Kingham Signature Events provides comprehensive consultative event strategy services and works with partners who have proven nonprofit experience. Our collaborative partners are trusted in their field of expertise and work seamlessly to help organizations reach their goals and objectives.
Michelle Turman, MA, CFRE is the CEO of Catalyst Consulting Services whose mission is to facilitate positive change in the areas of executive searches, organizational management, and fundraising. With over twenty-four years of nonprofit experience, Michelle established Catalyst Consulting Services and has been responsible for increasing the impact and best practices of nonprofit organizations she serves and has raised over $60 million for the Tampa Bay community through her professional and personal philanthropic efforts.
In addition to facilitating change nationally and in the Tampa Bay area, Michelle’s community service has included leadership roles on the boards of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Charitable Gift Planners of Tampa Bay, Donate Life America, Leadership Pinellas, the South Tampa Y and University of South Florida’s Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Mentoring, the Women’s Exchange (WE), and Working Women of Tampa Bay Foundation.
Turman is author of the best-selling book, Jumping the Queue – Achieving Great Things Before You Are Readywhich focuses on how young professionals can seize personal and professional opportunities, achieve great things, and get what they want and deserve. Turman is a Key Partner and educational trainer for the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay and at the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and specializes in professional education in the areas of change management, capital campaigns, volunteer management, board governance, and fund development.
Turman has been featured in American Express: Open Forum, Arizona Business Magazine, Inc.com, Inc. Asian, New York Daily News, Investors Business Daily, Nerdy Girls Express, Young Upstarts, and Rural Messenger as an expert and author for her focus on change management in the workforce. In 2015, Turman was recognized by Tampa Bay Metro Magazine as one of Tampa Bay’s Distinguished Women in Business and the Face of Nonprofit Change in 2016 and been nominated by Tampa Bay Business Journal as Business Woman of the Year in 2007, 2016 and 2017.
Effie Santos, is a Nonprofit Banking Expert with ServisFirst Bank in Tampa, Florida. Effie has served on boards and committees over her 24 years in banking in the Tampa Bay area. She loves living and working in her community and is a proud wife and mother of two daughters. Effie is passionate about giving back and making a positive impact in the community. She currently serves as President of the Working Women Foundation, Women of Influence and Centre Club Philanthropy Committee, Vice-President of Commercial Finance Association, and Key Partner at the Nonprofit Leadership Center. She ran for Women of the Year in 2017 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and was the Event Lead for Westchase Relay for Life for several years.