Job Title: Chief Development Officer

Organization: Florida State University College of Business

Degree(s): Bachelor's degree, MBA

David VanLone is the chief development officer at the College of Business at Florida State University. He has 20 years of experience in development, including a previous post as the senior vice president of major gifts for the Great Rivers Affiliate of the American Heart Association, as well as the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, and Southern Methodist University. While at SMU, the university announced and completed the $540 million The Campaign for SMU: A Time to Lead initiative. Mr. VanLone has served as a fundraising consultant for universities and nonprofits, and as a technical consultant for prospect screening companies. He is co-founder, former president and board member of the Southwest Chapter of the Association of Professional Researchers (APRA) and is a frequent presenter for organizations such as CASE, AHP, AFP, APRA. In 2009, he was presented with the Jonathan Lindsay Award, which recognizes long service and expertise in prospect research. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. Bonaventure and an MBA from Syracuse University.

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