Foundation Board


David A. Bryan

Position: Chair

David Bryan is a partner with the Toledo law firm of Wasserman, Bryan, Landry and Honold, LLP. Before his legal career, he taught in Toledo Public Schools. He earned his bachelor's degree (1969) from Muskingum College and his juris doctor degree (1976) from the University of Toledo. Bryan has previously served on the BGSU Board of Trustees, the Advocates Board for the College of Arts and Sciences and has served as the President of the School of Art's Medici Circle. In 2009, Bryan was recognized as an Honorary Alumnus of the University. He has previously been active with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest Ohio, receiving its HERO Award in the Business and Labor category. He is a former director of Mid American National Bank and Trust Co. and Sky Financial Group Inc., the holding company for Sky Bank. He and his wife, Myrna, are recognized in The Presidents Club and reside in Perrysburg, Ohio

Theresa Popp Braun '80, '85

Position: Immediate Past Chair

Theresa Popp Braun is president of Belvedere Investments, LLC, a private investment fund.  She earned a BS in education ('80) and MA in college student personnel ('85) from BGSU and was the first director of the BGSU Student Wellness Center.  She co-founded the BGSU Carolinas Alumni Chapter, served on the BGSU Alumni Advisory and Presidents Club Advisory Committees, was national co-chair of the Phillips Exeter Academy Parents Fund and served on The Exeter Initiatives Capital Campaign Leadership Committee. She and her husband, Ray Braun'80, are members of The Presidents Club. Leadership Circle and Falcon Club and have endowed a College of Business scholarship and the Braun Family Fund for Emerging Priorities. They reside in Holland, Ohio and are the parents of two adult children.

William Butterfield '75

Position: Treasurer; Chair – Financial Affairs Committee

William Butterfield is a Washington, D.C.-based partner at Hausfeld LLP. Butterfield earned a bachelor's degree in education from BGSU (1975) and a juris doctor degree from the University of Toledo College of Law (1978). He is an internationally recognized authority on law and technology, and serves as an adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law. Butterfield has led BGSU alumni chapters in Dayton, Ohio and Washington, D.C. He is past member and vice chair of the BGSU Alumni Board of Directors. Butterfield earned the BGSU Alumni Service Award in 2001. He and his wife, Susan '74, established the William and Susan Butterfield Washington Center Internship Award.


John Bachey '70, '71


John Bachey retired in 2010 after serving as vice president of O-I, Inc., a Fortune 500 company that specializes in container glass products. Bachey received a bachelor's degree in economics in 1970 and an MBA in 1971, both from BGSU. He serves on the Board of Directors of Central Catholic High School, St. Luke's Hospital, The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Foundation, and Lourdes University Board. He and his wife, Elaine '70, are recognized in The Presidents Club at BGSU. They reside in Rossford, Ohio.

Michael A. Carroll '92


Michael Carroll is chief executive officer and president of Brixmor Property Group, one of the largest owners and operators of open-air shopping centers. Carroll focuses on the overall strategic direction and oversees the real estate operations encompassing approximately 97 million square feet of community and neighborhood shopping centers. Under his leadership, Brixmor Property Group was acquired by The Blackstone Group in June 2011. He has more than 20 years of experience in the shopping center industry and is a trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration (1992) from BGSU and an MBA from the University of Toledo (1994.) Carroll and his wife, Alena, support scholarships at BGSU. They are the parents of two children and reside in New York City.

Joseph V. Conda


Joseph Conda is senior vice president for strategic planning and new business development at H. D. Smith Wholesale Drug Company in Springfield, Illinois. He retired as president of Owens-Illinois HealthCare Packaging Inc. in 2007, after serving the company for 38 years. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a bachelor's degree in business and marketing. In his career, Joe has received two of the highest recognition awards in the health care industry, including the Harold W. Pratt Award for extraordinary contributions to improving pharmacy practice (2010), and the prestigious Timothy Patrick Barry Award honoring exceptional character, accomplishments and leadership in the wholesale drug industry (1998). He has served on the boards of Xavier School of Pharmacy in New Orleans, LA and the School of Pharmacy at the University of Toledo. Before serving the BGSU Foundation Board of Directors, he was a member of the Advocates Board for the College of Education and Human Development. He now serves as the President of the Board of Trustees of Hospice of Northwest Ohio as well as the Chairman of the Executive Committee.

Emerick Corsi ‘72


Emerick Corsi is president of Forest City Enterprises Real Estate Services. He has been with the company for 35 years dividing his time between leasing, asset management, development and third party business, always in a leadership position. In his career, he has overseen the development of more than 13 million feet of shopping centers across the U.S. As a 1972 graduate of BGSU, with a degree in Business Administration/Advertising, Corsi was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. He has maintained a relationship with BGSU since graduation and is part of the Cleveland/North Coast Chapter of the Alumni Association as well as serving on the Leadership Council for the College of Business. In 2014, he was honored as an outstanding BGSU Alumnus. He also received a master’s degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University. Corsi is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute, has taught at the ICSC Executive Learning Series level, is a former member of the ICSC's CenterBuild Advisory Board, and served on the Advisory Board of central Michigan's Undergraduate Real Estate Program. He and his wife, Donna, live in Novelty and have twin daughters, Lindsey and Lauren.

Richard Hargrave '73

Position:  Chair – Audit Committee

Richard Hargrave retired in 2011 as chief financial officer for Sandusky International Inc. He was previously a senior manager at the accounting firm, Peat Marwick. He is a certified public accountant in the state of Ohio and a member in good standing with the Ohio Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Hargrave earned dual bachelor's degrees in mathematics and philosophy from the University of Minnesota (1971) and his master's degree in accounting from BGSU (1973.) Hargrave is a committed supporter of BGSU, recognized through The Presidents Club, 1910 Society and Falcon Club. He has designated his gifts for various student activities, athletic programs, facilities and scholarships on campus. He established the Richard A. Hargrave Graduate Assistantship Fund. Hargrave has served his community as a trustee for the Sandusky International Foundation, and on several local boards including the United Way of Erie County.

Jan Heppe '74

2016 - 2019

A 1974 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in home economics, Jan Heppe recently retired as president of Burberry for the Americas, which experienced substantial growth with her leadership. She previously served as vice president of stores for Burberry USA following leadership in the retail industry including serving as senior vice president and director of stores for Loehmanns. She previously served on the Alumni Association Board.

Peggie J. Hollingsworth '71


Peggie Hollingsworth is an emerita member of the research faculty at the University of Michigan. She is president of the Academic Freedom Lecture Fund. Her master's degree in molecular biology is from Bowling Green State University, and her doctorate in toxicology is from the University of Michigan. She was the second and only African American woman ever to serve as chair of the UM Faculty Senate. Hollingsworth has authored numerous articles, book chapters and proceedings abstracts. She is a former member of the BGSU Alumni Board of Directors and received the accomplished graduate award from the BGSU Graduate College in 1994.

Richard Kappel Jr. ‘69


Richard Kappel Jr. is the retired president of Advanced Computer Systems in Dayton. Kappel graduated from BGSU in 1969 with a bachelor’s in Business and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. Kappel is also a member of the Falcon Club and has active memberships in both the Dayton and Southwest Florida Alumni Chapters. He will inducted into the Dallas-Hamilton Hall of Fame in April 2015. The family has continued the BGSU tradition with Kappel’s daughter, Kimberly, graduating from the University in 1993. Richard Kappel III received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BGSU in 1996 and 1998, respectively. Outside of the University, Kappel has also been involved with the Children’s Medical Center in Dayton. Kappel and his wife, Alicia, live in Xenia, Ohio.

Charles "Charlie" Kowal '75

2016 - 2019

Charlie Kowal graduated from BGSU in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and earned a juris doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University. He joined Ernst & Young following his graduation from law school and rose through the ranks to partner before retiring. While at BGSU, he was a member of Sigma Chi and Omicron Delta Kappa and pitched for two years on the BGSU baseball team.

Michael J. Marsh '76

Position:  Chair – Development Committee

Michael Marsh is an attorney/partner with Marsh and Marsh in Bowling Green, Ohio. He also serves as the attorney for the city of Bowling Green and the nearby villages of Pemberville and Grand Rapids. Marsh has recently completed a term as a member of the BGSU Board of Trustees. Mike and his wife, Terri, are recognized in The Presidents Club and support a variety of academic and athletic areas at BGSU.

Michael G. Miller '69


Mike Miller is the president/broker of Sulfur Springs Realty in Toledo, Ohio. He earned his BS in Business Administration in 1969 from Bowling Green State University and his JD in Law from the University of Toledo School of Law. He is a long-standing member of the Falcon Club and as a student he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and lettered in tennis. He has supported several programs at BGSU over the years, including Men's Basketball, Intercollegiate Athletics Department, Athletics Special Events Fund, John & Alvetta Moore Scholarship Fund, the Forum for History and Business, David Bryan Dinner for Scholarships, WBGU-TV and Kerm Stroh Scholarship Fund. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Toledo Medical Center and currently serves as the co-chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee and as a member of the Board of Development Committee at the University of Toledo. Mike lives in Perrysburg, Ohio.

John Moore Jr. ‘66


Ret. Col. John Edward Moore Jr. retired as president/chief executive officer of the J.E. Moore Group, a public relations consulting firm in Columbus. He is also the former executive director of the Wright Dunbar Business District; manager of community relations for Dayton Power and Light; and a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel. Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from BGSU in 1966. While a student at BGSU, he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Interfraternity Council and lettered in lacrosse. He later served the University as a member of the BGSU Foundation Board of Trustees from 2003 to 2012; BGSU Alumni Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2001; and as board president of the Falcon Club. In addition to his service to BGSU, Moore has also served on numerous boards including the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C.; Downtown Ohio Development Foundation; Executive Director of Deaf Services, Inc. of Worthington, Ohio; Central Ohio Trauma System Foundation; Ohio Alliance Community Centers for the Deaf; American Lung Association of Ohio. He also has served many area organizations and nonprofits in the Columbus and Dayton areas. He was named among the Top 10 African-American Males in Dayton for 2002. John and his wife, Debra, have two sons and live in Charlotte, N.C.

Christina “Tina” Norton '79


Tina Norton earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from BGSU in 1979, a law degree from Georgetown University in 1989, and a Master's of Divinity degree from the Catholic Theological Union in 2012. While a student, Norton worked at WBGU-FM and WFAL-AM. She was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, the Society of Professional Journalists and Women in Communications. She and her husband, John Biek, also an attorney, have established the Norton & Biek Scholarship at BGSU. She currently works as a pastoral associate in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Norton and Biek reside in Oak Park, Illinois.

Thomas Orchard '76


Thomas Orchard is Senior Vice President, Investments, for UBS Wealth Management in Columbus, a Senior Portfolio Manager in the UBS Portfolio Management Program and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He received a bachelor's degree in business (1975) from Bowling Green State University. He served on the National Campaign Steering Committee for the Building Dreams capital campaign, the College of Arts & Sciences Advocates Board and the BGSU Presidents Club. He is married to Martha Anne (Zink) Orchard (1973). They have one daughter and reside in Westerville, Ohio.

Don Poling '70 '72


Don Poling is a principal with Financial Management Partners, a multi-family office advisory firm. He joined FMP after a 36-year career as a partner at Deloitte where he specialized in providing income tax, financial and estate planning services. He is a double graduate from BGSU with a bachelor's degree in accounting and an MBA in finance. He also attended the Stanford AMP. As a student, he was a member of Beta Alpha Psi accounting honorary, Beta Gamma Sigma business honorary, Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary, and the World Student Association. While at BGSU, he was a resident advisor and participated in intramurals. He is member of the Missouri Society of CPAs and currently serves on the boards of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation and the Cultural Festivals of St. Louis. He resides in St. Louis with his wife, Susan.

Judith Pryor

2016 - 2019

Judith DelZoppo Pryor, a 1985 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in interpersonal and public communication, is vice president for External Affairs at OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation), the U.S. Government’s development finance agency. Before being appointed to this position, she ran the global communications operation for WorldSpace Inc., a multi-billion dollar satellite radio start-up serving developing markets worldwide. Ms. Pryor held similar positions with COMSAT and Orion Network Systems, and began her career in the Washington, DC offices of Gray & Company, continuing with the firm after it was acquired by Hill & Knowlton Public Affairs.

Christine H. Seidman '61


Christine Seidman is a retired educator, having taught kindergarten and first grade for many years. She has served as a curriculum consultant for the American School of Warsaw, Poland, as an adjunct professor at National-Louis University, and with the literacy project in the Chicago Public Schools. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from BGSU (1961), a master's degree in early childhood education from Wheelock College (1967), and a master's degree in administration from Harvard Graduate School of Education (1992). She serves on the boards of Book Worm Angels (a nonprofit that provides used books to underprivileged students in the Chicago Public Schools), SCIRA (a local reading council), and the Woman's Board of Children's Home + Aid (a statewide social service agency serving more than 40,000 children and families in Illinois.) She and her husband, David, reside in Winnetka, Illinois.

Logan C. Stone '67


Logan Stone is a retired toxicologist and principal scientist at Procter & Gamble where he had worldwide human safety responsibility for the company's food and beverage products. He is a member of the Society of Toxicology and was a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology from 1981 to 2001. Logan also was a consultant to Meharry Medical College's toxicology department. In 1981, he was recognized by the Greater Cincinnati YMCA as a Black Achiever. He was a member of the Society of Toxicology's Delegation at the 5th Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries that was held at Guilin, China in 2003. Stone is very active in his community and is a member of the Butler County United Way's Impact and Youth Action Councils. He also serves on the Arts and Sciences Advocates Board for the College of Arts and Sciences. He was the commencement speaker at the College of Arts and Sciences Spring graduation ceremony in 2009. Logan earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of Cincinnati. He and his wife, Donna, have two married daughters and five grandchildren.

Diane Tymiak '79


Diane Tymiak is vice president and CFO for Glasstech, Inc. in Perrysburg, Ohio. She earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from BGSU (1979.) She is a longtime fan and enthusiastic supporter of Falcon women's basketball, and also supports Intercollegiate Athletics, the Women's Basketball International Travel Fund, the College of Business Administration, and Alumni Laureate Scholars program. She is recognized in The Presidents Club, Falcon Club, and served on the BGSU International Business Advisory Board.

Christopher J. Wade '83


Chris Wade is a senior vice president and residential loan officer with Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, a commercial, community and investment management firm that was founded in 1987. He supervises all loan processes and loan officers. He is a member of the American Bankers Association, the Bankers' Association for Finance and Trade, the American Institute of Banking and the Institute of Certified Bankers. He has traveled to Italy, France, Dubai UAE, and the United Kingdom. Christopher has a 1983 BA in Interpersonal/Public Communications from Bowling Green State University. As a student, he was a tour guide and is currently a member of Presidents Club. He was a 2008 Accomplished Graduate for the College of Arts & Sciences and is a member of the Dean's Circle. He has established the Wade Family Scholarship and has an anonymous bequest benefitting the Excellence Fund for BGSU. He participated in the pre-campaign consultants' survey interviews in August of 2012. Chris lives in W. Somerville, Mass.

R. Max Williamson '59

Position: Chair - Nominating & Governance Committee

Max Williamson is the former president and chief operating officer of Scottsdale Insurance Company where he also served as chairman of the board. Prior to joining Scottsdale, a subsidiary of Nationwide Insurance Company, he was president and chief executive officer of ACCEL International Corporation. A 1959 graduate of the College of Business Administration, he also has 11 brothers and sisters who attended BGSU. Williamson previously served on the BGSU Foundation Board from 1995-1997 and 2005-2010, the BGSU Alumni Association Board, and the College of Business Administration Dean’s Council. He is also a generous supporter of the University with the Max Williamson Scholarship and gifts across campus including the College of Business Administration, Alumni Legacy Scholarship and Athletics. Williamson resides in Dublin, Ohio.

Jennifer Winstel '90


Jen Winstel is currently consulting in banking and investments. She was with the Royal Bank of Canada from 2001 – 2011. Most recently, 2007 – 2011, she was the head of U.S. Institutional Equity Sales/Managing Director for RBC Capital Markets, working out of the New York office. From 2003 – 2007 she was head of U.S. Middle Market Institutional Sales/Managing Director From 2001 – 2003, she was a branch manager with RBC Dain Rauscher where she was named Top Recruiter of the Year in 2003. From 1999 – 2001, she was head of New Business Development for Tucker Anthony, NYC (which was acquired by RBC in 2001.) Previously, she held positions with Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg, Fla. and with Merrill Lynch in Palm Springs, Calif. and Dayton, Ohio. She earned a BS in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing, from Bowling Green State University in 1990. She completed a three-year financial services industry program in 2000 from the Securities Industry Institute – Wharton School Executive. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the StudentFirst Academy charter school and was a Sharon Weekday School Board Member from 2011-2012. Jen resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.