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David Goettler

Posted By Elizabeth Davis, Thursday, January 16, 2020

Name:  David Goettler

Title: Chief Executive

Library/Organization: Goettler Associates

Address: 580 South High St., Ste 160, Columbus, Ohio, 43215

Phone: 614-228-3269

Email: david.goettler@goettler.com

Website: www.goettler.com

 

Areas of Expertise:Fundraising & Institutional Advancement


Target Audience: 
Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, Community Members, Library Administrators & Management, Library Board Members

 

Brief Biography: 
     Goettler Associates was founded in 1965 to serve the nation=s nonprofit organizations. The firm brought together a group of highly qualified professionals to serve the total funding and marketing requirements of clients= major fundraising initiatives. Since 1965, Goettler Associates has helped more than 1,500 nonprofit entities raise over $1 billion fo fund capital projects, build endowment, or facilitate special projects.

Mr. Goettler first joined the firm's management team in 1987. Since that time he has served as counsel for a wide range of cultural, higher education, health care, religious, and social service institutions. As the chief executive officer of the firm, Mr. Goettler will provide periodic consulting services, direct campaign planning studies and development assessments, and provide a supervisory and support role to many of the firm's engagements.

Formerly a senior accountant at Coopers & Lybrand in Columbus, he brings experience to the firm in the areas of individual and estate taxation, and planned gift vehicles, In 1987, Mr. Goettler was admitted by the Accountancy Board of Ohio to practice as a certified public accountant, and currently maintains a non-practicing license.

Mr. Goettler is active with the Association of Fundraising Professionals at the chapter and national level, and with his church. He lives in Columbus with his wife and now chases his three grown children around the country.

EDUCATION: BSM, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION: President (1997) – Central Ohio Chapter of AFP (formerly NSFRE)

Member (1998-2003), Finance and Personnel Committee to the
Association of Fundraising Professionals (formerly NSFRE) Board of Directors

Member, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
Certified Public Accountant (license currently inactive)
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Founding Member, Roy G Biv Gallery for Emerging Artists



Availability: Flexible

Fees: No fees are typically requested, reimbursement of expenses is appreciate but not always required.

Speaking Experience:

• AFP Central Ohio Chapter Luncheon Speaker – 2019
• PaLA Pre-Conference Workshop – Oct 2019
• PaLA Annual Conference: Re-Inventing Your Friends Board, Oct 2015
• Ohio Center for Law-Related Education – Board Retreat 2015
• AFP – Central Ohio Chapter Luncheon Speaker: Considering a Major Campaign – May, 2014
• Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy – Annual Conference: The Role of Volunteers, Nov 2014
• AFP Central Ohio Chapter – Advancing in the New Media World, April 2010.
• West Virginia Northern Community College, Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, How to Make the “Ask,” October, 2009
• AHP International Conference, Philadelphia 2007
• Columbus Foundation, Building the Case for Your Endowment Program, April 2007
• AFP International Conference, Atlanta 2006
• AFP International Conference, Baltimore 2005
• AFP Indiana Fund Raising Day 2003
• Central Ohio National Philanthropy Day 2003
• AFP International Conference St. Louis 2002
• ICAA – Winter Annual Fund Mini-conference – 2002
• Salvation Army Southern Territorial Development Conference 2002
• AHP Midwest Regional Conference Detroit 2001
• ICAA Summer Conference 2000
• Sandusky/Erie County Community Foundation, Anataomy of a Capital Campaign, 2000

Tags:  Academic Libraries  Community Members  Juniata-Conemaugh  Lehigh Valley  Library Administrators & Management  Library Board Members  Northeast  Northwest  Public Libraries  South Central  Southeast  Southwest  West Branch 

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Sophie Penney

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 16, 2020

Name:  Sophie Penney

Title: President

Library/Organization: i5 Fundraising

Address: 19 Colonnade Way, Ste. 117, #275 State College, PA 16803

Phone: 814-206-6731

Email: sophie@i5fundraising.com

Website: www.i5fundraising.com

 

Areas of Expertise:Fundraising


Target Audience:Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, School Libraries, Library Administrators & Management, Library Board Members

 

Brief Biography: 
Sophie is a dynamic development leader with extensive expertise in building strategic fundraising initiatives within higher education and non-profit sectors. A seasoned professional Sophie is able to capitalize on the strengths of nonprofit partners to identify, cultivate, steward, and solicit prospects, steward donors, and drive effective outcomes.

Sophie is also the author or co-author of numerous books, articles, and reports including: Dollars for Dreams: Student Affairs Staff as Fundraisers (NASPA 2001) and Student Affairs Fundraising: Raising Funds to Raise the Bar (NASPA, 2019). She is a sought after facilitator, teacher, and coach for aspiring and current fundraising professionals, executive directors, board members, and others involved in fundraising. Recently recognized by the AFP Allegheny Mountains Chapter as the 2019 Fundraising Professional of the Year. 


Availability: Flexible

Fees: Flexible

Speaking Experience:

Multiple AFP Conferences, Leading Age, Central PA Library Directors (via Schlow), Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Conferences, Instructor for Penn State online fundraising courses. 

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Julie Averill Shore

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 16, 2020

Name:  Julie Averill Shore

Library/Organization: Career Development Advisors

Phone Number: 717-695-1141

Address: 10 Dishley Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055

 Email: jshore@careerdevelopmentadvisors.net

Website:  www.careerdevelopmentadvisors.net; https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliepeopleadvisor/

 

Target Audience: Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, Community Members, Teen Services, Adult Services, Library Administrators & Management, Library Board Members

Areas of Expertise: Self-Leadership, Team Synergy, Managing Your Career, Job Search Techniques

 

Biography: 20+ years human resources, talent management, recruiting and career consulting experience, passionate about people using their strengths at work, and teams working together effectively 


Availability: Flexible

Fees: Complimentary for 1 hour; mileage reimbursement for travel from Harrisburg, PA area

Speaking Experience:  HRP of Central PA Annual Conference 2015, PACHC Annual Conference- 2015, Multiple Conferences for Estate & Long Term Care Planning- multiple US cities

 

Tags:  Academic Libraries  Adult Services  Community Members  Library Administrators & Management  Library Board Members  Public Libraries  Teen Services 

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Mark Fiala

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 16, 2020

Name:  Mark Fiala

Title: President

Library/Organization: Organizational Architecture INC.

Phone Number: 216-586-4762

Address: 3100 East 45th Street Suite 462, Cleveland, Ohio, 44127

 Email: markfiala@oahumanresources.com

Website:  OAHUMANRESOURCES.COM

 

Target Audience: Public Libraries, Community Members, Library Administrators & Management, Library Board Members

Areas of Expertise: Human Resources, Compensation, Public Sector, Recruitment, Training and Development, Employee Relations, Compliance, Board Development

 

Biography: Organizational Architecture is a certified veteran owned small business and was founded in 2007 to provide organizations with workforce strategy solutions that align with their organizational strategy. We have diverse experience with all Human Resources disciplines, and we are experienced with processes to support and reinforce these strategies. Our service lines include: --Human Resources consulting [compensation, benefits, training/development, organizational design/development, compliance, administration] --Recruitment and talent acquisition --Onsite or remote temporary HR contractors


Availability: Flexible

Fees: Flexible

Speaking Experience:  Numerous CPA conferences in OH, MI, PA. Regional Ohio library meetings. Numerous training and development workshops, classes, etc.

 

Tags:  Community Members  Library Administrators & Management  Library Board Members  Public Libraries 

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Preethi Fernando Fernando

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 16, 2020

Name:  Preethi Fernando Fernando

Title: Author | Speaker

Library/Organization: Preethi Fernando

Address: Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, Colorado 80537

Email: paxpref@gmail.com

Website: preethifernando.com 

LinkedIn: preethi fernando

 

Areas of Expertise: 1 Diversity and Inclusion. 2. Emotional Intelligence. 3. Mother Teresa's Compassionate Customer Service and What Libraries Can Learn from Her Leadership 4. Work Life Balance


Target Audience: 
Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries, Community Members, Reference Services, Technical Services, Children's Services, Teen Services, Adult Services, Support Staff, Library Administrators & Management, Computer/Electronic Resources, Library Board Members, Library Instructors

 

Brief Biography: 
Preethi Fernando is the author of six books and the winner of Stephen King's Haven Foundation Award,


Availability: Flexible

Fees: To present up to three topics my fee is $1500 plus hotel and travel

Speaking Experience:

Vermont Clerks and Treasurers Conference, Vermont, Sep 13, 2019
Wyoming Solid Waste Recycling Associatio, Keynote Speaker, Sheridan WY

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Stephen Mihaly

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 16, 2020

Name:  Stephen Mihaly

Title: Political Historian

Phone Number: 724-444-5685

Address: 803 Oxford CtGibsoniaPA,15044

 Email: smkm@consolidated.net

 

Areas of Expertise: Political & Presidential History

Target Audience: Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries, Community Members, Reference Services, Adult Services, Library Administrators & Management, Library Board Members

 

Biography: I have been a collector of political americana for over 50 years, with a private collection between 20,000-25,000 different presidential pieces. It is believed to be one of the largest and most varied of it's kind.
The presentation I give is entitled "Marketing The Presidency-A Visual Tour of 125 Years of Presidential Artifacts."
During the 45 minute presentation, I take the audience on a visual journey showing approximately 300 items from my collection. During the presentation I show the audience how our presidential candidates have marketed themselves via the artifacts their campaigns distributed to try and get folks like you and I to vote for them.
This is not a "heavy" political presentation, but one that is light, with lots of laughs. At the same time, I explain to the audience why the candidate produced such an artifact, and sneak in a few funny and interesting stories of our chief executives.
Items that I show and describe during the presentation are such things as a William McKinley soap baby doll, Theodore Roosevelt cast iron door stop, Franklin Roosevelt stove pot covers, Thomas Dewey women's compacts, John Kennedy Halloween masks, and a Richard Nixon shower head.
I also bring many of the artifacts with me so that after the presentation, audience members can ask questions and take a look at them up close and personal.
In addition, I also try and bring political pieces with me that are from that particular area where I'm speaking. For example, if I were speaking in Beaver County, I would bring multiple items from towns in the Beaver County area from as far back as the late 1800's.
My hope after the presentation is that the audience not only has a fun, enjoyable time hearing and viewing political artifacts from the past, but also that they learn a few pieces of political history that they did not know before, and thus they walk away with the belief that the time they invested in hearing the presentation was time well spent.


Availability: No Restrictions

Fees: Flexible

Speaking Experience: I have spoken in the past 4 years at over 100 different libraries, historical societies, civic groups, museums, and private events, mainly in the western Pennsylvania area. These venues include multiple historical societies in Butler County, Beaver County, Lawrence County, Washington County, Fayette County, and Indiana County; multiple libraries in Allegheny County and beyond, including, but not limited to Cranberry, Pa., McCandless (Northland), Pa, Gibsonia, Pa., Canonsburg, Pa, Mercer, Pa., Waynesburg, Pa., and Connelsville, Pa.; and multiple museums and cultural centers including the Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, Pa., Old Economy Village, Ambridge, Pa., and West Overton Village, Scottdale, Pa. I have been featured in several western Pa. publications such as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Magazine, as well as multiple local newspapers. On the national scene, I have also been featured in such publications as the LA Times, Washington Post, and Boston Globe, among others, and have been on local TV talk shows and broadcasts. To further round out my political historian resume, I have been honored to personally meet 4 US Presidents, along with many other politicians at the local, state and national levels from all sides of the political aisle.

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Kimberly A. Nash

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Name:  Kimberly A. Nash

Title: Owner

Library/Organization: THriv

Phone Number: 717-298-3030

Address: 976 Clifton Heights Road, Hummelstown PA 17036

Email: kim@uthriv2.com

Website:  https://uthriv2.com/

 

Areas of Expertise: Human Resources, Leadership, Management

Target Audience: Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, Support Staff, Library Administrators & Management, Library Board Members

Biography: In 2017, Kim founded her company, THriv, to accompany leaders on their professional growth journey to achieve results. She serves leaders through coaching, teaching, and public speaking.

As the Vice President of Client Compliance and HR Services for Brown & Brown of PA, Kim partners with organizations to provide a variety of business consulting, compliance management, and human resource related services. Additionally, she delivers a variety of presentations for organizations.

Kim also serves as a part-time instructor for Villanova University, Pace University, George Mason University, and Temple University teaching the Professional Human Resource Management course for human resource professionals.

Kim holds the SHRM-SCP certification through the Society of Human Resource Management, the Senior Professional Human Resource certification through HR Certification Institute, the Compensation Management Specialist designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits, and has completed the John C. Maxwell Certification Program to teach, coach, train, and speak.


Availability: No Restrictions

Fees: Fees may apply. Reimbursement of Travel Expenses

Speaking Experience:  More than 20 years of training and speaking experience for numerous organizations and associations. From small groups to large groups, locally to nationally, on a variety of topics ranging from managing employees to leadership development. References will be provided upon request.

Tags:  Academic Libraries  Library Administrators & Management  Library Board Members  Public Libraries  Support Staff 

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Grace Kelly

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Name:  Grace Kelly

Title: Human Resources Consultant

Library/Organization: RC Kelly Law Associates

Phone Number: 215-896-3846 x101

Address: 623 North Broad Street, Lansdale Pa, 19446

Email: grace@rckelly.com

Website: http://rckelly.com/Practice-Areas/Training

 

Areas of Expertise: Human Resources

Target Audience: Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries, Community Members, Technical Services, Reference Services, Adult Services, Support Staff, Library Administrators & Management, Library Board Members, Library Instructors

Biography: 

Grace Bradley Kelly is a Human Resources Risk Management Consultant with RC Kelly Law Associates. Grace has concentrated her practice on proactive employee management and regulatory compliance. With two decades of operational management experience along with formal MBA training, postgraduate certification in human resources and workplace investigations, Grace has the insights and business acumen to help clients with day-to-day HR Risk Management decisions for thousands of employees (she has seen or heard it all!). She is an experienced speaker, presenting on HR Risk Management topics at both the state and national level.

Grace holds a Master’s in Business Administration from DeSales University and has taken post graduate classes at Villanova University. Grace obtained her Certificate as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the HR Certification Institute and holds a certificate from The Institute for Workplace Investigators.

Availability: Please contact for availability.

Fees: Negotiable 

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Kristin Varner

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Name:  Kristin Varner

Title: Chief Communications Officer 

Library/Organization: The RASE Project

Address: 100 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: 717-307-5748

Email: kristinv@raseproject.org

Website: www.raseproject.org

 

Areas of Expertise:Drug and Alcohol Addiction & Recovery


Target Audience: 
Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, School Libraries, Community Members, Reference Services, Adult Services, Support Staff, Library Administrators & Management, Library Board Members, Library Instructors

Brief Biography: 
 Kristin Varner, BA, CRS
Chief Communications Officer
The RASE Project

Kristin Varner received her BA from Shippensburg University in August 2000. Prior to joining the RASE Project, she worked as an assistant for the television station, WHTM ABC 27 in Harrisburg, PA. She was appointed to the Citizens Advisory Committee for Cumberland County Children & Youth in 2013 to serve as a representative of the recovery community. Most recently, Kristin was appointed to The Pennsylvania Advisory Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse. As an active member of the Recovery Community, Kristin volunteers on several community-based committees such as The Substance Abuse & Prevention Coalition, and The Cumberland County Opiate Overdose Coalition (COOP). Kristin is a Certified Recovery Specialist and has been in recovery herself since September 2, 2005. Currently, Kristin oversees all Carlisle RASE Programs, facilitates RASE educational trainings, maintains the “In My Own Words Speaker’s Bureau” and is the responsible for all RASE advocacy efforts.  


Availability: Flexible

Fees: Flexible

Speaking Experience:

I speak between 70-80 times per year. Anywhere from 30min-6 hours.

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Dan Weiss

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Name:  Dan Weiss

Library/Organization: Libraries and Autism: We're Connected

Address: 54 Burroughs Way, Maplewood, NJ 07040

Phone: 908-803-5887

Email: dweiss@fanwoodlibrary.org

Website:www.librariesandautism.org

 

Areas of Expertise: Making the library a welcoming place to all users and providing excellent universal service to those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities and their families, autism awareness, neurodiversity, universal customer service strategies, programming ideas and considerations


Target Audience: 
Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, School Libraries, Community Members, Reference Services, Children's Services, Teen Services, Adult Services, Support Staff, Library Administrators & Management, Library Board Members

 

Brief Biography: 

Dan Weiss is the co-founder of Libraries and Autism: We’re Connected, a nationally recognized, award-winning program (now it its 11th year) that promotes inclusion, connecting libraries with the autism community, and bringing awareness of the needs of individuals with ASD and their families to the library community. He has been the director of the Fanwood Memorial Library for over 20 years, and has served locally, regionally and state wide on many civic and library related organizations, committees and boards. After hours, Dan continues his varied music career, now with well over 50 years of performing, playing the guitar, singing and writing songs.

Availability: Flexible

Fees: Workshop fee (to be negotiated - flexible and affordabe) + expenses

Speaking Experience:

See list of previous engagements: http://www.librariesandautism.org/pastworkshops.htm

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