exalt names first Director of Development

We are delighted to announce that the new Director Development of exalt is Keesha J. Gibson. During our search we met many wonderful candidates who brought great strength to their development work and an appreciation for the work of exalt. Keesha is a widely respected nonprofit leader, most recently with Urban Word NYC.

Keesha is a native New Yorker who has worked for nonprofit organizations for the past 22 years. In 1994, she started her career at Harlem United Community AIDS Center. She spent 6 years as the Director of Operations and Development at A Better Bronx for Youth Consortium which provided funding and technical assistance for teen pregnancy prevention programs in the Bronx where she also spearheaded the first for-profit venture with UPS Stores™.

Keesha has held executive positions of increasing responsibility in organizations including Boys and Girls Clubs located in Harlem, the Bronx and in Durham, North Carolina.  All required a strong track record in assessing strategic direction, defining priorities, and building operational structures to achieve desired outcomes.

Throughout her career Keesha has consistently led organizational “turn-arounds.” In every case she dramatically improved program performance and delivery, balanced budgets with serious deficits, and enhanced earned revenues and funds raised. She has a stellar reputation as a leader who is highly skilled, collaborative, open and passionate about youth development. She brings to this position a proven record of fundraising and resource development and we believe she will be an excellent addition to the exalt team.

exalt is delighted to have reached such a successful outcome to our search. Keesha will spend the next few weeks in learning-and-listening mode. Her first priority will be to immerse herself in deepening her understanding of exalt’s model program and new initiatives.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Keesha Gibson, our new Director of Development!