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Meet our Development staff

Michael Kateman

Michael Kateman

Executive Director of Development, Alumni and Public Relations
(573) 875-7565 or

Michael provides management oversight for Development and Alumni Relations and coordinates the fund raising campaigns for campus. He also travels throughout the country to steward past donors and to help cultivate prospective donors.

Jason Black

Jason Black

Director of Data and Gift Administration
(573) 875-7562 or

Jason manages records and gift administration efforts, including providing oversight for data entry and integrity in the development and alumni database as well as gift and pledge processing and receipting.

Melissa Butler

Melissa Butler

Coordinator of Development, Alumni and Public Relations
(573) 875-7728 or

Melissa provides support to the Executive Director for Development, Alumni and Public Relations and the Office of Development staff. Her responsibilities include general office management, preparation of correspondence and accounts payable, meeting coordination and assisting with divisional programs, special events, annual planning, budgeting, stewardship activities and campaign planning activities.

Melissa Montgomery

Melissa Montgomery Carberry ‘06

Director of Development for Major and Planned Gifts
(573) 875-7576 or

Melissa travels extensively assisting donors with planned and major gifts of $10,000 and above. She identifies, cultivates, solicits and provides stewardship to alumni and friends so they may fulfill their philanthropic goals in partnership with the mission, values and vision of the college.

Nathan Fleischmann

Nathan Fleischmann

Director of Development for Annual Giving
(573) 875-7730 or

Nathan is responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program. He develops communication and solicitation strategies involving direct mail, phone, email and other channels as appropriate. He is responsible for the coordination and stewardship of annual employee giving at Columbia College.

Myles Hinkel

Myles Hinkel

Director of Development for Major and Planned Gifts
(573) 875-7550 or

Myles identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards current and potential donors for gifts of $10,000 and above. He serves as a representative for the college and its mission when working in the broader local or national community.

Jane Tibbetts

Jane Tibbetts

Data and Gift Administration Specialist
Records and Gift Administration
(573) 875-7527 or

Jane is responsible for ensuring data integrity in the development and alumni relations database.

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Senior Director of Development
(573) 875-7607

Provides oversight for contributor appreciation and stewardship efforts, endowment and planned gift administration, annual giving, research, records and gift administration, as well as serving as campaign planning manager for the College's Tradition Meets Tomorrow Campaign.

John L. Randolph

John L. Randolph ‘94

Manager of Development Research and Grants
(573) 875-7564 or

John provides research support for the college's fundraising efforts and oversees the department's grant-seeking operations.

Ramona Lucas Smith

Ramona Lucas Smith ‘88

Director of Endowment and Planned Gift Administration
(573) 875-7592 or

Ramona oversees the creation and maintenance of endowment records and planned gifts and serves as the primary liaison for information on endowment and planned giving policies, procedures and related financial reporting.

Elizabeth McWilliams

Elizabeth McWilliams

Development Officer
(573) 875-7560 or

Elizabeth identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards gifts with emphasis on bringing new members into the President’s Society at the minimum $10,000 level.

Jamie Wheeler

Jamie L Wheeler

Administrative Assistant Development Office
(573) 875-7563 or

Jamie Wheeler serves as the first point of contact for the Office of Development. She provides staff support for the Development team and oversees general office duties.