About Us

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
James F. Dicke II
Chairman-CEO
Crown Equipment Corporation

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

VICE PRESIDENT
The Honorable Barbara M. Barrett
Former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force
Owner
Triple Creek Guest Ranch

TREASURER
John Weiland
Vice Chairman, President and CEO (Retired)
C.R. Bard, Inc.

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN
Matthew K. Rose
Retired Chairman-CEO
BNSF Railway Company
CrossTie Capital, Ltd.

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

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

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

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
Byron D. Trott
Founder & CEO
BDT & Company

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
Dennis R. Washington
Founder
The Washington Companies

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

AT-LARGE MEMBER
Mike Jackson
Retired Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
AutoNation, Inc.

AT-LARGE MEMBER
Linda Rabbitt
Founder and Chairman
rand* construction company

AT-LARGE MEMBER
Chris Sullivan
Partner
MVP Holdings, LLC

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

Lou Dobbs
Host, Lou Dobbs Tonight
Fox Business Network

Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice
United States Supreme Court

BOARD MEMBERS

Charles C. Anderson, Sr.
Chairman Emeritus
Anderson Companies

Lee R. Anderson, Sr.
LRA Family LLC

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

George L. Argyros
Chairman and CEO
Arnel & Affiliates

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

James W. Ayers
Executive Chairman of the Board
FirstBank

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.

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

Dean A. Cortopassi
Owner/CEO
San Tomo Group

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

Mark E. Davis
Chairman 
Davis Family Holdings

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

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

Edmund A. Hajim
Chairman
HighVista Strategies LLC

Craig Hall
Chairman and Founder
Hall Group

Ronald G. Harrington
Chairman
BioMotiv/Harrington Project

Alphonso R. Jackson
CEO
A.R. Jackson Advisors LLC
13th U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Mike Jackson
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
AutoNation, Inc.

Melvyn N. Klein
Founder
Melvyn N. Klein Interests

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

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 (Retired)
Albertsons Companies, 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

Clarence Otis, Jr.
Retired CEO
Darden Restaurants

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

Nido  R. 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

T. Denny Sanford
Chairman of the Board
United National Corporation

Robert J. Schlegel
CEO, Schlegel Capital
CEO, Bedrock Logistics
Founder, Schlegel Land

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.

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
Founder & CEO
Kind Lending

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
Partner
MVP Holdings LLC

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

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.

 

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Terrence J. Giroux
Executive Director