Charleston—The Winkler Group, a national capital campaign and strategic planning consulting firm with offices in South Carolina, New York, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, has announced new appointments to its leadership team.

Nikki Rach has been named to the firm’s executive leadership team as Vice President of Client Services.

As a thought leader in the field of philanthropy, Rach is recognized for her expertise in strategic campaign management. In this role, Ms. Rach will oversee the Winkler Group’s growing team of consultants and provide oversight of each project using the experience she’s gleaned in his 25-year career in the nonprofit industry. Ms. Rach is a graduate of Concordia University and heads the Winkler Group’s Central Florida office where she is an active community volunteer and recently completed her first Ironman Triathlon.

Raymond Carnley, Ed.D., has been promoted to Associate Vice President of Client Services. He and Rach have a combined nine years of experience serving Winkler Group clients and guiding the firm’s growth. In his new role, Dr. Carnley will continue to serve as lead counsel while also working directly with Winkler Group consultants to implement best practices across all aspects of fundraising. 

Rachel Santos was promoted to Marketing Manager. A graduate of the College of Charleston, Santos has been with the Winkler Group for three years. She has significantly expanded the firm’s social media and internet presence and has helped establish branding guidelines. These efforts have contributed to the Winkler Group’s double-digit growth since the pandemic. 

The Winkler Group was founded in 2004 and has grown in each subsequent year. It serves clients nationwide and specializes in providing strategic planning and capital campaign management for universities, independent schools, health care organizations, and community nonprofits. 

“One of our objectives as a firm has always been to recruit exceptional talent and provide them with the tools to grow and lead the firm,” explains Tim Winkler, founder and CEO. “Today, our team exemplifies this practice, and as we develop, so will our leadership team.”

Nikki Rach
Vice President
of Client Services
Raymond Carnley, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President
of Client Services
Rachel Santos
Marketing Manager

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