Erin joined Marts&Lundy in 2023 to provide specialized expertise in alumni relations and alumni associations, the integration of campus-wide Advancement functions, mergers of foundations and alumni associations, and the modernization of alumni and donor engagement experiences.
Presently, Erin serves as the Chief Advancement Operations and Strategy Officer at Auburn University. She joined Auburn in the early stages of integrating the development, alumni affairs, and university communications functions, providing strategic leadership to several teams including marketing, data insights, technology, donor relations, and advancement services.
Prior to joining Auburn, Erin was the Vice President for Alumni and Donor Engagement at the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. In 2017, Erin led the successful integration of the UI Foundation and the UI Alumni Association to create one fully integrated advancement organization. Erin designed an entirely new alumni engagement framework as a result of the merger, reimagining alumni programs to serve the mission of the university. In addition to merging the two nonprofit organizations, Iowa’s advancement integration included the creation of a collaborative advancement model with collegiate partners. Erin’s additional experience at Iowa includes leading Donor Relations, Annual Giving, and Communications and Marketing.
Prior to Auburn and Iowa, Erin served as the Director of University Stewardship and Events in the President’s Office at Georgia State University and as a major gift officer at Emory University.
Erin has been a speaker at a variety of conferences including the Association of Governing Boards and the Big Ten Development Conference. Personally, she enjoys time with her family, including many hours cheering on her young children in baseball, volleyball, and basketball. She is also an avid college football fan and has an uncanny ability to recall song lyrics, which her children find mortifying while in public. If she weren’t professionally helping universities nurture and steward lifelong relationships with their alumni and friends, her dream job would be as a voice actor for Disney films.
- University of Georgia Communication Studies, B.A.
- Georgia State University Nonprofit Management, M.P.A.