Foundation Board of Directors
Theresa Popp Braun ’80, ’85
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.
Everett E. Gallagher '83
Immediate Past Chair
Chair, Audit Committee
Everett Gallagher is senior vice president and treasurer for Abercrombie and Fitch in New Albany, Ohio. Formerly the senior vice president of Enterprise Tax and Risk Management for Wendy’s International, he was also a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Columbus. As a student, he served as president of the Undergraduate Student Government and was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He graduated summa cum laude from BGSU with a bachelor’s degree in business in 1983. He has an endowed scholarship fund in the College of Business Administration. He and his wife, Becky, reside in New Albany.
David A. Bryan
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.
Peter G. Bahner '85
Peter Bahner is the territorial vice president for Prudential Financial. In his role he serves as the field executive for eight states, including the state of Ohio, and 13 agencies. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science from BGSU in 1985. He also holds three graduate certificates from the American College. He and his wife, Donna, established the Peter G. Bahner Scholarship Fund at BGSU and are recognized in The Presidents Club. They reside in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Peter and Donna have two college-aged children. Their son, Peter Louis, attends BGSU and Alexandra attends Saint Xavier University in Chicago.
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.
William Butterfield ‘75
Chair, Finance 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.
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
Chair, Investment Committee
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. For BGSU, he is chair of the Foundation’s Investment Committee, a member of the Executive Committee and co-chair of the Joint Investment Committee.
David J. Cox '70, '71
David Cox is a retired partner with Ernst & Young. He spent 35 years providing consulting services to the health care industry. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting (1970) and an MBA (1971), both from BGSU. As a student, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Interfraternity Council, Antaeans, Beta Alpha Psi and ROTC. He and his wife, Carol, are recognized in the The Presidents Club and established the Dave and Carol Cox Scholarship in Accounting. They reside in Tampa, Florida, where they raised their daughter, Nikki.
André A. Craig '79
André Craig is an attorney with Progressive Insurance Company, specializing in personal injury litigation. He has been with the auto insurance company for more than 20 years and currently manages litigation in New York, Florida and Canada. He is a member of the New York State and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Bar Associations. Prior to joining Progressive Insurance Company, he was an assistant city prosecutor in Cleveland and served for three years on the city’s Task Force on Domestic Violence. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science/pre-law from BGSU (1979) and received a juris doctorate degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1982). He and his wife, Muriel, a retired lieutenant of the Cleveland Police Department, reside in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Their son, Quentin, is a corporal in the United States Marine Corps.
Marilyn Z. Fox '71
Marilyn Fox graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1972 with a bachelor of science degree in education. Three of her children are BGSU graduates. She retired in 2006 as co-owner and vice president of human resources for J-F Enterprises, Inc. dba Barney’s Convenience Stores. She is currently serving on the ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital Board and the Brandywine Country Club Board of Governors. Marilyn founded The Mazie Foundation whose mission is to assist women and children in rebuilding their lives after abuse. The foundation is now actively involved in a car-gifting program established through The Toledo Community Foundation. She is a long-time supporter of BGSU and is a member of The Presidents Club and Falcon Club. She and her children established the Joseph F. Ziemianski entrepreneurial scholarship. She and her husband, Tom, reside in Maumee, Ohio.
Allen A. Green
Allen Green is the owner of A.A. Green Realty in Bowling Green, Ohio. He and his family are also involved in numerous commercial, residential and industrial rental investments in northwest Ohio. He taught high school vocational agriculture and science for seven years. Green is a ’64 graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education. Green is recognized in The Presidents Club and Falcon Club. He and his family have established five scholarships and were contributors to the “Bring Back the Glory “campaign. Two of his children, Michelle Green Remeis ’92 (member Alumni Board) and Steve ’90 (committee member Bring Back the Glory campaign) are BGSU alumni, while daughter Julianna Green Black attended BGSU and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mt. Carmel in Columbus. He is very active in local community organizations. He and his wife, Mary, reside in Bowling Green.
Dorothy Hansen ’62, ’69
Dorothy “Dottie” Hansen has been associated with BGSU since 1958 when she came to the University to major in music. She earned a bachelor of music education degree (1962) and a master’s degree in music (1969.) She and her husband, DuWayne, a former faculty member in the College of Musical Arts and chair of the Department of Music Education, are members of the College Dean’s Council and the Arts Advocates Board. In 2001 they created the Hansen Musical Arts Series, which brings to campus important people in the musical arts. The programs are open to BGSU students and faculty and the greater Bowling Green community. The Hansens reside in Akron, Ohio.
Richard Hargrave ’73
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.
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.
Don D. Irwin ’58
Don Irwin earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from BGSU in 1958 and served as an Air Force officer (Vietnam veteran). He retired from the oil industry in 1998 after a 33-year career in exploration and production. Irwin was named an “Accomplished Graduate” of BGSU in 1998, and received the geology department’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003. He and his wife, Frederica ’59, are members of The Presidents Club and have created several student scholarships. They reside in Arden, North Carolina.
Bernard L. Karr '69
Bernard Karr has been with the law firm of McDonald Hopkins LLC since January of 1978, and is the senior member for the firm’s estate planning and probate practice. He received his bachelor’s degree in education from BGSU (1969) and his juris doctor degree with honors from The Ohio State University College of Law (1973.) He received his LL.M. in Taxation degree from New York University School of Law (1978.) A fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Council, he is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Ohio Super Lawyers, Swathmore’s Who’s Who and Northern Ohio Live’s Ohio’s Top Lawyers. Karr is a director of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, as well as chairman of the Fred E. Scholl Charitable Foundation. He and his wife, Nancy (Fett) Karr ’70, live in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Michael J. Marsh ‘76
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.
Robert W. Maurer ‘65
Chair, Development Committee
Robert Maurer is an attorney with Maurer, Newlove and Bakies in Bowling Green, Ohio. He graduated with a degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University in 1965, from the Toledo Law School in 1968, and did graduate law studies at Washington Law School in St. Louis. He owns and operates Greenbriar, Inc., a property management company. He serves on the BGSU Library Advocacy Board and the Advocates Board for the College of Business Administration. He and his wife, Pat, are in The Presidents Club, Falcon Club, and 1910 Society at BGSU. They were awarded the 2007 Friends of the Library Award for their strong support of Jerome Library. The Maurers were recognized as Northwest Ohio's outstanding Philanthropists of the Year in 2011 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
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.
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.
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.
Hugh Smith is chairman of the executive committee of the UCLA Center on Aging. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from BGSU (1953) and graduated in 1965 from Pacific Coast Banking School, University of Washington. He served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1958, where he was discharged as a captain. He organized Western Bank in Los Angeles and served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer from 1973 to 1996. Western Bank was sold in 1996, and he served as chairman of the successor bank holding company until he retired in 1999. Smith and his wife, Barbara, reside in Los Angeles, California. He enjoys golfing, skiing and spending time with their six grandchildren.
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.
Gregory D. Thatch '71
Greg Thatch ’71 is an attorney in private practice at the Law Offices of Gregory D. Thatch in Sacramento, California, a firm he founded in 1977. He previously served as executive assistant to the president of California State University, Sacramento and as a lecturer in business law. His firm specializes in real estate, land use and environmental matters. The firm has represented clients in some of the largest and most complex developments in California. He earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies education from BGSU (1971) and a juris doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University (1974). He is a generous supporter of BGSU and is recognized in The Presidents Club and Falcon Club. He also served on the Alumni Association Board from 2000-2004. He is very active in his local community. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and over the years has served on numerous boards for charitable organizations. He also served for 20 years as a director of the California Community College Foundation and continues to serve as a trustee of the national Junior Statesman Foundation.
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.
Philip Weller ’70
Philip Weller is an attorney and managing partner at the Dallas office of DLA Piper LLP. His practice is focused in the areas of business and finance, with emphasis on real estate acquisitions, dispositions, development and private equity transactions. Weller is the head of the Dallas Real Estate Practice Group. Weller has been named in the publication, The Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law) and is past president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from BGSU (1970) and his juris doctor from the University of Houston Law Center (1975), each with highest honors. He was recognized among the 100 Most Prominent Alumni of BGSU during the Centennial Alumni Awards. Weller and his wife, Kathryn (Deucker) Weller ’71, have been committed supporters of BGSU. Together, they established the L.E. Weller Memorial Scholarship at the University.