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Anthem Executive Hires Director of Development for Prostate Cancer Foundation

March 18, 2022 – Virtually every industry needs high-level development managers. CDOs play a key role in planning, coordinating, and administering fundraising campaigns, corporate giving, and galvanizing new donors while maintaining content from previous donors. Implementing fundraising strategies that “keep the lights on,” according to job searchers, is task 1. Executive search firm Anthem Executive recently appointed Kevin Pickett as director of corporate development. Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Michael Ballew, Scott Watson and Florene Stawowy led the mission.

Mr. Picket joins the Gobel Consulting Group organization in Houston, TX, where he has been employed for the past five years. During his 25 year career in development, he gained extensive experience working at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Moffit Cancer Center as well as the American Cancer Society. During his decade with MD Anderson, Mr. Picket played a critical role in leadership and development advancement, leading a team of 26 fundraising, marketing and administrative professionals. He also brings in-depth knowledge and skills in planned giving and estate planning as well as developing fundraising plans and training development professionals.

In his new role, Mr. Picket is responsible for all fundraising and development strategies and activities, with an emphasis on major gifts. He will be responsible for the “relations” of the foundation. Mr. Picket will be responsible for developing and executing the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s strategic and aggressive major gift plan, with an emphasis on creative, thoughtful and meaningful donor engagement. He will also be actively involved in cultivating, soliciting and managing an existing portfolio of senior gifts (six and seven figure plus) and leads.

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The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding vital prostate cancer research. Founded by Michael Milken in 1993, PCF has raised nearly $900 million and funded more than 2,200 research programs at more than 200 cancer centers and universities. CPF’s global research enterprise spans 22 countries. PCF currently raises $40 million a year, with 82 cents of every donated dollar going towards their prostate cancer research mission. PCF also strategically leverages donations to generate even more support, multiplying every dollar raised 10 to 20 times by stimulating new research funded by government agencies, pharmaceutical companies and others.

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Anthem Executive, headquartered in Houston, serves clients in a variety of industries, including higher education, health sciences, corporate and nonprofit institutions, global software and technology, capital -investment, insurance, services and manufacturing, oil and gas, etc. . Its consultants bring a combined 80 years of experience in the research industry. The firm’s higher education practice spans the entire spectrum of leadership. In other industries, Anthem Executive covers all roles from CEO and other C-suite executives, directors, vice president, and director, among others.


Anthem Executive hires CEO for Jewish Federation
Anthem Executive has placed Rabbi Noah Farkas as President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (JFGLA). He will succeed Jay Sanderson who led the organization for the past 12 years. The mission was led by co-founders and consultants Michael Ballew, Mike JR Wheless, Scott Watson and senior customer service partner Florene Stawowy. “Noah is an extremely talented leader who combines a reasoned and principled approach to meeting the greatest needs facing our community,” said Albert Z. Praw, President of the Jewish Federation. “I am extremely confident in Noah’s commitment to the federation’s mission statement and strategic initiatives as well as his ability to lead our federation through its next stage of growth.”


Mr. Ballew, a Registered Native American and member of the Echota Cherokee Tribe, is the company’s Senior Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Compliance Officer and Search Committee Facilitator. . He joined the executive search industry 14 years ago after a 20+ year career in senior management with expertise in recruiting, consulting, training, operations, strategic planning, facilitation , project management and diversity in the workplace.

Mr. Watson has worked in the executive search industry for over 30 years. In addition to higher education institutions, it has served hospital/health systems, global software and technology companies, private equity firms, MCOs, insurance companies, service organizations and manufacturing with a global footprint, etc.

Ms. Stawowy, who has been in executive search for over 20 years, is a vital member of higher education and academic health practice. Over the past two decades, she has developed deep expertise in graduate-level research, having been responsible for numerous leadership transitions with a particular focus on higher education and academic health research.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor; Dale M. Zupsansky, editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media