Dear NEOMED Community:
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Doreen K. Riley as vice president for advancement and president, NEOMED Foundation, effective June 20, 2022.
Riley brings nearly 35 years of philanthropy and senior level administrative service to Northeast Ohio Medical University.
As NEOMED’s newly appointed vice president for advancement, Riley will provide strategic advice and guidance to the president, the University, the Foundation and community to ensure all fundraising activities and initiatives are implemented in collaboration with these partners and stakeholders.
Riley currently serves as the vice president for university advancement and board corporate secretary at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. In this role, she secured $230 million from an alumni base of 45,000, averaged annual giving results of $18 million, and served as a senior member of the president’s cabinet. Riley ensured the president’s priorities were implemented with diplomacy while also maintaining a culture of shared governance and collaboration.
Prior to joining John Carroll, she served as the director of foundation programs at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges in Washington, DC, where she monitored and advocated for best practice legislation related to fundraising and endowment management in 50 states. Riley’s career includes serving as vice president of development at The Aspen Institute, also in Washington, where she provided successful leadership of a $35 million campaign while also consistently raising $2 million annually to support the institute’s operating budget; as deputy director of the 1996 Athletes Olympic Village in Atlanta, Georgia, where she served as deputy director of the Athletes Olympic Village during the summer games that housed 15,000 athletes from 197 countries for 33 days; and as director of management for the World Cup Accommodation Bureau where she supervised the housing bureau liaison team for the World Cup USA 1994 Soccer tournament.
Riley’s extensive experience includes development, alumni relations, advancement services, donor stewardship, marketing, communications, government relations and governing board support. Riley earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Georgia.
I want to personally thank everyone who assisted in the recruitment process. I know that all of you will join me in welcoming Doreen K. Riley to the NEOMED community.
John T. Langell