Chief Development and Marketing Officer
Piedmont Park ConservancyPronouns: She/her
Courtney Bugler transitioned to nonprofits after a career as a daytime television scriptwriter (and a cruise director, and a DJ, and a port shopping guide, and car sales…) Her first fundraising event was a day long century ride in 37 degree sleeting rain. And even while freezing, she knew she’d found her jam. In the past 10 years, Courtney has served both locally and nationally with organizations like Young Survival Coalition, JDRF and Susan G. Komen, leading development departments, affiliates and national fundraising programs. She joined Piedmont Park Conservancy, keeper of Atlanta's crown jewel and most visited attraction, in May of 2020, tasked with filling the gap when the pandemic ground earned revenue streams to a halt. In her spare time, what’s left of it, she watches a lot of kid's travel baseball, travels to crazy places where conveniently cell phones don’t work and is a national competitive ballroom champion. Oh, and she has 3 big fluffy dogs. And the title of her yet-unwritten book? “Everything I Learned about Fundraising I Learned from Selling Cars."