Kinetic welcomes Jonathan Smith to the Kinetic team as an executive vice president. In his role with Skylark Works, Jonathan has been instrumental in expanding Kinetic’s presence and ability to bring its unique approach of support for charitable organizations in the U.K.
Jonathan leads the development of Kinetic’s profile and projects in the U.K. He is a founding director of Oxford University’s spin-out social venture, Skylark Works—a consultancy which “helps businesses wanting to do good and charities wanting to do business.” A law graduate and former Business Ambassador for HRH Prince of Wales, current King Charles III, he co-founded the U.K. think tank, Charity Futures with Sir Stephen Bubb. More recently, Charity Futures was instrumental in the creation of the Gradel Institute of Charity at New College at Oxford University, where Jonathan continues to serve on its Advisory Board. He has also served on numerous Development Advisory Boards and informally advised more than one hundred U.K. charities.
Global Advisory Council
The Kinetic Global Advisory Council is an influential group of global advisors who understand Kinetic’s unique brand of fundraising counsel. They provide perspective and endorsement to Kinetic as it seeks to spark the power of philanthropy in the United States and around the world.
President, Alexander and Associates, Inc.
Executive Director, Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center
Senior Executive Director, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Sir Stephen Bubb
Co-Founder, Oxford Institute of Charity; President, Charity Futures
Oxford, United Kingdom
President/CEO, Community Services League
President, Specialty Contractors & Associates, Inc.
Director of MBA Career Management, Marriott School of Business Brigham Young University
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dr. Brian Klaas
Dean, Henry Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Chairman and CEO, LAWCO
Deputy Scout Executive and Chief Operating Officer, Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America
Dr. Marie McCarther
Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Partner Attorney, Humphrey, Farrington, McClain
Dr. Matthew Naylor
President and CEO, National WWI Museum and Memorial
Dr. Jon North
Vice President for Institutional Advancement, MidAmerica Nazarene University
Retired CEO, Universal Electric Corporation
General Director and CEO, Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Adrian Sargeant, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Co-Director Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Chief Resource Officer, Harvesters – The Community Food Network
CEO, President and Director, The Kansas City Zoo
Warden, New College University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
Jaime Zablah Siri
San Salvador, El Salvador
Kinetic Corporate Board of Directors
Matthew J. Beem, Ph.D., CFRE
Chairman and CEO
Terrence P. Dunn
Retired, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, JE Dunn Construction
Founder, DD Ranch Leawood
Robert D. Regnier
Vice Chairman, Bank of Blue Valley