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OAA Board of Directors

Composed of 28 OHIO graduates from many different backgrounds, your OHIO Alumni Association Board represents the diversity of more than 237,000 Bobcats worldwide. The members serve to uphold the mission of the OHIO Alumni Association - to connect you with your alma mater. The OHIO Alumni Association Board meets three times a year. They consult with students, campus stakeholders, community leaders, legislators, and alumni. Bobcats forever, their work continues even after serving their term, at which point they join the Thomas Ewing Society.


Alumni Association Board of Directors

Thomas Ewing Society

 

Named in honor of the first graduate of Ohio University, the Thomas Ewing Society is made up of former members of the OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors who continue to provide leadership and service in support of your OHIO Alumni Association.

Click here to see Thomas Ewing Society members listed alphabetically by decade.


 

Board of Directors

Blake Andrews

Blake Andrews

Term: 2018-2021

Education:

  • BS ’06, Civil Engineering, Ohio University
  • MS '08, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Current Professional Position:

  • Senior Associate, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Illinois Licensed Structural Engineer
  • Illinois Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Indiana Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Texas Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
  • Chicago Alumni Chapter, athletics chair and treasurer
  • Civil Engineering Senior Design Advisory Group, member
  • Robe Leadership Institute, member
  • Chi Epsilon, president
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, vice president
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, secretary
  • Engineering Ambassador
  • Willow Creek Community Church, Promiseland teacher
Joe Bercherer

Joe Becherer

Term: 2014-2020

Education:

  • BFA '87, Art History,  Ohio University
  • MFA '89, Art History, Ohio University
  • PhD '01, History of Art, Indiana University

Current Professional Position:

  • Chief Curator and Vice President of Horticulture, Collections and Exhibitions,  Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Curator, Sculpture Program, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
  • Professor of Art History, Aquinas College

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Gerald R. Ford Sculpture Commission, chair
  • Grand Rapids Community Legends, chair
  • International Sculpture Center, member
  • American Alliance of Museums, member
  • Renaissance Society of America, member
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, advisory board member
  • Midwest Art History Society, executive board
  • College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Dean’s Council, 2010-2013
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Awardee, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011
  • National Endowment for the Arts Awardee, 2008, 2009
  • Medal of Merit , Republic of Italy, 2004
  • Medal of Merit, Ohio University, 2012
  • Numerous exhibitions
  • Numerous publications including America’s Garden of Art ; Integrity of Space and Scale: Bernar Venet and the Maquette
Jeff Bruzzese

Jeff Bruzzese

Term: 2018-2021

Education:

  • BA ’00, Political Science, Ohio University
  • JD ’04, Capital University Law School

Current Professional Position:

  • Associate Attorney, Bruzzese & Calabria
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Zach Collaros Foundation, founding member
  • Zach Collaros Foundation, board member
  • Students Defending Students, president
  • Center for Student Advocacy, trustee
  • Ohio University Review and Standards Committee, member
  • Steubenville City Schools, substitute teacher 
BryonCarley

Bryon H. Carley

Term: 2015-2021

Education:

  • BS '81, Communications, Ohio University
  • The Life Underwriter Training Council '88, The National Association of Life Underwriters

Current Professional Position:

  • Owner Primary Agent, Carley Insurance & Financial Services (Nationwide Insurance Agency)
  • Managing Owner, Carley Properties, LLC

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • National Association of Life Underwriters, Life Underwriters Training Council Fellowship (LUTCF)
  • YWCA Columbus Ohio Family Center, volunteer
  • Mid Ohio Food bank Operation Feed, volunteer
  • Central Ohio Adopt a Family, sponsor
  • Local Sponsor World Help, United Way, Toys for Tots and A-Kid Again
  • Central Ohio Agents Advertising Organization, member/past President
  • Agents Advisor Committee, past District Representative
  • Nationwide Insurance Presidents Awards (Recognizes National top 3-5% of exclusive agencies)
  • Nationwide Insurance Champions Awards (Recognizes National top 15-20% of exclusive agencies) 
  • Nationwide Agent District Community Service Award (Recognizes agencies for community service)
  • Nationwide Insurance Life Eagle Award
  • Nationwide State and Regional Life Council
  • Ohio Operations Leadership Agency
  • Personal Lines Underwriting Specialist
  • Eastland Christian Church, member and past Trustee and Board of Directors
  • Gahanna Community Development Advisory Committee
  • Chamber of Commerce and Olde Gahanna Community Partnership
  • Gahanna Lincoln High School Athletic Boosters Association Member
  • Co-Organizer and past Vice President Gahanna/New Albany Youth Football League
  • Ohio University Alumni Marching Band
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Jillian Causey

Term: 2017-2020

Education:

  • BS ’13, Health Services Administration, Ohio University
  • MHA ’15, University of Maryland 

Current professional position:

  • Public Health Analyst, Health Resources & Service Administration

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Workforce Training and Development Sub-committee, Human Capital Committee
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, office representative for NHLBI AIDS team
  • Bridge to Leadership Training Seminar, pilot member
  • Health Services Administration Student Association, president
  • Department of Resident Life, University of Maryland, graduate assistant coordinator
  • National Institutes of Health, grant
Casey Christopher

Casey Christopher

Term: 2010-2020
Chair

Education:

  • BS '02, Ohio University
  • Currently enrolled at the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University

Current Professional Position:

  • First Vice President, CenterState Bank
     

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Class of 2012 Treasurer at the Florida School of Banking
  • LSU Student Advisory Committee, member
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Up and Comer Award Nominee
  • National City Bank Sales Champion Award, nominee
  • Florida Bankers Association, member
  • Ohio University Tampa Bay Alumni Organization, co-founder
  • Tampa Bay History Center, volunteer docent
  • Meals on Wheels, volunteer
  • Junior Women’s League of Tampa, treasurer of the Holiday Gift Market
  • Florida Banker’s Association Women in Banking event committee, member
  • Florida Banker’s Association Banker Education Committee, member
Damian Clark

Damian Clark

Term: 2016-2019

Education:

  • BSC ’05, Ohio University
  • MBA ’12, Loyola University Chicago

Current Professional Position:

  • Auditor, Crowe Horwath, LLP, Chicago, IL

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Ohio University Alumni Association, Chicago Network Chapter, past president
  • Ohio University Alumni Association Web Redesign Task Force, stakeholder
  • Chicago Cares, Serve-a-Thon, project site manager
  • Special Olympics, Polar Plunge, volunteer
  • Feed My Starving Children, volunteer
  • Loyola Friends of Cambodia, volunteer
  • Theta Chi Fraternity, Alpha Tau Chapter
  • Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, member
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society
Jim Daniel

Jim Daniel

Term: 2014-2020

Education:

  • BS '68, Education, Ohio University
  • MEd '72, Guidance and Counseling, Ohio University
  • PhD '95, Educational Leadership, Miami University

Current Professional Position:

  • Daniel Consulting, Troy, Ohio

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • OHIO Bobcat Club, member
  • Urbana University, Ohio, professor of education
  • Ohio University, Patton College of Education Honors Track program, adjunct professor
  • Urbana University, Ohio, dean, College of Education and Sports Studies
  • Urbana University, Ohio, senior vice president for academic affairs
  • Kids Read Now, executive director
  • Troy Development Council, volunteer
  • Festival of Nations, co-chair
  • Tipp City, Ohio Exempted Village Schools, superintendent of schools
  • Troy, Ohio City Schools, assistant superintendent for instruction
  • Tippecanoe Educational Endowment, founder
  • Tipp City, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, board of directors member
  • The Future Begins Today, board of trustees
  • Miami County CASA, board member and past president
  • Miami County DD, board of trustees
  • Troy Area United Fund Board member, past president and campaign chair
  • Kiwanis International, member and past president
  • Rotary International, member
Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis

Term:  2013-2019

Education:

  • BS '82, Ohio University

Current Professional Position:

  • Senior Director, Customer Care, Luxottica

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Ohio University Executive Advisory Board, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Ohio University Regional Campaign Committee Co-Chair
  • BenchmarkPortal “Top 100” US Call Center of the Year, 2009-2014
  • One of the top Contact Center Leaders of the year by International Quality & Productivity Center
  • Four time recipient of “Top-20” Call Center of the Year Award from BenchmarkPortal
  • Launched nation’s first cordless Caller ID phone and first pay-per-use calling features
  • American Cancer Society, volunteer
  • United Way and Economic Development, volunteer
  • Kiwanis Club of Levittown, member and president
  • Chamber of Commerce, board member
  • Rotary Club, member
  • Religious Education teacher
  • Recreational Basketball, Softball and Volleyball, coach
Alissa Galford

Alissa Galford

Term: 2013-2019

Education:

  • BSC & CERT '05, Political Science, Ohio University

Current Professional Position:

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Ohio University New York Alumni Association, president
  • New York Junior League, chair and member
  • Legal Marketing Association, member and former board member
  • American Heart Association, corporate relations manager
  • Public Relation Society of America, former member
  • Alpha Delta Pi, Xi Chapter, advisor
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, former board member and committee chairs
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital Pleasure Guild, former fundraising chair
  • 40 Under Forty Award recipient, 2006
  • 2001 Joel S. Rudy Leadership Award
  • Outstanding Senior Leader Award
Shara Amy Glickman

Shara Amy Glickman

Term: 2016-2019

Education:

  • BSJ ’98, Ohio University

Current Professional Position:

  • Vice President, Weber Shandwick’s Powell Tate division, Washington, D.C.

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Ohio University Alumni Association, Nation’s Capital Chapter, past president
  • Phi Mu Fraternity, Delta Delta Chapter, lifetime member
  • E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s Society of Alumni and Friends
  • Greater DC Cares, volunteer
  • Hadassah, lifetime member
  • Public Relations Society of America
Jeff Laturell

Jeff Laturell

Term: 2012-2018
Vice Chair

Education:

  • BSC '80, Ohio University
  • MBA, '82, Ohio University

Current Professional Position:

  • Vice President of Finance, Treasurer Gebauer Company

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Lake Catholic Soccer Boosters, treasurer and fundraiser
  • WOUB Sportscaster and PA
  • On-Campus Recruiter for Avery Dennison
  • St. Pat’s in the Flats, fund raising participant
  • Mentor Baseball, coach
  • CYO basketball, coach
  • American Red Cross, blood drive coordinator
  • United Way, coordinator
  • Cub Scouts, volunteer
  • Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program, work coordinator
  • St John Vianney Festival, volunteer
Tim Law

Tim Law

Term: 2013-2019

Education:

  • BS '85, Moravian College
  • M.Ed '89, Widener University
  • D.O. '94, Ohio University
  • MBA, '11, Indiana Wesleyan University

Current Professional Positions:

  • Highmark Health, Senior Medical Director, Pittsburgh PA 
  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) (ending Dec. 2018)
  • Medical Director, Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute
  • Physician Reviewer, WellPoint Inc. Federal Employee Program

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • National Mentor of the Year – American Osteopathic Association
  • Mentor of the Year – Ohio Osteopathic Association
  • Rural and Urban Scholars Pathway, director
  • American Osteopathic Association, delegate
  • Kentucky Osteopathic Medical Association, member and past president
  • OU-HCOM Society of Alumni and Friends Board of Directors, vice president
  • American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, member
  • America Association of Medical Review Officers, member
  • American College of Physician Executives, member
  • Vine Grove Community Service Award
  • Chamber of Commerce Award
  • Community Service Award, Hardin County Board of Education
  • Cavalry Spirit Award
  • Outstanding Community Service, Ciba Geigy Pharmaceuticals
  • National Student Doctor of the Year
  • Outstanding Basic Science Award
Connie Lawson-Davis

Connie Lawson-Davis

Term:  2013-2019

Education:

  • BSED '67, Ohio University
  • MLS '78, Kent State University

Professional Position:

  • Public Service Librarian, Cuyahoga County Public Library, retired

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Ohio University Ebony Bobcat Network, vice president
  • Ohio University Urban Scholars Program, volunteer
  • Ohio University Women’s Club of Greater Cleveland, Ways and Means Committee chair and member
  • Ohio University Women’s Club of Greater Cleveland, SIBS Weekend volunteer
  • Young Adult Library Services Association Board of Directors, chair and member
  • Cleveland YWCA, East Area board member
  • Cleveland Area Metropolitan Library System Young Adult Committee, member
  • WVIZ Advisory Board, member
  • Delta Sigma Theta, Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter Executive Board, member
  • Lakeshore Northeast Ohio Computer Association Advisory Board, member
  • Liberty Hill Baptist Church Wilson Dunbar Missionary Circle, Praise & Worship Choir, member
  • Queen Elizabeth Chapter No. 9 Order of the Eastern Star, past matron
  • Phyllis Wheatley Girls Assembly, assistant mother advisor
Rocky-Mansfield

Robert “Rocky” Mansfield

Term: 2014-2020

Education:

  • BSChE '74, Ohio University

Current Professional Position:

  • Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer, Mansfield & Associates

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Ohio University College of Business, advisor of entrepreneurship to the dean
  • Voinovich School of Leadership for Commercialization, guest speaker and student advisor
  • Ohio University Russ College of Engineering, guest speaker and advisor on commercialization
  • Simonyi Business and Economic Council (BEDC), University of Pecs, Hungary, member
  • Ohio Bobcat Club, member
  • The Over Hang and WJ Grinders restaurants, Athens, OH, co-owner
  • Two Technical Publications
  • Four US and World patents
  • Village of Valley View Youth Soccer Program, director
  • Youth baseball and soccer, coach
  • Sensor Development Corporation, board of directors
  • Point Yacht Club, member, past vice commodore
Carolyn Bitsy Merriman

Carolyn “Bitsy” Merriman

Term: 2014-2020

Education:

  • BFA’77, Ohio University
  • Post-graduate, Business Management and Organizational Development, The Ohio State University

Current Professional Position:

  • Founder and Partner, Corporate Health Group (CHG)
  • Partner, Zipzee
  • Owner, Yoga Group, LLC

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Ohio University College of Fine Arts Capital Campaign, chair
  • Ohio University College of Fine Arts Advisory Board, member
  • Royal Society of the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce, lifetime fellow
  • American Hospital Association Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, former Board member
  • New England Society of Healthcare Communicators, former board member
  • National Speaker’s Association, member (Ret.)
  • American Society for Training and Development, member (Ret.)
  • Wilson Learning, certified instructor
  • Economic Progress Institute, volunteer
  • Stephen Center Homeless Shelter, volunteer
  • Forum for Healthcare Strategists, member (Ret.)
  • National Association of Occupational Health Professionals, member (Ret.)
  • Yoga Alliance, member and certified yoga instructor RYT 200
  • Junior League-Asheville, NC, member
  • Sales Check-Up, author
  • Physician Relations Today: A Model for Growth and A Comprehensive Guide to Occupational Health Sales and Marketing, co-author
  • The Business of Medical Practice, contributing author
Jacque Montgomery

Jacque Montgomery

Term: 2018-2021

Education:

  • BSHEC ’69, Childhood Development, Ohio University
  • MS ’79, Educational Administration, University of Dayton

Current Professional Position:

  • Retired School Administrator

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • New Albany-Plain Local, district coordinator of special events
  • Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, executive director, human resources & pupil service
  • Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, director, special education
  • OHIO Society of Alumni and Friends for Teacher Education, past president
  • OHIO Society of Alumni and Friends for Teacher Education, current treasurer
  • OHIO Society representative for Dean’s Circle of Engagement
  • OHIO Alumni Association, Central Ohio Alumni Network, member
Greg Moore

Greg Moore

Term: 2016-2019

Education:

  • BSC ’83, Ohio University

Current Professional Position:

  • President, GTM Consulting Services, Washington, D.C.
  • Executive Director, NAACP National Voter Fund, Washington, D.C.

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Student Senate Alumni Society, former president
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission, commissioner
  • U.S. Election Assistance Commission, member, national board of advisors
  • Information Services & Staffing, Inc., board of directors
  • America Votes, board of directors
  • Atlas Board of Advisors, member
  • U.S. Student Association Education Fund, board member
  • Public Campaign, board of directors
  • Free Speech for People, board of directors
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Timothy Neal

Term: 2017-2020

Education:

  • BSED ’79, Ohio University
  • MS ’81, Syracuse University

Current Professional Position:

  • Assistant Professor & Program Director of Athletic Training Education, Concordia University Ann Arbor
  • President, TLN Consulting

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • National Athletic Trainers' Association Athletic Training Education Journal Editorial Board
  • NCAA Task Force: Student-Athlete Sleep and Wellness, member, 2017
  • Big Ten Conference Independent Medical Spotter, University of Michigan, 2016
  • New York State Committee of Athletic Training, 2012-2015
  • New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association Thomas Sheehan Award, 2014
  • Syracuse University, assistant director of Athletics for Sports Medicine, 2005-2014
  • NCAA Task Force: Student-Athlete Athlete Mental Health and Wellness, member, 2013
  • Big East Conference Sports Medicine Society, founding member and treasurer, 2007-2013
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer, 2010
  • NCAA Panel on NCAA Concussion in Sport Medical Management Summit, 2010
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Liaison to NCAA Football Rules Committee, 2003-2009
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Award for Outstanding Performance in the Athletic Training Profession, 2002
  • Syracuse University Head Athletic Trainer, 2000-2005
  • NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Champions, head athletic trainer, 1988-1990, 1993, 1995
  • Team USA 1987 Pan American Games, athletic trainer
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association 25-Year Award
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Committee on Professional Ethics, chair
  • NCAA, policy writer and reviewer of best practices documents for student-athlete mental health, cardiac care considerations
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer, Michigan and New York
  • Certified in Critical Incident Stress Management Interventions
  • University of Georgia Athletic Medicine Review Board, member
  • Ohio University Athletic Training Alumni Advisory Board, member
  • The Jed Foundation Advisory Board, member
  • Athletic Management magazines, Training & Conditioning, editorial board
  • Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society, Young Professionals Committee, mentor
  • Journal of Athletic Training, Education Research and Reviews, manuscript reviewer
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, member
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Jeff Reed

Term: 2017-2020

Education:

  • BSC ‘06, magna cum laude, Political Communications, Ohio University

Current Professional Position:

  • Communications Strategist, Honda R&D Americas

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • American Enterprise Institute, Leadership Network, member
  • Nexus Academy of Indianapolis, co-founder and board chair, 2012-2016
  • Bellwether Education Partners, Management Capacity Building Program, graduate, 2014
  • OHIO Alumni Association, Indiana Alumni Chapter, president, 2011-2013
  • Columbus Alive, writer
  • The Overwatch Partnership, volunteer
JulieRighter

Julia B. Righter

Term: 2015-2021

Education:

  • BS '78, Communications, Ohio University
  • Theology Education by Extension, Education for Ministry, The University of the South, School of Theology

Current Professional Position:

  • Parish Life Coordinator, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Ohio University Alumni Association, Central Ohio Alumni Network, member and past President, Vice President
  • Recipient of the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 1990
  • Regional Committee member of The Third Century campaign
  • Regional Co-Chair of The Promise Lives campaign
  • TWIGS of Children’s Hospital, past executive board member
  • Cruisin’ on the Riverfront, past volunteer coordinator
  • Ohio Dispute Settlement Board, past consumer member and chairperson
Ken Rusche

Ken Rusche

Term: 2014-2020

Education:

  • BSEd '73, Ohio University
  • CERT in Physical Therapy '74, Ohio State University
  • M.Ed '80, University of Cincinnati
  • State of Ohio physical therapy license
  • State of Ohio athletic trainer license

Current Professional Position:

  • Owner and President, Oxford Physical Therapy

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Physical Therapy Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, executive director
  • The Christ Hospital Sports Medicine Institute, director
  • Physical Therapy University of Texas Medical Branch, assistant professor
  • Houston Oilers, assistant athletic trainer
  • Detroit Lions, assistant athletic trainer
  • Cincinnati Reds, assistant athletic trainer
  • Ohio University, assistant athletic trainer
  • USA Swim Team, athletic trainer
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Sports Medicine Section, past treasurer and past placement chair
  • Great Cincinnati Sports and Events Commission, board member
  • Ohio Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame
  • Cincinnati Chapter Amateur Football Award
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Ohio Athletic Trainer of the year, 1992
TJ Simonik

TJ Simonik

Term: 2018-2021

Education:

  • BBA ’07, Ohio University

Current Professional Position:

  • Lead Risk Analyst, Duke Energy Corporation

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • North Carolina Certified Public Accountant
  • Duke Energy Leadership Development Network (LDN), chair
  • Duke Energy Leadership Development Network (LDN), vice chair
  • Duke Energy Leadership Development Network (LDN), mentoring committee chair
  • Distinguished Service Award, 2015, OHIO Alumni Association
  • Simonik Sibling Scholarship, co-founder
  • OHIO College of Business, mentor
  • OHIO Alumni Association, College of Business Society of Alumni and Friends, past president
  • OHIO Alumni Association, Greater Charlotte Chapter Network, past president
  • OHIO Volunteer Alumni Admissions Network (VAAN), postcard campaign participant
  • OHIO Volunteer Alumni Admissions Network (VAAN), Charlotte, NC, college fair representative
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, Charlotte Chapter, member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), member
Jordan Thompson

Jordan Thompson

Term: 2018-2021

Education:

  • BSETM ’12, Ohio University

Current Professional Position:

  • Self Employed, Commercial Real Estate Development

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Played professional football for the Detroit Lions
  • Playworks Detriot Recess Super Hero Award
  • NFL Rookie Symposium, featured guest speaker
  • Ohio University Outstanding Senior Leader Award
  • F. Theodore Paige Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
  • Engineering Technology and Management Academic Excellence Award, 2012-2013
  • Advocare V100 Independence Bowl Scholar Athlete of the Year, 2012
  • Ohio University General Fee Committee, member
  • Mid-American Conference Legislative Committee, member
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee, president
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee, secretary
  • Ohio University Football Team, member
KyleTriplett

Kyle W. Triplett

Term: 2015-2021

Education:

  • BA Political Science, minor Economics '12, Ohio University

Current Professional Position:

  • Olympic Steel, Inc., Purchasing Manager, Cleveland Division

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Ohio University Student Senate Alumni Association, Board Member
  • The First Tee of Cleveland, volunteer
  • The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist-Cleveland, Parishioner  
  • Ohio University Student Senate, President,  2012
  • Ohio University Board of Trustees, Student Trustee, 2009-2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Alumnus
  • Outstanding Senior Leader Award, 2012
  • Pepsi Leadership Award, 2011
Michael R. Walters

Michael R. Walters

Term: 2018-2021

Education:

  • BBA ’03, Management Information Systems, Ohio University
  • MBA ’09, Finance, Florida Atlantic University

Current Professional Position:

  • Regional Retail Leader, KeyBank, Colorado Region

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, vice chairman of finance
  • Jack & Jill Children’s Center, board member
  • Florida Atlantic University Outstanding Alumnus of Decade Award for 2000s
  • 2013 Chairs Recognition Award for outstanding leadership in Chamber of Commerce community
  • Denver Downtown Partnership, member
  • Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, member
Meg White

Meg White

Term:  2018-2021

Education:

  • BSJ ’79, Communication, Ohio University

Current Professional Position:

  • Gifts Officer, CarePartners Foundation, Asheville, North Carolina

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, WNC Chapter, member
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, WNC Chapter Summer Institute, committee chair
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Asheville, mentor
  • Appalachian Women’s Museum, board member
  • Athena Award, Henderson County North Carolina, judge
  • Western Carolina University Friends of the Arts Advancement Council, member
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Jeff Wright

Term: 2017-2020

Education:

  • BA ’03, Business Administration, Ohio University
  • MBA ’11, Boston College

Current Professional Position:

  • Vice President, Global Head of Marketing, Wilshire Private Markets & Wilshire Associates  

Affiliations, Accomplishments and Service:

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Series 7 & 63
  • National Association of State Retirement Administrators, member
  • National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems, member
  • California State Legislature, registered lobbyist
  • State Association of County Retirement Systems, affiliate
  • Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems, member
  • National Futures Association, member
  • OHIO Alumni Association, Bobcat mentor