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Theresa Arnett Theresa Arnett, General Manager

Theresa manages all sales and operations of FCP nonprofit services of NPI and Blacktie Missouri. Her career includes Account Director delivering safety and security solutions, Director of Sales of a leader in digital printing, Account Executive Sales, as a Project Manager and a General Manager.

Theresa is very active in nonprofit emergency services, serving on numerous boards and coordinating events for Eureka Police Officer Support Fund, Eureka Search & Rescue (Eureka, MO), and the Leadership team for CERT-Community Emergency Response Team and believes in serving others.

Bill Webster Bill Webster, Director

Bill Webster has produced a wide range of video, photography and marketing/branding projects for corporations, NPOs and arts organizations in the St. Louis area. He joined Blacktie Missouri in 2010 at the request of Terry Baer and has worked in the creative world of St. Louis for more than 30 years.

As a freelance video producer, Bill helped a number of NPOs in the region produce award-winning marketing videos, including several 1st place Telly Awards. He has also volunteered for community service projects by producing public service announcements and commercial videos. Bill is also an independent contractor for major lenders and mortgage companies, making face to face contact with homeowner foreclosure cases in order to help keep people in their homes.

Bill expanded and Chaired a full resource Photography Committee under the Veiled Prophet Foundation including The VP Ball, Fair St. Louis and VP Parade for many years. He is a Trinity University graduate with a degree in in Journalism Broadcasting and Film/Video.

Craig Workman Craig Workman, Director of Communications

Craig R. Workman is a senior public relations counselor known for helping clients enhance their brands and protect their reputations through strategic, integrated communications. His strengths are in strategic communications evaluation and planning, persuasive messaging and writing, communications team building and leadership, multi-dimensional communications program implementation, and effective media relations. He also has deep experience in crisis communications, community relations and reputation management for commercial businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Craig has 35 years of professional experience, including the past 22 years as President of Workman Communications Group. He was previously Vice President of the St. Louis offices of two international public relations agencies, Edelman Public Relations and Shandwick, and he began his career as a publications editor at Blue Cross of Missouri.

Craig currently serves on the board of directors of Concordance Academy of Leadership, a leading community re-entry program for violent felons leaving prison. He was formerly a member of the St. Louis advisory board for the Exploring Division – Boy Scouts of America, and is a past Commissioner of the St. Louis Port Authority. Craig is a past president of the Public Relations Society of America – St. Louis Chapter and the Mizzou Alumni Association – St. Louis Chapter. Craig is a 1978 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Geoffrey J. Giglierano Geoffrey J. Giglierano, Managing Director, NPO Growth

Geoff leads the sister business to Black Tie Missouri, NPO Growth where his depth in NPOs leadership is unparalleled, bringing a deep resource for Black Tie Missouri NPO clients. He earned his Masters of Arts from American Urban History, University of Cincinnati, Thesis and B.A., American History (minor in Art History), Summa Cum Laude, University of Cincinnati. Geoff is the recent past Executive Director, Missouri Humanities Council as well as past Director, New York City Fire Museum (and present at Ground Zero on 9/11); Director and Curator of Collections and Education Cincinnati Fire Museum, Chief Curator of Military History, New York State Dept. of Military and Naval Affairs/NYS Military Museum; Director of Marketing and Development, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center; Director of Education and Deputy Director for Public Programs, Exhibits and Publications, Cincinnati Historical Society/Cincinnati History Museum; Chair, Federation of State Humanities Councils annual conference planning committee; Chairman, Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums Education Committee; Advisory Group Member, Cultural Heritage Institute of Kinmen, Taiwan; Curator, Co-Curator, Manager and Historian, Author, editor, keynote speaker, presenter of Exhibits, publications, panels, workshops, and major education activities literally too numerous to mention over 35 years and is board member, Bread and Roses/Missouri.

Chris Desloge Christopher D Desloge

Mr. Desloge's non-profit leadership includes three decades of dedication to philanthropy in several areas. He served as the National Disaster Relief Coordinator for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to over 10 cities in the Gulf Coast. He has been on the board of directors (or staff) of numerous NPOs including the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louis Council Society of St. Paul, the American Red Cross, the Center for Head Injury Services, the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, International Hildreth Meiere Association, Desloge Foundation, and Foundation for Commercial Philanthropy. Mr. Desloge has been a frequent volunteer with Habitat For Humanity, homeless shelters New Life Evangelistic Center & Gateway 180 (in St. Louis); including a week-long mission trip to northern Haiti (Milot), where he toured the Hopital Sacre Coeur, Missionaries of the Poor orphanage (Cap-Haitien), and several children’s schools where familiarized himself with deep poverty, need and NGO activities. He has received multiple awards and plaques and continues to dedicate his, and his company's time and resources to philanthropy and encourages all of his employees in his companies to follow suit. Mr. Desloge is Chair and President of the Foundation of Commercial Philanthropy, Inc. the nonprofit humanitarian organization which owns and operates Black Tie Missouri. Chris is also a postulant in the Third Order Society of St. Francis religious order.

Christopher Desloge is the founder and past chair of Madaket Growth, a holding company of high-margin service-based businesses in sectors of consulting, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, web-based services and other blue ocean opportunities. Mr. Desloge's career includes extensive large-transaction commercial real estate experience, owning and operating organizations; and consulting for billion-dollar service and manufacturing firms. He founded Equity Growth International in a strategic teaming with Maritz for “equity enhancement” in private mid-market companies through M & A, investment banking and private equity.

Ken McKinney Ken McKinney, CFO

Ken received his BS in Accounting from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Missouri, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and he is a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Mr. McKinney has more than 30 years of financial and operational experience that includes technology services, advertising, manufacturing, professional services, auto and truck repair service and retail. Ken has held positions as CFO, controller, director of finance and CPA providing effective leadership in the areas of accounting and finance, human resources, credit and collections, billing, risk management and insurance, procurement and information technology.

Mr. McKinney’s career includes Director of Finance, Avanade Inc. (joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft), May 2003 – September 2012. Mr. McKinney conducted management and maintenance of a $28M budget for all departments within the US Operations Operating Unit consisting of Legal, Human Resources, Recruiting, Finance, Executive, Facilities, and ITS; Provided supervision to the North America operations' Sarbanes-Oxley internal control compliance; Presided over the monthly financial statements and forecasts for the North America operations, responsible for preparing and presenting the month over month and current month to current forecast P&L variance commentary to the global management team.  Served as an effective finance lead for the North America organization restructuring; responsible for laying out the structure for profit centers and costs centers for the accounting system, as well as developing financial report formats; supervised preparation of monthly working capital reports including accounts receivable, unbilled services, advanced billings, and DSO to precisely monitor the $80 million in working capital. Mr. McKinney started his career as a Tax Manager with KPMG US from 1980 – 1985 and advanced over the years; Senior Vice President/CFO EckAdams 1986 – 1992; Partner Hubb & McKinney, PC 1992 – 1995; Owner Kenneth A. McKinney, CPA 1995 – 2000; CFO/Controller GA Sullivan, Inc (Acquired by Avanade Inc.) January 2000 – May 2003.