John Whaley brings to clients more than 30 years of experience in development including 20 years in consulting. Formerly, John was a founding principal and President of Bentz Whaley Flessner. With that firm he led consulting engagements for such clients as the Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation, the National Audobon Society, and the University of Massachusetts. His areas of expertise include development program assessment, strategic development planning, campaign planning, planned giving counsel and endowment goal development.
Before entering consulting, John served as Planned Giving Officer for the Grand Rapids Baptist College and as Vice President and Director of Development for the University of Minnesota Foundation. John also has professional experience in education and marketing.
John holds a master's degree in education from Eastern Michigan University. He has served on the governing boards of several not-for-profit organizations, written for professional journals, and presented at CASE, AFP, AHP, and ASOL conferences and seminars.
Phone: (818) 519 - 3753