John G. Goettler, CFRE


November 15, 2013

John Goettler accepts position as President of St. John’s Foundation — Jackson, Wyoming


Answering the clarion call of the Rockies, John Goettler has accepted the position as president of the St. John’s Medical Center Foundation, the supporting organization of St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming.

As a former shareholder of the national fundraising consulting firm of Goettler Associates, John has seen many of the firm’s colleagues move back and forth between the consulting and institutional sides of fundraising and financial development.

In discussing his decision, John spoke passionately of his first memories of visiting the mountain west as a teenager for a ski holiday with his family, and then again when he traveled to Colorado as a high school student for an Outward Bound Camp.  “I always promised myself that one day I would move to the Rockies.”

John joined Goettler Associates as a junior associate following college.  The firm was established by his father, Ralph Goettler in 1965.  “Leaving for Wyoming is really bitter sweet.  I have so enjoyed our work and the many successes that the firm has shared with its clients.  Knowing that the firm is in extremely capable hands makes the move that much easier.”

“Since Ralph’s retirement, I have enjoyed working with John to build one of the top fundraising consulting firms in our industry.  I look forward to the continued success and growth of Goettler Associates as we expand our client base to help them face ever shifting challenges and new levels of success.”

—     David S. Goettler, CEO

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