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Kellogg School of Management
Academic Director

im Croft is a Principal with JWC Consulting Group (JWCCG) in Chicago. JWCCG provides nonprofit management and financial consulting services to the nonprofit community. Services include strategic planning (financial and operational management),executive development and training, and managerial coaching.

In addition to his work at JWCCG, Dr. Croft is the Academic Director for Nonprofit Finance in the Center for Nonprofit Management at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He is also on the MBA faculty in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln), and is a Senior Fellow at McKendree University.

From 1984 to 2015, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Field Museum in Chicago. For several years, he also held an appointment as both the Museum’s Chief Development Office and Chief Financial Officer.

Dr. Croft also held several positions in social service administration, from 1968 to 1984. During that period he served as a community center executive director, finance officer, and chief business officer.

He received a PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where his doctoral work focused on higher education leadership and nonprofit financial management. He also studied business administration at the University of Nebraska (Kearney) and Roosevelt University, and holds a graduate degree in management from National Louis University.

Recently, Dr. Croft was appointed to the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) Nonprofit Advisory Committee (NAC).

He is also a member of several boards including The Salvation Army, Chapin Hall at The University of Chicago, Great Lakes Advisors, and the Illinois Institute of Independent Colleges and Universities.

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