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Introducing Byrne Pelofsky’s Newest Team Members

Suzanne Dicken, Vice President of Strategic Development

“Following the exciting news of our merger, we are delighted to welcome Suzanne as our Vice President of Strategic Development. Suzanne’s background in marketing, business development and nonprofit administration will help take our expert fundraising services and new identity as Byrne Pelofsky to the next level.” 

-Jeffrey Byrne, President + CEO

A Kansas City native and graduate of the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, Suzanne is delighted to join Byrne Pelofsky as our Vice President of Strategic Development. She brings a wealth of experience in marketing, business development and nonprofit administration to our operations team.

Prior to joining Byrne Pelofsky, Suzanne led the marketing and business development efforts in the architecture/engineering/construction sector for firms in Kansas City and the United Kingdom. Before her adventure abroad, she led brand management and social media strategy in the sales and hospitality industries. In the nonprofit sector, her expertise lies in special events, developing brand positioning for new programs, overseeing administration and operations and authoring promotional copy and articles for award-winning publications.

Suzanne graduated from Indiana University’s School of Public & Environmental Affairs where she studied arts management and music. She is particularly passionate about promoting, developing and participating in the philanthropic activities of Kansas City’s Jewish community as well as local animal advocacy and protection organizations.

Suzanne looks forward to helping you and your organization achieve fundraising success. You can reach Suzanne at 816.237.1999 or at 


Jim Lundy, Executive Administrative Assistant 

“Jim’s experience in executive level management and administration is unmatched. We are delighted to have him on board as our Executive Administrative Assistant. As we continue to enjoy a strong period of growth following our merger, Jim’s wealth of experience in high level administration has been essential to our operations team.”

-Lisa Pelofsky, President + CEO

Jim Lundy was originally born in Statesville, North Carolina before moving to Kansas City.  He attended William Jewell College where he studied Music Performance. Jim has worked in the healthcare industry, in Kansas City hospitals and in the entertainment industry for AMC Theatres.  He has extensive experience with all administrative tasks, including scheduling and correspondence and brings a balance of analytical skills and experience, as well as planning and organization to the firm.

Jim served a one-year term on the Liberty Community Chorus’ board of directors leading him to pursue employment that would allow him to be a part of making the world a better place.

In his spare time, Jim sings in his church choir at Liberty United Methodist Church. He has a deep love of travel and adventure with a bucket list of places to visit that just keeps growing.

Jim looks forward to helping you and your organization achieve fundraising success. You can reach Jim at 816.237.1999 or at

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