H. Layton (Bud) Cooper, DMin

Senior Executive Vice President

1938 - 2017
CEO and President
The Hayes Group International

Dr. Hayes focuses on leadership and team development, team merger assessment and facilitation, and executive coaching. Before forming The Hayes Group, he was the Associate Dean of the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University. As a writer he is best known for his book on motivation: The Belief System: The Secret to Motivation and Improved Performance.

Robert Hartsook

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Bob Hartsook is one of most well-known fundraisers in the country today. He was recognized with the naming of the first academic Chair in Fundraising in the world: The Robert F. Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. He established Hartsook Institutes for Fundraising, a multi-campus network of institutes dedicated to a knowledge, research, and competency-based curriculum designed to improve the quality of fundraising professionals.

Emporia State University honored Bob with their Distinguished Alumni Award; he was selected for the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy “Spirit of Philanthropy” Award; and he received an honorary doctorate of business from Plymouth University, United Kingdom. Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics, a Master’s Degree in Counseling, a law degree and a Doctorate in Education. Bob is the author of numerous publications including his newest book, $231 Billion Raised and Counting, which he co-authored with Matthew J. Beem and Karin Cox.

Ron Loewen
Ron Loewen

1947-2018
Vice Chairman for Digital Strategies

Ron Loewen has over 30 years of experience in the fields of journalism, media management, and corporate business development. In 2006 he founded Loewen Consulting—a firm that provides digital media companies with strategic planning, business development, marketing, and performance coaching.

Prior to launching Loewen Consulting, Ron administered major media companies. He served as President of Liberty Life Insurance Company, and was later promoted to Liberty Corporation’s Vice President of Strategic Development. He managed key business units and was the architect of Liberty Digital where he crafted a revolutionary local television online news and information strategy. Based on household audience and revenue growth, the Liberty Digital model was recognized as local television’s most successful online news and information model. Loewen will lead an effort to assure that Hartsook Companies is on the forefront of internet communications and that its partners, Hartsook Institutes and ASR Publishing, are well positioned.

January 1, 1997
General Manager Ron Loewen leaves WIS. Loewen doubled the amount of news on the station.

Ron Loewen

National Media Consultant, Former Senior Executive, Liberty Corporation
Columbia, South Carolina

1996-97 Ronald F. Loewen
“The transition year for the SCBA office under a new executive manager occurred during my presidency. In addition, Bill McElveen was inducted into the SCBA Hall of Fame. A presenter at his induction was his father, Moody McElveen, who had been inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991.”
Named president of Liberty Insurance Group, the insurance marketing operation of The Liberty Corporation, in January, 1997
Ronald F.Previously served as vice president and general manager of WIS-TV in Columbia, one of eight stations in Liberty’s broadcasting operation, Cosmos Broadcasting
Joined Cosmos Broadcasting in 1986 as general manager of KPLC-TV, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Before joining Cosmos, he worked in various management positions for the radio and television operations of KAKE, Wichita, Kansas
Served as a visiting faculty member for the Poynter Institute from 1992 to 1996
Received the Order of the Palmetto in 1997
A native of Kansas, he received his bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in education from Emporia State University and a law degree from the University of Kansas

Norma Murphy

Executive Vice President

Successful grantsmanship is more, Norma Murphy will tell you, than filling out forms. It is, at its core, about insight, understanding and relationships. And in that regard, Norma excels.

“Grant writing is good story telling,” she says. “The better you are able to illustrate the human element—through words, pictures and presentation—the more likely you will succeed. Foundations are comprised of people who have an interest in improving the world. It is your task to show them how their investment in you can make a world-changing difference. Building relationships is critical. Show them you care about them and they’ll show you they care about you.”

As Executive Vice President for Hartsook Companies, Inc., Norma leads Hartsook’s grant-development services. Under her keen eye, clients gain deep knowledge and appreciation for opportunities, possibilities and the dynamics that lead to a successful grant request. Whether researching and writing, connecting people and passion, or coaching a client, Norma guides from a position of success and confidence.

Norma splits her time between Wichita and Kansas City and serves clients nationwide as well as internationally. Though grants are her specialty, Norma has considerable expertise in all facets of fundraising.

She most recently was Vice President of Development for the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas, located in Wichita. At the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation, Norma served as Campaign Director for two successful capital campaigns and many special projects that collectively raised more than $38 million. Included were seven—and many six-figure grants and other major gifts, as well as state tax credits—an enticing option for some donors.

Before that, she was Development Director for Rainbows United of Wichita. During those four years she completed the organization’s first capital campaign—six months ahead of schedule and 10 percent over goal. Norma also has served as Campaign Director and Development Director for Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, and Associate Director of Development for the Wichita State University Endowment Association.

Norma serves on a national committee for the American Association of Grant Professionals (AAGP). A member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Norma was named the 2004 Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year by the Wichita Chapter, an honor awarded only periodically by this chapter. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University.

Retired – President Garden City (KS) Community College

Dr. Tangeman enjoyed a 43-year career in education including 30-plus years in community college administration. He is co-founder of Dynamic Governance Associates, a consulting firm that works with boards to improve governance efficiency and effectiveness. Dr. Tangeman serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Western Kansas Community Foundation. He also has served in an advisory position with Leadership Garden City, Finney County Community Learning Center, Rotary International and more.

Davoren Tempel

Executive Vice President

“As a member of society, you have a responsibility to help individuals address their special needs in the sunrise, sunset and twilight of their lives.” This was the charge given to Davoren Tempel by her father as she entered young adulthood. Her parents, both educators, placed a high value on academics and service to society. Davoren has taken up their mantle and invested over 35 years of her time and talents in service to others.

Years working as a volunteer with the Kansas City Junior League taught her much about fundraising: making solicitations, writing grants and acquiring campaign and volunteer management skills.

She served as committee chairperson for the Children’s Place, establishing that organization’s foundation. Her first professional fundraising position was Vice President of Residential Services for John Knox Village. There, Davoren used her expertise to create their foundation and also assisted in raising $14 million for new construction and endowment.

“I believe philanthropy starts with a gift of time which can progress to leadership and culminate in a financial commitment.” During her years as Vice President of Resource Development at Children’s Mercy Hospital, she helped raise over $300 million, managed a team of 4,000 volunteers and oversaw their signature event for 15 years—a Golf Classic hosted by golf champion, Tom Watson.

Davoren understands how a vibrant volunteer program can be an untapped resource for nonprofits. Volunteers may begin with a donation of time, but with the right strategies and management, they can move quickly from gifts of time to gifts of treasure.

While at Children’s Mercy, Davoren established the Don Chisholm Planned Gift Council—an advisory council of attorneys and estate planners. She also was named one of the hospital’s 2007 Heroes in Healthcare, an INGRAM’S Lifetime Service award.

She received her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of Missouri and attended graduate school at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Davoren is a member of the Greater Kansas City Council on Philanthropy and 1997 Fundraiser of the Year; the Association of Fundraising Professionals; Kansas City Junior League; Lexington Community Choir and serves as a Trustee for Friends of Arrow Rock, a nonprofit organization guarding Missouri’s heritage through historic preservation.

Davoren stays busy as an avid volunteer and Hartsook Companies’ Executive Vice President. She not only actively supports historic preservation, but she and her husband, Bill, reside in a home in Lexington, Missouri built in the 1840s.

Terry Snapp

Executive Vice President

Terry’s knowledge and skills as a fundraiser are expansive. He has successfully led a wide variety of organizations through numerous multi-million dollar campaigns, helping to raise hundreds of millions of dollars.
Before joining Hartsook Companies in 2007, Terry served as Executive Director of Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation where he launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the 45 year history of Truman Medical Center. He and his staff raised more than $55 million toward a $50 million goal. The campaign involved two J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation challenge grants and one Kresge Foundation challenge grant.
His tenure as Vice President for University Advancement at Park University resulted in many milestones for him and his team. They grew annual giving to $1 million a year; raised more than $30 million toward a variety of capital, program and endowment programs; tripled the number of annual donors; and set an all-time record of more than $1.5 million in trustee support.
Terry holds bachelor and masters degrees from the University of Kansas, has completed numerous continuing education courses to include major gift and planned giving training, and holds the distinction of Certified Fund Raising Executive and has served as President of the Kansas City Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professional. He is also a writer and an inspiring, sought-after speaker.
Terry and his wife live in Independence, Mo. where he is an active member of and volunteer for many civic and professional organizations to include the Council on Philanthropy, Association of Fundraising Professionals and Rotary International.

Jaime Zablah Siri

Vice President

Jaime is the Honorary Consul of Pakistan in El Salvador, he is also an elected councilman at City Hall in Santa Tecla municipality, El Salvador. He is the CEO and founder of La Factoria Ciudadana, an organization that is dealing with the rehabilitation and re insertion of Salvadorians previously involved in violence (gangs, jails, immigration) also is the founder and CEO of Inversiones Caoba, a violence, drug abuse prevention and structural consulting company. Former Vice President for Central America for Hartsook, a fundraising consulting company for NGOs. Former CEO of FUNDASALVA, an anti-drug foundation in El Salvador. An active member of the International Task Force for the Drug Free American Foundation. He holds a chair in VNGO; (Vienna NGO on Drugs), a civil organization that is helping the UN on drug related issues. He is a national and international speaker and has lectured on various topics such as crime, drug and gangs, and child abuse prevention. As an expert in the areas of drug abuse, violence prevention and family education, he is a consultant for the Congress of El Salvador, National Civil Police, Anti-drug commission of El Salvador among others

1938 - 2018
Executive Vice President