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Anne Broderick Botteri and Marc Archambault

Higher Education Executives to Join Embry-Riddle In Key Leadership Roles

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has recently announced the addition of two new senior executives who will help provide direction for the world’s leading aviation and aerospace institution.

Marc Archambault, who currently serves as the President of Western Kentucky University Foundation, will join Embry-Riddle on Nov. 2 as Senior Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations.

Anne Broderick Botteri, now an executive with the University of Central Florida Foundation in Orlando, Fla., will serve as Vice President of Marketing & Communications.

“It is a testament to the strength of our University and its reputation globally that we had multiple high-quality candidates for these very important positions,” said Embry-Riddle President Dr. P. Barry Butler. “Anne’s broad experience successfully managing communications, marketing, development and advocacy efforts for higher-education, non-profit and federal entities will enhance Embry-Riddle’s already strong relationship with internal and external communities. Marc is a 17-year, seasoned foundation and higher education advancement leader with a strong science background – especially effective in fundraising for STEM initiatives and research. He brings the experience and insight to meet, and ultimately exceed, our institution’s goals, future financial stability and engagement with our graduates.”

First to arrive at Embry-Riddle on Oct. 12 will be Botteri. In her new role she will provide strategic direction and oversight of the University’s brand and image, and lead the institution’s communications, marketing and public relations staff in support of colleges, departments and special projects at its two residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and Embry-Riddle Worldwide. In addition to serving as University spokesperson, she will work closely with senior administration as part of the University’s Core Leadership Team to support campus and University-wide initiatives.

Botteri joined the University of Central Florida Foundation in 2011 and has held the position of Associate Vice President of Advancement Communications and Donor Relations since 2014. She also served as Assistant Vice President of Advanced Communications and Donor Relations and as Director of Communications and Marketing.

Prior to that, she spent nearly 20 years at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., holding multiple senior leadership roles, including Assistant to the President, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Director of Development, Assistant Vice President of College Advancement, Assistant Vice President of Public Relations, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, and Assistant Vice President of Communications and Marketing.

Before entering academia, she lived in Washington, D.C., where she founded Botteri Communications, served as the Director of Marketing for InterPress (USA), and was Chief of Staff of the Institute of Museum and Library Services at the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities. Botteri, who is fluent in Spanish, holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Saint Anselm College and a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.

“I’m delighted to be joining an amazing university, one whose national and international impact and footprint is so well known because of the many ways in which Embry-Riddle’s stakeholders  are changing the world in aviation, aerospace, research, engineering and a broad range of new academic initiatives,” Botteri said. “Education is the backbone of a great nation, and Embry-Riddle takes its role seriously as a thought leader and catalyst for connecting people, progress and possibilities for an ever-changing future. The greatest opportunity a communications and marketing professional can have is to help further refine the architecture, strategy and tactics of an already strong brand for current and prospective students, faculty, alumni, benefactors and employers. To be asked to do so under the visionary leadership of Dr. P. Barry Butler, in partnership with such a talented team, is a true honor.” 

Archambault will oversee the University’s Development and Alumni Relations teams, representing more than 120,000 Eagle graduates worldwide. He also will work closely with senior administration as part of the University’s Core Leadership Team to support campus and University-wide initiatives.

Prior to his current role at Western Kentucky University Foundation, where he managed an endowment of $70 million, Archambault honed his skills in annual and major gifts solicitation, campaign planning, board development, corporate and foundation giving, advancement communications and donor relations at Purdue University, Harvey Mudd College and Utah Valley University and its Foundation.

During Purdue University’s $1.7 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign, Archambault became the first advancement officer for the university’s Department of Biological Sciences in 2000, and by 2002 had been promoted to Senior Director of Foundation Relations for Purdue’s statewide system. There he posted double-digit growth in private foundation awards in three successive years. He was then tapped to continue in his foundation relations role while also serving as Senior Director of Advancement for Discovery Park, a multi-center research complex focused on advanced manufacturing, nanotechnology, information technology, energy science, bioscience, advanced digital pedagogical resources and entrepreneurship.

Following the conclusion of Purdue’s campaign in 2007, he went on to serve as Vice President of College Advancement at Harvey Mudd College, and then in 2010, assumed the dual roles of Vice President of Development and Alumni at UVU and President of the UVU Foundation. During his five years at UVU, the institution attracted nearly $60 million in gifts and pledges, more than in all preceding years in the school’s history combined.

Moving on to Western Kentucky University, Archambault led the institution’s advancement team to successive record years in fundraising outcomes, raising over $36 million in new gifts and pledges in fiscal year 2017 and boosting the institution’s deferred gift inventory by 20 percent.  At both UVU and WKU’s institutionally related foundations, he led the organizations to clean audits and implemented an array of best practices that strengthened their financial health and ability to support the university.

He is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, where he earned baccalaureate degrees in both English and Physics in 1984 and completed an internship in Radiation Physics at Oak Ridge National Lab. He also holds a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

“I’m delighted to take on this exciting role and look forward to building upon the outstanding international reputation of the university. The drive and focus of all those I’ve met throughout the interview process made it abundantly clear that I’m joining a truly remarkable institution,” Archambault said. “I’m enthusiastic about the opportunity to help President Butler take Embry-Riddle to even greater heights.”

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit erau.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.