Job Title: Executive Director of Development Services
Organization: Southern Methodist University
Charles Headley currently serves as executive director of development services at Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining SMU in 2006 he was senior director of Education and healthcare sector with Kintera, an innovative provider of web interaction software for nonprofit organizations. Charles was one of the founders of Prospect Information Network which was acquired by Kintera in 2004. Mr. Headley began his career in the fields of library and information science, and computer programming. He was with Marts & Lundy from 1984-1988, and helped to develop the fundraising industry’s first computerized prospect screening service. He then served two years as Vice President of The Information Prospector, a Washington DC based prospect research firm. From 1990 – 1998 he held several positions with CDA/Investnet, helping them develop their securities matching service, and their FACT$ family of identification services. Mr. Headley has served on the CASE District Four board and is a charter member of the Association for Advancement Services Professionals. He is a frequent conference speaker and was conference chair for the 2009 CASE Campaign Fundamentals conference. He received an A.B. from McKendree College in Lebanon, IL, a M.S. from the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL, and an MBA from Bernard Baruch (CUNY) in New York City.