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.
Margarita Contreni - firstname.lastname@example.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 Chair of the Lafayette Symphony Foundation and a member 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.
Doris Cronkhite – email@example.com – (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.
Ryan R. Elias – firstname.lastname@example.org – (765) 494-4344
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the College of Science
Ryan works to identify partners who support the overarching mission of the College. He joined Purdue in 2006 as a business manager before serving as director of development in engineering. Prior to joining Purdue, Ryan held jobs in the private sector. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and recently obtained his MBA from Purdue.
Mary Franklin – email@example.com – (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 Hadley – firstname.lastname@example.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.
Laura Henzl – email@example.com – (765) 494-7215
Director of Foundation Relations for the College of Engineering
Laura has 11 years of experience in development and communications, including the last seven years at Purdue 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. Laura received her BS in Communication from Manchester College.
Eric Holloway – firstname.lastname@example.org – (765) 496-6051
Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the College of Engineering
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.
Tammy Kettler – email@example.com – (765) 494-8672
Director of Corporate Relations for the College of Agriculture
Tammy previously served as the senior regional director for the National FFA Foundation in Indianapolis. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Tammy works closely with deans and department staff to support corporate relations initiatives.
Michael Pedley – firstname.lastname@example.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 Ritter – email@example.com – (765) 494-2728
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 See – firstname.lastname@example.org – (765) 496-6065
Associate Director of Corporate Relations
Jon writes, reviews, edits, and delivers communications. He also manages operations for the CFR office. Retired from the US Air Force, Jon has been at Purdue since 1997, working in Air Force ROTC, IT@P, and Engineering. Jon is a graduate of the Community College of the Air Force and Concordia University.
Andrew Weintraut – email@example.com – (765) 494-9860
Director of Corporate Relations for the College of Engineering
Drew works closely with the engineering schools, departments, programs, and development staff, to support corporate relations initiatives. Drew has been working in Corporate Relations at Purdue since 2008. Prior to this, Drew worked for the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State. Drew is a graduate of Wabash College.
Eric Woods– firstname.lastname@example.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.