Sally Bryant DeChenne
President & CEO
Sally joined BRYANT GROUP in 2007 and brings 30 years of experience in advancement management, consulting and recruiting, as well as achievements from the corporate sales arena and success in other entrepreneurial activities.
Christopher P. Bryant
Chris Bryant is the recognized leader in the recruitment of advancement, development and fundraising professionals. No one in the world has been specializing in this arena longer. In 1988, he co-founded the country’s first executive search firm to specialize exclusively in philanthropy recruitment.
John Toolan is a seasoned fundraising professional with experience in both public and private universities and has worked in development, alumni relations and consulting. John was an integral part of the Advancement team at Marymount California University when the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awarded the university with the title of Most Improved Overall Fund Raising Program in District VII, topping 100+ other institutions in the district to earn this honor.
Elizabeth McGreal Cook
Elizabeth McGreal Cook brings more than 25 years of successful experience recruiting, developing and coaching talent to BRYANT GROUP clients. Her career path has led her from Walt Disney World to entrepreneurial endeavors to higher education.
Carol comes to BRYANT GROUP from The Bell Law Firm in Norman, Oklahoma where she managed the personal injury department. Her work for years as a legal assistant and database manager, along with her work ethic and professionalism, make her a great asset to the BRYANT GROUP team.
Her volunteer experience includes Metrocrest Services and Co-chairing the Toy Department at Christmas Connection in Oklahoma City.
Joe is the President and CEO at 2Evolve Coaching and Consulting and a member of the Og Mandino Leadership Institute. He serves as a collaborative partner to BRYANT GROUP for Leadership Coaching. Joe has worked with thousands of business owners, entrepreneurs and other professionals over the last 15 years—helping them get mentally and emotionally stronger through his mentoring. He has masterfully learned to utilize a system of fast-action tools that get people out of their ruts and onto greater success.
Joe has received several certifications for personal and leadership coaching, including from the Og Mandino Leadership Institute and Tony Robbins Leadership Academy.
Joseph Zanetta, J.D.
Consulting Vice President
Joe is a seasoned non-profit leader with more than 30 years of strategic fundraising and institutional advancement experience in education and medical institutions. He has served as CEO of Citrus Valley Health Foundation, a nonprofit integrated community health care system serving one million residents.
Prior to his service with Citrus Valley, he served as President of Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation. Joe has also served as a development executive at Cornell University, Whittier College, and the University of Southern California.
He enjoys volunteering in a variety of civic, professional, and community organizations, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Log Cabin Republicans, Chair of the Board of Holy Family Services Adoption Agency, and Chair of the Pasadena Enterprise Center.
Joe is a well-known speaker and author on topics related to philanthropy and has been interviewed for articles in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, American Benefactor, Dallas Morning News and others. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a JD from Cornell Law School.
Lee Williams, CFRE
Consulting Vice President
Lee brings 25 years of direct fundraising and campaign leadership experience in both public and private universities. Throughout her career, Lee has held progressively higher development leadership positions and led fundraising teams to achieve multi-million dollar campaigns.
She has served Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Mississippi State University, The University of South Florida, and the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
She holds a Bachelor's in Secondary Education from Mississippi State University and a Master's in Public Relations from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Consulting Vice President
Susan has over 40 years of extensive and varied non-profit experience throughout California. As a consultant for over 20 years, she has provided more than 50 non-profits with extensive, productive and strategic institutional advancement and fundraising capabilities.
In her work providing campaign consulting, strategic planning and interim executive placements, Susan brings significant hands-on experience from a broadly diverse group of non-profits, including secondary and higher education, healthcare and the arts, as well as a widespread network of professionals and volunteers throughout the field. Her projects include Idyllwild Arts Foundation and Westridge School.
Active in her community, Susan has served as a Cultural Arts Commissioner for the City of Whittier and chaired the Whittier Historical Society Board of Directors and the Whittier Community Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lynchburg College in Virginia.