INROADS Invests in Innovation with New Chief Development Officer
Top charitable investment executive to lead fundraising and partner with corporations to launch innovative leadership development programs
ST. LOUIS, MO, January 9, 2017 — INROADS, Inc. has appointed James Tolliver Chief Development Officer (CDO). Tolliver will be tasked with implementing and executing fund development strategy and partnering with employers and government to create customized program solutions to increase workforce diversity.
“James possesses a successful track record in nonprofit management, entrepreneurship and higher education, and has an indefatigable commitment to inclusion and community development that uniquely qualifies him for this position,” said INROADS President and CEO, Forest T. Harper.
Tolliver brings a diverse background creating inclusion and fund development programs. He successfully implemented new divisions with the Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Queens University of Charlotte and the National GEM Consortium. Most recently, Tolliver served as Founder and President of Organizational Solutions & Consulting (OS&C), a consulting firm focused on providing affordable consultative services for churches, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and small businesses.
“With nearly 20 years of nonprofit leadership, surpassing $250 million in nonprofit and higher education charitable giving, James is well-positioned to drive INROADS’ two-pronged approach of fund development and program development,” said Barron M. Witherspoon, Sr., chairman of the National Board of Directors and Vice President of Corporate Industry Affairs for The Procter & Gamble Company.
“INROADS has transformed the lives of more than 150,000 students with the support of over 1,000 lifetime corporate partnerships,” said James Tolliver, INROADS’ CDO. “We measure our success by our alumni — people who, because of those partnerships, are shaping and leading companies and communities globally. As CDO, my priority will be to further INROADS’ mission by expanding and enhancing such partnerships, both existing and new.”
Founded in 1970, INROADS develops and places talented underserved youth in business and industry, preparing them for corporate and community leadership that effects community renewal and social change and elevates economic status and quality of life. Throughout its history, INROADS has placed students in over 127,000 paid internships with over 1,000 corporate partners. Currently, INROADS serves nearly 1,500 interns, 90 high school students and 230 corporate clients. To learn more, visit http://www.INROADS.org.
Janet Stovall Harrell