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Deirdre Gordon

Deirdre Gordon
Associate Dean for Advancement
B.S., Biology, Duke University (1996)

Deirdre Gordon is the associate dean for advancement, leading the development and alumni relations functions for the law school. Dean Gordon also manages the boards of the Law Alumni Association and the UNC Law Foundation. Prior to joining the law school, she spent her career in philanthropy at Duke University, working in a variety of development positions in Duke Athletics, the Sanford School of Public Policy, the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Divinity School.

Dean Gordon lives in Durham with her two sons.

Paul Brown
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
M.A., Clemson University (2014); B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012)

Paul Brown joined the Advancement team in 2018 as the assistant director of annual giving. His responsibilities include directing all annual giving solicitations and managing various campaigns/programs - including the Firm Campaign, 3L Class Gift and reunion giving.

Prior to joining the law school, he worked at University Development at UNC and in higher ed. sales for the non-profit publisher, Oxford University Press. A native of Apex, N.C., Paul currently lives in Raleigh with his wife, also a UNC alum.

Jordan Whitley
Regional Development Officer
M.Ed., North Carolina State University (2014); B.A., Duke University (2008)

Jordan joined the advancement team in November 2018 as a Regional Development Officer covering Georgia, South Carolina, and Raleigh, NC.

Prior to joining Carolina Law, Jordan spent her career in higher education with Duke University Athletics, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and Northwestern University’s Alumni Relations and Development. Jordan has more than 10 years of experience in higher education and more than 5 years of experience in philanthropy.

Originally from Kennesaw, GA, Jordan currently lives in Morrisville, NC with her fiancé and their dog.  

Aaron Gard

Aaron Gard
Regional Development Officer

Aaron Gard is a regional development officer, assisting with development and alumni relations for the law school. He is a North Carolina and Texas licensed attorney with over 15 years of experience practicing law. He has served a diverse array of corporate clients at every stage of the business life cycle, first in Jones Day’s Houston office, then in the Triangle at the Forrest Firm, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP and Life Sciences Law, PLLC. Aaron's practice areas included corporate formation and governance, commercial contracts and strategic transactions. He also served as in-house counsel for the global investment bank Credit Suisse in their Raleigh-based Center of Excellence. 

Aaron received his law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University in 2002 and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1997 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a four-year letterman on the varsity soccer team.  He is an entrepreneur and founder of the Durham-based multimedia company GreatestFan. 

Regions: Durham, Chapel Hill, eastern and north central North Carolina, California, District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, Colorado, Delaware, Missouri, Washington and Wisconsin

Kelly Mann

Kelly Mann
Alumni & Donor Relations Coordinator
B.A., Criminal Justice, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (2009)

Kelly Mann joined the Advancement team in 2011 as the alumni and donor relations coordinator. Her responsibilities include alumni data management, alumni engagement and connecting alumni to the law school. She also serves as the point of contact on most Office of Advancement events. She is an Alamance County native and proud alumna of UNC Wilmington.

Kelly enjoys baking, spending time with her family and dogs, and teaching dance.

Matt Marvin

Matt Marvin
Regional Development Officer

Emory Hare
Advancement Services Coordinator, Major Gifts

Rory Moore

Rory Moore
Executive Assistant to the Associate Dean

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