Johns Hopkins looms large among some of the earliest
childhood memories of the university's next executive
director of alumni
"My grandmother brought me on 'senior' buses to
Orioles games on 33rd Street," David Flinchbaugh said, "and
I remember well that my first view of the Homewood campus
was out the bus window as a little boy. That sticks with me
to this day."
And that's far from Flinchbaugh's only Johns Hopkins
"Growing up north of Baltimore in a medical family,
Johns Hopkins Medicine has always been a part of my life,
and several generations of my family have graduated from
the Krieger and Whiting schools," said Flinchbaugh, who
starts at the university Dec. 5 after six years as director
of the Office of Alumni, Parents and Volunteers at Bucknell
"Previous stops in my career brought me to Washington
and Baltimore, where I met many JHU alumni and gained an
appreciation of the breadth of Johns Hopkins programs," he
said. "I am thrilled to lead this exceptional alumni
relations team and look forward to working with the Alumni
Council and staff to take new initiatives in alumni
relations to the world stage."
Flinchbaugh will be responsible for building and
strengthening the university's relationship with its more
than 123,000 alumni around the world. With a staff of 15,
he will take the lead in designing alumni programs and in
supporting the activities of the association's 44 U.S. and
25 international chapters, said Robert R. Lindgren, vice
president for development and alumni relations.
"David is regarded as a national leader among private
university alumni professionals and is well-known for his
innovations at Bucknell," Lindgren said.
"His commitment to constant improvement makes David an
especially good fit with our alumni leadership and our
dedicated alumni relations staff," Lindgren said. "His
collaboration with them will make our already outstanding
alumni program at Johns Hopkins even better."
Flinchbaugh, who graduated from Bucknell in 1982, has
as alumni director built programs in career services,
business networking, alumni volunteerism, student
involvement and other areas that have solidified alumni
involvement with and support of the university.
Before returning to Bucknell, Flinchbaugh spent 12
years in marketing at IBM, ultimately as a marketing
manager for the education market. He also was national
accounts director at Caliber Learning Network in Baltimore
and North America education business manager for
Information Builders. During those years, he served
Bucknell as an alumni volunteer and leader at the local and
Flinchbaugh succeeds Fritz Schroeder, who headed the
Johns Hopkins alumni program for six years and is now an
associate vice president of development.