Theresa Ricke-Kiely has served in nonprofits and governmental agencies for her entire career. She considers herself a "Pracademic," one that excels in both the practical nonprofit and business world applications as well as an academic. She is a founding partner and president of Silver Fox Advising specializing in a variety of areas including leadership and supervisory training, strategic planning and positioning, and team building and collaboration.
In addition to her executive role at Silver Fox Advising, Ricke-Keily serves as the Associate Director of Nonprofit Professional Development and Concurrent Professor of Management at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Ricke-Keily teaches undergraduates the principles of Leadership and Motivation and works with graduate students in both Mendoza's Master of Nonprofit Administration program and for the Kroc Peace Institute teaching Organizational Leadership for the Third Sector. She advises students worldwide in their nonprofit work both academically and in their organizations.