About Us


Staff support Horatio Alger Members in carrying out the important mission of the Association and in promoting the values of hard work, integrity and perseverance; the benefits stemming from free enterprise; and the importance of striving for the American Dream. Staff members administer programs for Members as well as more than 70 scholarship programs and services to enable Scholars and Alumni to succeed academically and professionally.


Office of the Executive Director

Terrence J. Giroux
Executive Director 

Constantine G. Katsarakis 
Associate Executive Director 

William DeVizia 
Director of External Events

R. Max Emma
Director of External Events


Membership Programs 

Margaret D. Slipek 
Manager of Membership Programs & Assistant to the Executive Director

Lindsey B. Kihlström
Membership Program Assistant & Archivist 


Educational & Alumni Programs 

Kristen R. Law 
Senior Director of Educational & Alumni Programs

Aaron House
International Manager of Scholar & Alumni Services

Ann Marie White
Manager of Scholarship Administration


Finance & Administration

John Thornburg 
Chief Financial Officer

Joyce Alimusa
Accounting Manager

Debra J. Stancil 
Manager of  Nominations & Administration