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James A. Bertoli Named Executive Director of Alumni Affairs

March 26, 2012

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology President Matt Branam announces the addition of James A. Bertoli as the Executive Director of Alumni Affairs in the Office of Institutional Advancement. 

   James A. Bertoli

Bertoli comes to Rose-Hulman after serving as executive director of the Union Hospital Foundation for nearly four years. He also served as executive director and campaign director for the United Way of the Wabash Valley, from 2003 to 2008, and has been a member of the Terre Haute community since 1997.

"Jim has the ability to galvanize people around a common cause.  He made a significant difference in every organization that he has led, and is the ideal person for this valuable position in our advancement leadership team," stated President Branam. "I'm sure that alumni will enjoy getting to know Jim and working with him and other members of the alumni affairs staff to support Rose-Hulman at this important time in our history."

Bertoli has established a reputation for significantly improving programs and organizations with which he has been associated. He attributes his success to a professional philosophy of planning, preparation, and performance. At the Union Hospital Foundation, he created the "Volleyball for the Small" project, which partnered with local high school girls' volleyball teams to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Family Assistance Fund.

With the United Way of the Wabash Valley, Bertoli created the Women's Professional Group, the Young Professionals Group, the "United Day for United Way" media blitz, and helped implement the "Success By 6" childhood development program.

"Jim knows how to motivate people to produce positive results.  We're looking forward to him doing the same for Rose-Hulman," stated Rickey N. McCurry, vice president for institutional advancement. 

Bertoli earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Ball State University in 1982 and is currently pursuing a professional certificate from the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University. He completed the NCAA Diversity Education Program and participated in the Indiana Non-Profit Resource Network's Board Development Series.

Active in the Terre Haute community, Bertoli earned the 2010 Community Champion Award from Junior Achievement of the Wabash Valley and the 2008 Citizen of the Year Award from the National Association of Social Workers Chapter 9. He is a member of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and a community project mentor for Leadership Wabash Valley. He is also a director for the Hospice-Visiting Nurses Association of the Wabash Valley, Crossroads of America Volleyball Club, and St. Ann's Medical Clinic, and is active in the Downtown Rotary Club of Terre Haute.

"I have long admired Rose-Hulman and its successful alumni," Bertoli stated. "I'm looking forward to working with our passionate alumni to help Rose-Hulman achieve even greater success in the future."