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Board of Trustees

The Butler University Board of Trustees, comprised of alumni, community and corporate leaders, meets four times a year. The Trustees are charged with fiscal and strategic oversight and governance of Butler University.

To provide feedback to the Trustees, please send an email to trustees@butler.edu.

Jatinder-Bir (Jay) Singh Sandhu—Chair of the Board of Trustees

Personal Information

Birthplace: Chandigarh, India
Spouse: Roop K. Sandhu
Children: Nirvair and Naveen

Education

BS, Zoology & Physics, Butler University, 1987
MBA, University of Detroit, 1991

Current Profession

CEO, NYC, Inc.

Honors and Awards

Butler University "50 under 50"

Present Civic Activities

Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Michigan Minority Business Development Council Scholarship Committee
Butler University Board of Trustees

Past Civic Activities

Tuck School of Business Minority Business Executive Program, Trustee

Professional/Organizational Memberships

YPO (Young Presidents Organization)

Interests

Golf, skeet-shooting, reading, and travel

Gary Aletto

Personal Information

Spouse: Rebecca
Three children.

Education

B.S., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh

Current Profession

Owner and chief operating officer, Bright Sheet Metal Co since 1986
Owner and president of GSA Investment Company Inc. since 1992

Current Civic/Board Activities

Board of Trustees, Butler University
Leadership Committee, The Campaign for Hinkle Fieldhouse
Board of Directors, The Community Health Network Foundation
Board of Directors, The 500 Festival
Board of Directors, The Experiential Learning & Entrepreneurship Foundation

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

Board of Directors, Methodist Sports Medicine and Research Foundation
Board of Directors, Carmel Dads Club

Alex Anglin

Personal Information

Spouse: Lindsey Anglin ’11

Education

BS Accounting, Butler University, 2010

Current Profession

Associate Consultant, Manufacturing Finance, Eli Lilly & Company

Professional Experience

Corporate Audit Services, Eli Lilly & Company

Risk Assurance Associate, PwC

Current Civic/Board Activities

Diversity Task Force Council, Indiana CPA Society

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

VP, Greater Indianapolis National Association of Black Accountants

Advisory Board Member, Avondale Meadows YMCA

Interests

Sports, Traveling, Reading

Dennis (Denny) L. Bassett

Personal Information

Spouse: Dr. Sally Brown Bassett
Children: Ashley, Darin, and Laura

Education

BS, Business, Eastern Illinois University, 1970
MBA, Butler University, 1979
Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University, 1982

Current Profession

Public Finance Director, Indiana Finance Authority

Professional Experience

Director, Department of Financial Institutions, State of Indiana
Chief Executive Officer (Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky Region), JPMorgan Chase
Chief Executive Officer (Indiana), Bank One, 2003-2005
President (Indiana), Huntington Bank, 2001-2003
Senior Managing Director and Manager (Large Corporate Banking), Bank One Capital Markets, 1998-2001
Senior Vice President and Manager (Large Corporate Banking-Midwest Division), First Chicago NBD, 1995-1998
Senior Credit Officer, Large Corporate Banking (Indiana, Kentucky and Southwest Ohio), NBD, 1995
Senior Vice President and Manager of the Indiana Corporate Group, NBD, 1992-1994
Senior Vice President and Manager of Metropolitan Division, Indiana National Bank, 1991-1992

Present Civic Activities

Butler University Board of Trustees
Central Indiana Corporate Partnership
Indiana State Chamber of Commerce
Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Director
Indiana Sports Corporation, Director
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Director
Center for Leadership Development, Director
Arts Council of Indianapolis, Director
Sharon L. Bassett Foundation Board President
Ambassadors for Children Corporate Advisor

Past Civic Activities

Indiana Neighborhood Housing Partnership
Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
Peyback Foundation
BehaviorCorp

Interests

Golf, the arts, reading

P. Scott Bening

Personal Information

Spouse: Mary Bening
Children: P. Scott Bening, Jr. '14, and William "Billy" Bening '17

Education

St. Lawrence University, 1981
University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994

Current Profession

President and CEO, MonoSol LLC

Honors and Awards

Inducted as a Fellow of The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana.
Honored by the 111th Congress of the United States by Congressman Peter Visclosky.

Professional Organizational Memberships

Member of Chicago’s Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Kathryn (Katie) G. Betley

Personal Information

Spouse: Leonard (Len)
Children: James Robert and Thomas Lee

Education

BA, History with minor in Secondary Education, DePauw University, 1964

Current Profession

Community Leader

Honors and Awards

B'nai B'rith Woman of the Year
Community Service Award—Indianapolis Ambassadors
Hoosier Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award
Indiana Academy
Indianapolis Volunteer of the Year Award—United Way
John W. Heiney Award for Philanthropy
Stanley K. Lacy Community Service Award
Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series
Ursa Major Award—Alpha Phi Fraternity
Volunteer Fundraiser Award (National Society of Fundraising Exec., IN Chapter)
Woman of Distinction—Soroptimist International of Indianapolis

Current Civic Activities

Board of Trustees, Butler University, Past Chair
Indiana Sports Corporation, Assistant Secretary of Board
Board of Directors:

  • Community Hospitals Inc.
  • Community Hospitals Network Board
  • United Way of Central Indiana
  • Indiana Chapter Nature Conservancy Trustee
  • Indiana State Museum Foundation
  • Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Trustee
  • Indianapolis Zoological Society
  • Citizens Gas Board of Trustees

Past Civic Activities

Board of Directors:

  • Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana (Chairman)
  • Fine Arts Society
  • Indianapolis Chapter American Red Cross
  • Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission, Member
  • Pax/Indianapolis, Vice President Volunteer Services
  • Junior League of Indianapolis, President
  • Community Hospitals Foundation, Inc.
  • Civic Theater
  • Visionary Enterprises, Inc.

Interests

Reading, history, and photography

Bryan Brenner

Personal Information

Spouse: Elaine Brenner (Miller) ’94
Children: Caroline, Grace, John Michael, and Lily

Education

BS, Public/Corporate Communication and Journalism, Butler University, 1995

Current Profession

Founder and CEO, FirstPerson

Current Civic Activities

The Oaks Academy
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Aspire Indiana
National Advisory Board of Directors for NFP Benefits.

Keith W. Burks

Personal Information

Spouse: Tina
Children: Kristin

Education

BS, Accounting, Indiana University, 1983
MBA, Business Administration, Butler University, 1990
Certified Public Accountant

Current Profession

Bindley Capital Partners, Partner

Current Civic Activities

Board of Trustees, Butler University

Professional Organization Memberships (selected)

Young Presidents Organization

Interests

Golf

Gary Butkus

Education

Butler University—BS Pharmacy, 1988
Boston College—Certification in Corporate Citizenship, 2002
Universidad Internacional—Intermediate Spanish Immersion, 2003

Current Profession

Director, Alliance Management, Eli Lilly and Company

Professional Experience

Director of Health Education, Eli Lilly and Company 

Honors and Awards

Butler University Young Alumni Achievement Award (1996)
Butler University College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni (2004)
Six Sigma Black Belt of the Year, Eli Lilly and Company
US Demand Realization Peer Award, Eli Lilly and Company
US Medical Leadership Award, Eli Lilly and Company
US Medical Director's Council, Eli Lilly and Company

Current Civic Activities

Butler University Alumni Board of Directors
Board of Trustees, Butler University
Giving Sum

Past Civic Activities

Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Board of Visitor
Detroit Institute of Arts, Board of Trustees
Michigan Opera Theater Young Professionals Board
Nova Southeastern College of Pharmacy Advisory Board 

Professional Organization Memberships

Indiana Pharmacists Association
American Pharmaceutical Association

Personal interests

Travel and cooking

John D. Cooke

Personal Information

Spouse: Judith Anne, I.U. '64
Children: J. Christopher, Notre Dame, '87, I.U. Law/CPA - 1993, CIMA
Brian Cooke, I.U. '89, CIMA

Education

BS, Butler University, 1962
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER,™ Professional, 1981

Current Profession

Managing Director, Investments, Senior Institutional Consultant, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Past Professional Activities

Captain U.S. Air Force Pilot—1962–1969
Prudential Securities Senior Alliance, 1990–present
Chairman's Council, Prudential Securities, 1975–present

Honors and Awards

Butler Medal—1997
Wells Fargo Advisors' Lifetime Premier Advisor Award, 2012
Vietnam Medal, 1965 and 1968
Wachovia Way Award 2004—Top Advisor in all Categories
Barron Magazine "Top 100" Financial Advisors, 2004–2009*
Top Ranked Advisor Teams in America, #1 Family Team 2008 Research Magazine
Wachovia Securities—Premier Advisor 2004–present
Top Ranked Advisor Teams in American #2 Family Teams 2005—Research Magazine/The Winner's Circle
America's Top 50 Financial Advisors—Registered Representative Magazine 2005
The Winners Circle Publication—Top 30 Financial Advisors of United States by R. J. Shook, 2002*
The Best Brokers in America—Registered Rep 2002
Financial Advisor of the Year—Prudential Securities - 1995
Research Magazine Broker Hall of Fame—1994–present
Outstanding Broker Award 1994 Registered Representative Magazine

*Criteria for these accolades is generally based on, but may be not excluded to, professional credentials, wealth management focus, tenure in industry, productivity, assets under management, compliance records and client satisfaction reports.

Current Civic/Board Activities

Butler University Board of Trustees
Barefoot Beach, Board of Directors

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

Community Hospitals of Indiana—Board of Directors
Community Hospital North—Chairman, Board of Directors
Control Devices Inc. Board of Directors
Phi Delta Theta National Advisor
Butler University Alumni Association—Board of Trustees
St. Vincent's Hospital Legacy Committee
Holy Spirit at Geist Catholic Church—Finance Committee

Interests

Golf and travel

Rollin (Rollie) M. Dick

Personal Information

Spouse: Cheri Dick
Children: Jeri L. Ballantine, Lawrence E. Dick, Tami S. Dick

Education

Associate's Degree from American Institute of Business, Des Moines, Iowa - 1950

Current Profession

Consultant, MH Equity Investors, LLC (retired)

Honors and Awards

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
National Underwriter Magazine Top Ten Insurance Executives of the Year
2000 Arti Award from Arts Council of Indianapolis

Current Civic Activities

Board of Trustees Butler University
Board of Directors/Trustees:

  • Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, Inc.
  • Indianapolis Civic Theatre, Past Chairman
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • 21st Century Charter School, Vice Chairman
  • Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation
  • Indiana Civil Liberties Union Foundation
  • Tech Point Foundation

Past Civic Activities

Board of Directors/Trustees:

  • Salvation Army, Chairman
  • Crossroads Rehabilitation Center, Chairman
  • Planned Parenthood of Indiana
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Treasurer
  • Indiana Repertory Theatre, Treasurer
  • Bosma Industry for the Blind
  • Community Foundation of Boone County
  • Educational CHOICE Charitable Trust
  • Junior Achievement

Professional Organization Memberships

Certified Public Accountant, Indiana

Interests

Family, theatre, music

Jim Dickson

Personal Information

Spouse: Allison
Children: Madison, David, Andrew, and Stella

Education

BA, Accounting with minor in Speech Communications, Butler University, 1995

Current Profession

President, David A Noyes and Company

Current Civic Activities

The Center of Philanthropy

Keith R. Faller

Personal Information

Spouse: Sarah MBA ’90
Children: Amy, Meredith, Matt

Education

Associate Degree, Robert Morris University
BS, Butler University, 1971
MBA, Butler University, 1978

Current Profession

Executive Vice President, Wellpoint (Retired, 1/2007)
CEO & President, Wellpoint Central Region (Retired, 1/2007)

Present Civic Activities

Board of Trustees, Butler University
Board of Visitors, Kelley School of Business
Board of Trustees, University High School
Board of Governors, Orchard School
Board of Advisors, Regions Bank
Board of Directors, Wellness Community

Past Civic Activities

Chair, Orchard Trustees
Board, Indiana Prevention of Child Abuse
Board of Visitors, Andre B. Lacy School of Business, Butler University

Professional Organization Membership

Chartered Financial Analysts

Interests

Travel, recreational sports, reading, movies/plays

Craig E. Fenneman

Personal Information

Spouse: Mary Stover Fenneman
Children: Kate, Brent, Emily, Jessica, Samantha, and Victoria

Education

BA, Economics, Butler University, 1971
Indiana University School of Law, 1971-1973

Current Profession

Owner and CEO, Fenneman and Associates 

Professional Experience

Owner/CEO, Southern Bells, Inc. (Taco Bell, KFC restaurants in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois)
Partner, Fenneman and Brown Partnership

Honors and Awards

Regional Outstanding Operations Award - Taco Bell Corporation
2007 Ernst & Young Indiana Entrepreneur of the Year
YMCA Camp Carson Outstanding Volunteer Award and Hall of Fame
Boy Scouts of America, Silver Beaver, Award of Merit, Silver Antelope, Distinguished Eagle
Butler SGA President
"James Orr Award" Outstanding Volunteer, YMCA of Southwest Indiana
Lauraland Award for 2010 National Outstanding Development Franchisee, Taco Bell Corporation

Present Civic/Professional Activities

Board of Trustees, Butler University
Boy Scouts of America National Foundation Board, National Marketing Committee, Central  
     Regional Vice President of Marketing
President, YMCA Camp Carson, Board of Directors
Morgan County Park and Recreation Board

Past Civic Activities

White River Park Games, Board
Mapletara Utilities, President
Hoosier Trails Council, BSA, President
YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, Board
LAS Board of Visitors, Butler University
Barbara Jordon YMCA, Board Member
United Foodservice Purchase Coop Board
National Taco Bell Franchise Association, Executive Board
Morgan County Community Foundation, Board
Foxcliff Community Association, Board

Interests

Travel, art collection, painting, golf, hiking

Thomas (Tom) J. Fischer

Personal Information

Spouse: Maribeth Zay Fischer '74
Children: Andrew, Katherine, Sarah, and James

Education

BA, Zoology/Chemistry, Butler University, 1975
Doctor of Medicine, Indiana University, 1979
Internship, University of Washington, 1979–1980
Resident of Orthopedics, University of Washington, 1980–1984

Current Profession

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in the hand and upper extremity, Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University Medical Center
Chairman, Hand Surgery Department, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis

Honors and Awards

Most outstanding male student award, Butler University, 1975
Chief Resident at University of Washington Hospital, 1983
Upjohn Clinical Practice & Humanitarian Award, Harborview Medical Center, 1984
Resident Selection Committee, University of Washington, Department of Orthopaedics
Outstanding Clinical Faculty, Indiana University Department of Orthopaedics, 2004

Current Civic Activities

Board of Trustees, Butler University
Team Physician, Butler University

Past Civic Activities

Design committee, St. Monica's Church
Strategic Planning Committee, Sycamore School
Hoosier Environmental Council
Indiana Department of Natural Resources Water & Resource Regulation

Board Member, December, 2000–2005

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Board of Visitors, Butler University

Professional Organization Memberships (selected)

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
Indiana State Medical Association
Indiana Orthopaedic Society, Active member, 7/91
St. Vincent's Hand Society
Hoosier Safety Council
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Active member, 1993
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Active member, 9/27/93
American Orthopaedic Association, Active Member, June 2002
American Orthopaedic North America/American Orthopaedic International Hand Expert Group, 2005

Interests

Bicycling, canoe racing, camping, hiking, fishing, and cross-country skiing

Jana Fuelberth

Education

BS Marketing, Lacy School of Business, Butler University, 2010

Current Profession

President and Co-founder of Analytic.li; Co-founder of HireCredit; Partner in Beyond Payroll

Current Civic/Board Activities

Butler University Young Alumni Board

Indianapolis Zoo Council

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

Habitat for Humanity All Women’s Build

Interests

Entrepreneurship, Travel, Fitness

Chris Gahl

Personal Information

Spouse: Catherine (Eberspacher) Gahl ’00

Children: Kanoa and Kai

Education

BA, Communications, Butler University

Current Profession

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Visit Indy

 

Ronald N. Langston

Personal Information

Spouse: Inga Bumbary-Langston

Education

Degrees from the University of Iowa, City University of New York, and Harvard University

Current Profession

Principal, Langston Global Enterprises LLC, Des Moines, Iowa

Professional Experience

National Director, U.S. Minority Business Development Agency
Vice President, Organizational and Administrative Management, EMCO Manufacturing
Director, Economic Development, Institute for Social and Economic Development
Director, National Markets, Principal Financial Group
Vice President, Governmental Affairs, Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Federation
Special Assistant, Office of Secretary, Congressional Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senate
Legislative Research Analyst, Iowa General Assembly

Honors & Awards

Iowa Literary Award
Ronald H. Brown Economic Development Prism Award,Minorities Magazine
Asian Business Strategic Thinker Award
National Diversity Gala Best Practice's Government Leader Award

Present Civic Activities

Global Entrepreneurship Initiative, United Negro College Fund Special Program Corporation, Senior Fellow
Villanova School of Business, Dean's Advisory Council
Omega Psi Phi, fraternal member
Sigma Pi Phi, fraternal member
African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

Past Civic Activities

Iowa Commission on the Status of African Americans, Past Chairman
Iowa Department of Transportation, State Commissioner
Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) conference at Mauritius (2002) and Senegal (2005), Delegate
American Council of Young Political Leaders, to West Germany, France, NATO, Belgium, Delegate
George Washington University Health Advisory Committee on Africa, Member

Robin Lauth

Personal Information

Spouse: Robert Lauth

Children: Leigh Ann Lauth O’Neill, Esq.; Dr. Elizabeth Lauth Powers, OD; Laura K. Lauth, Esq.

Education

MS Elementary Education, Butler University 1982

BS Elementary Education, Butler University 1977

Current Profession

President, Lauth Family Foundation, Inc. 

Professional Experience

Opened, owned, and managed the first three free-standing Vera Bradley retail stores

Elementary teacher, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Current Civic/Board Activities

Vice President Lake Maxincuckee Association

Junior League

Interests

Spending time with my husband and family, passionate about reading, playing Mah Jongg, and Euchre

Jane Magnus-Stinson

Personal Information

Spouse: Bill Stinson
Children: Jill and Grace

Education

BA, Liberal Arts & Sciences, French, Butler University, 1979, cum laude
JD, Indiana University School of Law, 1983, cum laude
Associate Editor of Indiana Law Review

Current Profession

U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana—appointed by President Barack Obama, June 2010

Professional Experience

Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Indiana, 2007–2010
Judge, Marion Superior Court (Indianapolis), Criminal Division, 1995–2007
Associate Presiding Judge, Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division, 2005–2006
Supervising Judge, Marion Superior Probation Department, 1997–2001
Deputy Chief of Staff and Counsel for Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh
Private law practice, Lewis and Wagner

Honors and Awards

Butler University Alumni Association, Robert Todd Duncan Alumnus Achievement Award, 2013
Indianapolis Bar Association, Paul H. Buchanan Award of Excellence, 2012
IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2012
Named by Lawdragon.com to 500 Leading Judges in America, 2006
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Outstanding Judge, 2005
Indianapolis Bar Association Women in Law Division, Antoinette Dakin Leach Award, 2002
Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Judge of the Year, 2000
Indiana Judicial Center, Decade of Teaching Award

Present Civic/Professional Activities

Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, adjunct faculty member, 1988–1995, 2000
National Institute for Advocacy, Mid-Central Trial Advocacy Workshop, team leader and faculty member, 1990–present
Nottingham Law School and Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Deringer (London), Advance Litigation LLM program faculty, 2001-2002
Seventh Circuit, Federal, and Indiana bar associations, member
Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Distinguished Fellow, member, and past vice president
IBA Bar Leadership Series, member of steering committee, past chair and moderator
Indiana State Bar Association Federal Judiciary Committee, member and former chair
Christamore House, director of board
Indiana University School of Law In Indianapolis, Board of Visitors, member and immediate past chair
Butler University College of Education, Board of Visitors, member
Phi Kappa Phi scholastic honorary, member
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, lector and choir member

Past Civic/Professional Activities

Sagamore Inn of Court, emeritus member
IBA Professionalism Committee, co-chair, 2007
IBA Pro Bono Committee, chair, 2005–2006
Indiana Judicial Conference, board of directors, member
Indiana Judges Association, board of managers, member, and Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, chair
Big Sisters of Central Indiana, board of directors, past president, and Community Advisory Board, member
Wishard Memorial Hospital Foundation, board of directors, past president

Thomas Mathers

Personal Information

Spouse: Michele I. Mathers, OTR/L
Children: Tucker Mathers, Tufts University 2017; Savannah Mathers, Butler University 2020

Education

BS, United States Military Academy, West Point 1988

Current Profession

Partner, Pappas Ventures

Professional Experience

CEO, CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NaSDAQ: CLCD)
CEO, Peptimmune, Inc.
CEO, Cell Based Delivery, Inc.
Vice President and General Manager, Cardion AG
Vice President, Genzyme Corporation (NASDAQ: GENZ)

Military Experience

Captain, United States Army Aviation, AH-64 Pilot

Current Civic/Board Activities

Chairman, Déclion Holdings

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

Director, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Chairman, Intellectual Property Committee
Director, CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Peptimmune, Cell Based Delivery, CureFAKtor Pharmaceuticals
Chairman, Parish Finance Council, St. Rose of Lima Church
Head Coach, Football and Women’s Lacrosse
School Committee, Masconomet Regional School District

Interests

Family, Sports, Travel, Fishing, National Security

Beth Morris

Personal Information

Spouse: Doug Morris

Children: Abigail and Andrew

Education 

BS, Pharmacy, Butler University, 1978

Current Profession

Independent Consultant in the pharmaceutical industry, specializing in manufacturing/quality assurance and new product development

Professional Experience

Senior Director, CMC Project Management, Eli Lilly and Co.

Senior Director, Global Clinical Trial Materials, Eli Lilly and Co.

Senior Director, Development Projects Management, Eli Lilly and Co.

Various management and technical roles in pharmaceutical manufacturing, quality assurance, technical services, and project management with Eli Lilly and Co.

Honors and Awards

Butler University Most Outstanding Female, 1977

Lilly Chairman’s Ovation Award nominee for excellence in mentoring, 1999

Butler University “50 Under 50,” 2004

Butler University COPHS Distinguished Alumna, 2004

Current Civic/Board Activities

President, Butler University Alumni Board of Directors

Director, Wawasee Area Property Owners Association

Member, Ecology Committee of Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Board of
Visitors 2003–2016
Advocate at Come to Me Food Pantry

Adult Sunday School Teacher, Fishers United Methodist Church

Member of Vestry at Holy Family Episcopal Church

Interests

Family, recreational sports, reading, cooking, travel

Kevin Morris

Personal Information

Spouse: Tonya
Children: Christian

Education

BS, Business, Butler University, 1995
MBA, Butler University College of Business, 1996
JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2002

Current Profession

Corporate Partner with the Chicago office of the law firm Kirkland & Ellis

Honors and Awards

Hilton U. Brown Alumni Achievement Award

Current Civic Activities

Chicago Secretarial Review Committee
Chicago Legal Assistant Review Committee
Chicago Recruiting Committee
Board of Directors, Chicago Committee
Indiana Sports Corporation
Advisory Panel for the Butler Business Consulting Group (Investment Committee)

Past Civic Activities

Chicago Council on Urban Affairs
Black Alumni Association

Jamie Phillippe

Personal Information

Spouse: Michael Thoney

Education

BA, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Psychology, Butler University, 1973
MAT, Psychology, Butler University

Current Profession

Vice President of Development and Donor Services, Chicago Community Trust (retired)

Honors and Awards

AFP Benjamin Franklin Award—for long-standing service and leadership to the non-profit community, 2004
AFP President's Award—the first person to have been recognized with both honors, 1998

Present Civic/Professional Activities

Cancer Wellness Center, Northbrook, Board of Directors, Past President, 1993–present
Chicago Foundation for Women, (2001–present), Alumnae Council, previous member, Board of Directors, 1995–2001
Butler University Board of Visitors, College of Business, 1999–present
Butler University Board of Trustees, 2009–present
North Park University Axelson Center for Non-Profit Management (2000–present)—Advisory Board
Council on Foundations
Women in the Development Professions, member, founding group

Past Civic/Professional Activities

Butler University Campaign Cabinet, 2004–2009
Butler University Board of Trustees—Advancement Committee, 1991–1995
Butler University Alumni Board, past president, 1991–1995
DePaul University, Chairman and adjunct faculty member, the Institute for Non-Profit Management, 1999–2003
Kittleman & Associates, Executive Search Firm, (1996–2001), Corporate Board Member
Arts & Business Council (1999–2002)—Board of Directors, Chairman of Board Development
Kappa Alpha Theta (1997–2000)—National Donor Relations Committee
Museum of Science and Industry, Vice President, External Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, 1995–2008
The Alford Group Inc., Senior Vice President and National Marketing Director, 1992–1995
Sumner Rahr & Company, Vice President, 1987–1992
Bellarmine College, 1985–1987
Louisville Ballet, Director of Development, 1983–1985

Interests

Sailing, ballet, and dance

Aaron Schamp

Personal Information

Spouse: Margaret (Meg) Schamp
Children: Henry, Lidia, Amelia

Education

BS, Finance, Butler University, 1993

Current Profession

Partner/ITPA Midwest Regional Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Indianapolis

Current Civic Activities

Board of Trustees, Butler University
Member, Lacy School of Business Board of Visitors
Member, Lacy School of Business Emerging Alumni Group

Professional Organization Memberships (selected)

Member, Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class of XXXI.

Howard Schrott

Personal Information

Spouse: Diana Mutz

Education

BS, Radio Television with minor in Business, Butler University, 1976
JD, Indiana University School of Law, 1983

Current Profession

President, Schrott Consulting 

Honors and Awards

Butler University Cornerstone Society

Current Civic Activities

Butler University Board of Trustees
Indianapolis Museum of Art Board of Governors

Past Civic Activities

Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts Board of Visitors
Board of Directors:

  • Peace Center for the Performing Arts (Greenville, SC)
  • Greenville (SC) County Humane Society
  • Indianapolis Wind Ensemble
  • Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute
  • United Way (Charlotte, NC)

Professional/Organizational Memberships

Former Director—Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association
Member—National Association of Corporate Directors

Interests

Photography and travel

Joshua L. Smiley

Personal Information

Children: Nicholas, Gabby, and Anna

Education

BA, History, Harvard University, 1993

Current Profession

Senior Vice President, Finance, Eli Lilly and Company, and Corporate Controller and Chief Financial Officer for Lilly Research Laboratories

Professional Experience

Deployment Leader for Six Sigma Eli Lilly and Company, 2004‐2007
Director, U.S. Business‐to‐Government, Eli Lilly and Company, 2002‐2004
Director, U.S. Business‐to‐Business Strategic Marketing, Eli Lilly and Company, 2000‐2002
Financial Advisor, Putnam Associates
Financial Advisor, Prudential Securities

Present Civic Activities

Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Board of Directors

Past Civic Activities

Aspire Indiana, Board of Directors

Interests

Running, reading, football, spending time with my children.

Bill Soards

Personal Information

Spouse: Ann Soards ’95

Children: Katelyn and Allison

Education

 BS, Telecommunications, Butler University, 1996

Current Profession

President, AT&T Indiana

Professional Experience

President, AT&T Colorado

Regional VP-Public Affairs, AT&T Midwest

Director-Government Relations, AT&T Indiana

County Councilor, Boone County, Indiana

City Councilor, Indianapolis, Indiana

Founder/VP, Livengood, Soards & Assoc.

Current Civic/Board Activities

Indiana Chamber, Board of Directors & Executive Committee

Indiana Technology & Innovation Council, Co-Chair

Indiana Manufacturers Assn., Board of Directors

Indiana Broadband & Technology Assn., Board of Directors

Techpoint, Board of Directors

Nextech, Board of Directors 

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

Indiana Guard Reserve

Colorado technology Assn.

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

Butler University alumni assn.

Mile High United Way

Brian Stemme

Personal Information

Married with four children

Education

BS Accounting, Butler University

Current Profession

As a Director at BioCrossroads, responsible for identifying and developing opportunities for growth within Indiana’s life sciences sector. Work includes early-stage investing, performing market research, and developing public-private partnerships.  

Professional Experience

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership–Economic Development and Early-Stage Investing
Eli Lilly and Company­–Corporate Affairs and Finance
Arthur Andersen LLP–Audit and Tax

Current Civic Activities

Indiana University Kelley School of Business—Center for the Business of Life Sciences Advisory Board (2016–2018)
Indy Science Connect—Co-Founder (2016–2018)

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

Butler University—President, Alumni Association and Member, Board of Trustees (2005–2008)                                                                    

Economic Club of Indianapolis—Programming Committee (2014–2015)                                                                                                                                            

U.S. Department of State—Barcelona, Spain–Consultant, Innovation Clusters (2013)                                                                    

Interests

Cycling, reading, architecture, Butler basketball

Tracy Wilhelmy Stevens

Personal Information

Spouse: Brad
Children: Brady and Kinsley

Education

JD, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2004
BA, DePauw University, 1999

Current Profession

Attorney

Professional Experience

BSBC LLC., Manager
Coaches' Huddle, Co-Chair                                                                
Bingham McHale, LLP, Labor & Employment Associate, 2004–2009
Partners In Housing Development Corp., 1999–2001
IUPUI, Associate Faculty, Spring 2001

Current Civic Activities

Greater Boston Food Bank, Board of Advisors

Steven F. Walker

Personal Information

Spouse: Brenda A. (Brost) Walker
Children: John, Sara, Victoria

Education

BS, Boston University, 1980

Current Profession

Chairman and CEO, Walker Information Inc.

Current Civic/Board Activities

Butler University Board of Trustees
Director, United Way of Central Indiana
Secretary/Treasurer of the Walker Family Foundation School

Past Civic/Board Activities

Board Member, Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Better Business Bureau of Central Indiana
Chairman, Indiana Chapter of Young Presidents Organization
Chairman, American Teleservices Association
Campaign Chairman, United Way of Central Indiana 

James (Jim) P. White

Personal Information

Spouse: Anna

Education

BA, History, University of Iowa, 1953
J.D, Law, University of Iowa, 1956
LLM, George Washington University, 1959
University of Michigan—Carnegie-Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1964–1965

Current Profession

Professor Emeritus, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
Consultant Emeritus on Legal Education to the American Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Order of Coif
Honorary Degrees: University of the Pacific, John Marshall Law School, Widener University, Whittier College, Campbell University, South Western University, Quinnipiac College, California Western Law School, Roger Williams University, New England School of Law, Seattle University, Western New England College, Barry University
Saint Thomas More Medal - St. Mary's University
Louis A. Smith Distinguished Jurist Award - Thomas Cooley Law School
Sagamore of the Wabash
Kutak Award Medal - American Bar Association
Honorary Fellow, Society of Advanced Legal Studies (UK)
ABA Central and Eastern European Law Initiative Extraordinary Leadership Award
Conferences on Legal Education held in my honor:

  • Indiana University, 2000
  • Istanbul, Turkey, 2001

Present Civic Activities

Trustee, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Herron School of Art Board
Board of Trustees

  • Butler University
  • John Marshall Law School

Council of Advisors, California Western School of Law
ABA Central and Eastern Law Initiative Advisory Committee
Commissioner–China—United States Commission on Legal Education

Past Civic Activities

Chairperson, Fulbright Scholars Awards in Law Committee
Law School Admission Council Global Issues Committee
President, Contemporary Art Society
Education Committee, Indianapolis Urban League
Building Committee, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Professional Organizational Memberships

American, Indiana, Iowa, Indianapolis Bar Associations
Life Fellow American Bar Foundation
Life Fellow Indianapolis Bar Foundation
Life Member American Law Institute
Associate Member, Society of Public Teachers of Law (UK)

Interests

Gardening, travel, arts

Bob Wildman

Personal Information

Spouse: Jane E. Wildman

Children: Kelley, Ross

Education

BA, Indiana University

JD, Indiana University

Current Profession

Attorney, Business Services Group, the Venture Capital and Private Equity Group, and the Real Estate Group of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP 

Professional Experience

Partner with Henderson Daily Withrow & DeVoe, 1980–2000

Counsel, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, 2006–present

General Counsel,  J. Greg Allen & Associates, 2000 to present

Current Civic/Board Activities

St.Vincent Foundation, Finance Committee

Investment Committee–Cambridge Ventures

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

St.Vincent Foundation Board Member

Indianapolis Venture Club Board Member

Interests

Golf

Tennis

Lynne Zydowsky

Bio coming soon.