Leadership

Since its founding in 2002, Booster has become the most innovative fundraising company in the country.

Senior Leadership Team

Chris Carneal
Founder + CEO

Growing up the son of an educator, Chris first had the idea for the Boosterthon Fun Run as a college student at Samford University. After 49 school principals told him he had a good idea but they’d rather wait until another school tried it first, one client finally said yes. The school needed to raise $3,000. Chris, with his ambition to serve his clients well and create an amazing experience for students, raised the school an astounding $22,000. The school was beyond thrilled and Boosterthon took off. Under Chris’s leadership and client-focused care, Booster has now grown nationwide to serve more than 3,000 school partners a year with 700+ team members who have helped profit schools more than $270 million to improve education. Chris sits on multiple school advisory boards, has won Atlanta’s prestigious 40 Under 40 Award, and earned the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, & Nutrition Community Award in 2016, an honor bestowed by the White House to leaders across the country who promote fitness in their local communities. Chris has a passion to create a remarkable company culture—on that cares for each other and our clients, attracts and develops great leaders, and celebrates people like no other. He and his wife Lyndie live in Atlanta, GA, with their four children.

And every year, Chris calls his first-ever client to say "thank you" for taking a chance on a 22-year-old with a big idea.

Stephen Murray
President + COO

Stephen joined Booster within its first decade. Since then, Stephen has led and influenced every aspect of the organization. He’s played executive roles on HR, Sales, and Operations, making him the perfect President for Booster. As an active member in the Greater Atlanta community, Stephen serves on the board of his children’s school, his local YMCA, as well as an advisor to a non-profit that supports social-good entrepreneurs. He has a big heart to improve organizations through effective leadership, developing team members, and putting people first. A self-admitted "fitness junkie," Stephen is an accomplished athlete, completing marathons, an ultra-marathon, and an Iron Man triathlon. He and his wonderful wife Brittany have three incredible children.

His go-to karaoke song? “With Arms Wide Open” by Creed. It’s quite the sight. 

Clint Demetriou
Chief People Officer

Clint’s team is responsible for “all things people” in a company whose primary distinction is its incredible culture of young, enthusiastic men and women. Clint deeply enjoys and is committed to the next generation of leaders. He brings executive-level leadership experience from organizations across multiple business sectors—from manufacturing and non-profit to telecom and academia. His background includes broad human resource and leadership experience with companies such as AT&T, Perimeter Church, BellSouth International, Georgia Institute of Technology, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and the Coca-Cola Company. Clint grew up in Atlanta, graduated from Georgia Tech, and then went on to complete an Executive Management Program with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

He and his wife Joy have four daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren. No wonder his hair is so gray, and his heart is so full.

Stan Holcombe
Chief Financial Officer

With over 25 years of professional experience as an entrepreneur and banking consultant, Stan joined Booster in 2010. In the years since, he’s brought a ton of financial wisdom and experience to our fast-growing organization. In his spare time, Stan serves on a local school’s Finance committee, President of the Athletic Association, and Treasurer of the Parent Club (you’re noticing a theme here—he’s a wizard with numbers and spreadsheets). Stan graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Corporate Finance.

He loves to travel with family, play golf, ski, hike, watch college football, and read (mostly ancient history—to remind him of his childhood).

Matt Keller
Senior VP of R&D

Matt was Booster’s fifth-ever team member. Since the early days, Matt has been improving and innovating Booster’s programs to make them even better for our clients. In 2009, he created the first version of our online pledging platform (funrun.com), didn’t tell anyone, and had clients test it out. It worked beautifully. Matt has always worked with students. In college, he worked at the Boys and Girls Club, was a full-time substitute teacher and junior high wrestling coach, and is now on the board of Break Into Business—a non-profit that teaches students how to be entrepreneurs. Matt is a graduate of Berry College with a BA in Philosophy and minors in Biology and Chemistry. But the only things he blows up now are boring ideas.

He and his wife care for their two boys, two dogs, one cat, 35 chickens, and a partridge in a pear tree.

Todd Trappe
Senior VP of Technology

Like many others before and since, Todd was initially drawn to Booster by the quality of its people—he loved their desire to make an impact and become better leaders. In his words, “Booster is an amazing organization because it consistently helps team members get better and make a difference at work, home, and in the community.” Booster’s mission of strengthening schools hits close to home for Todd. Both his wife and mom were teachers, and he himself served as an elementary school P.E. teacher after graduating from Georgia Tech. Now, he and his team develop our online giving platform, funrun.com, which makes the entire donation process seamless, fun, and more profitable for schools.

Todd loves all things outdoors. Shortly after marrying his wife Sarah, the two took a five-month road trip exploring the country’s national parks. They slept in their car and ate PB&J’s the whole way.

Kim Miller
VP of Marketing

Kim joined Booster because of the purpose-driven culture and its mission to change the world. As a mom of two, there’s nothing more that she wants for them than to help them believe they can do what they love and positively impact our world in the process. Her mother was an elementary school teacher, so Kim saw first-hand how hardworking and dedicated teachers are to developing the next generation. That’s why she loves that her team at Booster gets to focus on producing materials and resources that help make educators and volunteers’ lives easier and more fun while raising funds. Kim completed her undergraduate degree at The Florida State University and earned her Master’s in Mass Communication from the University of Georgia. She is an avid learner and enjoys being involved in professional associations like the American Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America. She also is an active member on her son’s Parent Volunteer Association and serves as Kindergarten room mom. #MomLife

Fun fact: Kim sang in the company rock band when she worked at Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits – the band was called “The Drumstix!”

Jody Dozier
VP of Operations

Before joining Booster in 2009, Jody Dozier graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master's degree in Education and served as Director of a Children's Sports League. Jody and his team help Booster team members serve schools as efficiently and effectively as possible, so schools maximize their financial results. A huge basketball fan, Jody has coached several youth basketball teams. He and his wife Christina have four lively kids. 

In addition to his love for basketball, Jody loves woodworking and once built his wife a porch swing. It’s a wonder it’s survived his four lively kids.

Mark Norman
VP of Sales

Mark Norman first started working for Booster in 2007 as a Program Specialist, our entry-level role. Since then, Mark has essentially served schools through every position in the field, including General Manager of Team Charlotte for four years. Now, as Vice President of Sales, Mark and his team train Booster's field team members to become great problem-solvers for our school partners. Mark’s grandmother, mother, sister, and wife are all teachers, so he loves that he gets to serve schools every day. A proud Minnesota native, Mark graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in History. He and his wife Sarah have three amazing kids.

In addition to hiking and camping with his family, Mark still enjoys a good game of hockey.

According to Mark, the classic 90s film The Mighty Ducks was loosely based on his life.

Working Behind The Scenes

Melanie Morris
Director of Logistics

Melanie and her team ensure your program's inventory is accurate and delivered on time, every time. 1 million+ items are shipped per year with 99.8% accuracy.

Robert Walker
Sr, Director of Creative Services

Robert and his team elevate the design, video, and storytelling of our program to levels never seen before in the fundraising industry.

Martie Hendrick
Director of Program Experience

Martie and her team are obsessed with your entire program experience getting better every year and going beyond what you can imagine from a fundraiser.

Mallory Keller
Director of Sales + Marketing, Booster Spirit Wear

From custom shirts to Field Day gear, Mallory and her team supply thousands of school partners with quality spirit wear at prices they love.

Ike Ubasineke
Leader Development Manager

Our 700+ team members are our secret sauce. They are professional, fun, and beloved by our clients. Ike trains our teams to be the best leaders and role models out there.

Jey Choi
Funrun.com Product Owner

Jey works with our team of developers to innovate your donating experience. She ensures funrun.com, our powerful pledging site used by millions, is easy to use and raises more money for schools.