Three members of Advancement team earn promotions

Marietta College recently announced that three members from the Office for Advancement have been recognized through promotions for their outstanding performance and increased job responsibilities.

The three employees recognized for their work are Angela Anderson (promoted from Interim Director of Major Gifts to Director of Major Gifts), Ann Foraker (promoted from Assistant Director of Alumni Events and Services to Associate Director of Alumni Events and Services) and Tom Perry (promoted from Director of College Relations to Executive Director of College Relations).

Anderson, who has more than 10 years of experience in academia and 10 years of experience in corporate human resources, manages the major gift officer team and does portfolio management for the Advancement department. Prior to coming to Marietta, Anderson was the director of the corporate leadership fellow program at Ohio University’s College of Business. She has been with Marietta since 2007.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Advancement team of Marietta College,” Anderson said. “There are so many exciting things happening on campus and I enjoy meeting friends and alumni of the College to engage them in the further advancement of Marietta.”

Anderson earned her Master of Business Administration in 1992 and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management and Health Care Management in 1987, both from Ohio University. She and her husband, Jeffrey, reside in Athens, Ohio, with their son, Reed, and daughter, Hannah.

Foraker, who has earned two degrees at Marietta, focuses her efforts on planning alumni events at the College and throughout the region, as well as providing support at annual gatherings such as Homecoming and Family Weekend. She also has the responsibility of developing an alumni services program designed to create value-added opportunities for graduates and is the advisor for the Student Alumni Association, which has grown in size and responsibility under her leadership.

“My enjoyment of working with our alumni is strengthened by my special connection to the College,” Foraker said. “Marietta has been a big part of my family’s life. My father, Daniel G. Foraker ’73, and siblings Daniel “Jay” Foraker ’01 and Margaret Foraker ’08, are all proud graduates of this College. Over the past 10 years I have observed many wonderful and positive developments at the College and I am happy to be a part of them.”

Foraker, who graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising, started her Marietta College career in the Office of Admission, but moved to Alumni Relations in 2006. Foraker also earned a Master of Corporate Media from Marietta in 2005. She resides in Marietta.

“I am very appreciative that my efforts and my dedication to my position have been recognized with a promotion,” Foraker said. “I work with a wonderful team here in Alumni Relations and have a great working relationship with my colleagues and alumni.”

Perry, who has served as the Director of College Relations since January 2003, has 15 years of marketing experience. He continues to advance College goals, promote and enhance the image and visibility of the College, and to provide marketing, public relations, media and publications support for all Marietta College offices, departments, programs and services. He has also gained a number of additional responsibilities over the past few years, including his role as a leader in the College’s integrated marketing initiative and as a manager of a creative team that oversees the graphic identity initiative of the institution as well as producing the major publications for Marietta College.

Perry earned a master’s degree in corporate media from Marietta College in 2005 and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from West Virginia University in 1992. He and his wife, Traci, reside in Belpre, Ohio, with their daughter, Taylor, and son, Will.

“Over the past seven years Marietta College has provided me a place to develop my skills and grow as a professional, so for that I am extremely appreciative,” Perry said. “It is also nice to be recognized in this way, but it would not have been possible without the support of my supervisors and the teamwork displayed each day by my colleagues in College Relations."