National Search Lands New Development Director at Arts Nonprofit

National Search Lands New Development Director at Arts Nonprofit

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) is delighted to announce that it has hired Daniel Hlad to fill the newly created position of Director of Development and Marketing.

After an extensive national search, Executive Director Chris Verdugo chose Hlad to lead a growing team. Verdugo said he was extremely pleased to have attracted so many outstanding applicants, and especially to have identified an individual with such strong compatibility with the mission, philosophy, culture and impact objectives of SFGMC.

Verdugo stated, “The Board and I are excited to have completed a thorough search that resulted in a great candidate pool. The services of Third Sector Company in placement of a talented interim director while conducting a thorough search through diverse channels, with funding support from our generous institutional funders, are greatly appreciated.” 

As an integral part of the SFGMC team, the new Director is tasked with achieving the organization’s fundraising goals to ensure it can continue its mission. Hlad will partner closely with the Leadership Team to build overall organizational health and effectiveness, while delivering the departmental goals in alignment with SFGMC’s Strategic Plan and Capital Campaign.

In collaboration with Verdugo, Hlad will have responsibility for all resource development efforts, including: corporate relations, major gifts, donor relations, individual giving, fundraising events, grants, ticket and merchandise sales strategy, as well as institutional and event-specific marketing efforts.

Hlad said, “I am eager to enter a position that blends my experience in long-term strategic resource development with my understanding of building mission-aligned marketing and communications systems.”  

Hlad comes to SFGMC from Community Vision Capital & Consulting, where he led a rebranding process culminating in new key messaging and updated visual identity. His style is interpersonal, strategic, and collaborative. Previously he spent 11 years as Development Director at Hospitality House, a San Francisco community center serving homeless and poor residents.

Third Sector Company and Successfully Recruit New Director Following Interim Placement

 SFGMC utilized Third Sector Company’s Nonprofit Leadership Search and Support retained executive search service (partnering with to locate and place its new Director. An additional essential service that the firm provided to SFGMC was the placement of an Interim Director of Development, highly experienced interim professional Lindsay Shields, who has adroitly guided the department through significant transition and paved the way for success in the new Director’s tenure, which will officially begin December 2, 2019.


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