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"When my wife, Mary, and I started tix4cause last year, it was for one reason only….to provide a resource for not-for-profit organizations to turn empty seats into cash donations… so they could focus on their primary mission…education, children, healthcare, feeding the homeless, the military, animals, or victims of disaster.
It was our dream for over eight years, and we created a model that is being used by charities across the country….sports, golf, dining and theatre in Chicago, people in Boca Raton putting tickets to the Sun Bowl in El Paso that benefited Kurt Warner's First Things First Foundation in Phoenix, a day at the zoo in Atlanta, a fashion show in Washington D.C.
Every day tix4cause is being used to help someone, some cause, somewhere …and we want to do more."
Kevin Nemetz, Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Kevin leads the tix4cause team in creating a donor based event marketplace for not-for-profit organizations to raise funds. He has over 28 years of significant broad based experience in leadership, management, strategic planning and community involvement. His executive positions include VP of Sales, GM and CEO of multi-million dollar manufacturing, IT, and start–up businesses. He personally initiated and led major product launches and companywide transformations that delivered over $350 Million in incremental revenue and profits.
Kevin graduated from Creighton University, with a BS in Business Administration and received his MBA, with highest honors, from Benedictine University with a concentration in Organizational Development and Finance. Most recently he served as an Adjunct Professor at local universities addressing subjects in Marketing, Operations and Organizational Behavior.
Kevin has volunteered and/or led several fund raising activities for charities and organizations in areas of Catholic education, hunger and cancer foundations. His involvement with the community, combined with his fundraising activities, inspired him to launch tix4cause to provide an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to raise funds.
Mary N. Nemetz, Chief Operating Officer and Founder
Mary has broad experience in management, planning, strategic development, administration and community involvement. Prior to founding tix4cause, Mary worked as a corporate attorney for over 20 years, graduating with honors from Creighton University and Creighton University School of Law. Mary has always been actively involved with not-for-profit organizations holding the position of Chairman, President and Vice President for local, regional, state and national organizations. She also volunteers at shelters for the homeless and athletic organizations.
Mary's combines her vast experience in non-profit organizations, her legal background, business administration knowledge and her compassion to help others to direct the operations of the tix4cause team.
Ceal Brown, Administration
Cecilia (“Ceal”) joined tix4cause in March of 2010. Her professional experience in administrative work spans many corporate areas including corporate law, finance, marketing, communications and specialized support for high level executives. Prior to joining tix4cause, she worked at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Naperville, Illinois, in the religious education department and parish office. Working for a non-profit allowed her to serve others by utilizing her excellent administrative and customer service skills.
Ceal’s administrative experience and heart for customer service mesh perfectly with the mission of tix4cause. Whether a charity member, donor or purchaser, she is ready, willing and able to listen and assist in every way possible.
Kevin Snodgrass, Director of Operations
Kevin joined tix4cause in 2010. Kevin graduated from Loyola University Chicago with his Bachelor of Social Work degree. During his career as a student at Loyola, Kevin participated in two specific curriculum-based field placements: a placement with the United States Pretrial Services office for the Northern District of Illinois and the Addiction Counseling and Educational Services program through Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Both placements afforded Kevin the opportunity to examine the non-profit sector from both a clinical perspective as well as a development and advancement perspective.
With tix4cause, Kevin manages daily operations pertaining to donor, purchaser and nonprofit member activity with a specific focus on the tix4cause sales, website development and project management platforms.
Annette Koch, President Corporate Development
Annette joined tix4cause in 2010. Prior to joining tix4cause, Annette worked in the corporate real estate sector for the past twenty-three years. She has held various leadership positions within Hewitt Associates, Aon Corporation and Spiegel, Inc. where she directed the real estate transaction management and strategic planning teams. Annette received her Bachelor's of Science from Iowa State University and received her Master's of Business Administration emphasizing in Real Estate Finance at DePaul University in Chicago. She is a member of Corenet Global Real Estate where she holds a Masters of Corporate Real Estate certification.
Annette works with Corporate Development at tix4cause to establish relationships with corporate and business partners.
David Sartoris, Marketing Associate
Dave joined tix4cause in 2011; however, during his college career Dave was the first intern during the summer of 2010. Dave received his Bachelors Degree in Media Communications, with a focus on video/radio broadcast and production, from the University of St. Francis in Joliet.
Dave brings his creative skills to the tix4cause team, keeps the trivia challenges going and makes sure that everyone is having a good time!
Allison J. Lehman, Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) Program Director
Allison joined Sales Integrity in the fall of 2011 to manage the launch and growth of tix4cause in the DFW market. Her professional experience is in new business development, marketing/public relations, fundraising, community affairs, and event planning for profit and nonprofit sectors. From 2005 - 2010 she served as the agency coordinator for CBS 11/ TXA 21 for Stephanie’s Day, "a special needs resource fair for families and caregivers who have children/adults/loved ones with special needs" presented by the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities in partnership with the Autism Treatment Centers of Texas.
Allison graduated with honors in Psychology from Tarleton State University, has been an active volunteer in her community for the past 25 years, is currently a committee member for several local charities in Dallas/Fort Worth, and is a recipient of multiple awards for her volunteerism.
The combination of her business experiences, her more than 10 years of working in the nonprofit sector, and 25 years of community involvement led her to be chosen to manage the launch and development of tix4cause in the Dallas/Fort Worth market.
Dallas/Fort Worth is known for being one of the top charitable cities in the nation and Allison is thrilled to be able to connect DFW’s generous donors to its nonprofits via tix4cause.