Office of Advancement
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How and where you choose to make your philanthropic impact is a very personal decision. Contact a team member in the Office of Advancement to explore giving opportunities that match your interests and passions at Fisher. If you not sure who to contact, please call 614-688-3197.


Leadership

Jim MillerJAMES MILLER
Associate to the Dean

Email: miller.156@osu.edu 
Direct: 614-292-2181

James "Jim" Miller returned to lead the efforts of Fisher's Office of Advancement as Associate to the Dean in November 2015. Jim previously served the college in the "Affirm Thy Friendship" campaign and was with the college when Max M. Fisher made his naming gift. Jim works closely with many groups across the college and university to ensure we are delivering on our goals as set forth by Dean Anil K. Makhija.


Corporate Engagement

Mike DurikMIKE DURIK
Senior Director of External Partnerships

Email: durik.2@osu.edu
Direct: 614-688-1693

Mike Durik serves as Senior Director of Development of External Partnerships at Fisher College of Business. In this role, he leads all corporate engagement efforts at Fisher and finds meaningful ways for companies to engage with the college.


Development

Matt MeyerMATTHEW MEYER
Senior Director of Development

Email: meyer.31@osu.edu
Direct: 614-292-4271

Matthew “Matt” Meyer serves as Senior Director of Development at Fisher College of Business. In this role, he leads a team of fundraising professionals who partner with Fisher’s leadership and academic units to secure private support for the college.

Brian DowdallBRIAN DOWDALL
Senior Director of Advancement

Email: dowdall.1@osu.edu

Brian Dowdall leads Fisher's Advancement efforts in the western half of the United States He resides in Phoenix, Arizona. He previously served the college in a number of fundraising and management capacities in Columbus. He has also led two other top-tier business school advancement programs. 

Michelle KellyMICHELLE R. KELLY
Director of Development

Email: kelly.1470@osu.edu
Direct: 614-292-6484

Michelle R. Kelly focuses primarily on building and strengthening relationships with Fisher alumni and friends throughout Central Ohio, Dayton, Toledo, Detroit, Indianapolis, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

Ryan GilleyRYAN L. GILLEY
Director of Corporate Relations

Email: gilley.34@osu.edu
Direct: 614-688-0089

Ryan L. Gilley leads corporate engagement initiatives on behalf of the Fisher College of Business. He works collaboratively with Fisher’s leadership to facilitate industry-academia partnerships.


Stewardship and Operations

Katie MellettKATIE MELLETT
Senior Director of Operations and Stewardship

Email: mellett.3@osu.edu
Direct: 614-292-2417

Katie Mellett serves as the Senior Director of Stewardship and Operations. She leads the efforts for donor relations and fund stewardship for the college. She has been with Fisher since 2006.