The Team

Founder and President of GF&M


Susan has been working with non-profit organizations in Kentucky and beyond for over 30 years. She is one of the most successful women fundraising consultants in the region. Born and raised in Louisville Kentucky, she is a proud graduate of Spalding University and the University of Kentucky. Susan was a part of the first non-traditional distance learning program in the state of Kentucky. She worked in development at the University of Louisville and the Cathedral Heritage Foundation before stepping out into the consulting world. She has built Griffin Fundraising and Marketing on a strong foundation of integrity and dedication to the overall success of her clients. Her natural ability to create a winning strategy and a road map to success for her clients is a true value add to any project.

Susan has been asked to speak at many professional associations including the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Fundraising Executives of Metro Louisville. She has made numerous presentations and hosted strategic planning retreats with a countless number of clients. Susan is a competitive trivia player and loves to travel.


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Liz Hack
Senior Consultant

Liz comes to GF&M with a solid background in marketing, public relations and sales. Her integrated marketing experience and knowledge base have supported the successful restructuring and re-branding of corporate and non-profit online assets. Her natural ability in communications and marketing has enabled instant success for clients.  Liz is a life-long volunteer who joined the firm to be a change agent in our local, regional and national communities by serving and supporting our clients. She is a Louisville native who graduated from duPont Manual high school and Western Kentucky University. She is a self proclaimed foodie and her favorite show on television is The Good Wife.



Bert Ansback
Graphic Designer Associate

From brand packages to sponsorship decks, Bert has helped our clients form solid visual design concepts to communicate the needs and goals of the organization. He has had the opportunity to lead corporate branding projects as well as create marketing materials for events, annual gift and sponsorship asks.

Bert is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a concentration in painting. He has an interest in all areas of graphic design: web, mobile,
print, and UI/UX. When he is isn’t hard at work on the computer, he enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and kayaking.

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