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About Corporate and Foundation Relations

Our Mission

To increase investment in Purdue University from corporate and foundation partners.  We do this by facilitating access to the entire campus and by forming long-lasting and effective internal and external relationships.

Our People

ImageMargarita Contreni - MLContreni@prf.org – (765) 494-0635 Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations

Margarita has served in a number of positions in the academic, business, and alumni relations areas of Purdue since 1991. Most recently she was director of development for the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and led ECE fundraising initiatives. She is Director of the Lafayette Symphony foundation and President-elect of the volunteer Council of the League of American Orchestras. Margarita holds a BA from Mary Baldwin College and an MA from the University of Arizona.

Kelly BuschKelly Busch - KVBusch@prf.org – (765) 494-0039 Director of Corporate Relations, College of Engineering (Schools)

Kelly has worked as an industrial engineer at Allied-Bendix (Honeywell) in Sylmar, CA, as an attorney at Vaughan & Vaughan in Lafayette, Indiana, and as a business owner and managing general partner of KVB Broadcasting, WGLM/106.7 FM, in West Lafayette, Indiana. She is currently on the Board of Lafayette Bank and Trust and on the West Lafayette Historic Preservation Commission. Kelly has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and a JD from the Indiana University School of Law.

Doris CronkhiteDoris Cronkhite – DMCronkhite@prf.org – (765) 494-8654

Administrative Assistant to the Senior Director of Corporate Relations and the Senior Director of Foundation Relations.

Doris joined Purdue and Corporate Relations in 2007.   She completed her BS in Business and Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

Paige EbnerPaige Ebner– MPebner@prf.org – (765) 494-1350

Director of Foundation Relations

Paige strengthens foundation relationships for the faculty and staff of the College of Agriculture. She brings 10 years of prior development experience in the United Way system and the social service arena to Purdue. Paige holds a BA from the University of Tennessee and an MA from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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Mary FranklinMary Franklin – MJFranklin@prf.org – (765) 494-0635

Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for CFR

Prior to her current position, Mary worked in the College of Science at Purdue, supporting the director of corporate/strategic relations; in Graduate Medical Education at Northwestern University Medical School; and for the adjunct faculty at Terra Community College. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Respiratory Therapy.

Curt HadleyCurt Hadley – CRHadley@prf.org – (765) 494-4919

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the College of Technology

Curt works with partners to strengthen existing relationships and develop new ones to drive development for Technology. Curt brings 22 years of industry experience in automotive manufacturing, engineering and sales to this role.  As a graduate of  Purdue Industrial Technology, Curt brings a great deal of passion for technology to this position.

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Laura HenzlLaura Henzl – LLHenzl@prf.org – (765) 494-7215

Director of Foundation Relations for the College of Engineering

Laura has 13 years of experience in development, marketing and communications, including the last nine years at Purdue in her current role for the College of Engineering and as the Director of Development for the Schools of Industrial Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering and the former College of Consumer and Family Sciences (Health and Human Sciences). Laura received her BS in Communication from Manchester College. Laura brings a multitude of passion and a wide breadth of experience in higher education fundraising focused on major gifts with alumni, individuals, companies and foundations.

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Eric HollowayEric Holloway – eahollow@purdue.edu – (765) 496-6051
Senior Director, Industry Research

Eric focuses on research relations with partners in the College of Engineering. Eric brings 15 years of engineering industry experience, and from 2007-2013 worked in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue, leading the personnel, logistics, and technology in the First-Year Engineering Program, the Ideas to Innovation (i2i) Lab, and the College of Engineering Artisan and Fabrication Lab. Eric received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue.

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Tammy KettlerTammy Kettler – TGKettler@prf.org – (765) 494-8672

Director of Corporate Relations for the College of Agriculture

Since 2009 Tammy Kettler has been the Director of Corporate Relations for the College of Agriculture at Purdue University. Her passion for making a difference in the area of global food security has generated millions of dollars for Purdue’s College of Agriculture. Prior to coming to Purdue Tammy served as a Senior Regional Director for the National FFA Foundation. Tammy and her husband, Bruce, earned Bachelor of Science degrees in agriculture at The Ohio State University in 1988. They have an adult son, Cory, and one daughter, Christy, a Purdue sophomore.

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Michael PedleyMichael Pedley – MGPedley@prf.org – (765) 494-3702

Senior Director, Foundation Relations

Mike obtains funding from national foundations for various initiatives for the University. He has 11 years of development experience. Prior to his current position, Mike served as the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and the Assistant Vice President of Alumni Outreach for the University of Dayton and as the Executive Director of Stewardship and Institutional Advancement for the Diocese of Raleigh. He also previously worked for Purdue University as staff counsel and the Director of Corporate Relations for the College of Agriculture. Before his career in fundraising, Mike practiced law and worked in the restaurant industry. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Dayton.

Pam RitterPam Ritter – PSRitter@prf.org – (765) 494-8654

Senior Director, Corporate Relations

Pam has nearly 25 years in Purdue Development. Prior to her current position, Pam was the director of advancement for the College of Technology. She got her start in fundraising as district manager for the American Cancer Society, and started her career as a teacher before working in  development.  Pam obtained her BS from Western Michigan University and MS from Purdue.

Jon SeeJon See – JSSee@prf.org – (765) 496-6065

Associate Director of Corporate Relations

Jon manages operations for the CFR office and writes, reviews, edits, and delivers funder communications. Retired from the US Air Force, Jon has been at Purdue since 1997, with assignments in Air Force ROTC, ITaP, and Engineering. He is the current Vice President for Finance and President-elect for the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers (NACRO). Jon is a graduate of the Community College of the Air Force and Concordia University.

Drew WeintrautAndrew Weintraut – AAWeintraut@prf.org – (765) 494-9860

Director of Corporate Relations for the College of Engineering

Drew works in the Dean of Engineering’s office where he coordinates with the schools, departments, programs, and development staff, to support corporate relations initiatives across campus. He has been working in Corporate Relations at Purdue since 2008. In 2011, he was named a CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) V District Faculty Star and in 2013 he received the Top 10 Under 40 Young Professional Award from the Greater Lafayette Commerce and the Professional Achievement Staff Award from the College of Engineering. Prior to Purdue, Drew worked in the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State for the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) division. Drew is a graduate of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN.

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Eric WoodsEric Woods– EWoods@prf.org – (765) 494-6573

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the College of Health and Human Sciences

Eric works to further develop relationships, both existing and new, that contribute to the mission of the college. Prior to his current position, Eric worked for over 20 years in the private sector in sales and management. He is a graduate of Indiana University.

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