College of Business - Real Life. Real Business.

Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors was established to assist the College of Business in offering a business education of the highest quality. The board is composed of business professionals who serve as counsel to the College for proposed changes and innovations. Members help define and implement standards of excellence in faculty-student partnerships, intellectual development and service.

Curt Miller is the Chair of the Board of Visitors.

For more information, contact Tom King at thomasaking@mac.com.

Faraz Abbasi
Partner and Principal, Centerfield Capital Partners ~ Show Profile

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from University of Texas
  • MBA in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University

Current Profession

  • Partner and Principal, Centerfield Capital Partners
  • Joined Centerfield in 2001 and has nine years of experience in private equity
  • Chairman of Associated X-Ray Services, LLC, and a board member or observer of the following Centerfield portfolio companies: A&D Environmental Services, Inc.; Evriholder Products, LLC; SCT, Inc.; Thermafiber, Inc.; and TCI, LLC (d/b/a Trans-Coil)

Former Profession

  • Senior Product Development Engineer, Praxair
  • Sales Applications Engineer, Rohm & Haas & Company.
  • Holds a patent in semiconductor processing and has published finance and semiconductor industry related papers.

Honors, Awards and Civic Activities

  • Recognized as a Forty Under 40 in 2010 by the Indianapolis Business Journal
  • Who's Who in Finance by the Indianapolis Business Journal and in 2006 and 2007 and a finalist for Indiana's Best and Brightest
  • Adjunct professor of Entrepreneurship, Finance and Venture Capital at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business
  • Board member and past-president of the Venture Club of Indiana
  • Serves on the Editorial Advisory Committee of INBIZ magazine
  • Board member and former treasurer of IndyHub
  • Founding director and past Vice President of Young Professionals of Central Indiana
  • Judged various business and venture capital competitions including the Techpoint Mirra Awards and the Purdue University Burton D Morgan Business Plan Competition
  • Charter member of the Chicago chapter of Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs (OPEN)
  • Board member, Fairbanks Hospital

Jeff Albee
Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co. ~ Show Profile

Current profession:

Goldman, Sachs & Co., Investment Banking

Personal information:

Spouse: Megan

Children: Jackson and Lillian

Education:

  • Butler University, B.S., Cum Laude with Honors in Finance. NCAA All-American Scholar Athlete.
  • Harvard Business School, MBA

Professional experience:

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • General Motors, New York Treasurer's Office
  • Allison Transmission

Carl Allegretti
Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP ~ Show Profile

Personal Information

  • Spouse: Tammy
  • Children: Joey and Nicky

Education

  • B.S. from Butler University

Current Profession

  • Midwest Regional Managing Tax Partner for Deloitte
  • Member of the US Tax Executive Leadership Committee

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Economic Club of Chicago
  • AICPA
  • Illinois Society of CPAS
  • Indiana Society of CPA

Civic Activities

  • Treasurer of the Chicago Public Library Foundation
  • Past Chairman of Special Olympics of Illinois
  • President of the Frankfort Youth Athletic Association
  • Board Member of the Chicago Boys & Girls Club
  • Past Board Member of United Cerebral Palsy of Chicago
  • Treasurer Frankfort Boys Basketball

Interests

  • Exercise, family, coaching children in baseball, wrestling and football and traveling

Brian Bauer
Interim CEO, Lutheran Health Network ~ Show Profile

Current Profession

Interim CEO, Lutheran Health Network

Education           

  • Butler University, BS Finance 2003
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, MBA Healthcare 2010

Professional Experience

  • Crowe Chizek now Crowe Horwath, 2003-2005
  • Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Controller, CFO, CEO 2005-2011
  • Hospital CEO at Lutheran July 2011 - present

Professional Organization Memberships

  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Governor Appointee on Indiana Health Information Technology, Inc. (IHIT)
  • Economic Club of Indiana
  • Columbia Club

Past Civic Activities

  • Board Member:
    • Terre Haute Chamber
    • Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation
    • Terre Haute Board of Public Works - Mayor appointee
    • March of Dimes Board Member
    • American Heart Association Board Member
    • Vigo County Taxpayers Association Board Member

Interests

  • Politics - volunteer, advisor, fundraiser for numerous State, Local and Federal races
  • Family - wife, 22 month old son, 2nd son due October 15, 2011
  • Drums, golf, wine, art, Butler Basketball and Football

Elaine Bedel
President, Bedel Financial Consulting ~ Show Profile

Current Profession

Financial Consulting and Wealth Management; President, Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc.

Education                                                                                                                               

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification, College for Financial Planning.
  • Master of Business Administration, Butler University.
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Mathematics Major, Hanover College.

Professional Experience

  •  Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc., President and Owner, Wealth management firm providing fee-only financial planning and investment management services for individuals, consulting services for corporate retirement plans, and investment advisory for institutions and endowments.
  • Coopers & Lybrand, Director of Personal Financial Planning. 
    Managed, marketed and provided a fee-only financial planning service for individuals.
  • Indiana National Bank, Vice President and Trust Officer. 
    Developed the financial planning service and managed the department which included the personal financial planning service, retirement service, business valuation and closely-held company analysis.

Professional Organization Memberships

  • Chairperson 2011 and 2012, Foundation for Financial Planning, national board member since 2004.
  • Schwab Institutional Advisory Board, member 2010-2012
  • Chairperson 2006, Financial Planning Standards Board, international board member 2003-2006.
  • Chairperson 2002, CFP Board of Standards, national board member 1998-2003.
  • U.S. Voting Delegate 2001-2002, International CFP Council.
  • Delegate, 2002 National Summit for Retirement Savings, Washington DC.
  • Member of US Technical Advisory Group for ISO/TC 222 (International Standard for Financial Planning) and Delegate to International Standard Organization meeting in Atlanta, GA, February 2001 and Tokyo, Japan, April 2002.
  • Chairperson 1998 and 1999, Board of Practice Standards, sub-board of CFP Board, national board member 1994-1999.
  • International Association for Financial Planning, national board member 1987-1991, and Past President for the Indiana Chapter.
  • Editor, Midwest Financial Planner, 1986-1987.
  • Member NAPFA (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors) and FPA (Financial Planning Association).
  • Occasional guest on Inside Indiana Business, a weekly television program, and other local television and radio programs.
  • Weekly guest on "Financial Advice Thursdays" on Oldies 101.9 WKLU, 2009.
  • FYI Money Advice presented bi-weekly on Channel 20 Nightly Business News, 1992-1994.
  • Special guest on Financial Advisor program, Lifecycle Planning, 1990.

Honors and Awards

Civic

  • Torchbearer Award Recipient presented by Governor Mitchell Daniels and the Indiana Commission for Women, 2011.
  • Named on the list of Influential Women in Indianapolis as published in the Indianapolis Business Journal, November 2009 and June 1998.
  • Recognized in Wealth Manager ranking of "50 Distinguished Women in Wealth Management", published by Wealth Manager, May 2008.
  • Recognized as a "Mover and Shaker" in the financial planning profession by Financial Planning Magazine, January 2003.
  • Recognized as one of three Women in the Lead finalists presented by Network of Women in Business and the Indianapolis Business Journal, June 2002.
  • Alumni Achievement Award in the field of Finance, Hanover College, May 1999.
  • Named Business Woman of the Year for 1994 by the Network of Women in Business.
  • Listed in the Business segment of Great Expectations - Men and Women Under 40 Building a Better Indianapolis,Indianapolis Magazine, April 1985.

Professional

  • Featured as one of the"150 Best Financial Advisors for Doctors",Medical Economics, March 2010.  Also included on list in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009.
  • Named "2008 FIVE STAR Best In Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager" in Indianapolis Monthly, October 2008.
  • Recognized in Wealth Manager Ranking of America's Top Wealth Managers, published by Wealth Manager, July/August 2006 and 2007.
  • Recognized as one of The Nation's Most Exclusive 100 Wealth Advisors, by Worth Robb Report, January 2004.
  • Consistently named to the National Top Financial Advisor's list published by Worth Magazine, 1994 to 2004.
  • Featured as one of the 100 Great Financial Planners from Coast to Coast, published by Mutual Funds Magazine, October 2001/September 2002.
  • Named on the list of Bloomberg's Top Wealth Managers, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, July/August 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005.

Present Civic Activities

  • Hanover College, vice-chair and member of Board of Trustees; Chair of Finance Committee
  • Women's Fund of Central Indiana, 2nd Vice Chair and member of Advisory Board.
  • John H. Weidner Foundation, member of International Board of Trustees.
  • Goodwill Industries Foundation, Vice Chair, member of Board of Directors and member of Finance Committee, past treasurer.
  • WFYI Foundation, member of Board of Trustees.

Past Civic Activities

  • President 2006-2007, Rotary Club of Indianapolis, Board of Directors.
  • Rotary Foundation of Indianapolis, Inc., past Board of Trustees.
  • Indiana University School of Nursing, past member of Board of Advisors.
  • Past Chairperson 2002-2004, Community Hospitals Foundation, Board of Directors.
  • Eagle Creek Park Foundation, past member of Board of Directors.
  • Honorary Chairperson, 2002, Red Cross Celebration House.
  • World Gymnastics Championships, 1991, Local Organizing Committee, Protocol Chairperson.
  • Hanover College Alumni Association, past president.
  • Network of Women in Business, past president.
  • Alumnae of Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series.
  • Serve on boards and committees of various non-profit organizations.

Interests

  • Outdoor activities, including running and golf.  Active sports fan.

Bryan Brenner
CEO, FirstPerson ~ Show Profile

Education

Bryan graduated cum laude from Butler University with degrees in public and corporate communications and journalism, with a concentration in public relations. He has also earned the designation Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) from American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Professional Experience

Bryan started his career as a consultant for self-funded plans, working for a national third party administrator at its Indiana office. Using that experience in designing unique health care programs to meet varying client objectives, Bryan has built a comprehensive benefit consulting firm that does the same - building unique solutions for every client.

Professional Organization Memberships

  • Advisory Board for United Healthcare of Indiana
  • Advisory Board for Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Advisory Board of Directors for NFP Benefits, an NYSE corporate aggregator, of which FirstPerson is a member firm.
  • FSP - Society of Financial Service Professionals
  • Indiana Chamber's Health Care Policy Committee for 2011
  • IFEBP - International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • NAHU - National Association of Health Underwriters
  • VBID - Value Based Insurance Design Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Best Places to Work Indiana
  • IN Companies to Watch

Present Civic Activities

  • Aspire Board of Directors, Vice President
  • The Oaks Academy Board of Directors, Vice President

Past Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors Encore Vocal Arts, Past President

Interests

  • Butler Basketball, travel, and family time

Jeff Brown
Partner, Faegre Baker & Daniels ~ Show Profile

Practices

  • Business & Corporate Finance
  • Life Sciences

Professional Experience

Jeff Brown leads the firm's Private Capital and Venture Group. He has a diverse practice that is principally devoted to financing and acquisition transactions. Jeff commonly represents corporate issuers in connection with securities offerings, acquisitions and corporate governance matters, and represents both financial investors and management participants in venture capital transactions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and other complex transactions. He represents a number of investment advisers, broker-dealers and other financial institutions in connection with the structuring and offering of various investment vehicles, including private investment funds, mutual funds and asset-backed securities. Jeff also represents investment banks generally, both in connection with their own legal needs and as counsel to placement agents in securities offerings and financial advisors in acquisitions of private and publicly held companies. While his practice is largely devoted to financing and acquisition transactions, Jeff also represents a number of private companies on a day-to-day basis in all aspects of their business law needs.

Honors

  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers - Ranked No. 1 in Indiana in Corporate/M & A
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Named in four categories: Corporate Law, M&A, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity, and Venture Capital
  • Indiana Super Lawyers - Named in Corporate Finance by Law & Politics magazine
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Indianapolis Business Journal - Forty Under 40 Award
  • Order of the Coif

Civic Activities

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art - Trustee
  • The Penrod Society - Past President
  • The Penrod Arts Fair - Past Chairman
  • Indianapolis Opera - Past Director
  • Dance Kaleidoscope - Past Trustee
  • Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series - Class XVII

Education

  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1987
  • Georgetown University, M.B.A., 1984
  • Indiana University - Bloomington, B.A., 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1988
  • New York, 1988

Mary "Dubbie" Buckler
National Secretary, American Legion Auxiliary ~ Show Profile

Personal Information

  • Children: Brian Buckler, Stephen Buckler, college students

Education

  • B.A. Butler University, 1974
  • Graduate Fellowship, Masters in Judicial Administration, Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, 1976

Current Profession

  • National Secretary, American Legion Auxiliary
  • Former Associate Publisher, Indianapolis Woman Magazine
  • Former CEO, Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization, Indiana Affiliate

Professional Activities

  • Weiss Communications Custom Publishing
  • Weiss Communications Projects and Promotions
  • American Society of Association Executives
  • iiMidiaTM Interactive Media Training Group Board of Directors
  • National Research Advocacy Network - National Mentor

Civic Activities

  • St. Vincent Women's Hospital Advisory Board
  • Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Board of Directors
  • Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Leadership Series Alumni
  • Valley Mills Friends Church

Interests

  • Charitable service, marathon walking, gardening

David Castor
Partner, Alerding Castor Hewitt ~ Show Profile

Profile information coming soon.

Dennis Dye
Principal with the Whitsett Group ~ Show Profile

Dennis Dye is principal with the Whitsett Group.

He left Browning to form Camile Products where he was Vice President and Partner. During his tenure, he led the company's successful effort to raise venture capital funds which were used for product development and sales and marketing expansion. In 2001, Dennis led Camile through a successful exit transaction with Argonaut Technologies, a publicly traded company based in Foster City, California. He remained at Argonaut after the acquisition to assist in the transition of product development and marketing initiatives. He rejoined Browning in 2002.

Dennis obtained his MBA in Finance and Marketing from Indiana University and a B.S from Butler University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society.

Dennis is active in many community and industry organizations including the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties Editorial Board, City of Indianapolis Life Sciences Initiative Task Force, Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, Inc. Board of Directors, Indiana Sports Corporation Board and Chairperson of the Youthlinks Development Committee which supports the Indiana Sports Corporation and a member of the Executive Committee for the Indiana District of the Urban Land Institute. He is also a Committee Leader for the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee. He is past president of the Julian Center Board of Directors, past vice president of Hillcrest Country Club and an alumnus of the United Way Ardath Burkhart Leadership Development Training. He served on the Development Committee of Blessed Theodore Guerin High School. He is a committed supporter of United Way and member of the United Way Key Club. Currently he is an active member of St. Maria Goretti parish and supports the St. Mary's Child's Center Godparent program.

Tom Gabbert
Managing Director, Milestone Advisors ~ Show Profile

Education

  • University of Notre Dame - Bachelor of Business Administration/Accountancy, 1988

Professional Experience

Tom Gabbert is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chief Financial Officer with twenty five years experience in accounting and financial management, with particular emphasis in dealing with issues unique to dynamic, high growth businesses.

His prior work experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer at Escient, Inc., Chief Financial Officer at Cybo Robots, Inc.; Chief Accounting Officer at Compression, Inc.; Accounting Officer at NBD Bank; and Senior Accountant at Price Waterhouse. During his tenure as a small business CFO, he was instrumental in raising more than $150 million in growth capital including:

  • Equity capital
  • Mezzanine capital
  • Bank financing
  • Equipment financing
  • Government research funding

Tom also served in two prestigious internship programs at the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. Tom graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1988. He is a member of the Indiana CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Professional Organization Memberships

  • Indiana CPA Society
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Honors and Awards

  • IBJ 40 under 40, class of 2006

Present Civic Activities

  • Active in Park Tudor community

Past Civic Activities

  • Board Member, Young Audiences
  • Leadership Cabinet, Indiana CPA Society
  • Community Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
  • Parish Volunteer, Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • Coach, Westfield  Youth Sports (baseball/basketball)

Interests

  • History (WWII/Civil War)
  • Sports (tortured Cubs fan)
  • Travel
  • Reading
  • Movies

Michael Gorman
President, Edward Rose Association ~ Show Profile

Personal Information

  • Spouse: Linda
  • Children: Matthew, Katherine and Kristen

Education

  • Butler University, 1982
  • Butler University, 1998 M.B.A. with concentration in finance

Current Profession

  • President: Edward Rose Companies
  • Industry: Real Estate Development (Builder, Developer and Manager of Apartment Communities)

Professional Activities

  • Apartment Association of Indiana Board of Directors
  • President of the Apartment Association of Indiana 2001 and 2002
  • 2004 President of Chapter 24 of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
  • Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors
  • National Apartment Association Budget & Finance Committee
  • Member, Institute of Real Estate Management
  • Member, Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute
  • Certified Property Manager (CPM)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS)
  • Licensed Indiana Real Estate Broker

Interests

  • Family activities, travel, sports, financial markets

Steve Humke
Partner, Ice Miller ~ Show Profile

Education

  • Graduated cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School in 1985.
  • Graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in 1981, member of Phi Beta Kappa.
  • Between college and law school he practiced as a Certified Public Accountant.

Current Profession

  • Founding partner of the Ice Miller Private Equity and Venture Services Group.
  • Admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana and in Washington, D.C.
  • Steve concentrates his practice in three areas:
    • Active mergers & acquisitions lawyer, with a particular focus on middle-market deals. Steve has participated in more than 100 completed transactions and has lead approximately 50 transactions since 2002. Since that time, he has represented the buyer about 50% of the time and the seller about 50% of the time. Approximately 40% of the transactions have involved private equity funds and the remaining 60% have involved strategic buyers. Transaction size has ranged from less than $50 million to $3.8 billion, with the majority being $100 million or less. Steve has participated in transactions involving companies in a variety of industries, with at least four in each of the following industries: business services, consumer products, manufacturing, construction and building materials, agri-business as well as software and technology.
    • Assists clients with equity and debt financing. He has represented issues in a variety of transactions, ranging from relatively straightforward "friends and family" equity rounds and senior loan financings to larger equity raises with venture capital funds in amounts ranging from $2 million to $20 million, to multi-tiered equity and debt financings involving equity, senior debt and mezzanine debt tranches, to initial public offerings and Rule 144A debt placements. Steve has participated in approximately 30 venture capital financings, ten IPO's and 144A transactions, and 40 private equity or debt placements in the past ten years.
    • Helps high-growth, owner-managed companies grow their businesses. Many of his clients do not employ in-house counsel and Steve serves as the primary legal advisor to the Board of Directors and CEOs of these companies. He serves both as lead lawyer on issues involving commercial contracts, financing, corporate governance and acquisitions/joint ventures and manages the legal function for projects involving litigation, labor and employment matters and other issues outside his areas of substantive experience.

Honors, Awards and Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors for the National Association for Corporate Growth
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers in America and named to the 2008 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • Profiled by Super Lawyers for his work on the Indiana Toll Road transaction, one of the first and largest public infrastructure transactions in U.S. highway history
  • Gives frequent speeches on topics of interest to growth companies, including choice of entity, negotiating transactions, structuring venture capital and private equity financings, and preparing for and completing initial public offerings.

Jon Jacobson
President, Bo-Witt Products, Inc. ~ Show Profile

Education:

  • Indiana University School of Law; Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Butler University; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude.

Current Profession

President of Bo-Witt Products, Inc.

Former Profession

Previously, Jon had profit and loss responsibility for 3 companies where he served as Chairman (NT Randi, located in Denmark), CEO (Customer Centric Strategic Consulting, located in Indiana) and General Manager (Marshfield Door Systems, located in Wisconsin).

Prior to managing companies, Jon was the VP of Business Development and Business Planning for the Security & Safety Sector of Ingersoll-Rand for 4 years. He was the general counsel for 2 divisions of Fortune 200 Companies, where he specialized in commercial law and mergers and acquisitions.

Civic Activities

Jon served as the two-term, inaugural Chairman of Carmel United Soccer Club in 2008 and 2009. He was the Club's two-term President in 2006 and 2007. Jon was named the 2008 Administrator (Executive) of the Year by Indiana Youth Soccer.

He has served on for-profit Boards of Directors in Hong Kong, Turkey, Denmark, Wisconsin and Indiana. His not-for-profit Board experiences include the Indiana Soccer Foundation, where he currently serves as Vice President. Jon also served on the Board of Directors of Easter Seals Crossroads Rehabilitation Center and was the General Co-Chair of the Indianapolis Museum of Art Wine Auction.

Charles "Skeets" James
Chief Executive Officer, eGov Strategies ~ Show Profile

Personal Information

  • Spouse: Sandy
  • Children: Jason and Eric

Education

  • B.S. business administration - Ohio State University
  • M.B.A. - University of Dayton
  • Program for Management Development-Harvard University

Current Profession

  • Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer, Associated X-Ray Services
  • Former CFO, TriMedx, LLC

Professional Activities

  • Member-AICPA, Financial Executives International, Healthcare Financial Management Association

Civic activities

  • Board Member-Techpoint, TriMedx Foundation, Visiting Nurse Service

Interests

  • Tennis, gardening, entrepreneurship

Christie Kelly
CFO, Jones Lang LaSalle ~ Show Profile

Current Profession

CFO, Jones Lang LaSalle

Education

  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA         
  • Bachelor of Arts - Economics

Professional Experience

  • As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Duke Realty Corporation, Christie oversees all accounting and financial reporting functions of Duke Realty, including property, operations, taxation, treasury, financial analysis, and investor relations.
  • Christie joined Duke Realty in March 2009, bringing with her 25 years' experience in financial management, mergers and acquisitions, information technology and investment banking.
  • Most recently, she was a Senior Vice President, Global Real Estate, with Lehman Brothers, where she led real estate equity syndication in the United States and Canada.
  • She spent most of her career at General Electric, holding a variety of domestic and global leadership roles for GE Real Estate, GE Capital, GE Corporate Audit, and GE Medical Systems. During her career at GE, Christie led deal teams analyzing more than $10 billion of real estate-related transactions in the mergers and acquisitions group, was a Six Sigma leader at GE Capital, achieved more than $100 million in global sourcing savings at GE Capital IT Solutions, and held financial leadership positions in Europe, Asia, and globally.

Professional Organization Memberships

  • Urban Land Institute; Real Estate Round Table- Capital Markets

Present Civic Activities

  • Active with underprivileged children and special needs association along with being the Team mom.

Past Civic Activities

  • Various fund raising activities; community service project leadership
  • President Hans Christian Anderson Society for underprivileged children - Hong Kong

Interests

  • Spending time with family (husband and my 2 children, Jack and Olivia and the 2 family dogs and cat), riding bikes, horses and into the sports scene.

Susan Kilkenny
Chief Marketing Officer, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP ~ Show Profile

Education

  • B.S., Journalism, Butler University, 1983

Current Profession

  • Chief Marketing Officer, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Honors and Awards

  • Indianapolis YWCA, Salute to Women of Achievement Honoree
  • Life Communicators Association, Best of Show Award for Conventions
  • IBJ's 40 Under 40

Present Civic Activities

  • Indiana Pacer Foundation Board of Directors, Secretary, PR Committee Chair
  • Park Tudor School, Board of Directors, Communications Committee Chair

Past Civic Activities

  • Indiana Sports Corp., Board of Directors
  • 2002 World Basketball Championship, Local Organizing Committee, co-chair of World Congress
  • Indianapolis Zoo, Long-Range Planning Committee
  • Gleaners Food Bank, Marketing Committee
  • Central Indiana Council on Aging, Board of Directors
  • Dance Kaleidoscope, Board of Directors
  • Indiana Donors Alliance, Board of Directors
  • International Association of Business Communicators (Indianapolis Chapter), Board of Directors
  • Children's First Benefit Ball, Steering Committee
  • International Center, Marketing Committee
  • Indianapolis Civic Theatre, Marketing Committee
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art, Sponsorship Committee
  • Indiana Children's Wish Fund Golf Tournament, director
  • Conseco Fieldhouse
  • Co-Chair, Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
  • Grand Opening Committee
  • Black Tie Gala Committee

Scott Law
President & CEO, Zotec Partners ~ Show Profile

Current Profession

President/CEO of Zotec Partners

Education

  • Butler University

Professional Experience

  • Formed Zotec Solutions in 1998

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 Regional Award Winner for Entrepreneur of the Year (Ernst & Young)
  • 2011 Nominee for Entrepreneur of the Year (Ernst & Young)

Present Civic Activities

  • Member of the Health Informatics Program Advisory Board at IU
  • Endowed a Zotec Technology Scholarship at Butler
  • Made a leadership gift to the Zionsville Boys & Girls Club

Interests

  • Youth hockey. Part owner of two area ice rinks. Zotec sponsors youth teams at both locations.

Ted Lowrie
Executive V.P.-Retail Services (retired), Fidelity Investments ~ Show Profile

Current Profession

Retired Senior Vice-President, Fidelity Investments

Education

  • B.S. Business Administration, Butler University, '71 
  • M.B.A. Northeastern University '73

Professional Experience

  •  Keystone Custodian Funds
  •  Fidelity Investments:
    •  Various assignments in the mutual fund and brokerage units including: marketing, customer service, operations, advertising, product development.
  • Board: In Control-ADT

Professional Organization Memberships

  •  Investment Company Institute
  •  Mutual Fund Education Alliance

Present Civic Activities

Trustee: Sturgis Library (Barnstable , MA); Trustee:Phi Delta Theta Foundation;  Advisory Board: Family Service, Inc. (Lawrence, MA); Barnstable Village Civic Association

Past Civic Activities

Trustee: The Pike School (Andover, MA); Board of Governors: Cranbrook Schools (Bloomfield Hills, MI); Board President: Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (Lawrence, MA); Board VP/Executive Committee: Family Service, Inc. (Lawrence, MA)

Interests

Investing, Golf, Kayaking/boating, fly fishing, reading, amateur (very) duck carver

Bill McConnell
Senior VP and Chief Information Officer, IU Health ~ Show Profile

Bill McConnell has enjoyed a productive career for 40 years, split roughly equally between senior executive business positions and consulting. Bill's business leadership roles include Senior Vice President roles with Boston Scientific Corporation, Guidant Corporation and Resort Condominiums International (RCI).  He served on the executive management committees for all three organizations. He has most recently been Chief Executive Officer for FlowCo, Inc., a medical device start-up company based in Indianapolis. In each of these roles, Bill has had significant profit and loss responsibility. His roles have included responsibility for sales and marketing, strategy, finance, IT, human resources, legal and medical policy.

Bill represented these companies on Boards of Directors for Vesalius Ventures, a medical informatics accelerator and for the Global Healthcare Exchange, an electronic marketplace for medical devices serving hospitals and group purchasing organizations. Bill has also served on three other for-profit Boards of Directors. He currently serves as a member of the Board for Bluelock, a cloud computing company. He has previously served as a Board member for Acordia Personal Insurance Services and for Somerset Group, holding company for a savings bank.

Prior to moving into business leadership, Bill had a successful career with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and with Arthur Andersen & Co. Bill joined Andersen in 1971, immediately after graduating from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He was admitted to partnership in 1981 and became Managing Partner in 1983, leading the practice through 7 years of strong growth. Bill returned to Andersen briefly in 1997 and 1998 following 7 successful years at RCI.  Bill's consulting clients included RCI, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, St. Vincent and St. Joseph Hospitals, State of Indiana, City of Indianapolis, Kimball International and Cummins Engine Company.

While no longer licensed, Bill is a certified public accountant. He has been active in the not-for-profit community, serving on the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross, where he served on the Audit Committee and was vice chair of the Biomedical Services committee. The Biomedical Services Committee provided oversight to Red Cross blood services which is regulated by the FDA and which operates centers that deliver 50% of our country's blood supply. Bill has also served as Chair of the Board for three Indianapolis based organizations - The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Conner Prairie (an outdoor history museum) and the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis. 

Bill and his wife, Barbara, reside in Carmel, Indiana. They have two children and three grandchildren.

Sean McGould
President, Chief Investment Officer, Lighthouse Partners, LLC ~ Show Profile

Education           

  • BS in Accounting, Butler University, May 1989

Professional Experience

  • Price Waterhouse, August 1989 - August 1993
  • Trout Trading Management Company, August 1993 - August 1996
  • Lighthouse Partners, LLC, August 1996-current
  • HFA Holdings, Ltd. Board Member - January 2008 - present

Professional Organization Memberships

  • Young Presidents Organization

Honors and Awards

  • 2002 Hedge Fund of Fund of the Year

Present Civic Activities

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of the Palm Beaches
  • Israel Cancer Association
  • St Marks School Leadership Committee

Interests

  • Family, Paddleboarding, Mountain Climbing

John L. McGuire
President (retired), Ferring Research Institutes ~ Show Profile

Personal Information

  • Spouse: Pamela
  • Children: Megan and Christa

Education

  • Butler University 1965 - B.S.
  • Princeton University - M.S. 1968; Ph.D. 1969
  • Columbia University

Current Profession

  • Former President, Ferring Research Institutes, Lausanne, Switzerland

Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, M.S. Hershey School of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Civic Activities

  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Hunterdam Healthcare System, Flemington, NJ
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Raritan Valley Community College, North Branch, NJ
  • President, Board of Trustees, The Pennington School, Pennington, NJ
  • Trustee, New Jersey State Hospital Association, Princeton, NJ
  • Trustee, The NJ State Theater, New Brunswick, NJ

Interests

  • Travel and wine enthusiast

Marni McKinney
Chairman & CEO, BMO Harris Bank ~ Show Profile

Education

  • Theatre major, Tulane University
  • B.S., Economics, Butler University, 1988

Current Profession

  • Chairman, Indiana Community Bank Board
  • Butler: AAP participating member

Present Civic Activities

  • Member, Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee of the City of Indianapolis
  • The Children's Museum, Board of Directors
  • Fairbanks Hospital, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Indiana State Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Indiana Bond Bank, Board of Directors
  • Indiana State Symphony Society, Board of Directors
  • Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Butler University College of Business, Board of Visitors
  • The Indianapolis Foundation, Investment Committee member

Past Civic Activities

  • Phoenix Theatre Board of Directors, 1988-1994
  • Women in Business Project, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
  • The Women's Fund of Central Indiana, Advisory Board
  • Indianapolis Art Center, Board of Directors
  • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Indianapolis Public Transit Authority (Metro), Board of Directors

Professional Organization Memberships

  • Young Presidents Organization
  • America's Community Bankers Association

Interests

  • Leadership development
  • Organizational development
  • Sailing
  • Snow skiing
  • Physical Fitness
  • Theatre
  • Contemporary art
  • Design
  • Traveling
  • Spiritual development
  • Politics
  • Economics

Honors and Awards

  • Hilton U. Brown Alumni Achievement Award, Butler University
  • 1997 Influential Women in Indianapolis, Indianapolis Business Journal
  • Women of Distinction Award, Soroptimist International of Indianapolis
  • YWCA Salute of Women of Achievement
  • "40 Under 40" Award, Indianapolis Business Journal
  • "50 Under 50" Award, Butler University

Curt Miller
Chairman of the Board, Katz, Sapper & Miller ~ Show Profile

Current Profession

  • Chairman of the Board of Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP and KSM Business Services, Inc.

Education

  • Butler University Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting
  • Attended Indiana University Law School

Associations and Community Involvement

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Indiana CPA Society
  • Past Vice Chairman of Associated Accounting Firms International
  • Past member of the AICPA's Management of Accounting Practice Committee
  • Past member of AICPA's Assurance Services Executive Committee
  • Currently a member of the Board of Directors of the President Benjamin Harrison Foundation
  • Currently on the Board of Visitors of Butler University College of Business
  • Has been a three-time President of Crooked Stick Golf Club
  • Treasurer and Director of the Family Support Center
  • Director of Junior Achievement
  • Director of St, Vincent Stress Center
  • Director of Fairbanks Hospital
  • Member of the Corporate Community Council
  • On the Board of Directors of the Pleasant Run Children's Homes Foundation
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce

William Murphy CPA/PFS, ABV, CFF, CVA
Asset and Financial Analyst, Mallor Grodner LLP ~ Show Profile

Personal Information

  • Children: Two grown children, Jennifer Murphy Hunter and Patrick Murphy

Education

  • Graduated in 1973 with honors from Butler University. Admitted to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Indiana on Dec. 7, 1977. Qualified as a certified valuation analyst as of Jan. 31, 1995.

Current Profession

  • Asset and Financial Analyst, Mallor Grodner, LLP

Former Profession

  • Consulting Principal, Murphy, McClary, Stover & Burnett, LLC

Professional Activities

  • Accredited in Business Valuation
  • Personal Finance Specialist
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Certified in Financial Forensics

Personal Organizations & Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    Indiana License No. CP08548448
  • Indiana CPA Society - Litigation Services Committee
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • Butler University Board of Visitors for School of Business
  • American Society of Appraisers - Candidate
  • Indiana Association of Mediators
  • Institute of Business Appraisers
  • Board Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Who's Who in Finance & Industry

John Perry
Executive Director, Morgan Stanley ~ Show Profile

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Real Estate & International Business, from the Kelley School at Indiana University, Bloomington
  • MBA in Finance from Butler College of Business

Current Profession

  • Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor - Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Co-Founder of Medivate, LLC - Manufacturer of Medical Devices

Former Profession

  • Vice President - JPMorgan Private Bank
  • Investment Professional - Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Financial Advisor - Merrill Lynch & Co.
  • Founder of K12Learn and Cepnas LLC - Technology Companies focused on Education

Honors, Awards & Civic Activities

  • Indianapolis Business Journal - 40 Under 40
  • Indianapolis Junior Achievement - Best and Brightest in Banking & Finance
  • Merrill Lynch & Co - Rookie of the Year, 2001
  • Butler University College of Business - Board of Visitors, Chair of Governance Committee
  • Butler University College of Business - Accelerator Advisory Panel
  • Butler University College of Business - Advisory Member of Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)
  • Association of Corporate Growth - Vice President, President - Elect

Interests

  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Spending time with my son, Jack

Randy Reichmann
President & CEO, Old National Bank, Indianapolis Region ~ Show Profile

Current Profession

President & CEO, Old National Bank, Indianapolis Region

Education           

  • University of Illinois, Bachelor of Science Degree, Agricultural Economics - 1979

Professional Experience

  • Reichmann Dairy, Inc. - Farming, Illini Production Credit Association - VP Lending 1979-1984
  • JP Morgan Chase - SVP Commercial Banking, Phoenix and Indianapolis 1984-2004
  • Huntington National Bank - Senior Vice President - Commercial Banking Manager 2004-2006
  • Old National Bank, President and CEO, Indianapolis, Region, 2006-Present

Present Civic Activities

  • BOD - Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership
  • BOD - Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
  • BOD - Skyline Club
  • Co-Chair - Indiana Mentoring Partnership
  • Big Brother, Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee
  • Cabinet Member United Way of Central Indiana
  • BOD - Center for Leadership Development

Past Civic Activities

  • Boys and Girls Club of Central Indiana

Interests

  • Reading, Mentoring, Golf, spending time with family

Todd Richardson
Senior vice president – global HR and general counsel, ExactTarget ~ Show Profile

Education

  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University School of Law

Current Profession

  • Sr. VP, Global HR & General Counsel, ExactTarget

Former Profession

  • C.P. Morgan,General Counsel & Exec. VP, Legal Affairs & People Services (2004-2008)
  • Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman PSC,Labor & Employment Attorney (1997-2004)

Honors, Awards and Civic Activities

  • American Business Awards HR Executive of the Year Runner-Up
  • IN Chamber of Commerce's HR Executive of the Year
  • IBJ's Forty Under 40
  • Junior Achievement/KPMG's Best & Brightest Lawyer Award

Present civic activities:

  • ExactTarget Foundation, Secretary
  • Special Olympics, Board Member
  • Indiana Secondary Market for Education, Board Member
  • Indianapolis Downtown Inc., Board Member

Past civic activities:

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • IPS Education Foundation

Interests:

  • Proud father of 4 boys & husband of 13 years

Erin J. Roth
Senior Vice President – General Counsel & Secretary, Wabash National Corporation ~ Show Profile

Education:

  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD
  • Butler University, BS (College of Business, Accounting,summa cum laude)

Professional experience:

  • Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
    • Attorney:  2001-2007 (Indianapolis, IN)
    • Clerk:  1998-2001 (Washington, DC)
  • Wabash National Corporation
    • Senior Vice President - General Counsel & Secretary: 2010-present
    • Senior Corporate Counsel & Secretary: 2009-2010
    • Corporate Counsel:  2007-2009

Professional organization memberships:

  • Indiana State Bar
  • Washington, District of Columbia Bar
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel

Honors and awards:

  • Butler University - Top 10 Outstanding Student (1997, 1998)
  • Butler University Track & Field - League champions (1997)
  • Butler Business Scholar

Present civic activities:

  • Giving Sum - Inaugural member; Grants Committee Co-Chair (2008-09)
  • Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series
  • St. Monica Catholic Church - Finance Committee Secretary; CYO basketball coach
  • Georgetown University Alumni Association

Past civic activities:

  • Exodus Immigration Refugee, Inc. (2002-2007)
  • Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic (2002-2003)
  • Georgetown University Appellate Legal Clinic (2000-2001)

Interests:

  • Running, coaching basketball, home improvement, travel, golf, reading
  • Butler University and Georgetown University basketball

Aaron J. Schamp
Senior Manager, PwC ~ Show Profile

Current Profession

  • Partner at PwC
  • Previously Principal at Whittman-Hart

Education

  • Butler University, BS Finance, 1988-1993
  • Martinsville High School 1987

Associations and Community Involvement

  • PHI Kappa Psi Fraternity
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) employees and alumni
  • Butler University Alumni
  • PWC partners, directors and senior managers (world-wide)
  • IHM Indianapolis
  • Lacy Leadership Association
  • Ingenuity Discussion forum
  • Health Data Management's Health IT Stimulus Summit

JoAn Scott
NCAA Managing Director of the Men’s NCAA Division I Basketball Championship ~ Show Profile

Scott serves as liaison between NIKE and the NCAA, coordinating marketing, licensing and advertising. She is also an internal compliance officer for NIKE dealing with NCAA and high school/athlete eligibility issues.

Prior to her present position, Scott worked for NIKE Sports Entertainment in Beaverton, Ore., where she was responsible for management of world-wide events in a variety of sports. She also represented NIKE in dealing with national governing bodies, leagues, teams, agents, venues and promoters.

Before joining NIKE, Scott spent 10 years with USA Basketball, including four years as director of basketball operations. She was a member of the project team that coordinated the 1995-96 Women's National Team and the 1992, 1994 and 1996 Dream Team training camps, exhibition games and international competitions.

Scott has also been involved with the U.S. Olympic Festival, the Goodwill Games and events like the World Championship of Basketball, the Olympic Games, the World Soccer Tour, the Tiger Woods Japanese Invitational and the Melbourne/Sydney Track Tour.

At Kearney State, she was on the volleyball and basketball teams.

Susan H. Sholtis '88
Head of Global Specialty Business Unit, Mead Johnson Nutrition ~ Show Profile

Education

  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA - Master of Business Administration, Executive Program, 2004
  • Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA -B.S., Public and Corporate Communications, 1988

Professional Experience:

Professional experience:

MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION (formerly a division of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.), 2006-Current

  • Head, Global Specialty Business Unit,Glenview, Illinois 2010-Current
  • Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2009-2010
  • General Manager, Northern Europe, London, England 2007-2009
  • Director, US Marketing, Solutions & Specialty,Evansville, Indiana 2006-2007

PHARMADERM (formerly a division of Altana Pharma AG) 2004-2006

  • Director of Marketing,Duluth, Georgia 2004-2006

MERIAL (formerly a Merck & Sanofi-Aventis Company) 1996-2004

  • Global Brand Director, FRONTLINE® and HEARTGARD®, Duluth, Georgia 2002-2004
  • US Brand Director, FRONTLINE ®, Duluth, Georgia 2000-2002
  • US Brand Manager, HEARTGARD ®,Iselin, New Jersey 1999-2000
  • US Associate Brand Manager, HEARTGARD ®, Iselin, New Jersey 1998-1999
  • Senior Sales Representative,Portland, Oregon 1996-1998

FT. DODGE ANIMAL HEALTH (formerly a division of Wyeth)

  • Senior Sales Representative,Portland, Oregon 1993-1996

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO.

  • Sales Representative, Portland, Oregon 1991-1993