Gary Quehl served for many years as President of Quehl Associates, a national firm providing services to colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations in the areas of executive coaching, leadership development, comprehensive strategic planning, governing board education, and fund raising. Dr. Quehl also served for sixteen-years as President and CEO of two Washington, DC-based, higher education associations: Council of Independent Colleges (the national service organization for private colleges and universities) and Council for Advancement and Support of Education (the international service organization for fund raising, public relations, marketing, and alumni officers from 3,400 colleges, universities, and independent schools in 74 countries).
Gary has authored or co-authored 32 books and articles in the fields of public affairs, philanthropy, and higher education. He has served on 50 boards during a 45 year period, has led leadership seminars for non-profit and for-profit leaders and organizations, and has been senior fund raising counsel in helping universities and nonprofit organizations to raise $300 million. Quehl was co-founder of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and has directed its Sage Leadership/Civic Engagement Project (Grass Valley and Nevada City, CA).