CASE Appoints Convio Director of Higher Education David Lotz to Industry Advisory Council

Convio, Inc. today announced the appointment of David Lotz, higher education director at Convio, to the Council for Advancement and Support for Education (CASE) Industry Advisory Council (IAC).  Lotz will serve a three-year term as a member of the IAC, which will last through July 2011. 

“The Industry Advisory Council represents the many firms serving and supporting educational advancement profession, and it’s an important resource for CASE and its members,” said John Lippincott, CASE president. “We’re very pleased to be able to tap the significant expertise that David Lotz and Convio will bring to the table.”

CASE is a professional association working to advance and support educational institutions around the world by enhancing the effectiveness of the alumni relations, communications, marketing, fundraising, and other advancement professionals who serve them.  The IAC comprises of 15 representatives of CASE’s Educational Partners, affiliated companies that provide advancement-related services, and was established in 2003 as a means of strengthening the relationship and ensuring regular communication between CASE and its Educational Partners in all of the major advancement disciplines. 

As a member of the IAC, Lotz will contribute executive counsel and advice on opportunities for CASE to better serve its corporate affiliates and expand its relationship with Educational Partners within the advancement industry.  More specifically, the IAC’s mission is to provide advice and counsel on the following topics:

• broad industry trends and their implications
• matters related to gift reporting, data collection and reporting, communities of practice, and similar issues
• CASE’s relationship and opportunities with corporate partners
• research opportunities within advancement
“I am delighted to have received an invitation to serve on the CASE Industry Advisory Council,” said David Lotz, higher education director at Convio.  “I look forward to using my many years of experience in the development, alumni relations and technology industries to help the IAC complete its mission and achieve future success.” 

In his role at Convio, Lotz oversees product direction, client service and strategy and sales for the company’s higher education clients and partners.  He brings over 16 years of experience managing external relations for universities to Convio.  Most recently, Lotz served as assistant dean for resource development at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, where he was responsible for the school’s fundraising efforts as well as alumni, donor and corporate relations.  Additional prior experience includes positions at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management, Baylor University and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). 

About CASE

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is one of the largest international associations of education institutions, serving more than 3,300 universities, colleges, schools and related organizations in 61 countries. CASE is the leading resource for professional development, information and standards in the fields of education fundraising, communications, marketing and alumni relations.

About Convio

Convio is the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management (CRM) software and services that give nonprofit organizations a better way to inspire and mobilize people to support their organization. The company’s online marketing suite offers integrated software for fundraising, advocacy, events, email marketing and web content management, and its CRM system, Convio Common Ground™, helps organizations efficiently track and manage all interactions with supporters. All Convio products are delivered through the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and are backed by a portfolio of best-in-class consulting and support services and a network of partners who provide value-added services and applications focused on the unique needs of nonprofit organizations.  

Convio clients include nonprofit organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Associations and Faith-based organizations around the world such as American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Humane Society of the United States, Easter Seals, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Sierra Club, and National Public Radio. For more information, please visit www.convio.com.


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Karoline McLaughlin
Director, Corporate Communications
Convio, Inc.

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