Educational Foundation Board
Educational Foundation Board of Directors
The Educational Foundation of Lambda Chi Alpha 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. Board members travel and serve the Foundation at their own expense. Collectively the current and former board members gave 50 percent of the $20 million gifts for the Investing in Future Leaders campaign.
Karl J. Krapek, Kettering University ’72 – Chairman
Karl retired as President and Chief Operating Officer of United Technologies Corporation, after serving for 20 years in various management positions. Following retirement, Karl became co-founder of The Keystone Companies, concentrating on residential and commercial real estate development. He served as Campaign Cabinet Chairman for the Foundation’s Investing in Future Leaders campaign from 2009-2014.
Charles W. Jones, III, Sam Houston State ’81 – Vice-Chairman
Charles is Head of National Indirect Lending at SunTrust Bank. Prior to assuming this position, Charles was founder and President of Strategic Automotive Consultants, LLC. He is a 33 year executive in banking and automotive finance. He was inducted into the Sam Houston State College of Business Hall of Honor in 2011.
Michael R. Odell, (Mike), Denver ‘85 – Secretary
Mike served as President, CEO, and board member of The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack, a NYSE-listed Fortune 100 company and the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket service and retail chain from 2008-2014. He formerly served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sears Retail & Specialty Stores. He currently serves on the board of directors of Meritage Homes Corporation, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Foundation. Mike received an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.
Brian Heckler, Shippensburg ’84 – Treasurer
Brian is a partner at KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm located in Chicago. As Treasurer, he serves as Chairman of the Foundation Board’s Finance Committee.
Mark G. Hulit, University of Richmond ‘81 – At-Large
Hulit 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 New York, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Sydney, London and Rio. He currently serves the Foundation as the Chairman of the Development Task Force.
Christopher M. Meyer, Akron ’89 – At-Large
Chris is Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer for Fund Evaluation Group in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a member of the CFA Society of Cincinnati and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. In additional to serving on the Executive Committee, Chris is Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Foundation.
Jeff Stuerman, Culver-Stockton ’82 – At-Large
Jeff retired as Chairman, President and CEO of Edwards Jones Trust Company. He serves as Treasurer of the Culver-Stockton College board of Trustees, and serves Lambda Chi Alpha as a member of the Grand High Zeta.
Mark A. Hoag, Michigan State ’72 – Past Chairman — Ex Officio
Alton R. Brown, III, (Tony), Alabama 1975
Tony is President of The Pelican Group, Inc, a privately owned, Mobile, Alabama developer and manager of shopping centers. He also serves as Vice President and Scretary of Shanri Holding, Corp., and is responsible for all asset managemtn functions relating to their U.S. portfolio. He has dedicated over 25 years as a member of the National Environmental Sub-Committee, including task forces focusing on Wetlands, Toxic Wastes and Land Rights.
John L. Brechin, III, Texas – Austin ‘80
John retired as Global Process Leader for IBM, driving worldwide and geographic process transformation across all lines of IBM’s business portfolio. He is a competitive amateur golfer and is a USGA Course Rater for the Texas Golf Association.
Jeffrey B. Burgan, (Jeff), Rose-Hulman ‘77
Jeff is an attorney at Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd., focusing on intellectual property law. He received his law degree from Loyola University – New Orleans School of Law in 1989. Jeff has serves on the Rose-Hulman Board of Trustees since 2008.
Gregory A. Castanias, Wabash ‘87
Greg is a partner with Jones Day Law Firm and is an appellate and intellectual property litigator with extensive Supreme Court and Federal Circuit advocacy experience. He heads Jones Day’s Federal Circuit practice. Greg has authored or coauthored several books and articles and speaks on legal subjects, including property, constitutional law, and appellate practice. He received Lambda Chi Alpha’s Graduate Fellowship in 1987.
Chad E. Cline, Texas Christian ‘81
Chad is President, Principal shareholder and Founder of Tarrant Technology Partners, LLC, an information technology consulting firm serving clients in Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas. He has served as Chairman for the Division of Overseas Ministries Board with the Disciples of Christ Church.
Charles W. Cole, Jr., Michigan ‘73
Chuck is Managing Principal and President for Hunton Brady Architects based in Orlando, Florida. He is one of only seven ACHA Board certified architects in Florida after passing the American College of Healthcare Architect’s (ACHA) exam. He was a recipient of a Lambda Chi Alpha Graduate Fellowship in 1973.
Donald E. Euston, (Don), Evansville ‘68
Don is Wealth management Advisor for Merrill Lynch & Company. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Don earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation at the Wharton School of Business.
Edward C.A. Forsberg, Jr. (Ed), Georgia ’72
Ed is an Investment Banker and Managing Director of Atlanta office of Corporate Finance Associates, focusing on tax-advantaged divestitures, mergers, and acquisitions. He is also CEO of a consulting company with an emphasis on strategic planning process to achieve transformational change. His board service and leadership has included community, church, historic preservation and educational organizations.
Fletcher McElreath, Mercer ’87
Fletcher is partner with Alston & Bird LLP in their New York office. His practice focuses on debt and equity securities offerings, public and private mergers and acquisitions. He received his J.D. degree from Columbia Law School, where he was honored as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Fletcher has served on the Grand High Zeta since 2006, and was elected as Grand High Alpha in July, 2014.
Steve Pattison, Florida State ’78
Steve is Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Business Analysis and Risk Management of Restaurant Services, Inc., (RSI), responsible for purchasing and managing the U.S. Burger King supply chain. He is national board member and treasurer of the Florida State University Alumni Association.
Peter A.S. Pfeiffer, (Pete), Delaware ‘81
Pete is the Northeast Managing Business Development Director at McGladrey. He received an Executive Business degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and an MBA from Campbell University. Pete served as Captain in the US Army, 82nd Airborne, Special Forces.
Jerre Stead, Iowa ‘62
Jerre served as Chairman and CEO of IHS, Inc. in Denver, Colo. from 2006-2013, when he returned to lead the company where he previously served as executive chairman. IHS is the global leader in its industry and Stead 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. Jerre serves as Chairman of the Board of Garret Evangelical Seminary as well as Banner Alzheimer’s Institute. He also serves on the Salk Institute Board of Directors, and has served on 34 corporate boards during his career.
Paul C. Troy, Lehigh
Paul is partner at Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer LLP, specializing in trial practice defending professionals and businesses from tort claims and other civil lawsuits. He has tried over 100 jury trials to verdict. He has served as President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Montgomery Bar Association.
Clint Wheelock, Washington & Lee ‘92
Clint is Managing Director at Tractica, a market research and consulting firm focused on emerging technologies. He has an extensive background in market intelligence focused on emerging technologies, most recently as founder of Pike Research, which was acquired by Navigant in 2012. Clint served Lambda Chi Alpha on the Student Advisory Committee (1991-1992) and as an Educational Leadership Consultant from 1992-1994.
Barry N. Williams, Texas State – San Marcos‘74
Barry is the Executive Vice President, First Victoria National Bank, New Braunfels, Texas. He presently serves his industry as Trustee of the Graduate School of Banking, as a board member of the American Bankers Association Community Banker’s council and as a board member of the Texas Association of Banker’s Services Company.
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