Executive Management TeamNPO Management
Christo Sedor, CEO
As a former military helicopter pilot for almost 20 years, Christo Sedor has watched as military technologies move forward with great speed while he has kept his knowledge of new technologies current. Sedor served in the U.S. Army as an Aviator from 1982-1999. Since then, he has brought his high level of technical skills to: CA Technologies as a Senior Services Architect, Numara Software as a Senior Implementation Consultant and for Tek Systems as a Network Engineer. Sedor was educated at the American InterContinental University and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and has taught Computer Information Systems. Now Sedor’s vision is to properly outfit organizations with the tools they need to exceed their own expectations. Identifying and sourcing new revenues and utilizing the newest technologies to execute national and international strategies are part of his vision for Covenant Business Solutions. Forming a team with complementary skill sets and moving organizations forward is Sedor’s vision for Covenant Business Solutions.
Deborah Martinez, Managing Director
With 20 years in the nonprofit arena she has held positions such as Executive Director and Senior Director for Professional Development and Conferences with responsibility of managing over 55 meetings annually world-wide. I have an extensive background as an association top executive, with implementing and creating educational opportunities and collaborations with underrepresented and mainstream populations, and with the development and management of major meetings and conferences in national and international venues. In 2013 she was the recipient of the Top 25 Women in Higher Education in 2013.
Nancy Brighindi, Managing Director
Nancy Brighindi, PhD, MBA, CAE, has over two decades of nonprofit leadership experience, including 10 years as a department director for a national organization. During her career, she has also held CEO and consulting roles for business entities. In these functions, Nancy has seen first-hand the power of intentional collaboration.
Her commitment to forge these partnerships led Nancy to earn a Doctorate in Human Services that specializes in the Management of Nonprofit Agencies. Nancy holds a Master of Business Administration Degree and Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Management. Dr. Brighindi earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2005. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Less than five percent of all association professionals have achieved this mark of excellence.
Nancy’s tenacious resolve and her passion for forensic research endows her with an eagle eye to investigate the root cause of intractable problems. Her analytical prowess even translates to her own volunteer endeavors at the National Archives and Records Administration where she works with 100-year-old records from World War I American Expeditionary Forces as well as documents and photos from the Bureau of Public Roads Historical Photograph Files, 1896-1963. She is a member of the National Archives Volunteer Association (NAVA), the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Nancy’s lifelong career calling is summed up simply:
Creating partnerships for organizations to thrive, grow, and prosper…together through collaboration.
Rosemary Estrada Aguirre’s career highlights her management experience in nonprofit operations and programing geared to engineering, education, and promotion. She has diverse experience, including program development, engineering, grant writing, budget and forecasting, meeting planning, website management, report preparation, training, and interaction with government agencies. She has the ability to manage multiple projects, train others, problem solve and possesses excellent written and oral communication skills. Estrada Aguirre holds a Bachelor of Science in University Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, 2012. Her emphasis was in Engineering, Physical Science and Business. This unique skill set is what has led to a career in non-profit management that focuses on technical and engineering professions. From 2011-2015, Aguirre worked for the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) first as an Executive Assistant, then in the role of Program Manager, and finally as Program Director in 2013. Prior to her work with IUVA, Estrada Aguirre was the National Nuclear Security Administration Program Coordinator for the Society of Hispanic Engineers, which helped co-administer (with AHETEMS) a paid internship program for Hispanic and Latino students of engineering at nuclear sites across the United States. Rosemary Estrada Aguirre resides in Grand Prairie, Texas.