Giving

Meet Our Staff

William Roberts

  • Interim Vice President for Advancement
  • Vice President, Michigan Tech Fund
Eric Halonen

Eric Halonen

  • Assistant Vice President for Principal Gifts
Karla Aho

Karla Aho

  • Director for Gift Planning
  • Secretary, Michigan Tech Fund
Carol Argentati

Carol Argentati

  • Administrative Assistant for Advancement
Cindy Asiala

Cindy Asiala

  • Gift Processor
Samantha Auger

Samantha Auger

  • Research Analyst
Jennifer Biekkola

Jennifer Biekkola

  • Director of Annual Giving
Brent Burns

Brent Burns

  • Director of Federal and Industry Relations

Specialties

  • Leads the activities of the Industry Relations team through the Office of Innovation and Commercialization
  • Directs strategies for greater engagement and support between industry partners and University stakeholders
  • Identify research opportunities and faculty experts based on your company's priorities
Laurie Buschell

Laurie Buschell

  • Gift Processor
Gisele Colarossi

Gisele Colarossi

  • Director, Michigan Tech Fund Accounting
Jim Desrochers

Jim Desrochers

Specialties

  • Solicit and secure partnerships and funding with corporate employers of Michigan Tech students
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with corporate representatives on behalf of Industry Relations
  • Collaborate with University administrators in the stewardship of corporate gift programs and proposals

 

Lorrie Graff

Lorrie Graff

  • Annual Giving Program Assistant
Brian Hannon

Brian Hannon

  • Assistant Director of Industry Sponsored Programs

Specialties

  • Leads opportunity engagement with industry partners for sponsored programs at the University, including Clean Snowmobile Challenge and Mind Trekkers
  • Develops external prospects for Keweenaw Research Center research and testing
  • Identifies industrial support for sponsored research
Jackie Heikkinen

Jackie Heikkinen

  • Office Assistant
  • Michigan Tech Fund

Specialties

  • Process and deposit gifts
  • Administrative support
Elizabeth Hoy

Elizabeth Hoy

  • Assistant Director, Business & Program Development
  • Great Lakes Research Center

Specialties

  • Facilitates partnerships that support Institute growth
  • Directs the development and distribution of outreach material to external partners
  • Oversees administrative operations
Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

  • Senior Advancement Officer
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  • Cell: 906-281-6983
  • Huntington Bank Building 610
Dale Kero

Dale Kero

  • Senior Advancement Officer
Marney Kloote

Marney Kloote

  • Director of Advancement, School of Business
Mary Beth Knuuttila

Mary Beth Knuuttila

  • Office Assistant—Advancement Research
Ben Larson

Ben Larson

  • Director of Advancement, College of Sciences and Arts
Shannon Meller

Shannon Meller

Specialties

  • Lead Salesforce software user interactions and system interfaces
  • Develop and lead the coordination of industry campus visits
  • Manage industry stewardship development
  • Maintain customer relationship management system
  • Lead and support Industry Relations & Research Development staff on a variety of projects/initiatives

 

Sue Mello

Sue Mello

  • Financial Assistant—Michigan Tech Fund
Suzanne Morin

Suzanne Morin

  • Executive Director of Financial Services & Operations and Controller
  • Controller's Office
Paula Nutini

Paula Nutini

  • Director of Donor Relations
Mike Olson

Mike Olson

  • Manager for Advancement Research
Adam Portmann

Adam Portmann

  • Campaigns Manager
Heather Sander

Heather Sander

  • Operations Manager
Carol Sickler

Carol Sickler

  • Office Assistant/Gift Processor
Jacque Smith

Jacque Smith

  • Director of Graduate Enrollment Services

Specialties

  • Recruits graduate students
  • Develops advancement initiatives and marketing strategies
  • Facilitates alumni relations
Darcy Way

Darcy Way

  • Director of Advancement, Athletics
Bryant Weathers

Bryant Weathers

  • Director of Advancement, College of Engineering
Lorraine Young

Lorraine L. Young

  • Coordinator for Gift Planning Administration
  • Lean Facilitator