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Law school welcomes Richard Turkheimer as assistant director of development

Richard Turkheimer

Richard Turkheimer

Richard J. Turkheimer is the new Assistant Director of Development at Wake Forest University School of Law.

Turkheimer brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Wake Forest. He has more than 25 years of national radio sales experience. A few of his past positions include General Sales Manager and Director of Sales with Cox Broadcasting; Director of Sales and National Sales Manager with Clear Channel; Manager of National Sales / Affiliations with Associated Press Radio; and Affiliations Manager (Western U.S.) with Traffic.com/Navteq. He comes to the law school most recently from Graylyn International Conference Center.

A New York native, Turkheimer is no stranger to North Carolina. He lived in Chapel Hill for a number of years and worked in sales at radio stations in Raleigh and Charlotte. He and his wife moved to Winston-Salem after they were displaced from their New Orleans home of 15 years by Hurricane Katrina. His wife, Mary Ashley Manning, was born and raised in Winston-Salem. Six years ago they came to stay with her mother after the storm and decided to make Winston-Salem home.

“When we moved here from New Orleans this community absolutely embraced us,” he said. “We were just made to feel at home here and this university is a central part of this community. I wanted to give something back to this town that has been so good to us.”

Turkheimer has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and English from State University of New York, Oneonta, N.Y., and the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Among Turkheimer’s goals for his new role is to further engage alumni, faculty, the parents of students and friends of the school and advance Dean Blake D. Morant’s vision.

“Richard has the experience, character, and assertiveness we were seeking in this position,” said Assistant Dean of Development Jon McLamb. “His strong communication and organizational skills will tremendously benefit our development efforts as we continue to identify and engage alumni that will support Dean Morant’s vision for the School of Law. I look forward to our alumni meeting Richard and getting to know him.”