Leadership

Karen Lockner

President/Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Lockner founded Fund Raisers, Ltd. in 1987. As an entrepreneur in a fledgling business, Karen’s goal was to build a “one-of-a-kind” company inspired by providing clients with personalized programs and services shaped around their needs and their vision. That goal was realized by identifying a unique and lasting niche in the sports industry, offering teams full-service programs to engage fans. Over the years, the company experienced success in offering programs with multiple benefits: Engraved brick programs designed to enhance the fan experience with enduring, personal messages which transformed basic, concrete plazas and walls into public attractions, while raising money to fund these architectural transformations. The success stories created by these projects are a result of Karen’s belief in the power of listening to the client. Creative collaboration with teams and architects and “We’ll figure it out” as Karen’s mantra, has resonated with over 50 professional and collegiate sports teams using Fund Raisers, Ltd.’s array of products and services. We acknowledge the company’s place in the sports industry and through a current rebranding effort, we will now operate as Fund Raisers Sports.

Steve Baggerly

Chief Operations & Technology Officer

Mr. Baggerly serves as the Chief Operations & Technology Officer for Fund Raisers Sports. He guides the operational and technology vision, strategy and roadmap for the company. He has over 20 years as a business and technology leader, with the last 17 years focused on eCommerce, Mobile Applications, Social Media Marketing, and SAAS domains. Steve has a proven track record for guiding companies, leading teams, and building strong relationships with customers. Previously Mr. Baggerly worked for such companies as iTradeNetwork and Albertsons along with other startups, where he developed a passion for solving business and technology problems. He holds a BA from the University of Redlands.

Annemarie Hastings

Executive VP of Fan Engagement
(415) 290-5114

Ms. Hastings is responsible for the oversight of our business development efforts. Anne is a 30-year veteran of the sports industry and spent the last 20 years as the San Francisco Giants’ VP of Client Relations. An integral part of their consumer marketing team, Anne directed the service and retention efforts for season ticket, luxury suite, group and premium seating clients and was the driver behind a multitude of fan engagement programs. Prior to the Giants, she kicked off her sports career in marketing, sales and promotions for the Kansas City Chiefs. After successfully contributing to annual sell-outs at Arrowhead Stadium, Anne was recruited by IMG Football to become their Marketing Director, generating revenue opportunities for over 90 NFL players and working in association with IMG’s worldwide offices. In her role at Fund Raisers Sports, Anne leverages the culmination of her years of industry experience and relationship-building to continue to enhance the fan experience.

Bond Hilliard

Director of Client Services
(208) 947-8430

Mr. Hilliard joined the Fund Raisers team in 2011, bringing multi-industry experience in relationship development and communications. He has been a key player in various capacities in both areas of business development and client relations, over the years developing an intimate knowledge of the industry landscape. Bond has secured and managed some of the company’s most successful partnerships through his ability to build strong relationships, innovative thinking and predictive analytics. Currently serving as Director of Client Services, Bond leads a talented team of program management professionals who deliver the world-class experience for which Fund Raisers has become known.

Clint Johnson

Director of Operations

Mr. Johnson began his career at Fund Raisers, Ltd. in 2005 as a production technician. Proving to be adept in many areas, Clint quickly earned positions of responsibility over the next decade in the key areas of Production, Shipping, Inventory, Purchasing and Quality Assurance. He became Operations Manager in 2008 and under his leadership, Fund Raisers was able to secure many large, high-profile projects in the sports industry. Currently, Clint serves as Director of Operations and oversees the various, high-performing departments that deliver Fund Raisers quality products and fulfillment services. Before joining Fund Raisers, Ltd., Clint attended Boise State University.

Jim Pearl

Accounting Manager

Mr. Pearl joined Fund Raisers, Ltd, in 2015 as Accounting Department Manager. In this role, Jim is responsible for all areas of accounting, managing Fund Raisers’ internal corporate finances as well as overseeing the numerous, major client campaign financials and reporting. Jim oversees a highly skilled team of five accounting professionals. Prior to coming on board with Fund Raisers, Jim worked for over ten years in accounting and two years in the banking industry. Jim previously earned a B.A. in Religion, a M. Div. in Religion and a B.S. in Accounting and spent eight years serving as the pastor of churches in Michigan, Iowa and Hawaii. Jim has served on many non-profit boards and has a passion to give back to others and to help see other people grow and succeed.