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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors, composed solely of Horatio Alger Members, is charged with guiding the Association in advancing its mission and ensuring the achievement of strategic goals. To this effect, the Board has established core policies to govern its actions and ensure the overall effectiveness of the organization. Board Members are elected by the membership to serve four-year terms and may serve consecutive terms.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN
Matthew K. Rose
Retired Chairman-CEO
BNSF Railway Company

PRESIDENT
James F. Dicke II
Chairman-CEO
Crown Equipment Corporation

TREASURER
Anthony Welters
Executive Chairman
BlackIvy Group, LLC

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN
CHAIRMAN
Byron D. Trott
Founder & CEO
BDT & Company

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
Paul Anthony Novelly
Owner, St. Albans Global Management
Apex Oil Company and AIC, Limited

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
Dennis R. Washington
Founder
The Washington Companies

ENDOWMENT FUND CHM & PRES
Walter Scott, Jr.
Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation

HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION OF
CANADA REPRESENTATIVE
V. Prem Watsa
Chairman and CEO
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

AT-LARGE MEMBER
Valerie Montgomery Rice
President and Dean
Morehouse School of Medicine

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
George L. Argyros
Chairman and CEO
Arnel & Affiliates

Wanda M. Austin
President and CEO, Retired
The Aerospace Corporation

Ronald M. Bergeron, Sr.
Founder and CEO
Bergeron Land development, Inc.
Bergeron Family of Companies, and
Bergeron Properties & Investment Corp.

Robert J. Brown
Founder, Chairman and CEO
B&C Associates, Inc.

Arthur A. Ciocca
Founder & Chairman Emeritus
The Wine Group, Inc.

Joseph Clark
Chairman, Aviation Partners Boeing
Chairman & CEO, Aviation Partners Inc.

Leon G. Cooperman
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Omega Advisors, Inc.

Dean A. Cortopassi
Owner/CEO
San Tomo Group

Don R. Daseke
Founder, Chairman, & CEO
Daseke, Inc.

William J. Doré
CEO
Doré Energy Corporation

William F. Farley
Chairman and Owner
Liam Ventures

Sam Fox
Former U.S. Ambassador to the
Kingdom of Belgium
Founder, Harbour Group

Patrick P. Lee
Chairman, Patrick P. Lee Foundation
Chairman and CEO, Lee Capital

Gilbert Edward LeVasseur, Jr.
Chairman and CEO
LeVasseur Capital Partners, LLC

Harvey L. Massey
Chairman and CEO
Massey Services, Inc.

Craig O. McCaw
CEO, Eagle River, Inc.
Chairman, Pendrell Corp.

Howard M. Meyers
Chairman
Quexco Incorporated

Lee E. Mikles
Chairman
First Montecito Advisors, LLC

Alan B. Miller
Chairman of the Board and
Chief Executive Officer
Universal Health Services, Inc.

Robert G. Miller
Chairman and CEO
Albertsons Companies, Inc.

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
James R. Moffett
Chairman Emeritus
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Brian Mulroney, P.C., C.C., LL.D.
Former Prime Minister of Canada
Senior Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
Joseph Neubauer
Former Chairman of the Board, Aramark
Next Egg Group

R. James Nicholson
Senior Counsel
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Ronald M. Simon
Chairman
RSI Holding LLC

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
David L. Sokol
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Teton Capital, LLC
Chairman of the Board, Seaspan Corporation

Earl W. Stafford, Sr.
Chief Executive Officer
The Wentworth Group LLC
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Stafford Foundation, Inc.

Glenn B. Stearns
Chairman and Owner
Stearns Corporation

David L. Steward
Founder and Chairman
World Wide Technology, Inc.

Peter W. Stott
President
Columbia Investments, Ltd.
Chairman & Chief Executive
Market Express, LLC

Chris Sullivan
MVP Holdings LLC

Marcia G. Taylor
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bennett International Group, LLC

AT-LARGE MEMBER
Greg P. Renker
Co-Founder & Co-Chairman
Guthy-Renker

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

Lou Dobbs
Host, Lou Dobbs Tonight
Fox Business Network

Thomas S. Haggai
Chairman Emeritus (Retired)
IGA Inc.

Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice
United States Supreme Court

BOARD MEMBERS

Gregory E. Abel
Vice Chairman – Non-Insurance Businesses Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Executive Chairman
Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Charles C. Anderson, Sr.
Chairman Emeritus
Anderson Companies

Lee R. Anderson, Sr.
Owner and Chairman
APi Group, Inc.

Al Annexstad
Chairman Emeritus, Federated
Insurance Companies
AMA Investments, L.L.C.

Foster Stephen Friess
Founder and Retired Chairman
Friess Associates LLC

Terry M. Giles
President
Giles Enterprises

Jack M. Gill
The Gill Foundation of Texas
& Gilfin International
Vanguard Venture Partners

Joseph M. Grant
Chairman and Partner, BankCap Partners
Chairman Emeritus, Texas Capital Bancshares

Bill Greehey
Chairman of the Board
NuStar Energy

John F. Grundhofer
Chairman Emeritus
U.S. Bancorp

Edmund A. Hajim
Chairman
HighVista Strategies LLC

Craig Hall
Chairman and Founder
Hall Group

Ronald G. Harrington
Chairman
BioMotiv/Harrington Project

Randall Dee Hubbard
Chairman, Managing Director
BIGHORN Golf Club

Melvyn N. Klein
Founder
Melvyn N. Klein Interests

Kenneth G. Langone
Founder, President & CEO
Invemed Associates, LLC

Harry S. Patten
Founder, Chairman and CEO
National Land Partners, LLC and
Inland Management
Patten Family Foundation

Nido Qubein
President
High Point University

Linda D. Rabbitt
Founder and Chairman
rand* construction corporation

Ernest S. Rady
Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board,
Chief Executive Officer, and President, American Assets Trust, Inc.
Founder and Executive Chairman
ICW Group Insurance Companies

Jeffrey A. Rich
Managing Director
Plumtree Partners, LLC

Carl H. Ricker, Jr.
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Azalea Holdings
Chairman, Gensys Ballasts

Harry S. Rinker
Founder and CEO
Rinker Development Company

T. Denny Sanford
Chairman of the Board
United National Corporation

Stephen C. Schott
Owner & CEO
S.C.S. Development Co. / Award Homes

James M. Seneff, Jr.
Executive Chairman
CNL Financial Group

Thomas Joseph Shannon, Jr.
Founder, T-Bird Restaurant Group, Inc.
Founder, Village Development Co.

John H. Weiland
Vice Chairman, President and
Chief Operating Officer (Retired)
C.R. Bard, Inc.

Sidney D. Wolk
Founder, Chairman & CEO
The Cross Country Group

Robert L. Wright, Jr.
Chairman and CEO
FE Holdings, Inc.

 


 

Terrence J. Giroux
Executive Director