Kurt Aschermann has almost 40 years’ experience as a marketing and resource development professional. Before retirement and the opening of his consulting firm, he served as Chief Marketing and Development Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, where he supervised a staff that managed BGCA’s fund raising and marketing operations nation-wide. There he created and implemented a fund raising strategy for the organization that saw national revenue-local clubs, national office combined- go from $350 million to $1.2 billion in a little over ten years. Relationships with major corporations, foundations and individuals resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars raised for the organization and unprecedented awareness for the Boys & Girls Clubs Movement. Besides helping to establish BGCA as the Official Charity of Major League Baseball, Aschermann guided the organization to forge national partnerships with the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and many other international corporations.
Aschermann was the architect for BGCAs National Board of Governors reorganization plan in the early 90’s and he managed the organization’s relationships with various high profile spokespersons like Denzel Washington, Anna Kournikova, Shaquille O’Neal, Alex Rodriguez and Ken Griffey Jr. In 2006 Aschermann packaged and helped produce Washington’s first book, A Hand to Guide Me.
Based in Virginia, Aschermann operates a boutique consulting firm called ka6consulting that provides services to a limited number of nonprofits and companies. He also continues to conduct retreats, workshops/breakout sessions and keynotes for nonprofits on marketing/branding, team building and management, board development, fund raising and cause related marketing.
Two years ago Aschermann created and implemented Community Table of Loudoun an elegant sit-down dinner for the food insecure that has seen some 2000 people served to date.
Aschermann is the co-author of Coaching Kids to Play Baseball and Softball and Coaching Kids to Play Soccer, published by Simon & Schuster. The soccer book has been on the market for almost 30 years selling close to 75,000 copies. Recently he published his first book of children’s fiction BJ and the Amazing Doctor Directions.
He is a graduate of Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, the birthplace of basketball, where he played on a nationally ranked baseball team that participated in the College Division II World Series in 1970. He currently serves as a member of the college’s Board of Trustees.
He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1967 and eventually drafted and signed by the Chicago Cubs in 1970.
In the 1980s Aschermann served as Commissioner of Parks and Recreation in Greenburgh, NY and baseball coach at Woodlands High School also in Greenburgh.
He has three children and two grandchildren and lives in Leesburg, Virginia.