Research as Strategic Partners Event

Please Join Us For Our First (and Free) APRA Central/South Texas Event!
Speakers, Snacks and Networking
“Research as Strategic Partners”
Friday, November 13, 2015 from 2:00 pm  to 4:00 pm


Location: UT Austin, Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712
Attendees must park in Lot 40 (Lot closest to Dean Keeton)
Link to map and parking:


If you will attend, please send your name, job title and organization to by Tuesday, November 10.

Speaker Bios:

Katherine B. Hrinyak joined Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A) in January 2015 as a Consulting Associate.  Prior to joining GG+A, Katie served as Senior Associate Director of Prospect Research for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she was involved in hiring, training and managing research staff; major and principal gift solicitation support; and alumni outreach. In this position, she created new methods to better track and engage alumni and developed a relationship mapping process to assist fundraising staff in securing meetings with hard-to-reach prospects.  She first joined the University of Chicago’s advancement office  in 2006 as Assistant Director of Prospect Research.  Katie holds a Master of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in History (cum laude) from the College of William and Mary, where she currently serves as a Class Agent.

Jada Garrison is the Executive Director of Research Services at The University of Texas at Austin. She began her research career at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she served for two years as Grants and Research Officer. She joined the staff of UT Austin in 1995 as a Development Researcher and since 1997 has had responsibility for the University Development Office’s Research Services Team. As Director of Research, Jada has led the prospect research program through the successful completion of the We’re Texas campaign, which concluded in 2004 with $1.63 billion raised, and the Campaign for Texas, which concluded in 2014 with $3.12 billion raised. She currently serves as President of the APRA Central/South Texas Chapter. Jada earned her BS from Texas Christian University.