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Management Development

Edmonds, Washington, 98026, United States
March 27, 2011

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Gwynne Fowler Briggs

Edmonds, WA *****



A performance-driven and accomplished professional with broadly diverse

expertise encompassing energy efficiency management, general management,

program development, government relations, fund-raising and grant-

writing, membership and chapter relations, program promotion and

strategic planning. Develops relationships with clients and donors to

advance an organization's mission.


. Public Speaking & Seminars .Leadership & Teamwork


. Writing and Editing .Relationship-Building

.Research and Analysis

. Grant writing .Partnership- & Coalition-Building



. Lighting Internship: audited interior lighting as part of team,

surveying 25 Edmonds School District sites in two month period, summer

2010. Compiled and tracked results in Excel; additionally calculated

retrofit benefits and ROI for one elementary school.

. Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal skills and ability to

build and maintain relationships.

. Proven ability to integrate strategic thinking and solicit and steward

others - individual, community, corporate, and foundation sources - to

advance the mission and grow an organization.

. Accomplished track record of researching and writing grant proposals,

resulting in awards/contracts of $480 K (non-profits) in four years

and $160 million in eight years (business).

. Directed and conducted congressional information campaign for support

and funding of energy -efficient coal combustion cycle R and D program

for a private engineering firm, resulting in increased federal and

private funds for each of five years.

. Skilled analysis and interpretation of budget, financial, economic,

regulatory and legislative information.

. Extensive experience in high profile community, corporate and non-

profit fundraising, public relations, marketing, development, and


. Computer Proficiency: MS Office XP: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

Raiser's Edge.


. Certificates in Commercial Lighting & Residential Auditing, Energy

Management Program, Edmonds Community College, Aug 2010.

. Certificate in Fundraising Management, University of Washington May,


. MBA - University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, Marketing and Policy


. BA - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Chemistry. Cornell National

Scholar, four years.


Development Director, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, WA/AK Chapter,

Seattle, WA Oct07-Mar09

. Hired as first Donor Development Director for major gifts: developed

and executed integrated strategic plan for donor acquisition and

upgrade and grant writing.

. Increased donor gifts 10-15 times for several existing donors; doubled

or tripled numerous other donor gifts.

. Persuaded donor and winery owner to organize a charity benefit with

other wineries to benefit the WA/AK Chapter of LLS: first year net

revenue was $7,706.

. Diversified revenue stream by reinstituting grant writing after more

than 10 years: awarded funding of over $45,000, with others in the


. Increased revenues 66% the first year from holiday appeal and 65% in

second recessionary year.

. Planned and executed upscale, intimate donor stewardship dinner at the

Rainier Club, for 21 donors and prospects to meet national VP of

Research Communications.

Development Officer, Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA

Feb2005 to June2007

. Under the direct advisement of university president, worked as

integral member of four-person team to identify, cultivate, solicit

and steward donors and execute successful fundraising events.

. Developed, launched, and lead Bastyr's first volunteer group: the

Medicinal Herb Garden Guild.

. Wrote direct mail pieces and facilitated its distribution for annual


. Briefed the president on major strategic and political healthcare

issues, as well as strategic donors.

. Streamlined process for sign-up and provision of campus and garden

tours, conducted tours.

. Developed and executed Bastyr's presence at NW Women's Show, with

Bartell Drugs.

Development Associate, Deaconess Children's Services, Everett, WA

July2002 to Jun2004

. Researched, developed, wrote and submitted over 75 grant and contract

proposals to civic, corporate, foundation and government funders, of

which two-thirds were awarded; responsible for reports. One proposal

notable as finalist in highly competitive Washington Women's


. Obtained over 50 new donors and solicited donations.

. Worked as integral member of the two-person development team that

developed all agency development communications and the annual funding


Financial Advisor, American Express, Edmonds, WA

Jun1997- April 2001

. Obtained 75 new clients through telephoning, community seminars, and


. Developed and responsible for customized comprehensive financial plans

for individuals and small businesses.

Independent Consulting, Seattle, WA


. Developed and wrote technical proposals for all relevant stakeholders,

including lay public, for environmental and aerospace firms; conducted

marketing and business development for same.

. Conducted small business executive correspondence, client service,

marketing and administration.

Program Development Manager, Hague International, Kennebunk, ME

July1988- April1995

. Obtained increasing annual funding over six years to design/develop

power generation technology with environmental benefits, leading to

$146 million "Clean Coal Grant,"U.S. Department of Energy.

. Organized and directed quarterly review meetings of corporate and

government international executives (Fortune 500 companies),

government and research organization staff members. Conducted one-on-

one quarterly reviews with members of the U.S. Congress and their


. Negotiated the addition of 13 members to the EFCC Consortium (an

international, public-private consortium), managed their contracts,

and acted as program liaison. Consortium included Allison Gas

Turbine, Ansaldo (Italian), Con Edison, Florida Power Corporation,

Hexcel, among others.

. Integrated interests of varied consortium members and prepared

periodic written and oral reports on all financial, program, and

technical matters.

. Served as executive assistant to Chief Executive Officer in all

communications, investor relations, conferences, scheduling and

similar tasks; represented firm in California, Japan and Sweden.


. Illuminating Engineering Society, Puget Sound Section, student member

. Sustainable Works, neighborhood volunteer

. Edmonds Community College, ABE (Adult Basic Education) Literacy Tutor

. E2MC, Energy Efficiency Management Coalition, EDCC, 2010

. E.B.Dunn Historic Gardens Trust, Docent

. Past Finance and Stewardship Chair of church

. Cornell Club of Western WA


. Certificate of Completion, Lighting Design Lab, Seattle, April 2010,

October 2010:

"Revisiting the Office Retrofit Process;" "What's New in Lighting."

"Effective Use of the Newest Lighting Controls;" "The Impact of New

Legislation on Lighting;"

. LLS National Training Conference, 2008; AFP International Conference,


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