Christopher Iansiti takes over as Chairman of the FSU Foundation Board
The Florida State University Foundation board has a new chair after a successful year of fundraising.
Naples resident and FSU alumnus Christopher E. Iansiti took up his new post on July 1. He succeeds Nancy McKaywho held the position for the previous two years.
Under McKay’s leadership, the board raised more than $93 million in alumni donations and pledges in fiscal year 2022, which was the second highest in a decade.
“Nancy has left some big shoes to fill, but the success we have had year after year is the accumulation of not just her hard work, but the work of every director and staff member,” Iansiti said in a statement. .
“I look forward to working closely with the new Foundation President, who we plan to welcome soon, to help align advancement across the university and prepare for the next big fundraising campaign for the State of Florida. “
Iansiti’s previous role was as chair of the board’s trusteeship and engagement committee, pushing for a more diverse group of directors. He was also chairman of the development committee.
According to the foundation’s press release, Iansiti “has focused on creating a fair and equitable process for board nominations, including emphasizing the need for diversity among directors.”
2022 was FSU Great Give’s most successful year, raising $1,693,923 from 4,537 donors in 24 hours last March.
“Last year was historic for the FSU Foundation,” said the Acting Vice President for Academic Advancement and Acting President of the FSU Foundation. Michael Hartlin. “Along with the entire team, I look forward to working with Chris to build on this success and continue to enhance FSU’s vision and academic priorities.”
Iansiti earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from FSU, where he also earned a Master of Science in Instructional Systems.
The FSU College of Education named Iansiti Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2011. In 2013, he received the Gagne/Briggs Outstanding Alumnus Award for the Department of Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies.
Iansiti previously consulted for Accenture and Arthur Andersen before founding his own consulting firm, IANSITI Performance Group Inc., which he recently sold.
He appeared as a guest contributor on CNN’s “Jobless, Not Hopeless” segment and also served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the FSU College of Business.
As Chairman of the FSU Foundation Board, Iansiti will oversee various working groups as well as committees, including audit, development, donor management, finance, investment, trusteeship, and governance. commitment.