The Collins Group is proud to announce our newest team member, James Plourde. With more than 20 years in development and the Northwest nonprofit sector, James brings fresh ideas and a resourceful attitude, as well as grounded experience, to his role as Senior Consultant.
James comes to us from Pacific Lutheran University where he helmed the development team as Director of Campaign and Strategy and led a $128 million capital campaign, and later served as Acting Vice President. Prior to PLU, James spearheaded successful fundraising campaigns at Charles Wright Academy and Franciscan Health System (both former Collins Group clients).
Originally from Bristol, Connecticut, a younger James graduated from Southern Connecticut State University and jumped on a Greyhound bus to the Northwest. After an excruciating week (Chicago is not halfway between Connecticut and Tacoma, he unhappily discovered), he arrived in Tacoma, where he continues to live today. James also holds Masters degrees in Journalism from the University of Oregon and in Transforming Spirituality from Seattle University.
James looks forward to the sense of exploration and openness that comes from a taking consulting point of view and to using his years of in-house experience to find new ways of approaching his work with TCG.
Welcome to the firm, James!
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Blair translates her off-air talents as a theatrical stage manager into project management at Collins, where she helps keep her clients and co-workers focused on the finish line.