Meet Our Advisors: Shaw Drummond
Over the next few months, some issues of the FS Advisor will feature “get to know us” articles focusing on FundRaising Success’ Editorial Advisory Board. The board, made up of development folks from nonprofit organizations and the agencies that serve the sector, helps us keep the magazine relevant by providing input on the information our readers need most to help them get their jobs done. We start the series this week with Shaw Drummond.
Who: Shaw Drummond, vice president and general manager, Blackbaud Interactive business unit since 2007. Based in Charleston, S.C., Blackbaud is a provider of software and services designed to help nonprofit organizations improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships and raise more money for their causes.
Grew up in: Little Rock, Ark.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas; master’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Professional background: “I assumed the role of vice president and general manager of Blackbaud Interactive, the company’s Internet solutions division, in December 2007. My team implements and supports the Blackbaud NetCommunity and NetSolutions products, and provides a wide range of interactive services. I am also responsible for Blackbaud OnDemand, the company’s full-service, application-hosting services business.
“Previously, I served as chief information officer of Blackbaud, from the time I joined the company in June 2003. During that period, I led the internal IT operations of the company during a period of rapid growth, geographic expansion and the transition to a public company. During this period, I also founded and managed rapid expansion of the Blackbaud OnDemand business.
“Before Blackbaud, I worked for more than 10 years in the telecom industry, focused in accounting, large-scale systems implementations and project management, both in ‘Big 5’ professional services roles and in senior IT and program management roles for a wireless telecommunications carrier.”