Butler University Alumni Board Members

The Butler University Alumni Board of Directors supports and advocates for the University, our students, and our alumni. Below are the members of the 2021-2022 Board. Click their names to view their profiles.

Alumni Board Leadership

Education

Butler University- B.S., Jordan College of Fine Arts 1978

Profession:

CEO of Indycoast Partners, LLC

Current civic activities:

Zionsville Presbyterian Church

Professional organization memberships:

National Association of Broadcasters, Mortgage Bankers Association

Personal interests:

Home fixup projects, Skiing, Biking

Education:

Butler University- B.S. Arts Administration
University of London, Royal Holloway- MBA International Management

Profession:

Content Marketing Manager, Cutco Corporation
Owner, SMA Consulting Services
Adjunct Professor, St. Bonaventure University

Current civic activities:

Butler University Alumni Association, Vice President & Membership Committee Chair
Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation Board of Directors, Chair of the Marketing and Donor Development Committee
Advisor, Olean Community Theatre

Professional organization memberships:

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Leadership Cattaraugus- Graduate
Lasallian Leadership Institute- Graduate

Personal interests:

Travel
Cooking
Singing/Performing
Reading
Working with rescue dogs
Hiking

Kim KileEducation:

Butler University- B.A. English and History, 1989
Butler University- M.S. School Counseling, 1998

Profession:

Director of School Counseling, Greenfield Central High School

Current civic activities:

Greenfield Central School Foundation- Vice President
CSIET Board Member- Vice Chair
Butler University Parent Council
Bradley United Methodist Preschool Board Member

Professional organization memberships:

Indiana School Counseling Association
American School Counselor Association
Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling

Personal interests:

Traveling
Reading
Watching my son swim
MLB games
Being with family

Leslie TarbleEducation

Butler University, Bachelor of Science in Finance, 2008
Indiana University, Master of Business Administration – Finance, 2015

Profession:

President and Owner, 3 Sisters Logistics

Current civic activities:

OPTIONS (a Women’s Fund of Central Indiana program) Alumnae
Kappa Alpha Theta Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter
Circle City Prep, Board Member

Personal interests:

Family and friends
Food
Traveling
Golf
Skiing
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Alumni Board Members

Education:

Butler University, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, 1988, Master of Science in Elementary School Administration (EPPSP), 1991

Indiana University – Bloomington, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Curriculum Studies and Educational Administration, 1999

Profession:

Educational Consultant

Professional Organization Memberships:

Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP)

Brad BurnettEducation:

Butler University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Cum Laude, 1997

Profession:

Accounting, Banking

Current civic activities:

Zionsville Youth Soccer Association (volunteer coach)

Professional organization memberships:

Indiana CPA Society, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Personal interests:

Watching my boys play basketball
Playing golf
Boating
Working out

david carfoliteEducation:

Butler University- B.S. Radio & Television, Jordan College of Fine Arts 1976

Profession:

Digital Marketing Consultant at Sinclair Broadcasting Group
EVP of Indycoast Partners, LLC
Scout- BePreparedLocations.com

Current civic activities:

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
Greenville Rotary Club
One Spartanburg

Professional organization memberships:

Spartanburg Photography Guild

Personal interests:

One wonderful wife, Bonnie Wood Carfolite ’77
Two grown married children
Three grandchildren
Photography
Lake Lure, NC

Bio coming soon. 

Education:

Butler University, Bachelor of Science, Biology, 2004
University of California at Berkeley, Master of Public Health, Epidemiology, 2009
Georgetown University, Master of Science, Infectious Diseases, 2010

Profession:

Lieutenant Commander, United States Public Health Service (Commissioned Corps)

Current Civic Activities:

Chair, Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity Advisory Group

Professional Organization Memberships:

National Environmental Health Organization (NEHA)
Commissioned Officers Association (COA)
International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)

Personal Interests:

Travel
Cooking
Butler University Athletics
Hiking
Backpacking
Snow Skiing

joseph ditsEducation:

Butler University, Bachelor of Arts Journalism/History & Political Science, 1988

Profession:

Reporter/outdoor columnist for the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune

Current civic activities:

Volunteer and board member of Special Outdoor Leisure Opportunities (SOLO), which teaches skiing to people with special needs

Professional organization memberships:

Society of Professional Journalists
Outdoor Writers Association of America

Personal interests:

Outdoor recreation like hiking, biking, paddling, skiing
Bird watching and photography
Traveling
Helping to look after my aging mother

Bio coming soon.

john gentryEducation:

Butler University – B.A. Economics 1980
Butler University – M.S. Economics 1982

Profession:

Vice President, Branch Manager, Foresters Financial

Current civic activities:

Butler University representative at the University of Nebraska Career and College Fair
Volunteer for children’s hospital “Care-A-Thon
Director of RCIA Programs
St. Vincent DePaul Church
Knights of Columbus

Personal interests:

Softball
Golf
Walking
Birding

kim grayEducation:

Butler University, Bachelor of Arts, College of Communication, 1990

Profession:

Reader’s Digest

Education:

Butler University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1967
George Washington University, Master of Business Administration, 1974
George Washington University, DPA, 1985

Profession:

Graduate Health Care Faculty: The George Washington University, University of San Francisco, Golden Gate University, University of Phoenix, Central Michigan University
US Veterans Health Administration: Continuing Medical Education, Information Systems, Policy Analysis
Arthur Young & Company: Health Care Consultant
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: Health Reporting System

Current Civic Activities:

Bruton Parish Church: Lay Eucharistic Minister, Historic Guide, Past Senior Warden
Sons of the American Revolution: Past Williamsburg Chapter President, Virginia State Color Guard Adjutant
Colonial Williamsburg: Interpreter for Two Historic Buildings, Carriages and Rare Livestock Breeds

Personal Interests:

Reading and Traveling

kent greerEducation:

Butler University, Bachelor of Science in Marketing, 1994

Profession:

Retirement Education Specialist / Principal Financial Group

Personal interests:

Outdoors
Cooking
Butler athletics
Sports
Family
My two labs (Maverick and Nahla)
Travel

Burt HarrisEducation:

Butler University, Bachelor of Science, Radio & Television Broadcasting, Jordan College of Fine Arts, 1975
Indiana University, MBA Marketing 1984
Indiana University, Juris Doctor 1984

Profession:

Principally retired; Owner, Burt Harris Consulting, LLC (2014 – present)
Senior Litigation Counsel, Dow AgroSciences LLC (1997 – 2014)
Partner; Locke Reynolds, Boyd & Weisel (1984 – 1997);
Advertising Manager, Stokley Van Camp (1980 – 1984);
Vice President, Carlson & Company Advertising (1975 – 1980)

Current Civic Activities:

Member in Good Standing, Indiana Bar
Certified Mediator
Professional Organization Memberships:
Indiana State and Federal Courts;
U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Personal Interests:

Spending time with 8 grandchildren
Bicycling,
Tennis
Golf
Reading
Traveling

Education:

Butler University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 2008, Master of Professional Accounting, 2009

Profession:

CFO, Change Up

Current Civic Activities:

Steering Committee Vice Chair, Cincinnati Butler Alumni Community

Personal Interests:

My growing family
Maintaining a 110-year-old home
Reading
Food & Fitness

michael hillanEducation:

Butler University, Bachelor of Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1990

Profession:

Owner and Principal, Drive Train Learning, LLC

Current civic activities:

Jobs For Life – Advisor/Mentor
Beyond the Gate Ministries – Board Advisor
Butler University Parent Council
Butler University Alumni Chapter lead – Triangle area, NC
Hope Community Church – adult ministries

Professional organization memberships:

Life Sciences Trainers and Educators Network (L-TEN)
Strategic Account Management Association

Personal interests:

Travel
Auto Racing
Music/concerts
Butler Athletics
Men’s ministries/mentorships

Education:

Butler University – B.A. Public, Corporate Communications, 2000

Profession:

Director of Programming, National Restaurant Association Show

Current Civic Activities:

Field Crew Member, Parks Project
Sierra Club Member

Yosemite Conservancy Member

Professional Organization Memberships:

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

Personal Interests:

Traveling
National Parks conservation efforts
Volunteering
Running

Bio coming soon.

Mikaila howieEducation:

Butler University, Bachelor of Arts, Jordan College of the Arts, 2011

Profession:

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Civic Activities:

Steering Committee for Butler University’s Greater New York Community
VP of Foundation for Delta Gamma Fraternity’s Alumnae Chapter

Personal Interests:

Sailing
Traveling
Dancing

greg jungEducation:

Butler University, Master of Business Administration, 1998
Purdue University, Bachelor of Science in Management, 1994

Profession:

Vice President, Marketing – Seven Corners, Inc.

Current civic activities:

Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association Affinity Network Leader
Purdue University Alumni Association

Personal interests:

Travel
Beach Volleyball
Purdue Athletics
Butler Basketball
Hiking in the North Carolina mountains

Kim KileEducation:

Butler University- B.A. English and History, 1989
Butler University- M.S. School Counseling, 1998

Profession:

Director of School Counseling, Greenfield Central High School

Current civic activities:

Greenfield Central School Foundation- Vice President
CSIET Board Member- Vice Chair
Butler University Parent Council
Bradley United Methodist Preschool Board Member

Professional organization memberships:

Indiana School Counseling Association
American School Counselor Association
Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling

Personal interests:

Traveling
Reading
Watching my son swim
MLB games
Being with family

Courtney LabettiEducation:

Butler University- B.A. Strategic Communications, 2014

Profession:

Associate Director of Donor Relations- College of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago

Current civic activities:

Best Buddies Illinois Associate Board- Board Chair
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago Leadership Board- Board member
Leukemia Lymphoma Society- Half Marathon/Marathon Runner on behalf of Team in Training
Alpha Chi Omega Women’s Fraternity- Former Leadership Development Specialist

Professional organization memberships:

Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP)
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Personal interests:

Running
Singing
Butler Basketball
Spending time with family and friends
Traveling
Explorig new restaurants
Notre Dame Football

Bio coming soon.

Bio coming soon.

Education:

Butler University- B.S. Accounting, 2008
Butler University- Master of Professional Accounting, 2009

Profession:

Controller, PulteGroup Inc.

Current civic activities:

University High School of Indiana outdoor and sustainability program
Habitat for Humanity
Built to Honor program

Personal interests:

Family and friends
Travel
Hiking
Photography
Sports
Guitar

joy masonEducation:

University of Miami (OH), Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology, 1989
Butler University, Master of Science in Pharmacy, 1994
Purdue University, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), June 2014

Current civic activities:

Indianapolis Working Group for Poverty and Education – Strategist
Indianapolis Urban League – Voter Registration Organizer

Professional organization memberships:

Miami University College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board Member
American Society of Quality

Rob McconnellEducation:

Butler University- B.S., Jordan College of Fine Arts 1978

Profession:

CEO of Indycoast Partners, LLC

Current civic activities:

Zionsville Presbyterian Church

Professional organization memberships:

National Association of Broadcasters, Mortgage Bankers Association

Personal interests:

Home fix-up projects
Skiing
Biking

Education:

Butler University, Doctor of Pharmacy, 2013

Profession:

Lead Clinical Pharmacist at UnitedHealthcare, New York City

Current Civic Activities:

Social Responsibility Chair of the Greater New York Butler Community steering committee
Member of the Social Responsibility Committee, UnitedHealthcare

Personal Interests:

Travel
Fitness
Reading
Cooking
Baking

carol mooreEducation:

Butler University- B.A. Liberal Arts, 1976

Profession:

Retired in 2013 as the Financial Manager of College Park Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Current civic activities:

Volunteer at Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Bloomington, IN
VIM Free Medical Clinic
100 plus Women Who Care
Hoosiers Outrun Cancer

Personal interests:

Reading
Walking my dog on the Monon
exploring Indianapolis
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
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Education:

Butler University- B.S. Arts Administration
University of London, Royal Holloway- MBA International Management

Profession:

Content Marketing Manager, Cutco Corporation
Owner, SMA Consulting Services
Adjunct Professor, St. Bonaventure University

Current civic activities:

Butler University Alumni Association, Vice President & Membership Committee Chair
Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation Board of Directors, Chair of the Marketing and Donor Development Committee
Advisor, Olean Community Theatre

Professional organization memberships:

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Leadership Cattaraugus- Graduate
Lasallian Leadership Institute- Graduate

Personal interests:

Travel
Cooking
Singing/Performing
Reading
Working with rescue dogs
Hiking

Bio coming soon.

Bio coming soon.

Patty OwingsEducation:

Butler University – B.A. Latin, 1982
Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis – Certificate Program, Photography

Profession:

Artist/Photographer

Current civic activities:

Volunteer at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Board Member and Scholarship Committee for The Portfolio of Indianapolis

Professional organization memberships:

Indiana Artists’ Club, Inc.

Personal interests:

Swimming
Hiking in the Arizona mountains
Photographing nature and ancient ruins
Art collecting
Reading
Collaborating with cultural institutions on art history projects

James PhillippeEducation:

Butler University – B.S. Business Administration, 1977
Trinity University – M.S. Healthcare Administration, 1979
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi – Master of Business Administration, 1984

Profession:

President, Chief Hospital Officer, Holzer Health System

Current civic activities:

Board Member, Indiana Gamma of Phi Delta Theta House Corporation

Professional organization memberships:

American College of Healthcare Executives, Fellow
Indiana Healthcare Executives Network- Member

Personal interests:

Travel
Spending time with my five sons

Jennifer RigginsEducation:

Butler University, Doctor of Pharmacy, 1993

Profession:

Variety of roles at Eli Lilly and Company; currently Advisor, Global Medical Digital Strategy and Capabilities

Current Civic Activities:

Pharmaceutical Medical Affairs Digital Strategy Council Member
Pharmaceutical Collaboration for Transparent Medical Information (phactMI) Board Member
DIA Board Member (2008-2014) and Fellow
Volunteer at The Hope Center, Indianapolis, IN
Mentor students, residents, and fellows at Lilly.

Personal interests:

Spending time with family
Sports
Movies
Baking
Outdoor activities
Traveling
Attending Butler Basketball games

Jan sandmanEducation:

Butler University- Doctor of Pharmacy, 2003

Profession:

Held a variety of roles at Eli Lilly & Co. doing laboratory research and product development

Current civic activities:

Major Health Partners- Vice Chair, Board of Directors
First Christian Church- Elder
Indianapolis Children’s Museum Guild, 2011-2017

Professional organization memberships:

Former member of International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering
Indiana Pharmacy Association

Personal interests:

Spending time with family
Traveling
Attending Butler basketball games

Bio coming soon.

Leslie TarbleEducation:

Butler University, Bachelor of Science in Finance, 2008
Indiana University, Master of Business Administration – Finance, 2015

Profession:

President and Owner, 3 Sisters Logistics

Current civic activities:

OPTIONS (a Women’s Fund of Central Indiana program) Alumnae
Kappa Alpha Theta Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter
Circle City Prep, Board Member

Personal interests:

Family and friends
Food
Traveling
Golf
Skiing
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Aaron VermilionEducation:

Butler University, Bachelor of Science, Lacy School of Business, 1993
Butler University, MBA, Lacy School of Business, 2000

Profession:

Astellas Pharma, US Senior Executive II, Hospital Sales

Education:

Rob YaziciogluButler University- B.S. Marketing 1999

Profession:

Manager, Global Market Intelligence

Personal interests:

Soccer

Lori ZiembaEducation:

Butler University, Bachelor of Science in Business/Marketing, 1982

Profession:

Retired (Homemaker, Chef, Hospital Planning and Marketing)

Current civic activities:

Saint Vincent de Paul – Caseworker

Personal interests:

Golf
Hiking
Cooking
Pilates
Travel

Alumni Board Ex Officio Members

Education

Butler University – Bachelor of Science, Marketing

Education:

Butler University, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Profession:

Teacher at Sycamore Elementary/Avon Community School Corporation

Current Civic Activities:

Butler University Dance Marathon, Alumni Mentor
Tri Kappa, Inc. Philanthropic Organization, Member
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Member
Bloomington South Dance Team, Assistant Dance Coach

Personal interests:

Cheering on the Dawgs
Traveling with friends and family
Eating Mexican Food
Completing crosswords
Watching movie trailers

Jeffrey RothEducation

Butler University – B.S. Arts Administration
IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy – M.A. Philanthropic Studies

Profession:

Development Officer, IU Health Foundation

Professional organization memberships:

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)

Personal interests:

Exploring Indy and settling into my new home
Spoiling my rescue dog Milo
Finding new books to read
Reconnecting with friends and colleagues across Indianapolis