The A-Team

25 Years of Experience

Award Winning Professionals

United States Air Force Veterans


Deanna Ackerman

Deanna is the Founder of ADE a consulting firm that provides fundraising, coaching, and training to support CEOs and Executive Directors in reaching their goals. Deanna is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) and has provided consulting services to clients in Nevada, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, DC. She has been a consultant since 2001 and has a distinguished fundraising track record, raising more than $65 million for her clients. Read More....

Founder & CEO

Deanna Ackerman, CFRE

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As Chief Operating Officer, Ed oversees the day-to-day operations of ADE and provides leadership and workforce consulting. Ed‘s a veteran of the United States Air Force who served for 20 years. His distinguished career included ensuring a mission ready facility and personnel supporting the President and Vice President and was directly responsible for administration and resource management of White House East Wing Facility. After retiring from the Air Force, he expanded his managerial experience with MGM Resorts International. 

Chief Operating Officer

Ed Ackerman

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Working as Executive Education Coordinator, Vince assists in the planning, development, and execution of training events. He's one of the creative minds behind ADE's executive courses that have everyone talking. As Education Coordinator, he aims to bring critical feedback and assistance in the production of training events. Having graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in education he brings an in-depth knowledge of social and educational theory as well as extensive practice in curriculum planning.

Executive Education Coordinator

Vince Ackerman

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Joey serves as ADE's Marketing & PR Coordinator. He's a Gen Z - that next breed of tech-savvy, socially conscious youth who want to make a difference in the world. In his role as a Marketing & PR Coordinator, Joey is responsible for assisting ADE's clients with the development and execution of campaigns to drive their growth. Joey spent many years raising money for his sports teams and schools. His experience included serving on the Board of DECA at Liberty High School where he won numerous awards as part of Liberty's DECA team. Joey is a proud member of the Wolf Pack and currently attending the University of Nevada Reno.

Marketing/PR Coordintaor

Joey Ackerman

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Katelyn serves as ADE's Special Events Consultant and works to bring ADE's conferences, trainings, and after-hour events to life. She's a pro when it comes to raising funds for sponsorships and auctions. Her expertise was put to work on high profile events that included the Las Vegas Natural History Museum's Dinosaur Ball, S.A.F.E. House's Pretty In Pink Luncheon, and Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary's gala. Katelyn is a graduate of UNLV and an alum of UNLV's Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.  

Special Events Consultant

Katelyn Buchanan

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