John Sonego joined the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy as Associate Dean of External Affairs in 2011. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the successful execution of development and programming for major gifts, corporate relations, foundation and federal relations, alumni relations, outreach programs and annual giving.
Prior to joining USC Price, John was the Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Affairs for UCLA’s School of Public Health, leading a team responsible for raising more than $13 million per year. Before joining UCLA, he served as a consultant bringing a wide range of development and communications experience to an array of clients, including Enterprise Community Partners, Equality California, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), The Skid Row Housing Trust and the Housing Authorities for the City and County of Los Angeles. He has also served as the Director of Programs and Communications at GLAAD and as Vice President at the Rogers Group.
John received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a M.A. from the University of Santa Monica.
Jenny Eccles has more than 10 years of advancement experience and currently serves as the Executive Director of Development for the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, which she joined in 2007 as the Director of Major Gifts.
In her current role, Jenny works closely with donors, alumni, faculty and senior administration to support the school’s academic priorities in conjunction with the school’s $150 million capital initiative goal. She is also responsible for major gift fundraising, planned giving and donor stewardship, and she oversees USC Price’s Parent Programs.
Prior to joining USC, Jenny worked at the University of Washington’s School of Pharmacy as the Assistant Director of Development and at the non-profit Wesley Homes Foundation in Des Moines, Washington, where she served as the Annual Fund and Planned Giving Manager.
Her passion for educational fundraising began at the University of Idaho where she was hired in the Advancement Office as a student, helping coordinate the university’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. She holds a B.S. from the University of Idaho in Public Communication with a minor in Political Science. Jenny will graduate with an Executive Master of Leadership degree from the Sol Price School of Public Policy in 2014.
Caroline Bhalla joined the USC Price Development team as the Director of Development and Constituent Relations in September 2012. She is responsible for the cultivation and oversight of the Athenian Society, the premier philanthropic support organization at USC Price. She is also responsible for annual giving, alumni relations and the alumni board.
Prior to this position, Caroline worked as the Assistant Director of Admissions (interim) at UCLA School of Law. Before returning to California in July 2011, she was the Associate Director of the New York University Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, where she began as a research assistant in 2002. She then became the Project Director for the annual State of the City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report. In 2008, Caroline became the Associate Director, assuming responsibility for human relations, finance and fundraising for the Furman Center. Prior to that, she worked as an Assistant Account Executive in a boutique public relations firm in San Francisco, Graham and Associates.
Caroline earned her B.A. in Mass Communications/ Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley. Caroline received an M.A. in Culture and Communication from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education and an M.A. in American Studies from NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science. Caroline served as an adjunct professor in NYU’s Department of Culture and Communication, where she taught courses in Interviewing Strategies and Conflict Resolution.
Heidi Rosano joined the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy in fall 2009. As the current Director of Programs and Events, she designs and implements development events that align with the goals and mission of the Price School. In this role, she organizes events such as the annual Price Guardian Awards, the Price School’s signature fundraising gala, along with the Dean’s Speaker Series, major symposiums and summits, professional development and networking events, Alumni social gatherings and donor cultivation events. Prior to joining Price, Heidi served in leadership and fundraising roles as the Director of Events at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and as Income Development Coordinator at the American Cancer Society.
Heidi received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, and a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Her 10 years of development, fundraising, and events management experience make her a valuable member of the Price team as she continues to cultivate relationships leading to successful fundraising, engagement and participation from alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations.
Megan Goulding currently serves as the Director of Development and Strategic Communications for the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. In this role, Megan works closely with faculty and senior leadership to develop and implement strategic fundraising priorities as a part of the school’s $150 million fundraising initiative. While at USC, Megan successfully developed the school’s first corporate and foundation giving program, and has raised major gift and core operating support for a variety of research centers and academic institutes within the school.
Additionally, Megan is responsible for the design and execution of all strategic communication strategies to support the school’s fundraising goals. In this role, Megan manages all major gift proposals, gift announcements and donor engagement materials designed to build a culture of philanthropy for the Price School.
Previously, Megan served as the Associate Director of Development at the Long Beach Museum of Art, where she was responsible for raising funds in support of exhibitions, educational programming, special fundraising events and core operating support. Megan holds a Master of Public Administration from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from California State University, Long Beach.
Tammy Sung joined the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy as Event Manager in May 2013. Prior to joining Price, she served as the Fundraiser/Special Events Planner at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In this role, she organized events such as the annual Light the Night Walk at Angel Stadium, casino nights and regattas at yacht clubs, wine-tasting events and galas. These events enabled the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to raise much-needed money for blood cancer research. In addition, she spent two years at CSU Long Beach planning academic events such as commencement, convocation, homecoming and research competitions.
Tammy received her B.A. in International Studies from UC Irvine and her M.A. from the USC Annenberg School of Communication in Communication Management.
In her role, Tammy will be working on events such as the Price Guardian Awards, Dean’s Speaker Series, and Price Salon Series. Her prior experience and passion in event planning will make her a great asset to the Price team.
Brent Watson joined the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy as a Development Associate in July 2012. In his role, Brent is responsible for overseeing and conducting development research for USC Price as well as serving as the Director of Parent Programs for undergraduate students. In addition, he also works closely with donors, alumni and faculty to support the school’s academic priorities in conjunction with the school’s $150 million capital initiative goal. Prior to joining Price, Brent served as the Sales Manager at Medtronic Diabetes where he led a diverse sales team to serve clients throughout California.
Brent received his B.A. in Economics from USC.
His leadership, interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of people make him a valuable member of the Price team.
Bryan joined the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy as Development Coordinator for the Office of Development and External Relations in February 2013. Prior to joining USC Price, Bryan worked at the USC Credit Union, one of the most respected financial institutions in Southern California. While there, he held the positions of Executive Assistant to the President/CEO and Credit Card Manager. He has extensive experience in the areas of customer service, financial services and wealth management.
Bryan received a dual B.A. in Art History and the Visual Arts with emphasis in Film and Media Studies and German Studies from Occidental College in 2008.
While at Occidental, he served as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Keck Language and Culture Studio. Utilizing his trilingual skills in German, Spanish and English, he administered support and resources to the language and foreign studies departments and the international community on campus. He is also a recipient of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship, which allowed him to study in Germany for a year prior to completing his education at Occidental College.
During Bryan’s tenure at Occidental, he was accepted into the Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program in which he served as Outreach and Development Coordinator to the Pasadena Museum of California art. At PMCA, he assisted in supporting the museum’s exhibitions and operations through foundation and government grant writing. Bryan’s broad background in cultural and language studies, financial and budget administration, office management and development provide him with a strong foundation for development coordination.