Spencer Hayman – Director of Sales, Western Region
Gesture welcomes Spencer Hayman to its growing staff as Sales Director for the West Coast. This new position was added as a nod to the company’s quickly expanding reach to nonprofits in more cities across the country. Spencer will work closely with Sales Director Dianne Kleber, who will focus her efforts on the east coast.
Spencer has more than 15 years of experience consulting with non-profits, including his own company which he sold to Kintera shortly before it’s IPO. Recently, he was Regional Director for 8 states with Operation Homefront, a military nonprofit.
Gesture is also excited to welcome the following members to its Chicago office!
Karam Algharabeh – Junior Software Developer
Karam was born in 1994 in West Bank, Palestine. He graduated from Manchester Universtiy in Indiana with a Computer Science degree. He loves reading, swimming, and playing basketball. He also enjoys exploring new things and learning about different cultures.
Katlin Bewley – Account Manager
Katlin is very excited to be part of the team and working with everyone at Gesture! Her last position was a fundraising coordinator, so she is looking forward to be working on the other side of the events. She’s worked alongside Gesture for the past 3 years at the organization she was with previously.
Sara Manzoor – Junior Software Developer
Sara is a Computer Science graduate with big dreams! She loves traveling, history, decor, and she is also a big foodie! She received her degree from Northern Illinois University.
Maura Moran – Content Strategist
Maura graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2011 with a major in English Writing and a minor in Business Administration. In the years following, she interned at the Chicago Opera Theater in the marketing department for a year before being hired full time at one of Gesture’s charity partners, Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School on the south side of Chicago. As a member of the Institutional Advancement team, she worked first as the recruitment assistant and then as the marketing & communications assistant.
Brandon Schabell – Junior Software Developer
Brandon graduated from Lewis University in 2015 with a B.S in physics and just moved back to Illinois in May after spending a year as a graduate teaching assistant at Purdue.