J. Mark Hutchins

President and CEO


 J. Mark Hutchins has spent more than 25 years fueling his passion for matching people's interests with impactful projects. Throughout his career, he has championed efforts that have raised more than $75 million that has been used to enhance the lives of people and promote projects that foster community growth and pride.

He has served Louisiana Tech University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Mississippi State University, and as associate vice president, vice president or interim president at Wood College (MS), Murray State University (KY) and Tennessee Tech University.  He has also served in a variety of roles in fund raising and marketing on the boards of civic and church organizations including chambers of commerce, Habitat for Humanity, school and youth athletic teams, and churches in Mississippi, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Hutchins has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for the last 25 years, and served CASE as a District III board member for 12 years.  He has made presentations across the country on a variety of topics including planning and management in capital campaigns, alumni strategic planning, solicitation strategies, planned giving for annual giving professionals, management issues, internet fund raising, two-yaer college fund raising strategies, small shop fund raising strategies, and establishing priorities for fund raising success.  Additionally, he has taught in the Tennessee Governor's School for Information Technology Leadership.

He holds a bachelor's degree in business and a master's degree in human relations and supervision from Louisiana Tech University.  He has co-authored an accreditation study for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, designed and created college alumni magazines, and designed a host of materials that support fund raising efforts.

Having guided comprehensive advancement programs that have included all aspects of fund raising, advancement services, alumni and donor relations, communications and marketing, government relations, foundation management and board development, Hutchins Strategies is ready to serve you in guiding your efforts to great success!