Director of Policy and Development, Center for Victims of Torture, Minneapolis, MN
Pete Dross joined the Center for Victims of Torture staff in 1993 as its director of development; he was named director of policy and development in 2007 and director of external relations in 2012. He and his team are responsible for all aspects of the organization’s contributed income, communications and policy advocacy programs. Dross has deep experience in all aspects of individual and institutional philanthropy; he has also managed successful legislative initiatives on state and federal levels. During his tenure at CVT the organization’s budget has grown to more than $28 million. In addition to his work at CVT, Dross has served as a board member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits.