Advancement Directory

Barb Rezac

vice President for Mission and Advancement

: 605.668.1292

After a long and successful career in education and fundraising at Sacred Heart School in Yankton, Barb started leading the advancement team at Mount Marty University in January 2012. She now oversees and leads all the efforts of the advancement office, which includes fundraising, alumni relations, and outreach and events. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and a Master of Education from the University of South Dakota.


Shannon Viereck

associate vice president for engagement

: 605.668.1467

Shannon has worked in higher education since 2007, and joined the Mount Marty Advancement team in 2012. Beyond management of the teams efforts, she works with alumni, friends, and the local business community to connect their passions with the current needs at Mount Marty University. Shannon has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Augustana University and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Concordia University - Chicago. 


Johanna Jablonoski '14

director of alumni & parent relations

: 605.668.4020

Johanna graduated from Mount Marty with a Bachelor's degree in English in 2014 and returned to campus as the Director of Alumni & Parent Relations in January 2021. For the seven years in between, she worked for the United States Senate in Washington, D.C.  Johanna is grateful to be back at Mount Marty and in the Yankton community.


Abby Kaiser

DIRECTOR OF annual giving

: 605.668.1526

Abby joined the Mount Marty advancement team in the spring of 2022. She graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2019 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication and a minor in Leadership and Communication. Abby's day-to-day consists of the advancement of annual giving efforts and collaborating with other departments and areas on campus in reaching their fundraising goals.  


Jennifer Donner

Director of advancement services

: 605.668.1542

Jennifer joined the advancement team in the spring of 2021. She is responsible for the day-to-day functions of Advancement and processes and stewards gifts from those who support Mount Marty University. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative Resource Management from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. 


Ashley Gullikson

gift planning officer

: 605.668.1286

Through a great partnership with the Catholic Community Foundation of Eastern South Dakota, Ashley is responsible for building relationships and opportunities for alumni and donors to leave a legacy at Mount Marty University. This is a new position, but Ashley is not new to the MMU advancement team or the alumni community. Prior to this position, she was the Director of Alumni Relations since 2014. Ashley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota.