Emily Walsh

Job Title: Senior Director of Development Research & Resources

Organization: University of Arizona Foundation

Degree(s): Bachelor's degree in sociology and master's degree in social sciences

Emily Walsh has more than 10 years of experience in database development and management, prospect development, academic research, and strategic planning and process analysis within higher education and non-profit organizations. She began her development career with the University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center where she helped them launch their first development database. In 2007, she joined the University of Chicago’s Alumni Relations and Development office, moving from Prospect Management Analyst to the position of Senior Director of Prospect Research, Prospect Management, and Analytics in 2011. Ms. Walsh now works for the University of Arizona Foundation as the Senior Director of Development Research & Resources, where she has been since 2011. In her role, she manages the Prospect Research, Prospect Management, Constituent/Alumni Records, and the Applications Training & Reporting Support teams. She has been an active member of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) since 2007, and has served on the Board since 2014. Ms. Walsh has been a speaker at APRA, CASE, and SunGard conferences, and was the Conference Chair of APRA’s Annual International Conference - Prospect Development 2014. She is an honors graduate of James Madison University where she received her bachelor of science degree in sociology and a graduate of the University of Chicago where she received her master’s degree in social sciences.

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