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 no more than 19 members, including the current national president and national treasurer. OΔK’s executive director sits on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees as a non-voting member.
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 550 popular choral publications in print, 75 larger elementary songbooks and musicals, plus has developed 20 choral movement instructional DVDs. She has directed and staged the half-time show singers performing during two Florida Citrus Bowls, and has conducted hundreds of honor choir events including festivals at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and The Kennedy Center. She was an accompanist for Fred Waring and has taught in the music departments at Oakland University (Mich.), Jersey City State College (N.J.), and Meredith College (N.C.). For more than three decades, she was the Director of School Choral Publications for two major educational music publishing companies, most recently for Alfred Music.
Sally’s music has been performed around the world, including at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration Ceremonies, as the Pope arrived in Philadelphia in 2015, by the 2016 Texas Elementary All-State Choir, in both Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. She also composed (and co-wrote the lyrics for) “We’re Proud to Be O∆K,” the O∆K theme song.
Sally has served Omicron Delta Kappa as a member of both the Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee and the Board of Trustees. She was the proud recipient of the O∆K Pillar of Leadership Award in Creative and Performing Arts in 2014, and has been the Foundation President of the Board of Trustees since January 2018. Her current term on the Foundation Board of Trustees expires in 2022.
Sally and her husband, composer/arranger Jay Althouse, currently enjoy living in Raleigh, N.C.
J. David Gibbs
Foundation Vice President
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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.
National Treasurer and Foundation Trustee
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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
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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.
National President and Foundation Trustee
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National President Matthew W. Clifford is the 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
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Virginia “Ginny” B. Edwards, a communications and organizational-development consultant, 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, Kentucky.
A frequent speaker on education-policy and media issues, Ginny has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including, currently, the National Writing Project; Seek Common Ground, a network of state advocacy coalitions working to improve educational prospects for all children; and TeachingWorks at the University of Michigan.
Richard S. Johnson
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Richard S. (Rich) Johnson is a native of Richmond, Va. His affiliation with Omicron Delta Kappa began with his friendship with former O∆K 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 O∆K'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 O∆K Foundation Board of Trustees in 2016.
Rich S. Pirrotta
Rich Pirrotta is a frequent speaker, seminar leader, and teacher on the topics of leadership, strategy, motivation, e-business, and environmental management. He has been a member of the National Speakers Association, the leading organization for professional speakers, since 1999. His topics draw from his experiences as a line executive, management consultant, and teacher over the last 20 years. Rich is a senior operational leader, with a bias for action and a record of accomplishment for delivering outstanding business results in manufacturing, technology and e-commerce. He has broad, cross-organizational experience in strategy and strategy execution, management, finance, and operations, and has worked in over 30 countries. He is equally comfortable 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 a variety of positions: as a Vice President of a division of a Fortune 50 company, General Manager of an e-commerce startup that grew from five to 200 employees, Senior Manager with the Mergers & Acquisitions practice of Deloitte & Touche, Senior Manager in the Manufacturing Practice of Deloitte Consulting, and in Product Development with Procter & Gamble, where he earned a US Patent on Pringle’s Potato Chips. He has deep functional experience in strategy development, operations, and transformational change, and has served as a board member of six companies in various stages of growth. Most recently, Rich was involved with his own firm in consulting to businesses from the startup stage to $400 million in revenue.
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 has also 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.
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Andristine Robinson is a 1999 initiate of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Circle and served as its 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 2006-12. 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 Scholarship Review and Selection Committee, Joint Audit Committee, Executive Director Search Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, 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 and 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, Cultural Diversity Committee, and Interfaith and Community Service committees for the college. 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 (AAUW), the Maryland Community College Diversity Roundtable (which she co-chairs), 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 institutional initiatives and director of student services operations as well 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 (Pennsylvania). 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 president for the graduate chapter in Calvert County, Maryland. She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Prince George’s and continues to volunteer for the organization. Andristine is the historian of the D.C. Metro Alumni Chapter of Lincoln University which sponsors activities for the community and new students attending the university.
She has served on the following boards: Leadership Prince George’s, 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 earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Lincoln University, graduating cum laude, and her Master of Arts in guidance and counseling (with a specialization in college student personnel) from Marshall University.
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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
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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, Alabama, 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 and currently serves as chair of the Development Committee. 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 $3.0 billion in annual construction revenues, 33 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 39 years of construction experience with Brasfield & Gorrie, including ten 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. He is the 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 is a former chairman of 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, the Rotary Club of Birmingham, and The Crippled Children’s Foundation. He is 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, REV Birmingham, 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.
Sally Jones Hill
Foundation Trustee Emerita
Sally Jones Hill received her Bachelor of Science from Auburn University where she was initiated in Chi Omega as an undergraduate and into Omicron Delta Kappa in 1998. She recently served Auburn as one of the co-chairs of its successful comprehensive campaign and as a member of its presidential search committee. She was named Omicron Foundation Trustee Emerita in 2017.
Sally’s career has spanned from education to business to horse breeding. She taught at her alma mater as well as West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She was the personnel director for the NVF Company in Delaware and spent more than 20 years working for PSA, a marketing company based in New York where she was the vice president. With her husband, Dr. Jim Hill, she owned and managed a large horse racing and breeding syndicate that still exists today. The Hills owned Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.
Sally was a voting member of the Foundation Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2016. She served as the Foundation President from 1996 - 2002. O∆K has recognized her with the Distinguished Service Key in 1998, and she was presented with the Laurel Crowned Circle Award in 2003.
William “Bill” Latture
Foundation Trustee Emeritus
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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 2018.
William R. Johnston
Foundation Trustee Emeritus
William “Bill” Johnston is a 1989 honoris causa initiate of the Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa at Washington and Lee University. He served as president of the O∆K Foundation from 2006-10. He also served on the Omicron Delta Kappa Society Board of Directors and is a member of O∆K's Five Star Society. He was named Trustee Emeritus in January 2018, and he is the 2014 recipient of the Laurel Crowned Circle Award. Bill is a graduate of Washington and Lee University.
Bill is the former president and chief operating officer of the New York Stock Exchange, a position that he held from 1996 to 2001. He previously served the NYSE as a governor, vice chairman, director, and senior advisor to the chairman. Earlier in his career, he was with LaBranche & Company and Mitchum, Jones, & Templeton. He was also the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Agora Securities from 1980-90.
Although professionally retired, Bill is still very active with a number of charitable organizations. He is on the Board of Trustees of the New College of Florida and has served on its foundation and property corporation. In addition, he is active with the Plymouth Harbor Foundation and the Visible Men Academy of Bradenton, Fla.
Bill and his wife Elizabeth “Betsy” Moore Johnston have been married since 1962. They are the proud parents of two children and two granddaughters. They reside in Bradenton and Fenwick Island, Del.
Palmer Gene Vance II
Foundation Trustee Emeritus
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Gene Vance earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University where he was initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa and became a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky.
He is a member of the Board of Regents at Transylvania University and previously served on both the Grand Council and the Foundation Board of Trustees for Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.
Gene has served O∆K as National Counsel, a member of the Society Board of Directors, and a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees. He served as Foundation President from 2010-14. He was recognized by O∆K with the Eldridge W. Roark, Jr. Meritorious Service Award in 2000 and the Cheryl M. Hogle Distinguished Service Award in 2006. He was named Omicron Foundation Trustee Emeritus in 2017.