytelling, Special Events and Stewardship, Alumni Association, ND Trail, Campaign Administration, and Learning and Organizational Development. Kennedy’s final day in the office is Friday June 29.

We wish her the best in her next chapter: a fast-track MBA program in the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

Well done, Kennedy! You are forever a member of the Notre Dame/University Relations family.


Welcome Colleen Bailey to Donor Services

Please join Donor Services in welcoming Colleen Bailey to the team as our Financial Analyst! Colleen, a 2013 UND grad, is excited to come back to campus after spending five years in the Detroit area with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Holy Cross Services. Welcome Colleen!