About Us


Alumni Nations was launched in 2014, with the goal of helping schools, school districts, and foundations energize and engage their alumni and other constituents, positioning schools as the foundation of strong neighborhoods, work forces and communities.  

We do this by helping schools to connect with alumni, alumni-parents, and the greater community to achieve a margin of excellence that cannot be provided solely through public funding. 


James T. Burgraff

Jim Burgraff, is a senior strategic marketing and business development professional with more than 25 years of experience in the education, consumer, and business-to-business markets.

He held leadership positions for leading multi-national companies, including Unilever, RJR Nabisco, and Hershey Foods before focusing on education. Jim joined The Coca-Cola Company and was responsible for all activities related to the company’s K-12 education market. Mr. Burgraff then became Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications for School Specialty, Inc. 

Jim calls Green Bay, WI home.


Alexandria Burgraff, Marketing Consultant, based in Atlanta, GA

Alex Burgraff, is a communications and social media professional.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management and French in 2009. She graduated magna cum laude and received the “Who’s Who” award for her excellence in communications.  In that time Alexandria also completed her Certificat de Langue Francaise Niveau Avance from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

Alex has since been working in the nonprofit and education sectors in marketing communications and social media. She began her career with LIVEyearbook in Neenah, WI and later served as the Director of Marketing Communications for HuTerra, a nonprofit crowd funding start-up.  


Kendra Kuehl, Customer Success Manager, based in Suamico, WI

Kendra graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Autism Spectrum Disorders. After graduating, she held a career as an educator for 10 years.  During that time teaching, she also completed her Master of Arts in Education degree in Educational Technology/Digital Learning from Marian University - Wisconsin.  

Kendra has since been working with Alumni Nations to oversee the client on-boarding experience by working closely with clients through the launch of their nation.  She is also a primary day-to-day contact on all operational items regarding your nation.  


Deb Ingrassia, Strategic Account Executive, based in Cedarburg, WI

Deb is a proud product of Public Schools in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating from Ohio State University, she moved northwest to live in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. She resides there with her husband, two kids, three ornery cats and one adorable dog! Most of her career has been in consultative sales within the healthcare industry. She has also spent many years volunteering in her spare time with area schools and child-focused committees and is pleased to bring this combined approach to helping schools and foundations that will make an impact with their alumni and communities. 


Michele Roberts, Education Consultant, based in 

Michele joined the Central High School Foundation in August 2010. During her tenure with CHSF thus far, Roberts has launched and completed a $19.3 million Central High School Arts and Library addition to name just one of the many programs she has launched during her time there.  Prior to joining the Central High School Foundation, Roberts served as Director of Basketball Operations for the Women’s Basketball Program at Iowa State University. She has also served as Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women's Administrator at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and taught at Central High School from 1996-2003.  Michele holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a master’s degree in Education from Iowa State University.


Jack Moran, Ph.d.  Project Consultant and Adviser to Alumni Nations

He is President of the Moran Group, an independent market research company. Since 1992 the Moran Group has serviced such Fortune 500 clients as Allstate Insurance, Citibank, Hewlett Packard and Quaker Oats among others. 

Jack calls Evanston, IL home.



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