KEES Client Partner, Anderson Humane, Welcomes Judi Golemba as its First Senior Director of Development

Anderson Humane, a one-of-a-kind animal welfare organization focused on creating and supporting mutually beneficial relationships between people and animals, has selected Judi Golemba in this newly created role of Senior Director of Development. Golemba, reporting to Chief Development Officer Stephen Carr, will be responsible for supporting Anderson Humane’s mission by ensuring the strength and sustainability of its development program.

Golemba, a vibrant nonprofit professional with more than 20 years of experience in Development plus additional years of IT, database management, and consulting experience, joins the Anderson Humane team beginning August 8, 2022.

Prior to Golemba’s current consulting work, she served as the Vice President of Consulting Resources at Grenzebach Glier and Associates, a fundraising consulting firm, in Chicago. With the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, Golemba served as Director of Development Services, Senior Director of Relationships and Advancement, and Associate Vice President of Development. Specific to Development experience, Golemba’s knowledge spans all aspects of philanthropy, including annual fund, major and principal gifts, capital campaign management, planned giving, event management, prospect research, strategic planning, communications, and alumni relations.

“Our team was looking for an experienced fundraising leader with a deep belief in our mission and unwavering commitment to creating and cultivating internal and external partnerships,” said Stephen Carr, Anderson Humane’s Chief Development Officer. “Having someone with Judi’s experience, talent, and knowledge is exactly what Anderson Humane currently needs to position us for future success to achieve our strategic goals. We are so excited to have Judi join our team!”

Judi said, “My career has been devoted to working with or for nonprofit organizations that support the care and wellbeing of the community. I feel my personal connection to the mission of an organization grounds me and motivates me to work harder, smarter, and inspire others through my passion. Anderson Humane’s mission is one that I know I will passionately represent and share with others, and I am thrilled to be joining the team.”

Anderson Humane’s Chief Development Officer, Stephen Carr, steered the hiring process beginning in the Summer of 2022. KEES is a retained executive search and consulting firm that builds transformative teams and leaders. Founded in 2013 as an expansion of Alford Executive Search, KEES partners specifically with nonprofit and public sector organizations to provide an array of search, leadership, interim staffing, and human resources support.

“Congratulations to Judi on her appointment as Senior Director of Development. KEES was thrilled to be selected as the search partner of choice for Anderson Humane,” said Laura Weinman, Vice President of KEES, “and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Anderson Humane in their search for a Director of Development Outreach.”


KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that builds diverse teams with dynamic leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors. A woman owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of nonprofit consulting services including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support. For more information, please visit


For more than 50 years, Anderson Humane has been the leading animal welfare organization in their community. Every year, they find loving homes for more than 4,000 homeless pets and provide care for more than 3,000 injured and orphaned wild animals. Anderson Humane is also passionate about the connection between animals and humans, fueled by the belief that animals make us better people. Several Anderson Humane programs ensure that everyone in their community is able to enjoy the presence of an animal in their life. Learn more at


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