Monday Evening Reception Featured Speaker:

Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA

President and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

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Mike Geiger is president and chief executive officer of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), representing individuals and organizations that raise more than $100 billion in charitable contributions every year around the world for countless causes.

Prior to accepting the president & CEO role for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Geiger served for seven years, from 2010 – 2017, as executive director and chief operating officer of the Chief Executives Organization, Inc (CEO) a 501c (6) international membership organization with a focus on education. In the role, Mike directed CEO’s day-to-day global operations, while supporting the board of directors and all organizational committees. He led the CEO global staff, which annually conducted 35-40 world-class educational experiences and programs for CEO members and produced Compass magazine, a semi-annual publication reflecting the membership base’s interests. 

Geiger previously served for six years as the vice president and chief financial officer of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a 501 c (3) non-partisan international think tank and grant-making organization from 2005 – 2010, where he provided global strategic direction in the areas of finance and accounting, fundraising, information technology, human resources, and administration. While in this role, he also staffed the board’s Finance, Audit, and Investment Committees.

Geiger was also the chief financial officer for seven years at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a 501 c (3) non-partisan international policy research think tank organization from 1998 – 2005, where he was responsible for all financial and accounting activities. He also staffed the board’s Finance, Audit, and Investment Committees.

Prior to his non-profit experience, Geiger held chief financial officer and director of finance positions in the Washington, DC, and Virginia areas in the hospital/medical provider industry.

Geiger sits on the board of the Romanian American Fund and the Romanian American Enterprise Fund, two organizations created by a 1995 act of the United States Congress under the Support for Eastern European Democracy (SEED) Act.

Born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, Geiger is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and a Master’s in Business Administration from Northeastern University. He moved to the U.S. to attend college and put his roots down, along with his family, in northern Virginia. 

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