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ACGA Welcomes New Board Members

The ACGA Board elected the following to membership on the board at its November 2, 2014 meeting:

BullJoseph O. Bull is the Executive Director of Gift Planning at Carnegie Mellon University.  Prior to this appointment, he served as Senior Vice President for Community Engagement at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, leading the Zoo’s philanthropy, strategic partnerships, marketing, communications, government relations, membership, and group sales functions.  Previously, he was affiliated with the Worldwide Office of The Nature Conservancy as Interim Director of Philanthropy for Strategic Gifts and as Senior Philanthropy Officer for Global Priorities.  Bull also provided 16 years of service to his alma mater, The Ohio State University. For 13 of those years, he served as the university’s Director of Planned Giving.  With 30 years of experience in the philanthropic arena, he began his career as Assistant Director of Planned Giving at Duke University and as Director of Gift Planning and Assistant University Counsel at North Carolina State University.  He was the 2005 Chair of the Board of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.  Additionally, he was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the national newsletter Planned Giving Today for 15 years as well as a member of the Editorial Board of the web-based Planned Giving Design Center.  He has served as a faculty member for both the College of William and Mary’s National Planned Giving Institute and the Academy of Gift Planning.  Bull is a former member of the Board of Director of Charitable Accord, as well as a past President of the Central Ohio and North Carolina Planned Giving Councils.  He was co-chair of COPGC’s Leave a Legacy initiative, which became the model for the Partnership’s national initiative of the same name.  He is admitted to the Ohio and North Carolina bars.


KallinaEmanuel J. Kallina, J.D., LL.M., Kallina & Associates, LLC, Baltimore MD.  Mr. Kallina currently focuses his practice on estate and charitable planning for high net worth individuals; he has also practiced extensively over the years in the related fields of business law, corporate tax law, partnerships and real estate.  Emil is the founder of, a website dedicated to professionals who need the tools to complete planned and major gifts.  He is also co-founder of the Planned Giving Design Center; a former member of the Board of Partnership for Philanthropic Planning; and a former chairman of the Government Relations Committee of NCPG.  He is a co-founder of the Chesapeake Planned Giving Council; chairman of the board and president of The James Foundation; a member of the board of Search Ministries, Inc.; and a former and current member of the boards of a number of other non-profit organizations.  He has served as an expert witness on estate planning and charitable matters and has testified before the IRS on pending matters.  He has also worked extensively with the staff of various Congressional committees regarding charitable legislation.  Emil is a nationally recognized speaker on estate planning and charitable giving and is also a frequent author on those topics.  Mr. Kallina received a B.A. from Bowdoin College, a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law; and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.