Pursuant Ketchum Welcomes Beverly Brooks Thompson
(DALLAS, TX) October 19, 2011 — Pursuant Ketchum, a full-service communications and consulting firm, recently announced the addition of an experienced fundraising professional in Beverly Brooks Thompson, CFRE, as vice president of consulting. Thompson’s experience in campaign development, implementation and management for programs that exceed goals of $500 million is a welcomed complement to Pursuant Ketchum’s industry leading talent.
“For more than 90 years, Pursuant Ketchum has enlisted the most experienced fundraising practitioners in the country to join its consulting team,” said Gary Cole, CFRE, executive vice president, Pursuant Ketchum Consulting. “Beverly Brooks Thompson continues that tradition. We are pleased our clients will have access to the breadth of experience Beverly adds to our firm.”
Prior to joining Pursuant Ketchum, Thompson successfully served as the Director for Forever LSU: The Campaign for Louisiana State University, supporting the three adjoining campuses of LSU. Raising over $798 million toward a $750 million goal, the Forever LSU campaign has stood out as a paradigm for success in higher education campaigns. Beverly’s 17 years at LSU has given her many opportunities to hold prestigious positions such as director of external affairs, employer relations and various other roles in student recruitment and placement, programming and student affairs. Through those positions, Thompson gained liaison experience by working with students, faculty and staff, parents, alumni, celebrities, civic groups and multi-national corporations, as well as city, state and national officials and agencies.
“Innovation and imagination coupled with experience and comprehensive resources ensure Pursuant continues their legacy as the most dynamic fundraising consulting firm in the industry,” said Thompson. “I am extraordinarily honored to have been chosen to join the outstanding consulting team to assist in bringing strategic thinking and creative solutions to the fundraising clients who are working tirelessly to make a difference in their communities. I look forward to assisting each client in maximizing their efforts towards visionary goals and achieving dramatic results.”
As a two-time alumna of Louisiana State University, Thompson is continuing her commitment to excellence by pursuing her PhD at LSU in Human resource development, specializing in organizational leadership.
About Pursuant Ketchum
At Pursuant Ketchum, we’re committed to a single purpose: helping nonprofits achieve their greatest potential. That’s why we offer a complete range of fundraising and marketing communications services across the entire donor relationship pyramid. Our services include interactive and social media constituent outreach, acquisition programs, direct response communication, capital campaign counsel, and outsourced major and mid-level giving services. We serve a wide range of outstanding nonprofit organizations including those in healthcare, health and human services, education, fraternal organizations, churches and faith-based organizations, and conservative political entities. Learn more about Pursuant Ketchum and our family of brands (Pursuant Sports, RSI and KMA) at pursuantgroup.com.