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Wake Forest University Advancement announces three appointments

September 14, 2006

Wake Forest University has announced three new appointments in the Office of University Advancement.

Melissa Combes was promoted to assistant vice president and director of principal gifts. W. Tim Snyder was promoted to assistant vice president and director of advancement services. Emily Neese was named director of financial planning and administration.

Combes was director of development for the university’s Babcock Graduate School of Management and Calloway School of Business and Accountancy. In her new role, Combes’ responsibilities include development of major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.

Combes joined Wake Forest in 1996. She received a Master of Business Administration degree from Wake Forest’s Babcock School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington College.

Snyder was director of advancement technologies. In his new role, he will be responsible for the following areas: advancement records, advancement technologies,

advancement systems and reporting, gift stewardship and prospect research and management. Snyder joined Wake Forest’s staff in 1988, after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree at the university.

Neese joined the staff in August. Her responsibilities include overseeing budget planning and human resources issues, as well as performance standards for University Advancement staff. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Wake Forest’s Calloway School. A certified public accountant, Neese was formerly president and chief administration officer of Universal Solution International Inc. She also worked previously as an accountant in public practice. Neese has also been an adjunct member of the Calloway School faculty.

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