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Education

Professional Experience

JLP Strategy

Apr 2016Present

Founder / Principal

Through my independent executive coaching practice, I provide strategic and ethical support to impact-driven professionals and organizations. Cases include: negotiation support, strategic planning for small businesses, executive prioritization, board-  executive-level decision support, and career transition to impact-driven work. 

Chief Strategy Officer

Marketing agency for non-profit organizations. Led company and department-level planning, stewarded mission and culture, and provided both quantitative and qualitative decision support to the president and senior staff. Executed special projects in support of strategic priorities.  Oversaw company infrastructure, including controllership, financial reporting, IT, and general administration. 

Self-Employed

20042011

Consultant

Continued Avalon responsibilities as a freelancer while pursuing Ph.D. Responsibilities evolved from database development and maintenance to management consulting and participation on executive team. My work in this capacity led to my rehire as Chief Strategy Officer in 2012.

Various Positions

Advanced from Assistant Program Manager to Director of Strategic Development. Key accomplishment: built Merlin by Avalon, a custom fundraising reporting database that serves all Avalon clients and remains mission-critical for Avalon's entire fundraising staff. 

Writing

PUBLICATIONS

"Flourishing in Crisis: Confronting Climate Change in Catholic Social Thought" 
Chapter in That All May Flourish: Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics.
Oxford University Press, July 2018.

"The Business of Creativity: From SCDP to Modern Creative Enterprise"
Chapter in 'The Universe is Indifferent': Theology, Philosophy, and Mad Men.
Cascade Books, 2016.

Ethics and Economic Life: The Catholic Social Teachings and MicroeconomicsDoctoral Dissertation, 2013. 

BLOGS

JLP Strategy Blog
2016 - present

Avalon Consulting Group Blog
2012 - 2016.

Speaking

When Marketing and Politics Collide (Panel Member)
American Marketing Association Central Virginia chapter event, 2018.

Clear Eyes & Full Hearts: Moving Forward After #Charlottesville (Speaker and Moderator)
Community discussion following the August 11-12 "Unite the Right" rally and counter-protests, 2017.

Emotional Intelligence and Nonprofit Leadership (Public Workshop)
The PATH Foundation, 2017

Situational Leadership (Workshop)
Private Client, 2017

Emotional Intelligence and Business Leadership (Workshop)
Private Clients, 2016 - 2017

Meaningful Work (Keynote and Moderator)
The Business of Social Innovation, sponsored by the University of Virginia's Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy and McIntire School of Commerce, 2014.

Teaching

American Religious History
Teaching assistant, undergraduate religious history course at the University of Virginia.

Business and Society
Instructor, undergraduate philosophical ethics course at the University of Virginia.

Organizational Ethics in Healthcare (SPRING 2018)
Professor, undergraduate bioethics course in the University of Virginia.

Religious Ethics and Moral Problems
Teaching assistant, undergraduate religious ethics course at the University of Virginia.

Academics

Management Accounting
Undergraduate business concentration.

Buddhist Ethics & Economics
Doctoral qualifying exam at the University of Virginia.

Christian Ethics
Doctoral qualifying exam at the University of Virginia.

Just War & Pacifism
Doctoral qualifying exam at the University of Virginia.

Liberation Theology in the Americas
Doctoral qualifying exam at the University of Virginia.

Social & Political Thought
Doctoral qualifying exam at the University of Virginia.

Catholic Social Thought & Economics
Doctoral dissertation at the University of Virginia.

Leadership & COMMUNITY

Vice-President, Congregate Charlottesville.
Organized general non-medical and pastoral infrastructure for Congregates's 8.12.17 nonviolent direct action in opposition to white supremacist activity in Charlottesville VA and serve as member of founding board.
2017 - Present

Charlottesville City Schools 
Library volunteer.
2016 - Present

Board Member, Avalon Consulting
Senior vice-president, treasurer and secretary.
2014 - 2016

Board Member, ADRFCO
Association of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel, fundraising and ethics committees
2014 - 2016

Judge, National Capital Business Ethics Awards
After leading Avalon to an NCBEA win in 2013, I went on to serve as judge the following year.
2014