Buckner International names Adkison chief development officer

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DALLAS—Arnie Adkison assumed the chief development officer post at Buckner International Aug. 24.

Adkison served most recently as executive director of global resources at chief advancement officer at TEAM—The Evangelical Alliance Mission.

Arnie AdkisonAdkison’s experience and skillsets will benefit Buckner’s fund-raising efforts, Buckner President Albert Reyes said.

“Arnie is a proven organizational executive with extensive experience in fund-raising productivity and efficiency at both local and global levels,” Reyes said.

Adkison will be responsible for “fostering a culture of philanthropy within the organization as he leads the Buckner development team to develop fund-raising strategies consistent with the changing environment for nonprofits in the digital age,” Reyes added. “His creativity and experience in cross-functional collaboration and his understanding of team leadership and management are critical skills as we move into a bright future.”

For Adkison, who worked with Buckner International from 2008 to 2010 as chief relationships officer, the move “feels like coming home,” he said.

“The passion for serving vulnerable children, seniors and their families fits well with my desire to connect people’s resources to impactful ministry,” he said. “I’m excited to be back at Buckner.”

At TEAM, Adkison managed a staff of 70 around the world and was responsible for all fund development, marketing, recruitment/mobilization and church/organizational engagement functions.

He worked previously with World Vision and was vice president of advancement at Baptist University of the Américas from 2003 to 2008.

A graduate of the Baptist University of the Américas, Adkison is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and serves on the Dallas Advisory Council of the Christian Leadership Alliance.

He his wife, Sandra, a native of Argentina, live in Flower Mound and have three children—Stephen, a student at Baylor University; Michael, a student at the University of Arkansas; and Kaitlyn, an eighth grader.


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