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The Salvation Army Western Division Appoints New Divisional Executive Director of Development

JB+A is pleased to announce that, following a nationwide search conducted by our firm, Mr. Jeffrey W. Beckman has been appointed  as the Divisional Executive Director of Development for The Salvation Army’s Western Division headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Mr. Beckman has been a professional fundraiser for 20 years, having most recently served as the Senior Vice President for Resource Development with the United Way of the Midlands (Omaha). Prior to holding that position he successfully lead development operations with the NET Foundation (Lincoln, Nebraska,) March of Dimes (Nebraska Chapter) and as Director of Planned Giving with the Children’s Hospital Foundation (Omaha) as well as other nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Beckman will lead a development staff of 13 and will oversee all development operations and programs throughout the three-state area of Nebraska, South Dakota and West-Central Iowa.

“We are thrilled that the Western Division’s development efforts will be under the direction of such a capable and seasoned fundraiser. Jeff is a tremendous professional and individual, and will surely have a very positive impact on the success of the division’s total development efforts” stated Mr. John Marshall, JB+A’s consultant who managed the search process.

JB+A has conducted a number of executive searches for The Salvation Army resulting in the placement of professionals at both the Territorial and Divisional levels.

For further information on JB+A’s search capabilities, please contact us at or at 816.237.1999.

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