Ronni Cranwell, J.D. has been named partner at MPK&D, a national consulting firm specializing in higher education, health care and other mission-driven organizations. She joins MPK&D’s four founding partners—Pat Bosse, Dan Carey, Kent Chabotar and Mary Pat Seurkamp— in leading the 7-year-old organization as it grows its network of clients to more than 80 nationwide.
Ronni supports clients with strategic fundraising and campaign counsel, including campaign-readiness assessments, annual fund development and constituent relations for clients throughout the country.
On behalf of MPK&D’s founding partners, Pat Bosse explains: “Ronni has demonstrated all the qualities we want in the first new partner since our founding, including the highest standards of professionalism and integrity and a track-record of attracting and maintaining key client relationships. Ronni’s work reflects MPK&D’s commitment to quality and exceptional customer service.”
As a senior consultant for MPK&D since 2017, Ronni has served as campaign counsel for both large universities and private colleges, worked with an east coast health system to implement a gift planning program across their 10 entities, developed major gift programs, led planning and capacity studies, and provided assessments and recommendations for institutional advancement departments.
Brent Swinton, vice president for institutional advancement at Bowie State University and an MPK&D client, notes: “Ronni has an incredible ability to keep projects and campaigns on track, maintaining a remarkable level of energy and dedication. As a consultant, Ronni cares deeply about our university, our mission and our goals. She is a trusted and valuable resource for me and our entire advancement team. We rely on her solid judgement, leadership and expertise.”
Ronni holds a J.D. with a business concentration from the University of Baltimore and earned a master’s in public policy at UMBC. She had previously earned a B.A. in pre-law studies at Stevenson University. Prior to MPK&D, Ronni established the Office of Institutional Research at Johns Hopkins University and administered a multi-million dollar federally sponsored grant program at the Maryland Association of Community Colleges.
Ronni lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband Taylor and son Jack.