Palmer comes to The Stockade Group with more than 10 years of experience in higher education advancement and admissions, and more than seven years of experience in non-profit fundraising and sales management. Prior to joining Stockade, Palmer served as Senior Director of Annual Giving and Senior Director of Leadership Gifts at The Sage Colleges (Troy and Albany, NY), where he worked from November of 2009 until September of 2014. Before his tenure at Sage, Palmer spent more than five years working at Union College (Schenectady, NY), where he served as Associate Dean of Admissions and Director of the Alumni Admissions Program, and a s Assistant Director of Annual Giving. Palmer received his undergraduate degree from Union College, and he has received two graduate degrees from Syracuse University, one from the School of Education and one from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.