North Texas’ RKD Group Announces Promotions, New VP

"Our culture is built on trust, teamwork and focus—and these individuals have been instrumental in our work to accelerate growth for our nonprofit partners," CEO Chris Pritcher said.

Richardson-based RKD Group, a leading fundraising and marketing solutions provider in North America, announced new promotions and additions to its leadership team.

“These are truly special moments in our company that deserve to be celebrated,” CEO Chris Pritcher said in a statement. “Our culture is built on trust, teamwork and focus—and these individuals have been instrumental in our work to accelerate growth for our nonprofit partners.”

Tonie Howard, SVP of Client Partnership, has expanded her leadership to include oversight of RKD’s work with Animal Welfare organizations. In leading both RKD’s Food Bank and Animal Welfare services, Howard will draw from her experience to uncover new opportunities, learnings, and optimizations to drive success for a growing roster of regional causes served by RKD, the company said.

Lianne Raices has been promoted to vice president of Client Partnership. Raices has more than five years’ experience in omnichannel fundraising at RKD, in addition to a decade of other related fundraising work. She will play a pivotal role in RKD’s account planning and client partnership going forward, the company said.

Alice Vaughn has been promoted to creative director, bringing more than a decade of experience in direct response. The company said Vaughn’s ability to capture creative expression and donor motivation across channels will make surround sound experiences a reality for donors.

In addition to these promotions, RKD has welcomed Nate Beran as vice president of product management. Beran brings more than a decade of digital transformation and product leadership to RKD, where he will play a critical role in the product development team responsible for the creation of audience-first solutions.

“These individuals are true change agents in their respective roles,” Pritcher said. “Their leadership and unique perspectives will enable our clients to accelerate their growth as RKD propels the practice of philanthropy to new heights.”

RKD Group said that it is North America’s leading fundraising and marketing solutions provider to hundreds of growth-focused nonprofit organizations.

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