Full Name
Jeanne Pecha
Job Title
Vice President for Advancement Services and Development Support
Brown University
Speaker Bio
Jeanne M. Pecha has worked in the nonprofit realm for over 14 years and is currently the Vice President for Advancement Services and Development Support at Brown University. In this role, Jeanne serves as the chief operating officer for the Division of Advancement. Her areas of responsibilities include the oversight of the following teams: talent management, advancement information services, gift accounting, gift compliance, data management, research and prospect management, donor relations and stewardship, special events and direct marketing, budget, human resources, and facilities. Jeanne serves as the key liaison between the division and Brown’s academic leadership from an operations perspective. Currently, she serves on Blackbaud’s Executive Advisory Board and is a member of their Higher Education Product Advisory Group. Jeanne has presented at various CASE and APRA conferences.

Prior to her arrival at Brown University, Jeanne served as the Associate Vice President of Advancement Services at the University of Miami. There she lead the efforts of traditional advancement services teams as well as financial services, business operations, human resources, talent management, gift agreement review and approval, policy and compliance. Jeanne started her career in advancement at the Florida State University Foundation. As Vice President for Advancement Services, she strategically coordinated and guided the advancement support functions of the FSU Alumni Association, Seminole Boosters, Ringling Museum, and FSU Foundation toward successful implementation of comprehensive university-wide advancement initiatives.

Jeanne has more than 25 years of experience with technology-based solutions in government, academia, and corporate sectors. She is an FSU alumna with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Her career has been spent divided between the sciences, education, and technology.

Her previous work experience at FSU was in the academic areas of the College of Human Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She also spent more than five years in public education in Brevard County, Fla. In Southern California, Jeanne worked in the aerospace industry providing logistics support to the U.S. Air Force. Her areas of responsibilities included programming, simulation development, budget and program management for missile and satellite programs. She began her career as a research and development chemist at Olin Corp, Winchester Division.
Jeanne Pecha