Management Team

 

George 874George C. Ruotolo, Jr., CFRE
Chair & CEO

George C. Ruotolo, Jr., counselor to non-profit organizations and institutions, has been a professional fundraising and public relations executive since 1973. Prior to establishing Ruotolo Associates, he served as vice president of a major public relations fund raising firm and worked in investment banking. In 1979, sensing the need for a more contemporary approach to the challenges of present day fund raising, Mr. Ruotolo founded the firm that bears his name and his personal hallmark: the commitment to high-level, hands-on professional service.(READ MORE)

Theresa A. Shubeck
Executive Vice President

Theresa A. Shubeck has 33 years of professional philanthropic experience and is currently Executive Vice President of Ruotolo Associates, Inc. (RA), overseeing firm-wide client services. Theresa has been a member of the RA team for 17 years and has counseled non-profits of all types, including arts organizations, dioceses, secondary schools, parishes, and health and social service agencies. She has been awarded the firm’s Tim Manning Culture of Excellence Award twice and received the 2008 Robert J. Smythe Outstanding Professional Fundraiser Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals-New Jersey Chapter.(READ MORE)

Douglas R. Held
Vice President

Doug Held has 22 years of experience in non-profit management, communications and development. His background includes public relations, grant writing, annual campaigns and strategic planning.Doug has worked on many projects for the firm: planning/feasibility studies, capital campaigns, comprehensive development programs, and major gift initiatives.(READ MORE)

Steve Michalek
Director of Church Division

Steve Michalek has spent his career in fundraising and development with more than seven years of experience working with faith-based and higher education organizations. His expertise includes capital campaigns, major gifts, annual fund programs, alumni programs, board stewardship, feasibility studies, strategic planning and volunteer training. He brings commitment, energy and professionalism to each project.(READ MORE)