2018 cohort of the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate completes program

2018 cohort of the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate completes program

2018 Executive Leadership Certificate cohort

Phoenix, Ariz. (July 2, 2018) – The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation's Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate program welcomed 15 new alumni into its ranks in late June, as the latest cohort presented their Capstone Projects to complete the program.

The Executive Leadership Certificate (ELC), developed by the Center’s Nonprofit Management Institute, is designed to meet the professional needs of senior-level managers and emerging executives of nonprofit and public organizations. The curriculum is presented in a cohort format to enhance their human capacity for strategic results while addressing complex leadership challenges with character, integrity and distinction.

The new ELC graduates are:

  • Andy Burnette, Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation
  • Deborah Thompson, Make-A-Wish America
  • EJ Hughes, Child Crisis Arizona
  • Eric Kaldahl, Amerind Foundation
  • Eric Ledermann, University Presbyterian Church of Tempe
  • Gregory Forney, Langham Partnership
  • Jesus Love, Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County
  • Kate Maguire Jensen, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona
  • Mark Jacoby, Gompers
  • Melissa Elliot, Area Agency on Aging, Region One
  • Michael Powell, Arizona Foundation for Contemporary Theology
  • Tammy Reed, ASU Enterprise Partners
  • Tracy Muller, Community Provider of Enrichment Services
  • Victor Martinez, Friendly House
  • Courtney Slanaker, American Red Cross, Southern Arizona Chapter

Program facilitators are current and former CEOs and executive directors of nonprofit organizations with a vast amount of combined experience as change-making practitioners in the field. A variety of instructional methods are used to provide engaging, practice-oriented learning experiences that are focused on knowledge, skills and techniques that can immediately be implemented.

The six-month-long ELC program begins each year in mid-January. Applications are due on Jan. 4, 2019.

For additional information regarding any of the ASU Lodestar Center’s programs, visit lodestar.asu.edu. If you have questions, please call 602.496.0500 or email nonprofit@asu.edu.