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Alumni Board Members

Below are the 27 members of the 2019-20 Alumni Board of Directors. Click their names to view their profiles.

Brad Burnett '97

Education

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 Carfolite '76

alumni association board member 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

Dan Cooreman '76

Alumni Board of Directors Member Dan CooremanEducation

Butler University - B.A. Journalism, 1976

Profession:

Retired Staff Editor for The New York Times, previously an editor for South Bend Tribune and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Current civic activities:

Volunteer at God's Love We Deliver, New York, NY
Volunteer at Big Apple Greeters, New York, NY
Member of the CCOM Board of Visitors, Butler University
Vice President of the New York Chapter, Butler Alumni Association

Professional organization memberships:

Former Butler Student President of the Society of Professional Journalists
​Sigma Delta Chi

Personal interests:

Travel
Volunteer 
Work
Theater

Joseph Dits '88

Education

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

Jacqueline (Cromleigh) Eckhardt '13

Ex-Officio Member - Young Alumni Board President

John C. Gentry '80

Alumni Board of Directors Member 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

Professional organization memberships:

 

Personal interests:

Softball
Golf
Walking
Birding

Kim (Bridges) Gray '90

Education

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

Profession:

Reader's Digest

Kent D. Greer '94

picture of BUAA member Kent Greer '94Education

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

Burton M. Harris '75

Education

Butler University, Bachelor of Science, College of Communication, 1975

Profession:

President, Burt Harris Consulting, LLC

Current Civic Activities:

Member in Good Standing, Indiana Bar

Certified Mediator

Professional Organization Memberships:

Indiana State and Federal Courts

Michael Hillan '90

Education

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

Profession:

Owner and Principal, Drive Train Learning, LLC

Mikaila (Koenig) Howie '11

Education

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

Profession:

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Civic Activities:

Steering committee, Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter

Youth American Grand Prix

Greg Jung MBA '98

Education

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

Kimberly Kile '89 MS '98

Alumni Board of Directors Member 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 (Hickman) Labetti '14

Alumni Board of Directors Member Courtney HickmanEducation

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

Darren Mann '08

Alumni Board of Directors Member Darren MannEducation

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

Professional organization memberships:

 

Personal interests:

Family and friends
Travel
Hiking
Photography
Sports
Guitar

Joy E. Mason MS '94

Education

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 McConnell '78

Alumni Board of Directors Member 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 fixup projects, Skiing, Biking

Carol Moore '76

Alumni Board of Directors Member 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

Professional organization memberships:

 

Personal interests:

Reading
Walking my dog on the Monon
exploring Indianapolis
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Butler University

Nick Musial '02

Alumni Board of Directors Member Nick MusialNick Musial '02

Education

Butler University- B.S. Accounting, 2002

Profession:

Vice President of Finance

Current civic activities:
 

Professional organization memberships:
 

Personal interests:

Sharon (Boyack) Myers ’90

Alumni Board of Directors Member Sharon MyersEducation

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

Patte (Gladson) Owings '82

Alumni Board of Directors Member Patte 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

Cynthia Payne '05

Ex-Officio Member - Black Alumni Association President

James R. Phillippe, II '77

Alumni Board of Directors Member James Phillippe IIEducation

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

Dr. Jennifer L. (Stafford) Riggins '93

Education

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

Profession:

Advisor, Global Medical Digital Strategy and Capabilities at Eli Lilly and Company

Current Civic Activities:

Provides training and mentoring of students, residents, and fellows when onsite at Lilly.

Jeffrey Roth '05

Ex-Officio Member - LGBTAA Chair

Mark Rubick MS '99

Alumni Board of Directors Member Mark RubickEducation

Texas Christian University - B.S. Physical Education, 1990
Butler University - M.S. Education, 1999
Bowling Green State University - MBA 2006

Profession:

Business Owner and Regional Development Executive
Patrice & Associates 

Current civic activities:

Knights of Columbus
Athletic Leadership Council, Bowling Green State University
Worship Committee, Christ the King parish
Athletic Commission Secretary, Cardinal Pacelli School
Steering Committee for the Cincinnati Alumni Community, Butler University

Professional organization memberships:

Chamber of Commerce
National Restaurant Assocation
Ohio Restaurant Assocation
Kentucky Restaurant Assocation

Personal interests:

Butler University, Bowling Green, and TCU Athletics
Auto racing
Golf
Travel
Wine

Jan (Gerline) Sandman '93

Alumni Board of Directors Member 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

Nicholas B. Schellinger '05

Education

Butler University, Bachelor of Arts, College of Communication, 2005

Profession:

Shiel Sexton - Construction Manager - Human Resources, VP Operation - Medical Structures

Current Civic Activities:

Manufacturing plant is in Elkhart, Indiana and frequently travels the state to hospitals for projects.

Brent Sever '11

Alumni Board of Directors Member Brent SeverEducation

Butler University- B.S. Marketing, 2011

Profession:

Territory Manager, Complete Medical Solutions

Current civic activities:

Lifeline Chicago, Ambassador Board Member
Steering Committee Member, Butler University Chicago Alumni Community

Professional organization memberships:
 

Personal interests:

Butler University Athletics
Traveling

Leslie (Freischlag) Tarble '08

Education

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

Profession:

Chief Administration Officer at LDI, Ltd.

Current civic activities:

OPTIONS (a Women's Fund of Central Indiana program) Alumnae
Kappa Alpha Theta Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter

Personal interests:

Family and friends
Food
Traveling
Golf
Skiing
US Weekly
Butler University

Aaron W. Vermilion '93

Education

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

Rob Yazicioglu '99

Alumni Board of Directors Member Rob YaziciogluEducation

Butler University- B.S. Marketing 1999

Profession:

Manager, Global Market Intelligence

Current civic activities:

 

Professional organization memberships:

 

Personal interests:

Soccer

Lori J. Ziemba '82

Education

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