Sally joined Bryant Group in 2007 and brings more than 30 years of experience in advancement management, consulting and recruiting, as well as achievements from the corporate sales arena and success in other entrepreneurial activities.
She began her career on the advancement team in the College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University and went on to leadership positions at Providence Health in Seattle and the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She served as the Chief Advancement Officer at Marymount College (now Marymount California University) in Palos Verdes, California, establishing new departments for the College, including Advancement Services and Marketing and Communications, and increasing the College’s annual fundraising totals 15-fold during her tenure.
Sally approaches her work with a wealth of entrepreneurial experience. In 2001, she started a fundraising consulting firm, DeChenne Company/Philanthropy Consulting, serving clients such as the University of Southern California; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Seattle University; and others, for six years.
Sally earned her Bachelor of Arts in English/Business summa cum laude from the Honors College at Washington State University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and top three in her class.