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Local consulting firm expands team to serve nonprofits

Written by Mindia Whittier

The company helps clients develop the data, funding, and leadership skills necessary to create change.

Colton Strawser Consulting, an Arlington-based nonprofit consulting firm, is growing with two new hires and a promotion.

Shay Feeney joins the firm as its new Marketing and Partnerships Manager. Philip Gootos is the new Client Services Coordinator. Keith A. Ackerman, an existing member of the team, has been named Chief Operating Officer.

Colton Strawser Consulting specializes in working with nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other mission-driven organizations that seek to make a positive change in the world.

Shay joins the firm having worked in the nonprofit sector for more than five years and professionally serving numerous nonprofits. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Shay holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Texas at Austin and a certification from ToPs® in facilitation.

Active in the community, Shay has served as a board member for the Fort Worth chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and co-chaired various roles for both the Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters.

Gootos joins the firm to provide administrative and programmatic support. He is a recent MBA graduate with a background in data science, real estate, finance, and utilities. During his MBA, Gootos learned to write code and developed a great passion for computer science and software development.

Colton Strawser Consulting was founded in 2012 to assist organizations by using practical experience and academic perspectives. The firm has grown to offer services to clients in a variety of areas, including organizational development, fundraising, philanthropy, research and evaluation, and leadership development.

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Mindia Whittier