Al York

Al York provides Keller Partners with 46-years of management and consulting experience, which includes the nonprofit, business and military sectors. He is a nine-year veteran of the US Air Force, and has worked for 10 years with a Fortune 100 business where he served in operations management, business consulting and as a corporate trainer.

Since 1983 Al has worked in international relief and development during which time he spent more than 20 years at World Concern, a faith-based international relief and development agency. He has worked in operations, administration, program implementation, executive management, and at the board level. Al lived and worked in Africa, where he oversaw relief work in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Rwanda.

From 1995 to 2005, Al had oversight for 20 countries and managed the relief and development program budget of $30,000,000, with a staff of 900. During this time he had oversight of strategic planning, program development and the development of monitoring and evaluation systems.

Al has experience in developing funding from foundations, U.S. government, bi-lateral agencies, and international funding sources. As a result, he is responsible for nearly $100 million federal grants and $15 million in other grants. His executive experience includes contributing to the development of the gift-in-kind standards now embraced by InterAction and the ACCORD Network (formerly AERDO).

He was a member of the executive team that developed the Better Safer World Campaign that later merged with other movements to form the ONE Campaign ( For three years Al served as Principal Investigator for three Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV education projects in South Africa and their research protocols.

For the past 11 years Al has provided a range of consulting including grant research and writing; research protocol development; monitoring, evaluating and reporting; data quality analysis; program development; strategic planning; survey and focus group development; and personnel management. Al is a regular presenter regarding federal grants at conferences such as the annual ACCORD Network and Christian Connections in International Health meetings.

Active in his community, he has served on several nonprofit boards. That community service includes writing grants for state and US government agencies.

Al attended Boise State College and completed a certificate in nonprofit management and organization (CNMO) at Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School for Social Science, with a practicum in strategic planning. He also completed executive management classes in outcome measures and nonprofit leadership at the Harvard Business School.