Jacline Abray-Nyman

Jacline Abray-Nyman is an accomplished leader in the public sector with 20 years of demonstrated success in senior roles within Canadian universities. Jacline’s career has focused stakeholder and external relations and philanthropic fundraising. Acting in the capacity of principal gifts director and campaign counsel, Jacline has personally negotiated many significant philanthropic gifts and business partnerships, and worked on fundraising efforts totaling in excess of $120 million since 1999.

With Smith School of Business, Jacline provides leadership for developing meaningful relationships with Smith School of Business alumni and donors as well as with community and corporate leaders. As an Assistant Professor, Jacline teaches marketing, marketing ethics and social responsibility and has research interests in marketing, philanthropy and the social-mission sector. Jacline recently concluded a major research project entitled "Transformational philanthropy and networks of cocreated value in Canada."

Prior to joining Smith Jacline worked as a consultant providing advice to clients on relationship building, resource development, marketing and strategic planning. She held the position of Vice-President of Fundraising and Donor Relations for the York University Foundation; Director of Development and External Relations, for the Haskayne School of Business (University of Calgary); and Director of Advancement Services (University of Ottawa); in addition to several other for- and non-profit roles.

Jacline holds a Bachelor of Administration (Ottawa), an MBA (Calgary), and Doctorate in Business Administration (Cranfield, UK). She lives in Kingston (Canada) with her husband and daughter.