Virginia Tech has hired John Torget as assistant vice president for leadership gifts and annual giving, effective November 1.

In this role, a new position within University Development, Torget will report directly to Vice President for Advancement Charlie Phlegar.

“By overseeing our annual giving and regional gifts programs, John has the critical responsibility of building and maintaining the wide-ranging base of donors necessary for success in our next fundraising campaign and beyond,” Phlegar said. “His proven skills in marketing in the private sector and fundraising in higher education will be a major asset for our team moving forward.”

Since 2012, Torget has served as director of development and annual giving at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, which achieved record-breaking revenue for three consecutive years during his tenure. He has also served as the Tuck School’s director for corporate relations and as its associate director for development.

Before working in university fundraising, Torget worked for nearly two decades in the private sector, where his positions included senior manager for strategy and new business development at Dealertrack Technologies, vice president for small business marketing at JPMorgan Chase & Co., and manager of alliances and supply chain management for Accenture.

Torget earned his MBA from the Tuck School and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.

“Virginia Tech is a dynamic university with an alumni base that is incredibly engaged with its school,” Torget said. “That’s a recipe for tremendous success. The more I learned about Virginia Tech, its leaders, its university community, and its plans for the future, the more excited I became by the opportunity to join its advancement team.”

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.