Claire is a senior development executive with over 30 years of leadership experience in the areas of strategy consulting, principal gifts and major gifts, planned giving, annual giving and campaign management. Claire played critical roles in the success of the comprehensive campaigns ranging from $60 million to $3 billion at Rhode Island School of Design, Connecticut College, Brown University and the University of Rhode Island. Her early career experience includes estate planning and public accounting with Ernst & Young in Providence and Deloitte & Touche in Boston. Claire has served as president of both the Planned Giving Council of Rhode Island and the Planned Giving Group of New England. Claire holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and Master of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.
Claire is a lifelong equestrian, competing in jumpers under the guidance of her trainers at Hunter Ridge Stables. She is also an internationally ranked ultra runner sponsored by Patagonia and excels at the 100 mile distance. Claire and her family live in southern Rhode Island.