About the Author
ROBERT M. SHEEHAN JR. is the Academic Director of the Executive MBA program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he is also a Lecturer in the Department of Management and Organization. He is also Principal of Sheehan Consulting, which provides consulting services in strategy development and implementation, leadership and teamwork development, board development, and succession planning for businesses, nonprofits, and government entities. Rob has more than thirty years of executive management experience, including eighteen years as the CEO of two different national nonprofits. His PhD research focused on nonprofit organizational excellence and he is a published researcher on nonprofit performance. He is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, having served as President of both the Central Ohio and East Central Illinois chapters. He attained the association's CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation in 1986.