Board of Directors
A member of the Alumni Board of Directors is appointed to hold the position based on demonstrated involvement, support and commitment to BGSU and the Alumni Association. In accepting this four-year appointment, the member agrees to fulfill the requirements and meet the responsibilities associated with board membership. These include, but are not limited to:
- Attending and participating in all three scheduled board meetings held each year on campus. If unable to attend a board meeting, to submit in advance of the meeting a written response related to action items on the agenda.
- Serving actively on alumni board and Alumni Association committees. Occasionally these committee meetings are held in conjunction with the board meeting but many are also held at other times throughout the year.
- Contributing financially to the university. All board members are expected to be current and annual donors.
- Developing funding support by assisting the staff in development and fundraising efforts by arranging introductions, encouraging friends and associates to attend special events and otherwise opening doors to funding sources.
- Becoming a representative and spokesperson in your community for Bowling Green State University and the Alumni Association. This may involve recruiting prospective students, meeting with other alumni and attending local alumni chapter events and more.
- Representing the University and Alumni Association at institutional and alumni activities both locally and on-campus whenever possible.
- Serving in an advisory and advocacy capacity for the alumni association and providing active support of the alumni association through resolutions and board advocacy.
To contact board members, please call the Alumni Association office at 419-372-2424, or toll-free at 888-839-2586.
Ron Parthemore ’73, ’89
Ron Parthemore is president of Strategic Planning Solutions, a marketing and communications firm in Sandusky, Ohio. Previously he spent nearly 25 years at Firelands Regional Medical Center, serving as director of human resources and strategic planning and vice president of marketing and planning. He has also taught several classes at BGSU’s Firelands campus, including business and allied technology and marketing. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from BGSU in 1973, and gained additional post-graduate studies in the Organization Development program at BGSU. He earned a Masters of Business Administration from BGSU in 1989. He is currently president of both the Sandusky State Theatre Board and the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, as well as past-President of the Erie County Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Erie County. Ron and his wife Warrenette ('86) live in Sandusky and are the parents of two adult children.
Daniel Mordarski ’91
Position: Vice Chair
Daniel R. Mordarski is the founder and primary practitioner for The Law Offices of Daniel R. Mordarski, LLC. He received a bachelor’s degree with a double major in political science and English (1991) from Bowling Green State University. Mr. Mordarski also earned a juris doctorate (1997) from Cleveland Marshal College of Law, where he serves on the Dean’s National Advisory Council. He is also an active volunteer with the Ohio Supreme Court Mentoring Program, The Ohio Mock Trial Competitions and The United States District Court for Southern Ohio. Mr. Mordaski is actively involved with the Pre-Law Mentoring Program, the Steven Ludd Scholarship and the DeCrane Leadership Foundation. He currently resides with his wife, and Falcon Flame, Mindy in Columbus, Ohio.
Anthony Weis ’96
Position: Immediate Past Chair; Board Development Committee
Anthony D. Weis is a partner with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, Ohio, where he is a member of the corporate and finance practice group that represents public and private corporations on a broad range of issues. He earned a bachelor of science in business administration (1996) from Bowling Green State University and later received a his J.D from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Mr. Weis is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Columbus Bar Association. He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with his daughter, Alexandra.
Karmen Concannon ‘91
Position: Finance Audit & Investment Committee Chair
Karmen Concannon 91’, is Publisher at the Sentinel-Tribune in Bowling Green. She currently is chair of the Ohio NIE committee- part of the Ohio Newspaper Association and serves on the board of the Ohio League of Home Dailies, BG Rotary board, BG Zonta board, ACT BG, and is active in the community. She was a Realtor with Prudential Fox & Roach in Philadelphia, PA for eight years. She obtained her ABR, e-pro and Green designations while practicing real estate. She lives in Bowling Green with her two children.
Luci Gernot ’71
Position: Scholarship & Student Recruitment Chair
Luci Gernot spent 32 years as an educator in Northwest Ohio. She lives in Bowling Green and volunteers her time to several organizations including Junior Achievement, Wood County Youth Olympics and Bowling Green Exchange Club. Luci is a 1971 graduate of BGSU with a bachelor's degree in Education. Many opportunities to serve BGSU have arisen from her appointment to the BGSU Alumni Board of Directors. Luci and her husband, George (Class of 1971, too!) have four children. Justin, Carli and Nicki live in Chicago, and Seth lives in Pittsburgh.
David Glass '78
Position: Foundation Board Rep.
David Glass is the chief financial officer and treasurer at AESCO Electronics Inc. in Akron. He graduated from BGSU in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He currently serves the University's Admissions Office as an ASSET volunteer and has served as the Summit/Medina Alumni Chapter leader since 1994. Within his community, Glass also serves on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit and Medina Counties and the Advisory Council for public radio station WAPS. He and his wife, Cindy, have one daughter and reside in Akron, Ohio.
Iris Jones ’74
Position: Alumni Development Committee Chair
Iris Jones is a business development strategist at one of the nation’s oldest international law offices. After earning a bachelor’s degree from BGSU she earned a law degree from Texas Southern University. Her first job after law school was as an Assistant Attorney General of Texas in 1978. From there she worked as the Director of the Law Department for the City of Austin and then went into private practice as a shareholder with two prominent Austin law firms before establishing Iris Jones & Associates PC. She practiced law for over 23 years. As an instructor at the WJF Institute in Austin, Iris trained and coached hundreds of senior-level partners in global law firms on client development and relationship management. In 2003, she joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as the client services advisor.
Board of Directors
Gregg DeCrane ’69, ’74
Gregg DeCrane (1969 & 74) retired in 1999 as the Dean of Students and Asst. Vice President of Student Affairs after 30 years of service to BGSU. After five years selling real estate in Bowling Green, Gregg and his Falcon Flame wife Darlene (1969 & 79) relocated to Sunset Beach North Carolina where he is serving his second term as President of the Sea Trail Resort Master Association. He is also involved in a cancer support group and is helping to establish the Coastal Carolina Alumni Association. His two daughters both relocated to Ohio in the past year.
Jack Hott ’70, ‘91
Jack Hott earned both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters in Business Administration from BGSU. He also received a Masters of Public Administration at the University of Oklahoma in 1977. He is the contracts manager for Fluor Government Group. Hott is a board member for the Clear Creek Soccer Association and previously served on the National Contract Management Association’s Board of Directors (including terms as the regional vice president and national vice president and treasurer).
Scott Irelan ’98, ’02
Scott Irelan is chair of theatre at Youngstown State University. His first book, The Process of Dramaturgy: A Handbook, was published in January 2010. He has received numerous awards for his academic work, including the 2007 Robert A. Schawke Research Award and the 2004 Mid America Theatre Conference’s Emerging Scholar Award. He received a bachelor’s degree in communications from BGSU in 1998 and a master’s degree in theater in 2002. He earned his PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2006.He is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, the American Theatre and Drama Society, and several honorary societies. He is also a volunteer at Safe Harbor Food Bank and Shelter.
Michelle Remeis ’92
Michelle Remeis is co-owner of Mecca Management Inc., in Bowling Green. She has been with the family-owned business since 1994. Remeis received her bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising from BGSU in 1992. She is active in the Bowling Green community volunteering for American Cancer Society fundraisers and her children's school. She and her husband, Mark '91, are the parents of two children, Tyler and Kelsey, and reside in Bowling Green.
Robert Stanton ’72
Bob Stanton is retired from the Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department and lives in Frisco, Texas. He graduated from BGSU in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Having gone through the ROTC program, he received his commission in the Air Force. He worked in both public and private education prior to criminal justice. He now volunteers with Meals on Wheels as well as in greeting military personnel as they return to the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. He is a founding member of BGSU's Dallas Alumni Chapter and served as its activities chair.
J. Rockne Starks ’88
J. Rockne “Roc” Starks is director and senior vice president of corporate insurance for Citizens Bank in Smithfield, RI. He is responsible for the corporate insurance, safety, health and well-being, and loss prevention for the company. He earned a degree in biology in 1988 from BGSU. He is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Certified Risk Managers and Certified Insurance Counselors. He teaches financial institution seminars for the National Alliance of Insurance Education, volunteers at a local golf fundraiser, and teaches Sunday School. He and his wife Lee Field-Starks, a 1986 graduate from BGSU in business, have two teenagers and live in Coventry, RI.
Karen Dempsey Volke ’74
Karen Dempsey Volke is director of development, media and community relations at the YWCA in Dayton. Previously she spent seven years at the Kettering Medical Center Foundation, serving in several roles including Interim President. She also worked at The Children’s Medical Center and United Rehabilitation Services in Dayton in development and public relations roles. She has received the BGSU Distinguished Service Award and is a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She was recognized by the Association of Fundraising Executives, Greater Dayton Chapter, as Outstanding Fundraising Executive 2009 and has held membership in several professional organizations. She has also served on several community boards, including the Centerville-Washington Diversity Council, Leadership Dayton Alumni Association, and The Junior League of Dayton. She received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and English from BGSU in 1974 and holds several professional certifications. She and her husband Edward Volke live in Dayton.
Carol Ware ’80
Carol Ware received a Bachelor of Science in Magazine Journalism/Advertising from BGSU. She currently serves as the senior health program administrator for Ohio’s Department of Health/Department of Job & Family Services. She has served as a board member for the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, as financial secretary for the Delta Foundation of Greater Columbus, as secretary for the Traditions at Rocky Ford Board of Directors and on the national executive board for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Peter Winovich, III ’08
Peter Winovich received a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Economics from BGSU. As a student, he helped lead the Falcon football team to two MAC East titles and two bowl games. He was also inducted into the 2008 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Honor Society and earned the Falcon Club’s Junior Scholar Athlete of the Year and “ESPN The Magazine” Academic All District. Winovich is a financial advisor with Wilcox Financial/Wilcox Sports Management focusing on estate, investment and insurance planning for business and sports management clients.
Jay Winner ‘72
Jay Winner is the owner/manager of Robert Winner Sons, Inc., a family owned business for more than 80 years. He majored in marketing while at BGSU, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In his community, he has served as a member of the Bremenfest and co-chaired the New Bremen Athletic Foundation (during construction of the high school’s athletic complex).
Dr. Ron Zwierlein ’68, ‘70
Dr. Zwierlein is currently an adjunct faculty member for BGSU’s School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies. After receiving his degrees from BGSU, he went on to earn a Doctor of Philosophy in 1980 from The Ohio State University. During his professional career he served as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at St. Bonaventure University (New York) and various positions at BGSU including Senior Associate VP for Student Affairs, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Director of Recreational Sports, Director of the Perry Field House and head coach for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs.