NASP Announces Addition Of 7th Board Member

NASP Announces The Addition Of Seventh Board Member

National Archery in the Schools Program
National Archery in the Schools Program

Missoula, Montana – -( Jeff Bretherton of Missoula, Montana has recently been named as the seventh board member for the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). Jeff specializes in ranch real estate transfer, high net worth financial planning, development, and fundraising and has served in this capacity for several years.

Jeff graduated from Saint John’s University (MN) in 1993 with a B.A. in Government. Jeff began his career as a financial planner with Northwestern Mutual Life in Minnesota. From 1996 to 2003 Jeff served as the Saint John’s University Senior Development and Planned Giving Director. In this role, Jeff was responsible for the development of major marketing plans for gift planning, managed over 150 deferred gift prospects, and led the solicitation of 5 of the largest leadership gifts in Saint John’s history which totaled more than $20 million.

From 2003-2005 Jeff created the Minnesota Real Estate Foundation where he was able to develop one of the first nonprofit organizations that worked exclusively with charitable gifts of real estate. From 2005-2007 Jeff was the Vice President of Development and Gift Planning for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) where he was integral in raising millions of dollars for RMEF, developing marketing strategies, directing a Capital Campaign in order to construct a new Visitor Center and Headquarters, as well as overseeing a 60% increase in development revenue from 2004-2007. As a result of this revenue increase the RMEF was awarded the prestigious 4 Star rating from Charity Navigator for 2007.

While at the RMEF, Jeff was also responsible for the Conservation Buyer Program that linked great properties with conservation minded buyers. Jeff was invited to join one of the most successful Merrill Lynch teams in Montana in late 2007. The team was responsible for managing over $200 million for both individual and institutional clients.

Currently, Jeff is the owner of the Iten Company; a boutique ranch brokerage firm that represents a portfolio of very exclusive ranch properties throughout the Rocky Mountain region. At the current time the company has in excess of $200 million in ranch listings.

“Having an opportunity to watch the tremendous growth of NASP and seeing firsthand the impact the program is having on the kids that are participating, led me to make a very easy decision when asked to join the Board. NASP is the model that conservation, hunting and education groups will look toward in the future for leadership in providing youth the opportunity to create a lifelong activity for themselves while improving educational outcomes for all involved.”

Jeff’s background and experience in financial planning, development, and charitable giving makes him a tremendous resource to the NASP as it seeks to secure the resources necessary to insure programmatic and financial future of NASP. In addition, Jeff’s commitment to philanthropy, conservation and students, as demonstrated by his current role on the Board of the Montana Community Foundation, former role with RMEF and as a former board member for the Boys and Girls Club, fits well with the mission of NASP and makes him an ideal member of NASP’s leadership team.

Jeff resides in Missoula, MT with his wife Julie; their two children Annie and John and a lively chocolate lab named Daisy.

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a joint venture between state departments of Education and Wildlife. Several archery equipment manufacturers and organizations are also partners (listed below). The program promotes student education, physical education and participation in the life long sport of Archery. The program’s focus is to provide International Style Target Archery training in physical education classes grades 4 – 12