Chris Marshall

Consulting Partner

Chris Marshall is a senior higher education advancement professional with over two decades of alumni engagement and fundraising experience.

He spent twelve years leading alumni relations programs at two top ranked national research universities – Lehigh University (seven years) and Cornell University (five years).

Chris spent five years of experience as an alumni relations consultant for Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A) where he was Senior Vice President and Managing Director. While at GG+A, Chris led the Alumni Relations practice area and worked with over 100 clients around the world.

Chris then spent two years as President of Graduway North America. Graduway is the world’s leading provider of alumni networking and career mentoring software. Trusted by thousands of educational institutions to engage alumni and provide career guidance to students.

In April of 2019, Chris launched his own company – Chris Marshall Advancement Consulting (CMAC) – that focuses on providing guidance, planning, and strategy (“GPS”) for alumni engagement. To date, Chris has worked with over 200 colleges and universities on their alumni engagement strategies.

Chris also collaborates with WASHBURN & McGOLDRICK as a consulting partner.

Chris has been highly successful in engaging the buy-in and support of key stakeholders in executing new initiatives with clients. He is a strategic planner, creative thinker, data-driven, and a consensus builder with a strong work ethic. He has proven success in guiding teams of all sizes in complex organizations.