Christopher Schultz, Laura Coats, Liz Liston

About Our Presenters

Christopher Schultz is a Director of Data and Insight for Aprio’s Digital Advisory Services. Christopher has been working with clients for over 20 years to solve business problems and tackle inefficiencies. He uses data, tools, and technology creatively, and puts solutions in place that yield valuable insights for the business while increasing operational efficiency. While with Aprio, Christopher and his team developed and launched a platform solution that makes sophisticated data analytics and insights accessible and affordable for small to mid-sized businesses as well as nonprofit organizations.

Laura Coats, CFRE joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta as the Individual Giving Manager in April 2022. She achieved her CFRE 2021 and she serves as the CFRE Co-Chair on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Atlanta Chapter. A native of North Carolina, she lives in Grant Park.

Liz Liston joined HOPE Atlanta in 2019 as Chief Development Officer, andhas spent the last 15 years in nonprofit fundraising with a focus on human services. Liz has served the Atlanta community through fundraising and leadership positions at CHRIS 180, The Galloway School, and Truancy Intervention Project Georgia, as well as raising funds for the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Liz is a native of Columbus, Ohio and earned her MPA in Nonprofit Management from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, as well as a BA in Psychology from Sewanee: The University of the South.