Tyson L. Pinion, Ph.D.
Phone: (630) 505-1433
Tyson Pinion joins Gonser Gerber as Senior Consultant, providing advancement consulting services to higher education institutions and independent schools, healthcare systems, cultural, social service, and other non-profit organizations. His areas of focus include advancement; alumni relations; annual, capital, major and planned gift programs; strategic planning and visioning; campaign planning and execution; admissions; and other aspects of institutional advancement.
Tyson Pinion has worked in higher education for 20 years having served in advancement, academic leadership, and enrollment management. He has worked at the University of Findlay for the last eight years, serving as the Director of Corporate Engagement for the first two years and the last six years as the Associate Vice President of Advancement. He is engaged in his community and has served on several nonprofit boards.
Tyson has worked closely with a variety of departments and programs in higher education including extensive experience leading and managing all the direct reporting areas of advancement: annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, alumni relations, database management, and Board of Trustee and volunteer management. He has shaped policy in areas as diverse as admissions, scholarship management, financial aid, stewardship, marketing and branding, board governance, student affairs, and athletics.
Having experience with eight different comprehensive and capital campaigns Tyson has held several leadership positions, including:
Tyson holds a Ph.D. in higher education with a concentration in Human Resource management. His dissertation research project looked deeply into the Raisers Edge databases of three small, private universities—Bluffton College, Ohio Wesleyan and Baldwin Wallace—to find correlations between undergraduate engagement/involvement and a student’s willingness to give back later in their alumni years, providing a roadmap for annual giving and major gift work.
Residence: McComb, OH