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									                                          J. Scott Huffman, CFRE
6148 Valley Station Drive                       shuffman@uab.edu                                   H(205) 987-2904
Pelham, AL 35124                                                                                   C(205) 790-2802
                                                                                                   W(205) 934-3601
                                       PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM – Birmingham, AL                                            2004 – Present
UAB is a world-renowned, research university and health care center, enrolling 17,000 students with
5,000 at the graduate and professional school levels. With 19,000 employees and a $4.6 billion economic
impact, UAB is Alabama’s largest employer.

Senior Director of Development/Executive Director School of Dentistry Alumni Association
Responsible for managing all development and alumni relations activities for the School of Dentistry. Managed
all capital, endowment, planned, and annual giving campaigns for the School as part of UAB’s “Maintaining the
Momentum” $375 million campaign. Serve as chief executive of the Dean’s Leadership Council, the School’s
advisory and fundraising board. Manage the day-to-day operations of the University of Alabama School of
Dentistry Alumni Association.

   Increased the School of Dentistry’s annual fundraising total from $400,000 to $2.5 million
   Worked with the dean and department heads to renovate clinics ranging from $50,000 to $2.5 million
   Secured one chair at $1.5 million and two professorships at $500,000
   Secured at least ten $100,000 gifts and 100 gifts of $25,000 or more
   Maintain a portfolio of 150 plus top prospects rated at $25,000 and up
     Moves management system
     20 face to face visits per month
     Utilize Banner prospect management system
     Hire, train, and evaluate major gifts personnel
   Implemented the School’s planned giving program
     Serve as managing editor and writer for School’s planned giving newsletter
     Secured several planned gifts including bequests and trusts ranging from $25,000 to $1.5 million
     Present planned giving seminars to prospective donors
   Serve as a member of the UAB Leadership Cabinet, assisting the UAB President with university initiatives
   Participate in monthly strategic university-wide development meetings; develop campaign strategies
   As Executive Director of the Alumni Association, I prepare and oversee the $350,000 annual budget which
    now runs in the black (before my tenure it ran a deficit) and donates approximately $150,000 back to the
   As Senior Director of Development, I manage the Development and Alumni Relations staff (4) and oversee
    a separate $400,000 departmental budget
   Supervise the Alumni Association’s Alumni Weekend that has 1,500 participants and generates more than
   Oversee activities of the Association’s Executive Council and its committees (including budget and finance,
    investments, by-laws, nominating, and awards); make presentations at all meetings
   Coordinate activities of the Association’s nine in-state districts and two out-of-state districts
   Prepare corporate solicitations and sponsorship proposals for the Association, securing more than $50,000
   Supervise more than 25 alumni and fundraising events across the state and nation
Scott Huffman                                                                                            Page 2

   Coordinate the Alumni Association’s membership campaigns. Approximately 50 percent of the School’s
    3,000 alumni are members (dues are $75 per year)
   Serve as spokesperson for the Association, making presentations to alumni, civic, and other groups
   Serve as managing editor and write articles for the Association’s magazine and other publications
   Coordinate alumni reunions and class giving programs, reaching goals from $25,000 to $150,000 per class
   Attend university athletic events and serve as member of the Blazer Booster Club

UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA – Carrollton, GA                                                1999 – 2004
A comprehensive public university in the University of Georgia System. Enrollment was approximately 10,000
during my tenure. UWG had approximately 45,000 alumni. During this time, UWG raised $14 million.

Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Services (1999 – 2004)
Interim Vice President for University Advancement (2003-2004)
As Associate Vice President, I managed all development and alumni functions with a staff of ten. I also served
as CEO of the University of West Georgia Foundation. As Interim VP for University Advancement, I managed a
staff of 45 and served on the President’s leadership cabinet.

   Served as chief advancement officer while the Associate VP and Interim VP, managing a portfolio of
    150 top university prospects
   Served as CEO of the University of West Georgia Foundation
   Served as ex-officio member of the University of West Georgia Alumni Association, reporting at all
    Association meetings and staffing various alumni committees
   Managed forty five full-time employees and University Advancement budget of $2 million.
    Departments included Development and Alumni Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, Public Relations,
    and Publications and Printing (2003-2004)
   Managed ten employees as Associate VP for Development and Alumni Services including
    development, alumni relations, finance and advancement services staff with an operating budget of
    $600,000 plus (1999-2004)
   Managed Foundation operating budget of approximately $300,000
   Staffed and served on the following foundation committees: Executive, Investment, Budget and
    Finance, Development, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Gift Acceptance, Nominating, By-Laws, Building,
    “Town and Gown” and Athletics
   Oversaw university long range planning and conducted fundraising program evaluation
   Developed strategic fundraising plans for President’s cabinet, individual colleges, and Foundation
    trustees; and served on numerous strategic planning committees
   Secured single gifts of $2 million for an endowment, $1.15 million for a mathematics chair, $1 million
    estate gift, numerous at $100,000 and up, and 30 plus gifts of $50,000 or more
   Increased annual fund from $900,000 to $2.5 million
   Increased West Georgia’s alumni giving from 4% to 14% in four years
   Managed annual fund personnel and construction of the university call center
   Co-managed $24 million student residence project, funded by the UWG Foundation
Scott Huffman                                                                                             Page 3

   Coordinated a feasibility study for a $20 million capital campaign which led to a $4 million major gifts
   Developed UWG’s planned giving program
     Retained Alexander, Haas, Martin & Partners as Counsel
     Implemented planned giving society and recognition program
     Developed annuity contracts and other planned giving instruments
     Secured several bequests, trusts and annuities
     Marketed and made presentations at planned giving dinners/lunches for donors
   Developed the prospect management system and university fundraising policies
   Planned and carried out numerous special events (attendance ranged from 25 to 1,000)
   Facilitated board and volunteer training on fundraising and outreach
   Served as a university spokesperson to print and electronic media
   Served as university liaison to local and state governments; coordinated Foundation communications
    and events to influence policy and increase awareness of university programs
   Connected the business community and university by serving on Chamber of Commerce committees
    and assisting Carroll Tomorrow with economic development initiatives
   Collaborated with community non-profits to benefit the arts, health, education, and social services
   Developed “On the Road with West Georgia”, bringing the president to alumni across the state
   Managed alumni affinity programs including credit card, travel, and other services
   Developed alumni programs with Greek life, class reunions, athletics, and academic departments
   Chaired alumni task force which implemented marketing and fundraising strategies in Atlanta and
    throughout Georgia
   Chaired university-wide marketing and public relations task force and implemented strategy for
    university relations
   Made presentations to faculty senate, civic groups, prospective students and parents on behalf of the
    University, the Alumni Association and the Foundation
   Served on various other university committees

ALABAMA SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE – Mobile, AL                                         1995 – 1999
ASMS is a state-wide, public, residential high school for Alabama’s most talented students in grades 10-12.
Tuition is free to all students. The facilities are owned and operated by the ASMS Foundation.

Director of Institutional Advancement/Foundation Executive Director
Responsible for managing all external affairs of the School, including development, alumni relations, public
relations, parent association, government affairs, and admissions. Managed the final 2.5 years of an $18 million
campaign raising more than $15 million.

   Managed all fundraising, public relations, alumni and parent relations, government relations, admissions
    and other outreach programs of the School
   Exceeded the School’s $15 million capital campaign, managing it from years 3-5
     Coordinated campaign committees (Trustee, Individual, Foundation/Corp, Mobile, State)
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     Coordinated regular progress meetings
     Oversaw prospect screening/software conversion
     Managed campaign solicitations and proposals
   Supervised 6-8 direct reports in the above areas
   Served on the Executive Cabinet and participated in school-wide strategic planning
   Served as CEO of the ASMS Foundation which owned all facilities
   Managed the Foundation’s $1.5 million operating budget
   Recruited and trained Foundation board members and developed all fundraising training for the board
   Regularly accompanied board members on cultivation and solicitation calls
   Cultivated, solicited and secured numerous major gifts of $50,000 and up, including two $1 million
    capital campaign gifts
   Coordinated the School’s annual fund and managed annual fund personnel and volunteers
   Served as liaison to the Alabama state legislature and regularly attended Alabama legislative and
    committee meetings and hosted receptions for Alabama legislators
   Built strategic partnerships with foundations, corporations, and non profit organizations in Alabama
   Served as media and chief spokesperson for the School
   Organized the ASMS Parent Association and coordinated the group’s fundraising/marketing activities
   Managed the ASMS Alumni Association, staffed their meetings, and coordinated alumni events
   Secured funding for and coordinated the School’s minority outreach program
   Conducted marketing analysis and authored reports on marketing and recruitment
   Participated in Leadership Mobile, Mobile United, and Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce activities

SOUTH GEORGIA COLLEGE – Douglas, GA                                                             1994– 1995
A two-year, public, residential institution of higher learning located in rural south Georgia. The College
enrolled approximately 1,200 students and had 12,000 alumni during my tenure.

Director of College Relations and Advancement/Foundation Executive Director
Responsible for all development, public relations, alumni relations and publications at the College. I reported
directly to the President.

   Responsible for all fundraising, alumni relations and public relations
   Supervised the assistant director for public relations
   Served as CEO of the Foundation and staffed all committees
   Chartered the SGC National Alumni Association
   Collaborated with various businesses and non profits to promote the college
   Served as the college and foundation spokesperson for media and civic appearances
   Raised $300,000 to $500,000 annually through the Foundation’s annual fund drive
   Secured major gifts of $10,000 and up, including a $250,000 gift for nursing
   Implemented planned giving and reunion giving programs
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   Coordinated the Bobby Bowden Alumni Weekend Reunion, golf tournaments, other events
   Participated in Coffee County Chamber of Commerce activities; hosted prospective businesses on
    College and community tours

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY – Starkville, MS                                             1989– 1994
A comprehensive doctoral-degree-granting land grant university designated as a Doctoral/Extensive
Institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. During my tenure, MSU enrolled
approximately 13,000 students with 65,000 alumni worldwide.

Broadcast Producer and Media Relations Coordinator

   Produced an award winning weekly news program that aired statewide on Mississippi ETV
   Managed the Mississippi State University video news release service where more than 1,500 University
    news stories were aired by television outlets annually
   Served as media spokesperson for the Division of Agriculture
   Wrote numerous news and feature articles
   Produced feature stories for MSU’s football and basketball television programs
   Served as liaison for the Division of Agriculture to alumni across the state
   Assisted university development office with fundraising projects for the Division of Agriculture
   Wrote grants and secured funding from agricultural companies and organizations

WAAY-TV and WKAB-TV – Huntsville, AL and Montgomery, AL                               1987– 1989
WAAY-TV is the ABC affiliate in Huntsville, AL and WKAB-TV (now WNCF-TV) is the ABC affiliate in
Montgomery, AL.

News Reporter/Sports Anchor

   Reported news and anchored sports for these ABC affiliates
   Produced, wrote, and shot news, sports and feature stories
   Stories aired nationally on CNN and ABC
   AP Award winning broadcasts

WUAL-FM, WCFT-TV and The University of alabama – Tuscaloosa, AL                        1983-1987
WUAL-FM is the Public Radio Station at the University of Alabama. WCFT-TV was the CBS affiliate in
Tuscaloosa. As a student at the University of Alabama, I served as sports director for WUAL-FM radio, sports
reporter for WCFT-TV, and radio producer for the University of Alabama Sports Information Department.

Sports Director and News Reporter

   Served as WUAL-FM news reporter and sports anchor in 1984
   Served as WUAL-FM sports director in 1984 -1987 (UPI Sportscaster of the Year 1985 and 1986)
   Produced and wrote sports and feature stories for WCFT-TV in Spring of 1987
   Produced and hosted University of Alabama athletics radio actuality service 1986-1987
Scott Huffman                                                                                 Page 6


CFRE – Certified Fund Raising Executive (Since 1998)
AFP – Association of Fundraising Professionals (Current); Central Alabama Chapter (Current)
        Chair, Government Relations (2009-2010)
CASE – Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (Current)
ADEA – American Dental Education Association (Current)
ASDFE – American Society of Dental Foundation Executives (Current)
University of Alabama National Alumni Association (Current)
University of Alabama Red Elephant Club - Huntsville Chapter (Current)
University of Alabama Capstone Communication Society (Current)
University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society (Current)
Riverchase United Methodist Church - Hoover, AL (Current)
University of Alabama Phi Kappa Psi Housing Corporation Board of Trustees (Current)
AHP – Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (2008-2009)
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce (1999-2004)
Carroll County Sertoma Club (1999-2004), Vice President (2004)
Regents Advisory Committee on College and University Advancement (1999-2004) and (1994-1995)
GEAC – Georgia Education Advancement Council (1999-2004) and (1994-1995)
University of West Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees (1999-2004)
West Georgia Braves Booster Club (1999-2004)
West Georgia Alumni Association (1999-2004)
Leadership Mobile (1997-1999)
Mobile United (1997-1999)
Mobile Lions Club (1995-1999)
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce (1995-1999), Legislative task force (1996-1998)
Alabama Press Association (1995-1999)
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce (1995-1999)
National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Math, Science and Technology (1995-1999)
Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (1994-1995)
Douglas Academic Boosters Club-Public Relations Director (1994-1995)
Douglas Lions Club (1994-1995)
College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (1989-1994)
Agricultural Communicators in Education (1989-1994)
Pi Alpha Alpha – Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration (Miss. State Univ. 1992)
Kappa Tau Alpha – Honor Society for Journalism and Communications (Univ. of Alabama 1987)


Doctoral Studies, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL                                  1997-1999
Master of Public Policy and Administration, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS        1992
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL                        1987

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