Foundation Board of Trustees

Omicron Delta Kappa’s Foundation is a separate 501(c)3 organization and uses the money it raises to support leadership development programs and provide scholarships to OΔK members. Learn more about ways you can give to the OΔK Foundation.

The Foundation is governed by its own leadership board, which is comprised of 15 members, including the current national president and one additional member of the Society’s board of directors. OΔK’s executive director sits on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees as a non-voting member.

Russ Chambliss : Foundation President

Russ Chambliss

Foundation President


(205) 365-7001 | russ@littleriverfarmal.com

Biography

Russ Chambliss is the recently retired Chief Executive and President of Mason Corporation in Birmingham, Ala. Mason Corporation, a building products company, employees more than 100 individuals and has operations in five states.  Russ continues to serve as a consultant to the company.

Russ was initiated in 2003 into the Alpha Circle of O∆K at his alma mater, Washington and Lee University. He resides in Birmingham, Ala, with his wife, Ann. He is a proud father of four children and seven grandchildren.

Russ is an active member of Kiwanis International and Chairman of the St. Vincent's Hospital Foundation Board. He also sits on the Alabama Symphony Board and the local Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors. Previously, Chambliss has served on boards for various Birmingham-area charities and corporations with an emphasis on investments and education.

He was elected Foundation President in 2014, and his current term on the Foundation Board of Trustees expires in 2018.

Sally Albrecht : Foundation Vice President

Sally Albrecht

Foundation Vice President


| skalbrecht@earthlink.net

Biography

Sally K. Albrecht is a popular choral composer, conductor, and clinician, especially known for her work with choral movement. She was initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa at Rollins College where she earned her undergraduate degree and was active with Phi Mu, Chapel Choir and many theatre productions. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in drama and Master of Music in accompanying from the University of Miami.

An annual recipient of the ASCAP Special Music Award since 1987, Sally has more than 535 popular choral publications in print, 70 larger elementary songbooks and musicals, plus has developed 17 choral movement instructional DVDs. In addition, she has produced more than 50 larger school songbooks and musicals. Sally has also developed 15+ choral movement instructional DVDs. She has directed and staged the half-time show singers performing during two Florida Citrus Bowls, and Sally has conducted hundreds of honor choir events including festivals at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. For more than three decades, she was the Director of School Choral Publications for two major educational music publishing companies.

Sally and her husband, composer/arranger Jay Althouse, currently enjoy living in Raleigh, N.C. They were thrilled and honored to have their composition “I Hear America Singing!” performed during the 2009 presidential inauguration ceremonies.

She has served Omicron Delta Kappa as a member of the Foundation Scholarships Selection Committee, and she was the recipient of the O∆K Pillar of Leadership Award in Creative and Performing Arts in 2014. Her current term on the Foundation Board of Trustees expires in 2018.

Darwin Jones : National Treasurer

Darwin Jones

National Treasurer


(585) 820-9499 | darwin.jones@liu.edu

Biography

Darwin C. Jones is a manager in EY’s Transaction Advisory Service Tax practice, based in N.Y. He has extensive experience in tax compliance and deal execution as well as the planning and structuring of transactions for public and privately held clients. Prior to joining EY, Darwin worked with KPMG International and Advisory Services to provide strategic transaction consulting to clients at various stages of the business life cycle; specifically, assisting clients with driving revenue, increasing market efficiency from concept through realization and quantification of value to be created and execution services to maximize realized value. Darwin is a certified public accountant licensed in New York State.

In January 2013, Darwin was appointed to the Omicron Delta Kappa Society Board of Directors as national treasurer and to the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation Board of Trustees. In his role as national treasurer, Darwin is responsible for the oversight of Omicron Delta Kappa Society’s financial management strategy and the continual development of the organization’s strategic goals. In addition to strategic planning, his responsibilities include: administration of all fiscal matters within the organization, facilitating the annual budget process with the Finance Committee and national headquarters personnel and to ensure the compliance of audit, tax and various regulatory policies and procedures.

Since 2010, Darwin has served as co-chair of the New York State Society of CPA's (NYSSCPA) COAP Program Advisory Board. COAP is a five-day summer program for high school juniors and is designed to recruit young minorities into the CPA profession. COAP provides an invaluable preview of college life, and the program encourages high school students to think beyond college and learn about a career in the business world.

Additionally, Darwin serves as a distinguished member of the Young Leadership Circle of the New York State Society of CPAs, member of KPMG’s African-American Network Advisory Board, and member of the American Institute of CPAs Student Recruitment Committee and Minority Scholarship Task Force.

A 2004 initiate of the University at Albany Circle, Darwin served as the 2005 – 2006 circle president. Darwin earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University at Albany and a Master of Science with distinction in Taxation and Finance from Long Island University – Brooklyn.  His current term on the O∆K Foundation Board of Trustees expires in 2016.

W. Jeffery Edwards : National Counsel

W. Jeffery Edwards

National Counsel


(804) 788-8721 | jedwards@hunton.com

Biography

W. Jeffery Edwards is a 1981 initiate of the Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa at Washington and Lee University. He was appointed O∆K’s National Counsel in 2016. His current term as counsel runs through June 2018.
 
Jeff is a partner with the law firm of Hunton and Williams based in Richmond, Va. His litigation experience includes a variety of subject matters in different forums around the country. In addition to handling proceedings addressing general complex business disputes, Jeff has significant experience handling utility-related disputes (including the gas pipeline, telecommunications, electric, and nuclear industries; and involving regulatory, operations, and condemnation issues), post-M&A disputes, product safety issues, environmental and toxic tort matters, corporate governance matters, and real estate issues. Jeff's work includes both advice and counseling as well as handling disputes when they arise.
 
Jeff is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and in Virginia federal and state courts. He is a regular participant in the Washington and Lee Legal Ethics Institute at Washington and Lee University and an instructor in Washington and Lee University Law School’s Third Year Practicum.
 
In addition to earning his undergraduate degree from W&L in 1978, Jeff also earned his law degree from Washington and Lee in 1981. As an undergraduate, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. During law school, he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and was the lead articles editor for the Washington and Lee University Law Review. He was also the recipient of the John W. Davis (highest GPA) and Ring-Tum Phi (University Service) awards.

Richard S. Johnson : Foundation Trustee

Richard S. Johnson

Foundation Trustee


(804) 237-1350 | richjohnson@thewiltonco.com

Biography

Richard S. (Rich) Johnson is a native of Richmond, Va.  His affiliation with Omicron Delta Kappa began with his friendship with former OK National President Dr. Steve Bisese of the University of Richmond.  Rich’s initial involvement included assisting with real estate issues in connection with the relocation of the national headquarters to Lexington, Va.  Additionally, he had a significant role in the development and execution of the fundraising campaign to purchase the Lexington train station for OK's  headquarters.  The executive director's office bears his name, and he has continued to provide advice and counsel in relation to the building including a recent study establishing the protocols for preserving and maintaining the historic facility.  Rich joined the Board of the OK Foundation Board of Trustees in 2016.

Since Dec. 2002, Rich has been chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Wilton Companies, a real estate investment company which owns, leases and manages a diverse portfolio of real estate investment assets located in Va. and N.C.  From 1985 to Dec. 2002, Rich served as president of Southern Financial Corporation of Virginia, President of Southern Financial Title Corporation and co-owner of General Land Company of Virginia, Inc.

 

Rich has been active with alumni activities at the University of Richmond for many years and in many capacities.  He has chaired the Alumni Association of the Robins School of Business as well as its annual fund.  He served on the Board of Associates and subsequently on the Board of Trustees where he chaired the Student Development Committee where Dr. Bisese was the liaison to the board.  He has served for many years on the Business Management Committee of the University as well.  He is especially supportive of the Robins School of Business and the Spider Club.

 

Rich is a member of the Board of Directors, Executive, ACER, ALCO and Compensation Committees of First Community Bancshares, Inc. and First Community Bank.  He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Fidelity Group, LLC, Trustee Emeritus of the University of Richmond, past Director of the State Fair of Virginia, Inc., Director Emeritus of Ducks Unlimited, Inc., past Director of Ducks Unlimited Canada, and as Director and past Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Economic Development Authority of the City of Richmond, Virginia. Rich received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Richmond and a Master of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University.
John Robitscher : Foundation Trustee

John Robitscher

Foundation Trustee


(770) 458-7400 | jrobitscher@chronicdisease.org

Biography

John Robitscher is a 1981 initiate of the Emory University of Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa.  He served as president of the circle during his undergraduate career.  He is currently a member of the Foundation’s Investment Committee and became a member of the O∆K Foundation Board of Trustees in 2016. His term expires in 2020.

 

John is currently the CEO of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors based in Atlanta, Ga.  In this role, John, along with the volunteer leadership, enables the NACDD Board and Executive Committee to fulfill its governance functions.  He provides direction and leadership to achieve NACDD’s mission, strategic plan, and annual operating and fundraising plans.  John is also responsible for board relations and development, sponsor relations and development, donor stewardship, partner relationships, and grant development and management.

 

At Emory, John earned an Associate of Arts degree in 1981 from the university’s Oxford College.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts majoring in political science and English in 1983 and a Master of Public Health in 1992, both also from Emory

 

John is a member of the following organizations: Association of Fundraising Professionals, ASTHO Affiliate Council, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, One Voice Against Cancer, The Commerce Club, Association of Fundraising Professionals, American Society of Association Executive, and American Public Health Association.
Andristine Robinson : Foundation Trustee

Andristine Robinson

Foundation Trustee


(301) 546-5229 | robinsam1@pgcc.edu

Biography

Andristine Robinson is a 1999 initiate of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Circle and served as the founding faculty secretary.  From 2002 to 2006, she served as the Province III faculty director.  Andristine served the society as the national vice president for extension from 2006-2012.  Over the years, she has chaired the Resolutions Committee, the Committee on Extension and the Ritual Review Ad Hoc Committee.  Her committee memberships include the Audit Committee, the Executive Director Search Committee, the Budget and Finance Committee, the National Leader of the Year Committee, and the Membership Task Force.  Andristine received the Meritorious Service Award in 2003, and the Cheryl M. Hogle Distinguished Service Award in 2014.  She became a member of the OΔK Foundation Board of Trustees in 2016.  Her term expires in 2020.

 

Andristine is currently the Director of Governance and Diversity in the Office of the President at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC).  In this role, she assists the President in establishing an agenda for the effective/efficient operation of the College.  This includes coordinating institutional projects on behalf of the President and/or the Chief of Staff.  Andristine provides major administrative support for the college’s governance system, the college-wide forum, and serves as PGCC’s chief diversity officer.  She chairs the Commencement Committee, the Cultural Diversity Committee, and the President Obama's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge Committee.  In 2008, Andristine received the Administrator of the Year Award; and in 2014, she received the President’s Medal - the highest award that can be received by an employee.  Professionally, she is a member of the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity (AAAED), the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the American Association of University Women, the Maryland Community College Diversity Roundtable, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and the North Atlantic Association of Commencement Officers (NAACO).  Andristine currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Women in Maryland Higher Education (WIMHE).

 

While at PGCC, Andristine also served as the Director of Student Services Operations and as the Interim Dean of College Life Services.  Prior to this, she worked as the Assistant Dean for Student Programs at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and as the Associate Dean of Students/Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Lincoln University (PA).  Andristine began her work in higher education at West Virginia State University in residential life.

 

Andristine’s community involvement includes the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for which she is the immediate past parliamentarian for her chapter and the current president of The Pearls of Calvert County (an approved interest group for a new chapter).  She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Prince George’s and continues to volunteer for the organization.  Andristine is a member of the D.C. Metro Alumni Chapter of Lincoln University which sponsors activities for the community and new students attending the university.

 

In the immediate past, Andristine served as a member of the Board of Directors of Leadership Prince George’s and co-chaired the Curriculum Committee until June 2016.  She has served on the following boards:  Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Board of Directors, Women in Maryland Higher Education Executive Board, and The St. Mary’s Ballet, Inc. Board of Directors.  She also served for a number of years as a volunteer for the Southern Maryland Light the Night Leukemia Walk Planning Committee for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Maryland.

 

Andristine Robinson has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology from Lincoln University (Pa.) from which she graduated cum laude and a Master of Arts Degree in guidance and counseling (with a specialization in college student personnel) from Marshall University
Steve Bisese : Foundation Trustee

Steve Bisese

Foundation Trustee


(804) 289-8615 | sbisese@richmond.edu

Biography

Steve Bisese has served as the Vice President for Student Development at the University of Richmond since 2006. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Dean of Richmond College from 2002 - 2006. In addition, he served as the Vice President for Student Development at Georgetown College (Ky.) for ten years. His background also includes work in residence life at the University of Tennessee and the College of William and Mary. He served as the National Vice President for Extension for Omicron Delta Kappa from 1998 - 2006 and as the National President of O∆K from 2006 - 2010. Steve is active as a committee chair for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is a long-time member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the Association of Colleges of the South (ACS). Steve is married and has two daughters. He loves golf but admits to not being very good at the game.

Matthew Clifford : National President and Foundation Trustee

Matthew Clifford

National President and Foundation Trustee


(336) 758-5226 | president@odk.org

Biography

National President Matthew W. Clifford is Associate Dean of Students and Director of Campus Life Projects at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. In his role at Wake Forest, Matthew handles student conduct, crisis management, and community response. Additionally, Matthew leads assessment efforts for the Division of Campus Life at Wake Forest.

Previously, Matthew served as director of residence life at Wake Forest and director of residential life at Jacksonville University in Fla. He has also worked in residence life at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Matthew’s involvement in O∆K started at Davidson College, where he was inducted as a student member. He has previously served on the Society Board of Directors as Member-at-large. Additionally, he has served as a faculty officer for circles at Jacksonville University and Wake Forest University.

In addition to his involvement in O∆K, Matthew is very involved with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), where he is immediate past co-chair of the Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community. Additionally, he currently serves as the vice president for marketing and communication for the Southern Association of College Student Affairs. Having presented at numerous national and regional conferences, Matthew has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of College and University Student Housing and the College Student Affairs Journal.

Outside of O∆K, Matthew is very involved in his community. In 2015, he was selected to receive a Winston<40 Leadership Award, recognizing 20 leaders under 40 years old in the Winston-Salem community. He is President of Friends of Sherwood Forest, a nonprofit foundation that provides support for neighborhood schools. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Davidson College, a Master of Education in higher education and student affairs from the University of South Carolina, and his Doctor of Education in higher education from the University of North Florida.

Virginia B. Edwards : Foundation Trustee

Virginia B. Edwards

Foundation Trustee


(202) 368-7265 | ginedindc@gmail.com

Biography

Virginia “Ginny” B. Edwards is a 1977 initiate of the University of Kentucky Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa. She became a member of the O∆K Foundation Board of Trustees in June 2016, and her term expires in 2020.

Ginny was the president of Editorial Projects in Education, the nonprofit corporation that publishes Education Week and edweek.org, from March 1997 until she stepped down in July 2016. In the face of dramatic media disruption, she is credited with energetically evolving EPE and Ed Week over the years from a print-only publication to a thriving, financially successful 24/7 digital news operation.

Ginny also served as the editor-in-chief of Education Week – the premier “news outlet of record” for pre-collegiate education in the U.S. – from 1989-2016. The newspaper, published 37 times a year, is read by more than 200,000 subscribers and “pass-along” readers. For 20 years, she was also the editor of edweek.org, which reaches an audience of more than 1.6 million registered users, and, in 2015, she launched the Education Week Video unit to produce segments for the PBS NewsHour and other broadcast partners as well as digital video and other multimedia content for edweek.org and other online platforms.

Before joining EPE, Ginny worked for two years for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and, for the nearly 10 years before that, was an editor and reporter at The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky.

A frequent speaker on education-policy and media issues, Ginny has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Student Press Law Center and the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, and, currently, TeachingWorks at the University of Michigan.

J. David Gibbs : Foundation Trustee

J. David Gibbs

Foundation Trustee


(615) 727-3286 | j.david.gibbs@gmail.com

Biography

David Gibbs earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond where he was initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa. He has previously served his alma mater as a member of the Richmond Council. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Emory University's School of Law.

David is the chairman and co-founder of E-SPACES, Inc. In addition, he is principal of consultancy with The West Bridge Group and is an active angel investor in Nashville, Tenn.

As a volunteer, David is a member of the Board of Directors of the Brehm Foundation and the Brehm Preparatory School, and is Chair of the Brehm Capital Campaign. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Klingberg Family Centers. In addition, he is a Life Member of the Safari Club, the National Rifle Association and the Boone and Crockett Club.

David joined the O∆K Foundation Board of Trustees in 2013. He served as Vice President of the Foundation from 201416, and his current term will expire in 2020.

Terrence M. Kungel : Foundation Trustee

Terrence M. Kungel

Foundation Trustee


(855) 552-7200, ext. 800 | TKungel@Hughes.net

Biography

Terry Kungel is a 1969 initiate of the Purdue University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa. He served as president of the circle as an undergraduate. He is currently a member of the Foundation’s Investment Committee and became a member of the O∆K Foundation Board of Trustees in 2015. His term expires in 2018.

Terry is currently chairman and chief executive officer of the Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer. He is the third generation of his family to suffer from this disease. As CEO, Terry assists six prostate cancer network groups serving 250-500 active prostate cancer patients and their loved ones and more than 10,000 inactive prostate cancer patients in Maine. This organization promotes awareness, outreach, education, fund-raising and patient assistance. He represents Maine as a Consumer Reviewer, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, which helps identify research grants that merit funding by the Prostate Cancer Research Program, Department of Defense. He serves as a Patient Representative, Advisory Committee Member, Special Government Employee, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. And he serves as a Patient PCORI Merit Reviewer and PCORI Ambassador for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Prior to his current position, Terry was the co-founder and CEO of a biotech company that utilized 10,000+ DNA samples to identify disease associated genes. The company was the discoverer of record for 13 single nucleotide polymorphisms SNPs, and it submitted numerous patent applications for preliminary disease associations. He also served as the CEO of an advanced materials company that was focused on space based applications. Additionally, he worked with underperforming venture capital backed companies to assist investors, management, employees and customers to solve significant financial, strategic and execution related problems over the course of two decades. Terry joined McKinsey & Company directly after graduating from the Harvard Business School. He worked out of the firm’s New York and London offices. He left McKinsey to join Exxon Enterprises, Inc. where he pursued a lifelong interest in starting and managing new high tech companies.

Terry currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at Purdue’s Honors College.  During non-reunion years, Terry serves as the class secretary and chief fund agent for the Harvard Business School MBA Class of 1976.

Terry is a former member of the following organizations: Purdue’s Krannert School of Management Alumni Board of Directors; Harvard Business School’s Alumni Board of Directors; HBS Class of 1976’s 30th Reunion where he served as Co-Chairman, Social Committee, and Co-Chairman, Fund Committee; HBS Class of 1976’s 35th Reunion where he served as Chairman, Social Committee, and Co-Chairman, Fund Committee; Dana-Farber Cancer Center’s Visiting Committee for the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology; and Maine Cancer Consortium’s Board of Directors where he served as Chairman and CEO.

William “Bill” Latture : Foundation Trustee

William “Bill” Latture

Foundation Trustee


(336) 286-7243 | billattu@triad.rr.com

Biography

Bill Latture earned a Bachelor of Science in naval science from the University of South Carolina in 1945 and a Bachelor of Science in commerce from Washington and Lee University in 1949. He was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa’s Alpha Circle in 1948. He has served Washington and Lee as class agent, a member of its Alumni Board of Directors and the George Washington Society, and chaired the Lee Chapel Capital Campaign. He is also a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.

In addition to serving his alma mater, Bill served in the U. S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 where he attained the rank of Lt. (JG).

Bill is an Eagle Scout, has served as a Scoutmaster and a longtime board member of the Old North State Council. He is the recipient of the Boy Scouts of America’s Silver Beaver Award and is a member of the 1910 Society.

He retired in 1982 after 33 years as an executive with Blue Bell, Inc. (acquired by VF. Inc.) He served as Chairman of the Textile and Needle Trades Division of the American Society for Quality Control and is a recipient of its Distinguished Service Award.

Bill is a past president of the Greensboro Historical Museum, co-founder and past president of the Belle Meade Society and longtime volunteer there. He has been active in his church and served it in many capacities, including Chairman of the Administrative Board and Chairman of the Trustees.

He has been a member of Summit Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He has been active with the Greensboro Mental Health Association and Greensboro Opera.

He and his wife Louise are longtime residents of Greensboro, N.C. and since 2007 they have lived at Well Spring Retirement Community, where Bill has served as President of its Residents’ Association.

Bill has been a member of the O∆K Foundation Board of Trustees since 2004. His current term will expire in 2016.

Rich S. Pirrotta : Foundation Trustee

Rich S. Pirrotta

Foundation Trustee


| rich.pirrotta@gmail.com

Biography

Rich Pirrotta serves as Managing Director of the Whitehall Group. With more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing, technology, and restructuring, Rich is a senior operational leader, with a bias for action and a record of accomplishment in delivering outstanding business results. He has broad, cross-organizational experience in operations, strategy, turnaround, management, and finance, and he has worked in more than 35 countries. He is equally comfortable leading or participating in strategic discussions with top-level management or working shoulder-to-shoulder with line personnel to get a job done.

Rich has served in president, vice president, COO, and CFO roles as a line executive, as well as spending ten years with Deloitte, first with their Management Consulting practice in Detroit, and later, with their M&A practice in New York. As a consultant and adviser, he has contributed significant value to companies such as General Motors, RJR Nabisco, United Technologies, Merck, and Chevron.

Rich most recently served as COO and CFO for a cloud based financial technology provider. He previously served in consecutive roles as President of Fastener Advance Products, COO of Enterprise Automotive Systems, and President of Vogel Industries, three Tier 1 precision component manufacturers ranging in size from $15 - $70 million. Each required growth, restructuring, and turnaround expertise in Michigan’s difficult economy. One of the companies required an orderly liquidation of the business, and Rich led the organization to a full $20 million payout of the lender’s position.

His prior experience includes serving as a vice president of a systems integration division of British Telecom, and GM of an e-commerce startup that grew from five to 200 employees. He also worked for Procter & Gamble in Product Development, where he earned a U.S. Patent on Pringle’s Potato Chips.

Rich has deep functional experience in transformational change and strategy development, and he is a frequent speaker and seminar leader. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and has taught in MBA programs at Wharton and the University of Michigan. He previously served as Chairman of Wharton’s Global Alumni Association, with responsibility for an alumni network of more than 85,000 graduates. Rich holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration in financial management and operations management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is an initiate of the O∆K circle at Pennsylvania State University where he also served as circle president. He served as O∆K's National Treasurer from 1992 - 1998 and as a member of the O∆K Society Board of Directors from 1998 - 2000. He has been the Foundation Treasurer since 2011, and his current term on the Foundation Board of Trustees expires in 2018. Rich is a 2000 recipient of O∆K's Eldridge W. Roark Jr. Meritorious Service Award.

Marc Slotnick : Foundation Trustee

Marc Slotnick

Foundation Trustee


(304) 345-4222 | slotnick@baileywyant.com

Biography

Marc Slotnick was initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa while he was a student at the University of Miami where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree and later obtained his law degree. He is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation's Development Committee, and his term will expire in 2018.

Marc is a partner of Bailey & Slotnick, PLLC a member of Bailey & Wyant, PLLC in Charleston, W.Va.  In this role, his practice focuses on residential and commercial real estate matters throughout the State of West Virginia; wills, trusts and estate planning; corporate entities; and contracts.  

Marc has presented various seminars before lawyers, real estate agents and the general public on topics including “Advanced Directives;” “Real Estate Attorneys in West Virginia;” “Computers in Real Estate Law;” “Short Sales;” “Wills and Estates;” “ A Guide to Estate Planning;” “What is a Contract;” “Ethics for Realtors: Fiduciary Duties and Other Responsibilities;” “REO Closings and Indemnity Letter” and “The New Closing Disclosure [or Let’s Wait Another 3 Days].” 

Professionally, Marc is a member of the American Bar Association; West Virginia State Bar; West Virginia Bar Association; The Florida Bar; American Land Title Association; ALTA State Legislative/Regulatory Action Committee; West Virginia Bar Association Probate Committee; West Virginia State Bar Association; and affiliate member of Kanawha Valley Board of Realtors. He is an agent for First American Title Insurance Company; Chicago Title Insurance Company; Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and WFG National Title Insurance Company. He was a past president of Kanawha Valley Board of Realtors Foundation Board of Trustees, and past chairperson of the West Virginia Bar Association, Real Estate Division.

In addition, Marc is the president of Federated Jewish Charities of Charleston, Inc., a member of Jewish Federations of North America Network Advisory, and past president of B’nai Jacob Synagogue, Charleston, W.Va.

 

 

Jeffrey I. Stone : Foundation Trustee

Jeffrey I. Stone

Foundation Trustee


(205) 714-1202 | jstone@brasfieldgorrie.com

Biography

Jeff Stone is a 1977 initiate of the Auburn University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa. While at Auburn, he served as president of the Student Government Association. Jeff resides in Birmingham, Ala., with his wife Linda, also an Auburn initiate of O∆K. They have three children and two grandchildren. Jeff became a member of the O∆K Foundation Board of Trustees in 2016. His term expires in 2020.

Jeff currently serves as executive vice president for Birmingham based general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie. In his current role, Jeff oversees field operations and corporate support functions for approximately $2.3 billion in annual construction revenues, 30 operating divisions, and projects in 22 states, while serving on the company’s Executive Board. As a member of the Executive Board, Jeff assists in mapping marketing and financial strategies for future growth. Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms with projects in multiple market sectors including commercial, healthcare, industrial, and civil construction.

Jeff has 36 years of construction experience with Brasfield & Gorrie, including 10 years of managing competitive bid and negotiated healthcare and commercial projects ranging up to $85 million. Prior to becoming executive vice president, Jeff was manager of the Healthcare Division, vice president of operations, regional president, and chief operating officer responsible for more than $900 million in projects.

Jeff helps shape future construction and engineering leaders through his deep involvement at Auburn University, where he served as chairman of the Auburn University Foundation. Jeff is a member of Auburn’s 1856 Society, the Petrie Society, the Engineering Keystone Society and the Engineering Campaign Leadership Team, and is former chairman of the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council. Jeff received the Distinguished Auburn Engineer Award in 2012 and was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame in 2014.

In addition to his company and industry leadership, Jeff devotes much of his time to civic and philanthropic efforts. These efforts were recently recognized by the United Way Tocqueville Society with the Mervyn H. Stern Award, for the most significant contribution to the success of a United Way Campaign (2015).

He currently serves as chairman of the Samford University’s Board of Overseers and is a member of the Birmingham Southern College Norton Board. Jeff also currently serves on the board of the United Way of Central Alabama, Children’s Harbor, and REV Birmingham. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham and a member of Canterbury United Methodist Church where he serves on the church council and on the board of the Canterbury Foundation.

Additionally, he has served on the boards of the American Red Cross, the Civic Club Foundation, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, where he was recognized as its Living and Giving Honoree in 2011. Jeff is a past president of the Birmingham Sunrise Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He is also a graduate of Leadership Birmingham and Leadership Alabama.