Strong Internal Partnerships
Effective communication officers collaborate with colleagues from a wide range of departments each day, and rely on strong relationships with key departments for success. Hear from leaders in boarding schools who have cracked the code in establishing strong cross-team partnerships and understand the processes they’ve put in place for smooth and cohesive collaboration.
Kathy HansenOf Counsel, Marts & Lundy
Kathy joined Marts & Lundy in 2008 as a Senior Consultant, bringing nearly 20 years of experience at independent schools. She served as leader of the Schools practice from 2011 – 2015.
Prior to joining the firm full-time, Kathy served at Baylor School as Assistant Head/Vice President for Advancement & External Affairs. In this capacity, she directed development, admissions and financial aid, alumni relations, parent relations, communications, marketing, and summer programs at the 1,200-student day/boarding school. Prior to Baylor School, Kathy served as Director of Institutional Advancement at The Fessenden School in West Newton, MA, from 1994-1999.
Kathy’s nationally known expertise in marketing led NAIS to select Kathy as editor of The NAIS Handbook on Marketing Independent Schools (published 2011). Kathy is an active volunteer and presenter at workshops and seminars. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Enrollment Management Association.
Sarah CaveConsultant, Marts & Lundy
Sarah joined Marts & Lundy in January 2016 as a consultant after working for 11 years with Ford & Associates, an Atlanta-based consulting firm specializing in independent schools. Since 2004, Sarah has provided general development counsel, campaign counsel and bridge management services. She has evaluated and developed strategies for annual giving and alumni initiatives, conducted assessments of development programs, feasibility studies, office planning retreats and assisted with executive searches.
Before joining Ford & Associates, Sarah worked as the Director of Development at Holy Innocents Episcopal School (HIES), overseeing the Annual Fund, Parents Program and Public Relations departments. Preceding her work with HIES, she spent six years as the Annual Fund Director at Agnes Scott College.
Sarah served on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern and for Dunwoody Stage Door Players. She volunteered with the Alliance Theatre Institute for Artists and Educators for seven years, was a member of Black Knight Productions Public Relations Committee and served as Faculty Advisor at Agnes Scott College.