Randy L. Holgate joined Erikson in 2010 and is responsible for development and alumni relations programs. She began her 30-year career in development at Yale University and Hampshire College before serving in multiple roles at the University of Chicago, including vice president for development and alumni relations and senior vice president for university resources. While at the University of Chicago, she led three successful capital campaigns, with the most recent raising $2.4 billion.

She received the Benjamin Franklin Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 1995 for significant fundraising achievements and service as a role model to the profession. Holgate is on the Chicago Children’s Choir board and the University of Chicago Women’s Board.