Mark W. Rountree
Partner, Of Counsel
Mark Rountree has made a career in development and institutional advancement for the past 30 years, serving as both a consultant and development officer for several educational, cultural and health organizations. Prior to joining Ashley & Associates, Mark was Vice President and Senior Consultant at RuffaloCODY and supported nonprofit clients with their annual fund campaigns, including: Indiana University, Ohio University, Bowling Green State University, University of Chicago, Washington University in St. Louis, Butler University and University of Cincinnati, among others. He also assisted campaign planning for the Detroit Institute of Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, Cleveland Clinic, Phi Kappa Tau Foundation, Sigma Chi Foundation, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Special Olympics Illinois.
Prior to joining RuffaloCODY, Mark served as Director of Development for the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences where he was responsible for directing the major gifts efforts for 23 departments. Prior to this, Mark served as Senior Fundraising Counsel for Capital Consortium, Inc., where he planned and directed capital campaigns and conducted feasibility studies for organizations such as North Carolina Museum of Art, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Tanglewood Park, Special Children’s School, Blue Ridge Health Services and the North Carolina Arboretum.
After a career in education, Jeff sought an opportunity to apply the entrepreneurial skills that made him successful at these and other institutions to start his own business. In 2002 Jeff began to offer his consulting services full-time and later that year established Ashley & Associates. Since then Jeff has worked with hundreds of organizations throughout the community and region to improve their management operations and comprehensive fund development programs. Jeff graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and earned a Master of Arts in Business from Webster University.