Fidelis Team Members have unique experiences and are ready to tackle the unique challenges of fund development   How may we unlock your door to success?


Linda K. Ploeg, President

  • Founder/President of Fidelis Fund Development
  • 30+ year experience in fund development and Board development
  • Raised $15 million for educational choice in 6 months
  • Dedicated to community service
  • Served a vast number of clients representing a wide variety of missions
  • Results focused, with the ability to increase engagement and meaningful involvement
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Doug Huesdash,  VP of Corporate Relations

  • BBA Accounting Major with six years CPA experience
  • Founder/President of two manufacturing firms, reaching annual sales of $8 million 
  • Coached business owners with strategic planning
  • MBA with an emphasis on Marketing and Social Enterprise
  • Networked with business brokers in the Regional Investors community
  • Engaged in Business development for newly patented products
  • Engaged in Community Development through Board membership
  • Engaged in Development of Social Enterprises in impoverished communities
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Heidi Haas, VP of Marketing

  • BSA from Davenport University, with emphasis in Specialty Marketing
  • 15 years of experience in marketing and public relations
  • Responsible for the creation of successful multi-media campaign business solution
  • Leverage supplier relationships for improved customer service and efficiency of operations
  • Collaborated with suicide prevention group creating a highly tailored multimedia package
  • Developed revenue enhancement program for community arts organization
  • Participated in multiple community workshops to enhance performance for client engagements

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Steve Ripley, VP of Communications

  • Communication Specialist with focus on change management, acquisition and integration communication, general employee communication
  • Copywriter experienced in ad copy, newsletters, print collateral
  • Corporate management experience  with annual budgets exceeding $5,000,000
  • Event Planner, responsible for annual events with up to 5,000 people in attendance. Accomplishments include developing theme and collateral for all events, develop supporting videos, scouting and hiring of entertainment for all events, responsible for planning, production, execution

  • Marketing and communication for non-profit and for-profit companies and organizations

These team members along with our support staff are here and ready to serve you!