Gregg Carlson is the Founder & President of Carlson Fundraising, and a master of the art and science of successful fundraising, has over 30 years of experience providing integrated fundraising solutions to customers. He is the former Chair of the Giving USA Foundation, the definitive source on trends in US fundraising. He began his career at CCS Fundraising, which specialized in major gift counseling.
Susan Tyburski is the Executive Director of the Elmhurst Hospital Memorial Foundation, is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years in fundraising and development in education, cultural, and healthcare institutions. Susan helped lead the Elmhurst Hospital Memorial Foundation to the most successful capital campaign in the organization, supporting the construction of a brand new, state-of-the-art new hospital and main campus that opened in 2011.
Bergen Wilde began his sales career with the family flower business, moved briefly into federal politics as a campaign manager, and then returned to sales...this time to software sales. Loving the energy in smaller companies, Bergen joined a colleague’s start-up document management firm in a sales and marketing role where he discovered his true calling – product marketing. After 18 years in sales, Bergen now leverages his experience as the Head of Product Marketing for VanillaSoft.