Foundation Board of Directors
Educational Foundation Board of Directors
The Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation is governed by the Foundation Board of Directors who are responsible for the management and oversight of the Foundation. The members serve three-year terms and meet four times a year either by phone or in person. They serve on committees, manage assets and financially support the mission of the Foundation.
Chris M. Meyer, Akron ’89 – Chairman
Chris is Managing Principal of Truepoint Institutional Advisors, a division of Truepoint Wealth Counsel. He guides investment strategy and provides ongoing portfolio implementation and oversight for institutional clients. Meyer is a member of the CFA Society of Cincinnati and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in statistics and economics from the University of Akron while he received his MBA in finance from The Ohio State University. Meyer currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Retirement System, board member and President for the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and member of the St. Antoninus Finance Council.
Paul C. Troy, Lehigh ’87 – Vice Chairman
Paul is a Partner at Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer LLP, specializing in trial practice defending professionals and businesses from tort claims and other civil lawsuits. Over his career Troy has tried more than 100 jury cases to verdict. He has served as President of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Montgomery Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Section and the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association. Over the past four years Troy has been named one of the 100 top attorneys in Pennsylvania.
Michael R. Odell, (Mike), Denver ‘85 – Secretary
Mike is President of Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse, a regional distributor of automotive parts to service technicians. He previously served as President, CEO, and board member of The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack, a NYSE-listed Fortune 1000 company, from 2008-2014. He currently serves on the board of directors of Meritage Homes and of Instrument Sales & Service. Mike received an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Steve Pattison, Florida State ’79 – Treasurer
Steve is Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Business Analysis and Risk Management of Restaurant Services, Inc (RSI). He also serves as General Manager of RSI’s wholly owned for profit subsidiary, Supply Chain Services LLC. Pattison is currently serving his second term as Board Chair of ARC Broward. In 2011, Pattison was recognized by the Bank Atlantic Non-profit Academy as board leader of the year in Broward County. He serves on the FSU Foundation Real Estate Board, is the chairman of the National Restaurant Association Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group, is a trustee of the NRA Educational Foundation and was recently elected chair-elect of the FSU Alumni Association. Pattison also represents RSI on the board of directors of the Burger King McLamore Foundation.
Chad E. Cline, Texas Christian ‘81 – At-Large
Chad is President, Principal shareholder and co-founder of Tarrant Technology Partners, LLC, an information technology consulting firm serving clients in Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas. Chad earned a bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Christion University, and currently serves on the Board of Bright Divinity School at TCU.
Mark G. Hulit, University of Richmond ‘81 – At-Large
Mark retired as Global Head of Strategy & Planning reporting to the Chief Executive, for British American Tobacco. Over the 29 years of his career, he worked and lived in Hong Kong, London, New York, Melbourne, Rio, Sao Paulo and Sydney. Hulit earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Richmond – Robins School of Business.
Karl J. Krapek, Kettering University ’72 – Immediate Past Chairman
Karl retired as President and Chief Operating Officer of United Technologies Corporation in January 2002. He had been with UTC for twenty years serving in various management positions. He first served UTC, beginning in 1982, as Vice President of Operations for the Otis Elevator Company and became its President in 1989. He was Chairman, President and CEO of Carrier Corporation in 1990 and became President and CEO of Pratt & Whitney in 1992. He was named Executive Vice President and a Director of UTC in 1997. Krapek was elected President and Chief Operating Officer of United Technologies in 1999. Krapek is currently a Director of Northrop Grumman Corporation where he chairs its Compensation Committee and is currently Lead Director of Prudential Financial Inc., where he chairs its Compensation, Executive, and Risk Committees.
John L. Brechin, III, Texas – Austin ’80 – Donor Development Committee Chairman
John served as a Global Process Leader for IBM, driving worldwide and geographic process transformation across all lines of IBM’s business portfolio. Brechin began his career with IBM in client relationship sales to North American accounts. His management roles have included leadership of business units focused on large global accounts as well as small and medium businesses. Brechin’s international responsibilities across Europe, Asia, Japan and China and emerging markets contributed to the successful integration of IBM’s globally diverse business methods into culturally compatible, common enterprise wide operating processes. Brechin earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He chairs the Foundation’s Donor Development Committee. Brechin is a competitive amateur golfer and is a USGA Course Rater for the Texas Golf Association.
Jeff B. Burgan, Rose-Hulman ’77 – Investment Committee Chairman
Jeff is counsel to Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. after serving as a shareholder of the firm and a member of the Board of Directors. While a shareholder, Burgan served as Chair of Leydig’s Deferred Compensation committee for 10 years and also as a member of the firm’s Finance and Management committees. His law practice concentrated in patent litigation and client counseling, as well as post grant review proceedings and interferences at the U.S. Patent Office. He has tried cases to jury and to the bench and is a member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to attending law school, he spent several years in engineering and management assignments with Texaco, Inc. Jeff has also served as a member of the Rose-Hulman Institute Board of Trustees and while a member served as Chair of the Development Committee. Burgan chairs the Foundation’s Investment Committee.
Gregory A. Castanias, Wabash ’87 – Board Development Committee Chairman
Greg is an appellate and intellectual property litigator in Jones Day’s Washington D.C. office. He heads Jones Day’s Federal Circuit practice. Castanias’ experience includes several arguments and appearances before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as over 50 arguments and over 150 appearances before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the exclusive appellate court for patent cases. Castanias also has significant experience in state-tax disputes before the U.S. Supreme Court and state appellate courts. Castanias previously served as president of the National Association of Wabash Men and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Association. He currently serves on the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Board of Visitors and the Board of Directors of the Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Worth, Texas. He chairs the Foundation’s Board Development Committee.
Clint Wheelock, Washington & Lee ’92 – Grants & Programs Committee Chairman
Clint is Managing Director at Tractica, a market research and consulting firm focused on emerging technologies. He has an extensive background in market intelligence for the technology industry, most recently as founder of Pike Research, which was acquired by Navigant in 2012. Clint holds a BA from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from the University of Dallas. He served Lambda Chi Alpha on the Student Advisory Committee (1991-1992) and as an Educational Leadership Consultant (1992-1994). Wheelock chairs the Foundation’s Grants and Programs Committee.
Alan M. Anderson, Coe ‘78
Alan is President of Alan Anderson Law Firm LLC. He is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial advocate and by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a civil trial specialist. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the first person so recognized in Minnesota. Anderson practices principally in the areas of commercial litigation, intellectual property and patent litigation, international arbitration and appellate advocacy. Anderson’s practice is international in scope and he represents clients in a wide variety of industries. He has tried jury cases to verdict in state and federal courts literally from Los Angeles to New York City. Anderson is a member of the International Bar Association and is a Fellow and member of the Council of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.
Jeff A. Arntson, Oregon State ’85
Jeff is Vice President of Albina Fuels, a manufacturer of asphalt products in Oregon and SW Washington. He and his brothers are fourth-generation owners of the company and have been serving residential and commercial customers since 1903. Arntson and his family also own a ranch in eastern Oregon, and he lives in Vancouver, Washington.
Alton R. Brown, III, (Tony), Alabama ’75
Tony is President of The Pelican Group, Inc., a privately-owned, Mobile, Alabama based developer and manager of shopping centers. He is responsible for the oversight of all development, financing, leasing and management functions of The Pelican Group. Brown serves as Vice President and Secretary of Shanri Holdings Corp. and is responsible for all asset management functions relating to Shanri’s U.S. portfolio. For more than 30 years as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers he served as State Government Relations Committee Chairman, State Director for Alabama and Mississippi, Southern Division Government Relations Chairman and Southern Division Alliance Co-Chairman and chaired the national Environmental Subcommittee lobbying Congress, EPA, USACE and FWS on environmental and land rights issues. He also serves on the Board of the Center for Real Estate and Economic Development at The University of South Alabama.
Donald E. Euston, (Don), Evansville ‘68
Don is a First Vice President, Sr. Consultant – Wealth Management and a Senior Partner of the MEKCO Wealth Management Group at Merrill Lynch in Boca Raton, Florida. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Euston earned the professional designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) in 1997 from the Investment Management Consultants Association taught in conjunction with the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Euston has served as Chairman of the Christ Church United Methodist of Ft. Lauderdale finance committee. Currently serves as Chairman of the church’s Investment committee and has served as a trustee at Christ Church for six years. Euston is an avid saltwater fisherman and boater. He has been married to his wife, Pam, for 46 years.
Edward C.A. Forsberg, Jr. (Ed), Georgia ’72
Ed is a Managing Director of the Atlanta office of Corporate Finance Associates, where he is primarily focused on M&A, tax and accounting intensive financial advisory and placement agent engagements involving equity, debt and structured finance solutions for American and European clients. He is also CEO of a management consulting firm with a strategic planning process that reliably increases the profitability of success. His board service and leadership has included community, church, historic preservation and educational organizations.
Brian Heckler, Shippensburg ’84
Brian is a Partner at KPMG LLP. He is the National Sector Industry Leader for Industrial Manufacturing, overseeing a portfolio of more than 300 national clients. He possesses over 30 years of experience providing accounting and reporting consultation to clients on mergers, acquisitions, initial public offerings, restatements, joint ventures, and divestitures, principally with public companies registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He has served as an accounting expert witness in federal and state, criminal, civil and administrative actions on topics including business combinations, merger and restructuring reserves, revenue recognition, inventory capitalization, consolidation and closing processes. Brian also serves on the Board of Committee for the Goodman Theatre.
Drew C. Lynch, Texas State – San Marcos ’79
Drew is Senior Vice President, Commodity Operations for Cheniere Energy. He has over 35 years of diversified experience in the energy and global metals markets. Lynch worked for Enron Corporation from 1990-2005 in the USA, Canada and Europe trading and operations areas, including serving as Chief Operating Officer of Enron Metals in Europe. He and his wife Kim live in Houston, Texas and have two children in college.
Gary J. Matus, California State – Los Angeles
Gary is Managing Director with RSR Partners and a member of the Financial Services Practice Group, Consumer Practice Group and Board Practice Group. Prior to joining RSR Partners, Matus was Managing Partner with Egon Zehnder, heading the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group and was a member of the Consumer and Board Practice Groups. He received his bachelor’s degree in history and mathematics from California State University, Los Angeles. Matus also earned an M.S.I.P.A from the University of Southern California and an MBA degree from Thunderbird School of International Management. He is a graduate of the UCLA Director Education and Certification Program. Matus serves on the Board of Trustees of Thunderbird School of Global Management, the Board of the Los Angeles YMCA and is a member of the Board of Governor’s Council on Information Technology. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Lasair Capital.
Fletcher McElreath, Mercer ’87
Fletcher is a Partner with Alston & Bird LLP in their New York office. He is co-chair of the firm’s corporate practice area, which includes its corporate, energy, finance, health care, real estate and public policy groups. He has a capital markets practice and focuses on debt and equity securities offerings, both domestic and cross-border, corporate governance, public and private mergers and acquisitions activities. McElreath is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” and Super Lawyers magazine. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his B.B.A, summa cum laude, in accounting from Mercer University. He also currently serves as Grand High Alpha.
Jerre Stead, Iowa ‘65
Jerre is Chairman and CEO of IHS, Inc. in Denver, Colorado, and he led the company to a very successful IPO in 2005. He has also served as Chairman and CEO of Ingram Micro as well as five additional publicly traded companies. Stead began his career in 1965 at Honeywell, Inc., where he spent 21 years and held a number of executive management positions. He is chairman of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute as well as chairman of the board of Garret Evangelical Seminary. He is past chairman of the National Electronic Manufacturers Association and the Center of Ethics and Values at the Garrett Seminary. Stead has served on 34 corporate boards during his career.
Jeff A. Stuerman, Culver-Stockton ’82
At the end of 2014, Stuerman retired as Chairman, President and CEO of Edward Jones Trust Company in St. Louis, Missouri. He has 30-plus years of experience within the financial services industry and, most recently, serves as the president of his own consulting firm. In addition, he has served as the president and CEO of the TIAA-CREF Trust Company, as well as the vice president and director of marketing and new business development for the A.G. Edwards Trust Company. Stuerman earned an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and currently serves on the Culver-Stockton College Board of Trustees. Stuerman currently serves as Grand High Pi.
Lou Tharp, Butler ’72
Lou currently serves as Executive Director of the Global Healthy Living Foundation. He co-founded and acted as a venture-capitalist for CreakyJoints, an international service organization and social media site for people with arthritis, Red Patch, an advocacy organization for people with psoriasis and CreakyBones, a social networking site for people with osteoporosis. All of these are now part of the Global Healthy Living Foundation. Lou graduated in 1972 from Butler University with Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees.
Previously, Lou was a contract writer for the New York Times and other daily newspapers and has had a twenty year career in public relations and marketing. From 2003-2008, he served on the board of visitors for the College of Business at Butler University. He also served in the 38th Infantry Division, Headquarters, Indiana National Guard from 1972-1978. He was Chairman of the Anti-Bias Commission, Rockland County, New York, from 1994-1996; Chairman of the Board of CANDLE, a Rockland County, New York, non-profit from 1994-1997 and a former member of the board of the Victory Fund, Washington, DC.
Josh Lodolo, California State – Northridge ’04 – CEO
Josh earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Northridge and a master’s degree in business administration from Anderson University. At Cal State-Northridge, he joined Lambda Chi Alpha as a founding member of the re-colonized Beta-Rho chapter. Lodolo served the colony as treasurer for one year and recruitment chairman for two years. After graduation, Lodolo worked for Lambda Chi Alpha, both as an educational leadership consultant where he helped establish seven colonies, and in alumni relations and development for the Educational Foundation. From 2010 through 2015 Lodolo worked in various alumni development roles at the University of Texas, before returning to lead the Educational Foundation in September of 2015.
Josh provides the leadership, direction and administrative oversight for all Foundation advancement, fundraising, campaign and alumni engagement initiatives. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and handles a wide range of matters contributing to the design and execution of all philanthropic efforts, results and achievements. Lodolo serves as the tactical leader in developing strategies with the Foundation board and policies in alignment with the Foundation’s mission and strategic plan.
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