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About Butler

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.

Keith R. Faller—Chair of the Board of Trustees

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

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

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 Brenner (Butler Class of 2022), Grace Brenner, John Michael Brenner, Lily Brenner

Education

Butler University ’95—BA, Public and Corporate Communications; Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations, Cum Laude
Candidate for Masters in Positive Organizational Design and Change Management, Case Western Reserve University, Class of 2021

Current Profession

Founder & CEO, FirstPerson
Co-Founder & CEO, Performance Lab

Professional Experience

CoreSource, Benefit Consultant, 1995–1997

Current Civic/Board Activities

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors
Indy Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
National Advisory Board of Directors for NFP Benefits
The Oaks Academy, Board Emeritus

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

Aspire Indiana
Young Presidents' Organization Board Member

Interests

Butler Bulldogs Basketball
Reading
Golfing

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

BS, Pharmacy, Butler University, 1988

Current Profession

Senior Director, Medical Affairs, Eli Lilly and Company

Current Civic/Board Activities

Newfields – Board of Governors (Chair)
Institute for Study Abroad Board of Directors

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

Giving Sum
Butler University Alumni Association (President)
Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Board of Visitors
Nova Southeastern College of Pharmacy Advisory Board
Detroit Institute of Arts Board of Trustees
Michigan Opera Theater Young Professionals Board

Interests

Travel

Tonya L. Combs

Tonya L. Combs serves as Vice President and Deputy General Patent Counsel at Eli Lilly and Company, where she advises senior leaders on intellectual property strategy. She also leads a group of experienced patent attorneys. Combs earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2001, and a Juris Doctor degree summa cum laude from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2006. She is an active member of the American Intellectual Property Association, who named her a Woman to Watch in January 2019. Combs is also an active member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, where she currently serves as the co-chair of the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Issues Committee. She currently serves on the board of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and is a member of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Board of Trustees.

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 Symphony Orchestra
  • St. Vincent Hospital Foundation, Past Chairman
  • Center for the Performing Arts, Past Chairman
  • Great American Songbook 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
  • Indianapolis Civic Theatre, Past Chairman
  • 21st Century Charter School, Vice Chairman
  • Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation
  • Indiana Civil Liberties Union Foundation
  • Tech Point Foundation
  • Ivy Tech Central Indiana

Professional Organization Memberships

Certified Public Accountant, Indiana

Interests

Family, theatre, music

Joseph G. Eaton

Joseph G. Eaton is a Partner in the Litigation Department at Barnes & Thornburg LLP and Co-Chair of the firm’s Toxic Tort Practice Group. He has represented clients throughout the U.S. in chemical exposure product liability and commercial litigation matters. Eaton earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Butler in 1988. He served as President of the Sigma Nu fraternity and was a member of the Butler football team. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1991. Eaton was named to the Butler “50 Under 50” list and previously served on the Butler Alumni Association Board of Directors. He and his wife, Florie Theofanis Eaton ’88, received the Mortar Award from the Butler Alumni Association in 2019. Eaton previously served on the boards of the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation and Advisory Council, the Fishers-HSE Youth Football Board, and TigerONE. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Youth Mentoring Initiative and Launch Fishers.

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

Personal Information

Fiance: Jeremy Brost

Education

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

Current Profession

President, CEO, and Co-founder of analytic.li

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

Habitat for Humanity All Women’s Build
Butler University Young Alumni Board
Indianapolis Zoo Council

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

Current Civic/Board Activities

Indiana Humanities Board of Directors
Newfields Board of Directors
Kennedy King Memorial Board of Directors

Rebecca Hargrove

Personal Information

Spouse: Jere Hargrove

Education

Butler University BS, MS

Current Profession

President of the Tennessee Education Lottery

President of the World Lottery Association

Professional Experience

President of the Illinois, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee Lotteries. In three of those four states, she led the start-up.

Current Civic/Board Activities

Founding Chair of the global Women’s Initiative in Lottery Leadership

Board member of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS, and Multi-State Lottery Association

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

Rebecca has served as President and/or Chair of all offices of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries and the Multi-State Lottery Association, and she is a past President of A.I.L.E. She was one of the first inductees to the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame and was awarded the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award by Public Gaming Research Institute.

Kathy Martin Harrison

Kathy Martin Harrison is the owner and CEO of the Ed Martin Automotive Group, founded by her father in 1955. According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, the company is the largest Indianapolis-area woman-owned business. Previously, Martin Harrison owned Martin Realty and KAH Designs. She attended Indiana University and Franklin College before transferring to Butler and earning a bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 1979. She is a member of Butler’s Board of Visitors and the LAS Dean’s Advisory Council. She is the Founder and past President of the Indy SurviveOars dragon boat racing team for breast cancer survivors. Martin Harrison was on the founding board of directors for the Ryan White Foundation in 1990. She was also on the founding committee who brought the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to Indianapolis in 1991. She has served on many community boards, including for the Junior League of Indianapolis, Indiana Sports Corporation, YWCA, Lawrence Township School Foundation, and the John Stewart Foundation.

Michael Hole

Michael Hole is a physician, professor, author, and entrepreneur at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a “street doctor” for children experiencing homelessness and founding director at Financial Health Studios, a university hub for health systems innovation. Hole has started four organizations: StreetCred, a national nonprofit helping low-income families file taxes at medical clinics; Early Bird, a scholarship fund for babies born into poverty; Good Apple, a grocery delivery company fighting child hunger; and Main Street Relief, a nationwide corps helping small businesses navigate economic crises. He has led campaigns that helped fund a new elementary school in Uganda, an orphanage in post-earthquake Haiti, and a new food product tackling malnutrition in developing countries. Hole was Butler’s top male student in 2008 before earning his M.D. and MBA from Stanford University and completing residency at Harvard University. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed and lay media publications. In 2016, Forbes placed him on America’s “30 under 30” list. In 2019, Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush named Hole a Presidential Leadership Scholar.

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

Founder and CEO, Allievex Corporation
Partner, Pappas Capital

Professional Experience

CEO, CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NaSDAQ: CLCD)
Founder and Chairman, Déclion Holdings, LLC
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

Director, Allievex Corporation
Observer, 4D Molecular Therapeutics
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

Rob McConnell

Rob McConnell is CEO of Indycoast Partners, an independent sponsor and consulting firm in Mergers & Acquisitions. Before Indycoast, he was CEO of Telecorps Holdings, Inc., parent of Wexler Video, Coffey Sound, and Telecorps Sales and Leasing. Prior to that, he was COO of Encoda Systems, following his time as President and CEO of Enterprise Systems Group, Inc., a predecessor to Encoda. He was involved in taking the company public, leading a going-private transaction, merging with an industry competitor, and completing several bank financings. He has also worked in the radio and TV broadcasting industry in various managerial, sales, and talent capacities. He has served as an expert witness in litigation in both state and federal courts in the areas of media, media technology, and misappropriation of trade secrets. McConnell is currently President of the Butler University Alumni Association.

DuJuan McCoy

Education

Butler University, 1989

Current Profession

Owner, President, and CEO of Circle City Broadcasting, LLC
DBA WISH TV, WNDY TV and Circulus Digital Media, Indianapolis

Professional Experience

30+ years broadcast TV management and Ownership across the country

Current Civic/Board Activities

Board Member of National Association of Broadcaster Leadership & Education Foundation
Board Member of Broadcasters Foundation of America
Board Member of National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
Board Member of National Urban League
Fundraising Chair of National Association of Broadcasters Leadership & Education Foundation
Board Member of Indiana State Broadcasters Association
FCC Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment
FCC Access To Capital Working Group Chairperson
Faculty Member of National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Program

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

Termed out Board Member of National Association of Broadcasters
Associate Dean of Broadcast Leadership Training Program

Interests

Exercising
Golf

Mark Minner

Mark Minner serves as President & Chief Strategy Officer for the Indianapolis-based consulting firm FirstPerson. He is also a co-founder and partner of The Performance Lab, which works with leaders to build and develop high-performing organizations. Since 2013, Minner has served as the play-by-play “Voice of the Butler Bulldogs” for men’s basketball broadcasts on the PNC Butler Radio Network. He has called other sporting events for Fox Sports and the Big East Digital Network, as well as NCAA championships for Turner Sports. Minner is a 2012 graduate of Butler, with dual degrees in both Marketing and Electronic Journalism. In 2019, Minner was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” list. In 2016, he was awarded Employee Benefit Advisors’ "Rising Star in Advising” honor. In the community, Minner is an active member of the Penrod Society, has served on the executive committee for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night” event, serves on the board of Hillcrest Country Club, and is one of the founding board members of the non-profit organization Stay Positive.

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

Jatinder-Bir (Jay) Singh Sandhu

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, NYX, 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

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
Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media (WFYI) Board of Directors

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)
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art Board of Trustees

Professional/Organizational Memberships

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

Interests

Photography and travel

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

Stephen E. Sterrett

Personal Information

Spouse: Betty L. Sterrett
Children: Kimberly A. Seaitz, Jeffrey P. Sterrett

Education

BS, Accounting, Indiana University, 1977
MBA, Finance, Indiana University, 1983

Current Profession

Owner, Old Oakland Golf Club
Retired as EVP/CFO, Simon Property Group, 2014

Professional Experience

Simon Property Group, 25 years
Price Waterhouse, 10 years

Current Civic/Board Activities

President, Indiana Golf Association
Board Member, Berry Global
Board Member, Equity Residential
Board Member, Tindley Accelerated Schools
Advisory Board Member, Indiana University Center for Real Estate Studies
Indiana Golf Foundation

Past Civic Activities/Boards

Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
Indianapolis Downtown Inc
CYO of Indianapolis
Geist Christian Church
Christian Theological Seminary
Crossroads Boy Scout Council
Realty Income

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

Amy Wierenga

Personal Information

Married with two children

Education

BS, Economics, BA Music Butler University
MBA, Analytic Finance, Econometrics & Statistics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Current Profession

CRO, Managing Director, GCM Grosvenor

Professional Experience

Partner, CRO, BlueMountain Capital Management

Merrill Lynch Fixed Income, Commodities and Currencies (FICC) market risk management
Bank Examiner, Market & Liquidity Risk Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Interests

Running, biking, music, cooking

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

Current Profession

President & Managing Principal, Zydowsky Consultants LLC