National Advisory Council
Fiscal Year 2015
The members of the NAC are dedicated to promoting the interests of WSU and the WSU Foundation. More than one-third of the members (37 percent) live outside of the greater Wichita area.
See Also: WSU Foundation board of directors • Former WSU Foundation board chairs
Gerald T. Aaron ('63), Wichita, KS, Retired, Lone Star Steakhouse/Saloon Inc.
Julie-Ellen Acosta ('80, '84), St. Louis, MO, Operations Chain, Phantom Works, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Paul S. Allen ('70), Wichita, KS, CEO, Allen Gibbs & Houlik, LC
Pamela Clancy Ammar ('80), Wichita, KS, Attorney
Bill Ard ('64), Wichita, KS, Owner, Security Holdings LLC
Ted D. Ayres, Wichita, KS, Vice President & General Counsel, Wichita State University (ex officio member)
Ronald L. Baldwin ('75), Leawood, KS, Chairman, President & CEO, Crossfirst Holdings
John W. Bardo, Wichita, KS, President, Wichita State University (ex officio member)
Donald L. Barry ('88), Wichita, KS, Managing Director - Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors
Craig W. Barton ('83), Wichita, KS, Managing General Partner, Olympia Partners LLC
Barbara J. Bassi (’72), Newport Coast, CA
M. Clark Bastian ('75), Wichita, KS, CEO/Chairman, Fidelity Bank
Shane M. Bayless ('89), Houston, TX, Executive Vice President & CFO, Sabine Oil and Gas, LLC
Joan S. Beren ('83), Wichita, KS, Community Pro Bono Volunteer
Fred F. Berry, Jr., Wichita, KS, Chairman, Berry Companies, Inc.
Carolyn A. Black, Wichita, KS, Co-Owner, Donlevy Lithograph, Inc.
Linda L. Brantner ('74, '90), Wichita, KS, Retired President & CEO, Delta Dental of Kansas
Kevin G. Brown ('82), Hutchinson, KS, President, T & E Oil Company
Quincalee Brown ('61), McLean, VA, Retired President, QB Enterprises
Timothy W. Buckley ('71), Austin, TX, Retired Vice President, Polyplastics, Div. of Buckley Ind., Inc.
Michael C. Burrus ('77), Wichita, KS, Executive Director, Catholic Charities
Kelly E. Callen, Wichita, KS, Co-Owner, Edmiston Oil Co., Inc.
Stephen L. Clark ('65), Wichita, KS, President, Clark Investment Group
William C. Cohen, Jr., Wichita, KS, CEO, Insurance Management Assoc., Inc.
Teresa R. Craig ('75), Clearwater, FL, CEO, Suncoast Solutions
Ruth A. David ('75), Fairfax Station, VA, President & CEO, ANSER
Jeff P. DeGraffenried (’88), Sedgwick, KS, Deputy General Counsel, Spirit AeroSystems Inc.
Catherine A. DeSocio ('81), Wichita, KS, Co-Owner, Joma Bowling Company
Thomas R. Devlin, Sr., Wichita, KS, President & Chairman, Devlin Enterprises (emeritus member)
Denis Dieker Wichita, KS, Board Chairman, Alumni Association, Wichita State University (ex officio member)
Clinton J. Everton, Scottsdale, AZ
Brenda Farha, Wichita, KS, Community Volunteer
Gary A. Farha ('79), Potomac, MD, President & CEO, Customer First Renewables
Alan J. Fearey ('75), Wichita, KS, Internal Medicine Physician, Wichita Clinic
Steve Feilmeier ('85), Wichita, KS, Executive Vice President/CFO, KOCH Industries Inc.
Edward L. Field ('72), Topeka, KS, CPA, Lindburg & Vogel Chtd.
Justus H. Fugate ('60, '62), Wichita, KS, Chairman of the Board, Kansas Venture Capital, Inc.
Robert A. Geist ('64), Wichita, KS, Owner & Chairman of the Board, RAGE, Inc. (emeritus member)
Sonia R. Greteman ('82), Wichita, KS, CEO and Creative Director, Greteman Group
Curtis D. Gridley ('80), Wichita, KS, Consultant
Carolyn M. Harrison ('80), RN /Consultant
Deborah G. Haynes ('76), Wichita, KS, Physician, Preferred Medical Associates-N.E.
Brian A. Heinrichs ('96), Olathe, KS, Chief Financial Officer, Intrust Bank
Shelli A. Herman (’88), Los Angeles, CA, President & CEO, Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc.
Allan K. Higdon ('61), Wichita, KS, Retired Chairman & CEO, Sullivan Higdon & Sink Inc.
Jeri Hinkle, Wichita, KS, Community Volunteer
Ronald W. Holt ('77), Wichita, KS, Asst. Sedgwick County Manager, Sedgwick County Manager's Office
Marilee K. Hopkins ('78), Chicago, IL, CPA, MKH Accounting & Dispute Consulting
James E. Hull ('83), Dallas, TX, Vice President, Sales, Workplace Solutions
Michael A. James ('71), Chicago, IL, Senior VP Commercial Strategy & Operations, Accredo Health Group, Inc.
Joseph A. Johnson, Wichita, KS, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey
Richard D. Kincaid ('84), Chicago, IL, Founder, Because Foundation
Elizabeth H. King, Wichita, KS, President & CEO, Wichita State University Foundation (ex officio member)
Tom Kirk ('82), Wichita, KS, Senior VP and Family Wealth Director, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
True H. Knowles ('60), Dallas, TX, Investor
Ann Konecny ('91), Kansas City, MO, CEO, Foley Equipment Company
Jacqueline M. Kouri, Wichita, KS, Community Volunteer
J. V. Lentell, Wichita, KS, Vice Chairman, Intrust Bank
Alan G. Lewis ('74), Tulsa, OK, Orthopedic Surgeon, Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center
Cheryl L. Lindeman ('93), Solana Beach, CA
John R. Lovitt ('68), Pleasanton, CA, CEO, Pattern Insight
Leon H. Lungwitz ('70), Wichita, KS, Co-owner, The Print Source, Inc.
Craig H. Macy ('91), Reno, NV, Holland and Hart, LLP
Tony Madrigal, Wichita, KS, President & Owner, Madrigal & Associates, Inc.
Dale E. Maltbie ('69, '72), Retired President & CEO, Professional Engineering Consultants
James L. Mann ('56), Wayne, PA
Ronald D. Mann ('81), Wichita, KS, Mann Properties, LLC
Howard N. Marcus, Wichita, KS, Chairman, Marcus Food Company
Nancy J. Martin ('69), Wichita, KS, COO, Emergency Services, PA
John G. McCune ('59), Wichita, KS, Retired
Jane C. McHugh ('80), Wichita, KS, CPA & Partner- Retired, BKD, LLP
W. John McGuire ('80), Washington, DC, Partner, Bingham McCutchen
M. D. Michaelis, Wichita, KS, Chairman of the Board, Emprise Bank
William B. Moore ('74), Wichita, KS, Retired President & CEO, Westar Energy Inc.
John R. Morse ('72), Sanibel, FL, General Counsel & Secretary, LodgeWorks, L.P.
Eric S. Namee ('80), Wichita, KS, Tax & Employee Benefits Attorney, Hinkle Law Firm, LLC
Phillip R. Neff ('64), Wichita, KS, Owner & Consultant, PRN Consulting, Inc.
Lynn Nichols, Wichita, KS, CEO, Yingling Aviation, Inc.
Margaret Opara ('92), Wichita, KS, Vice President of Finance, Transtecs Corporation
Edmund D. Pack, Jr. ('02), Wichita, KS, Senior Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell
Pamela S. Palmer ('85), Wichita, KS, Physical Therapist, Palmer Physical Therapy
Mark V. Parkinson ('80), Washington, DC, CEO/President, American Health Care Association
Marilyn B. Pauly ('72), Wichita, KS, Vice Chairman, Commerce Bank
Dan C. Peare ('82, '85), Wichita, KS, Estate Planning Attorney, Hinkle Law Firm LLC
Kenton T. Richards ('86), Baldwin City, KS, Regional Director, Travelers Insurance
Leslie G. Rudd ('81), Oakville, CA, CEO, Leslie Rudd Investment Company (emeritus member)
Charles E. Russell ('56), Wichita, KS, Retired
Richard “Dick” Sampson ('73), Denver, CO, CEO, RS Core Capital, LLC
Donald D. Sbarra, Wichita, KS, Chairman, Sbarra Enterprises (emeritus member)
D. Bruce Schreck ('70), Wichita, KS, Managing Partner, Schreck Financial Group LLC
Barry L. Schwan, Wichita, KS, President, House of Schwan
Rosalind Scudder ('64, '72, '78), Newton, KS, Retired WSU Professor
Shoko K. Sevart, Wichita, KS, Attorney & Partner, Sevart & Sevart - Attorneys at Law
Linwood B. Sexton ('48), Wichita, KS, Area Sales Manager, Hiland Dairy
Christopher S. Shank ('69), Wichita, KS, Commercial Sales Executive, Willis HRH
Kenneth F. Shannon ('79), Wichita, KS, President & CEO, Metal-Fab, Inc.
Robert E. Shields ('68), Atlanta, GA, Partner, Doffermyre, Shields, Canfield, Knowles & Devine
Constance L. Simcox ('73, '81), Wichita, KS, Retired
JoAnn C. Skillett ('61, '65), Bella Vista, AR, Retired Principal/Professor
Mitchell W. Slape ('89), Northville, MI, Senior VP, Wal-Mart Great Lakes Division
Mark G. Torline ('79), Los Angeles, CA, Managing Director, Macquarie Funds Group
John L. Tush (‘88), Parkville, MO, Co-owner, CertTech LLC
Jeffrey L. Turner (’73), Wichita, KS, Retired President/CEO, Spirit AeroSystems
Ralph F. Vautravers ('52), Wichita, KS, Chairman, Rand Graphics, Inc.
Marni Vliet Stone ('70, '77), Wichita, KS, Owner, Marni Vliet Strategy
Tim J. Watt ('80), Rapid City, SD, Neurological Surgeon, Black Hills Neurosurgery & Spine
Bob M. White ('71, '76), Scottsdale, AZ
Carol E. Wilson ('00), Wichita, KS
Allen F. Wise ('64), Bethesda, MD, Retired CEO/President, Coventry Health Care
Sheryl L. Wohlford ('82), Wichita, KS, President & Co-Owner, Automation-Plus Inc.
J. Robert Young ('61), Glenwood Springs, CO, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Alpine Banks of Colorado
T. Michael Young ('67), Houston, TX, Managing Partner, The CapStreet Group
Gene H. Zaid (’77), Sterling, KS, CEO, Jacam Chemicals LLC
*deceased during FY15