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Educational Foundation Board of Directors


The Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation is governed by the Foundation Board of Directors who are responsible for the management and oversight of the Foundation. The members serve three-year terms and meet four times a year either by phone or in person. They serve on committees, manage assets and financially support the mission of the Foundation.


Executive Committee


Chris M. Meyer, Akron ’89 – Chair

Chris MeyerChris is Managing Principal of Truepoint Institutional Advisors, a division of Truepoint Wealth Counsel. He guides investment strategy and provides ongoing portfolio implementation and oversight for institutional clients. Meyer is a member of the CFA Society of Cincinnati and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in statistics and economics from the University of Akron while he received his MBA in finance from The Ohio State University. Meyer currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Retirement System, board member and President for the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and member of the St. Antoninus Finance Council.


Paul C. Troy, Lehigh ’87 – Vice Chair

Paul TroyPaul is a Partner at Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer LLP, specializing in trial practice defending professionals and businesses from tort claims and other civil lawsuits. Over his career Troy has tried more than 100 jury cases to verdict. He has served as President of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Montgomery Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Section and the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association. Over the past four years Troy has been named one of the 100 top attorneys in Pennsylvania.


Michael R. Odell, (Mike), Denver ‘85 Secretary

Mike OdellMike is President, CEO and board member of Marubeni Automotive After-market Holdings, a holding company for investments in the automotive after-market, and also of one of its subsidiaries, XL Parts, a regional distributor of automotive parts in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.  He is also a board member of The Parts House, a regional distributor of automotive parts in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.  Mike previously served as President, CEO and board member of The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack, a NYSE-listed Fortune 1000 company.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Meritage Homes, a top ten home builder across the western and southern U.S.   Mike received an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


Steve Pattison, Florida State ’79 – Treasurer

Steve PattisonSteve is Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Business Analysis and Risk Management of Restaurant Services, Inc (RSI). He also serves as General Manager of RSI’s wholly owned for profit subsidiary, Supply Chain Services LLC. Pattison is currently serving his second term as Board Chair of ARC Broward. In 2011, Pattison was recognized by the Bank Atlantic Non-profit Academy as board leader of the year in Broward County. He serves on the FSU Foundation Real Estate Board, is the chairman of the National Restaurant Association Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group, is a trustee of the NRA Educational Foundation and was recently elected chair-elect of the FSU Alumni Association. Pattison also represents RSI on the board of directors of the Burger King McLamore Foundation.

Mark G. Hulit
, University of Richmond ‘81 – At-Large

Mark HulitCROP

Mark retired as Global Head of Strategy & Planning reporting to the Chief Executive, for British American Tobacco. Over the 29 years of his career, he worked and lived in Hong Kong, London, New York, Melbourne, Rio, Sao Paulo and Sydney. Hulit earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Richmond – Robins School of Business.

Drew C. Lynch, 
Texas State – San Marcos ’79 – At-Large

Drew Lynch

Drew is Senior Vice President, Commodity Operations for Cheniere Energy. He has over 35 years of diversified experience in the energy and global metals markets. Lynch worked for Enron Corporation from 1990-2005 in the USA, Canada and Europe trading and operations areas, including serving as Chief Operating Officer of Enron Metals in Europe. He and his wife Kim live in Houston, Texas and have two children in college.


Karl J. Krapek, Kettering University ’72 – Immediate Past Chair

Karl KrapekKarl retired as President and Chief Operating Officer of United Technologies Corporation in January 2002. He had been with UTC for twenty years serving in various management positions. He first served UTC, beginning in 1982, as Vice President of Operations for the Otis Elevator Company and became its President in 1989. He was Chairman, President and CEO of Carrier Corporation in 1990 and became President and CEO of Pratt & Whitney in 1992. He was named Executive Vice President and a Director of UTC in 1997. Krapek was elected President and Chief Operating Officer of United Technologies in 1999. Krapek is currently a Director of Northrop Grumman Corporation where he chairs its Compensation Committee and is currently Lead Director of Prudential Financial Inc., where he chairs its Compensation, Executive, and Risk Committees.


John L. Brechin, III, Texas – Austin ’80 – Donor Development Committee Chair

John BrechinJohn served as a Global Process Leader for IBM, driving worldwide and geographic process transformation across all lines of IBM’s business portfolio. Brechin began his career with IBM in client relationship sales to North American accounts. His management roles have included leadership of business units focused on large global accounts as well as small and medium businesses. Brechin’s international responsibilities across Europe, Asia, Japan and China and emerging markets contributed to the successful integration of IBM’s globally diverse business methods into culturally compatible, common enterprise wide operating processes. Brechin earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He chairs the Foundation’s Donor Development Committee. Brechin is a competitive amateur golfer and is a USGA Course Rater for the Texas Golf Association.


Jeff B. Burgan, Rose-Hulman ’77 – Investment Committee Chair

Jeff BurganJeff is counsel to Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. after serving as a shareholder of the firm and a member of the Board of Directors. While a shareholder, Burgan served as Chair of Leydig’s Deferred Compensation committee for 10 years and also as a member of the firm’s Finance and Management committees. His law practice concentrated in patent litigation and client counseling, as well as post grant review proceedings and interferences at the U.S. Patent Office. He has tried cases to jury and to the bench and is a member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to attending law school, he spent several years in engineering and management assignments with Texaco, Inc. Jeff has also served as a member of the Rose-Hulman Institute Board of Trustees and while a member served as Chair of the Development Committee. Burgan chairs the Foundation’s Investment Committee.


Gregory A. Castanias, Wabash ’87 – Nomination & Governance Committee Chair

Greg Castanias Greg is an appellate and intellectual property litigator in Jones Day’s Washington D.C. office. He heads Jones Day’s Federal Circuit practice. Castanias’ experience includes several arguments and appearances before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as over 50 arguments and over 150 appearances before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the exclusive appellate court for patent cases. Castanias also has significant experience in state-tax disputes before the U.S. Supreme Court and state appellate courts. Castanias previously served as president of the National Association of Wabash Men and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Association. He currently serves on the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Board of Visitors and the Board of Directors of the Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Worth, Texas. He chairs the Foundation’s Board Development Committee.


Clint Wheelock, Washington & Lee ’92 – Grants & Programs Committee Chair

Clint Wheelock

Clint is Managing Director at Tractica, a market research and consulting firm focused on emerging technologies. He has an extensive background in market intelligence for the technology industry, most recently as founder of Pike Research, which was acquired by Navigant in 2012. Clint holds a BA from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from the University of Dallas. He served Lambda Chi Alpha on the Student Advisory Committee (1991-1992) and as an Educational Leadership Consultant (1992-1994). Wheelock chairs the Foundation’s Grants and Programs Committee.



Alan M. Anderson, Coe ‘78

Alan Anderson

Alan is President of Alan Anderson Law Firm LLC. He is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial advocate and by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a civil trial specialist. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the first person so recognized in Minnesota. Anderson practices principally in the areas of commercial litigation, intellectual property and patent litigation, international arbitration and appellate advocacy. Anderson’s practice is international in scope and he represents clients in a wide variety of industries. He has tried jury cases to verdict in state and federal courts literally from Los Angeles to New York City. Anderson is a member of the International Bar Association and is a Fellow and member of the Council of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.


Jeff A. Arntson, Oregon State ’85

Jeff is Vice President of Albina Fuels, a manufacturer of asphalt products in Oregon and SW Washington. He and his brothers are fourth-generation owners of the company and have been serving residential and commercial customers since 1903. Arntson and his family also own a ranch in eastern Oregon, and he lives in Vancouver, Washington.



Alton R. Brown, III, (Tony), Alabama ’75

Brown_-Alton_R_TonyTony is President of The Pelican Group, Inc., a privately-owned, Mobile, Alabama based developer and manager of shopping centers. He is responsible for the oversight of all development, financing, leasing and management functions of The Pelican Group. Brown serves as Vice President and Secretary of Shanri Holdings Corp. and is responsible for all asset management functions relating to Shanri’s U.S. portfolio. For more than 30 years as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers he served as State Government Relations Committee Chairman, State Director for Alabama and Mississippi, Southern Division Government Relations Chairman and Southern Division Alliance Co-Chairman and chaired the national Environmental Subcommittee lobbying Congress, EPA, USACE and FWS on environmental and land rights issues. He also serves on the Board of the Center for Real Estate and Economic Development at The University of South Alabama.


Donald E. Euston, (Don), Evansville ‘68
Don Euston-FinalDon is a First Vice President, Sr. Consultant – Wealth Management and a Senior Partner of the MEKCO Wealth Management Group at Merrill Lynch in Boca Raton, Florida. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Euston earned the professional designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) in 1997 from the Investment Management Consultants Association taught in conjunction with the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Euston has served as Chairman of the Christ Church United Methodist of Ft. Lauderdale finance committee. Currently serves as Chairman of the church’s Investment committee and has served as a trustee at Christ Church for six years. Euston is an avid saltwater fisherman and boater. He has been married to his wife, Pam, for 46 years.


Bo L. Gebbie, Evansville ’03

Bo Gebbie joined Evolving Solutions in January, 2017 as the Vice President of Sales and Services.  In this role, he is responsible for the sales, pre-sales services, post-sales consulting and marketing pillars within the organization.  Before joining Evolving Solutions, Bo was an IBM executive, serving last as Vice President of Sales, Server Solutions, for IBM North America.  In that role, he had sales and profit responsibility for a $3B portfolio across Power Systems, z Systems and the Server Linux brands.
Bo has a finance degree from the University of Evansville and an MBA from Creighton University.  He is the president of the board of Nebraska HOBY Youth Leadership; and serves on the University of Evansville Board of Visitors and Hanscom Park Church finance board.
During his undergraduate years, Bo served as High Beta and High Gamma.  In addition, he was a member of the Student Advisory Committee and was Conference Planner from 2011-2013.  After graduation, Bo was the High Pi for Nebraska-Omaha for several years, served as a Regional Alumni Leader, and was chair of the Educational Foundation Young Alumni Council.


Gary J. Matus, California State – Los Angeles 

Gary Matus

Gary is Managing Director with RSR Partners and a member of the Financial Services Practice Group, Consumer Practice Group and Board Practice Group. Prior to joining RSR Partners, Matus was Managing Partner with Egon Zehnder, heading the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group and was a member of the Consumer and Board Practice Groups. He received his bachelor’s degree in history and mathematics from California State University, Los Angeles. Matus also earned an M.S.I.P.A from the University of Southern California and an MBA degree from Thunderbird School of International Management. He is a graduate of the UCLA Director Education and Certification Program. Matus serves on the Board of Trustees of Thunderbird School of Global Management, the Board of the Los Angeles YMCA and is a member of the Board of Governor’s Council on Information Technology. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Lasair Capital.


Fletcher McElreath, Mercer ’87

McElreath-markFletcher is a Partner with Alston & Bird LLP in their New York office. He is co-chair of the firm’s corporate practice area, which includes its corporate, energy, finance, health care, real estate and public policy groups. He has a capital markets practice and focuses on debt and equity securities offerings, both domestic and cross-border, corporate governance, public and private mergers and acquisitions activities. McElreath is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” and Super Lawyers magazine. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his B.B.A, summa cum laude, in accounting from Mercer University. He also currently serves as Grand High Alpha.

Jeff A. Stuerman, 
Culver-Stockton ’82

Jeff StuermanAt the end of 2014, Stuerman retired as Chairman, President and CEO of Edward Jones Trust Company in St. Louis, Missouri. He has 30-plus years of experience within the financial services industry and, most recently, serves as the president of his own consulting firm. In addition, he has served as the president and CEO of the TIAA-CREF Trust Company, as well as the vice president and director of marketing and new business development for the A.G. Edwards Trust Company. Stuerman earned an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and currently serves on the Culver-Stockton College Board of Trustees. Stuerman currently serves as Grand High Pi.


Lou Tharp, Butler ’72


After running a successful international public relations, advertising and marketing company for nearly 20 years, and working for some of the largest international PR and marketing agencies, Lou became a social entrepreneur, co-founded and acted as the initial funder for CreakyJoints, an international service organization for people with arthritis. Lou also co-founded Global Healthy Living Foundation and TGI Healthworks, and he serves as CEO for both organizations.

In 2005, he became the first out gay coach at the U.S. Military Academy, where he was the swim coach of the West Point Triathlon team. Lou is also a competitive swimmer – winning nine World Masters, Gay Games and OutGames gold, silver and bronze medals.

From 2003 to 2008, he served on the board of visitors for the College of Business at Butler University, where he graduated with a B.S. and a B.A. in Journalism. Mr. Tharp served in the 38th Infantry Division, Headquarters, Indiana National Guard from 1972-1978. He was Chairman of the Anti-Bias Commission, Rockland County, New York, from 1994-1996; Chairman of the Board of CANDLE, a Rockland County, New York, non-profit from 1994-1997; is a former member of the board of the Victory Fund, Washington, DC, and a current member of Knights Out, U.S. Military Academy. In 2012 he accepted a position in the Obama administration, serving on the Army Education Advisory Committee, reporting to the Secretary of the Army.


Josh Lodolo, California State – Northridge ’04 CEO

Lodolo, Josh; jl44262; Development and Alumni RelationsJosh earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Northridge and a master’s degree in business administration from Anderson University. At Cal State-Northridge, he joined Lambda Chi Alpha as a founding member of the re-colonized Beta-Rho chapter. Lodolo served the colony as treasurer for one year and recruitment chairman for two years. After graduation, Lodolo worked for Lambda Chi Alpha, both as an educational leadership consultant where he helped establish seven colonies, and in alumni relations and development for the Educational Foundation. From 2010 through 2015 Lodolo worked in various alumni development roles at the University of Texas, before returning to lead the Educational Foundation in September of 2015.

Josh provides the leadership, direction and administrative oversight for all Foundation advancement, fundraising, campaign and alumni engagement initiatives. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and handles a wide range of matters contributing to the design and execution of all philanthropic efforts, results and achievements. Lodolo serves as the tactical leader in developing strategies with the Foundation board and policies in alignment with the Foundation’s mission and strategic plan.

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