Board of Managers

Meet the Board of Managers

Nathan Feltman

Chairman, 2016–2017

Degrees:
BS/BA’92, JD’94
Email:
Nathan.Feltman@hhdepot.com
Carmel, Ind.

Nate is co-owner and president of Home Health Depot Inc., in Indianapolis. A former Secretary of Commerce for the state of Indiana and member of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels’s cabinet, he has also served as an adjunct professor at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Brieanna Quinn

Chairwoman-elect, 2016–2017

Degrees:
BS’01, MA’04
Email:
brieanna.quinn@gmail.com
Indianapolis, Ind.

With a decade of higher-education and development experience, Brieanna is the Indiana development director for Stand for Children. She served the IU Foundation as associate director of the Well House Society and as director of the 1820 Society, and is a past president of the Jacksonville, Fla., Chapter of the IUAA.

Robert Johnson

Vice Chairman, 2016–2017

Degrees:
BA’88
Email:
acommon1@aol.com
San Francisco, Calif.

After graduating from IU, Robert worked for Procter & Gamble and later was recruited by Kraft Foods, where he finished his career as a customer vice president. His time at Kraft Foods encompassed 25 years, 14 positions, and approximately 20 years in leadership/managing roles.

Larry Lentych

Secretary, 2016–2017

Degrees:
BS’69
Email:
larrylentych@gmail.com
Edwardsburg, Mich.

Larry retired as senior vice president and chief financial officer at 1st Source Bank in South Bend. He has been president of the IU South Bend Alumni Board and vice chairman of that campus’s Chancellor’s Advisory Board. His honors include the IUAA President’s Award in 2002, the IU South Bend Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005.

Deanna Crispen

Treasurer, 2016–2017

Degrees:
BA’98
Email:
dcrispen@casscountycf.org
Logansport, Ind.

Deanna is president of the Cass County Community Foundation where she has worked since 2005. She served on the IU Kokomo Alumni Association board from 2000–2009, leading the group as president in 20062008. She earned the IU Kokomo Outstanding Service Award in 2010, and the IUAA President’s Award in 2004.

Barbara Popp

Immediate Past Chairwoman, 2016–2017

Degrees:
BS’76
Email:
barbarapopp@schulerbauer.com
New Albany, Ind.

Barbara is a partner at Popp Wardlaw & Associates as well as president and managing broker for Schuler Bauer Real Estate Services. She previously served as president of the IU Southeast Alumni Association and on the IUAA Executive Council. She received the IUAA President’s Award in 1994, IU Southeast Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008, and IU Southeast Chancellor’s Medallion in 2015.

Jerry Miles

Manager at Large, 2014–2017

Degrees:
BS’70
Email:
jzmiles@mecier.com
New Albany, Ind.

Jerry is chairman of the Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services Board of Trustees. He has served on the IUAA Executive Council, Hoosiers For Higher Education, the Kelley School of Business Alumni Board, and the national Neal-Marshall Alumni Club. He was honored with the IUAA President’s Award in 2008 and the IU Southeast Chancellor’s Medallion in 2005.

Lorelle Swader

Manager at Large, 2014–2017

Degrees:
BA’84, MLS’86
Email:
lswader@ala.org
Harvey, Ill.

Lorelle is director of the Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment and the Allied Professional Association of the American Library Association. She served on the School of Library and Information Science Alumni Board from 20062013, and the Executive Council as the SLIS Alumni Association Representative beginning in 2008.

Larry Alt

Manager at Large, 2015–2018

Degrees:
BS’68, MBA’78
Email:
lalt@8105georgia.com
Valparaiso, Ind.

Larry is the owner of Larry Alt & Associates, a marketing firm in Northwest Indiana. As an entrepreneur, he has started five new companies and holds three U.S. patents. He received the President’s Award in 2014, is currently the president of the IUAA Lakeshore Chapter and has served on the IUAA Executive Council’s Finance Committee.

Jeannie Sager

Manager at Large, 2015-2018

Degrees:
MA’03
Email:
sagerjeannie@gmail.com
Carmel, Ind.

Jeannie serves as director of major gifts at IU Health Methodist Hospital. A development professional for 20 years, she previously worked at the IU School of Medicine as director for the Dean’s Council and Special Programs, as well as for the IU Foundation in Indianapolis. She is a long-time member of the Alumni Council of IUPUI and received the Maynard K. Hine Medal in 2017.

Lori Pearson

Manager at Large, 2016-2019

Degrees:
BS’01
Email:
ldjpcc@yahoo.com
Indianapolis, Ind.

Lori is an account executive with Holland-Parlette Associates, an association management company with offices in Indianapolis and San Francisco. She is former IUAA director of special events, has served on the IUAA Executive Council, and is an active member of the IUAA Central Indiana Chapter. She has served on the Central Indiana Chapter Board since 2005, most recently as president and past president.

Vi Simpson

Manager at Large, 2016–2019

Degrees:
LLB’94, LHD’13
Email:
vsimpson@bluemarble.net
Bloomington, Ind.

Vi is a retired attorney and state senator. She served on numerous committees in the Senate, including Appropriations and Health and Provider Services committees. She was chair of the joint Budget Committee and was elected as minority leader, the first woman to serve in both those positions. She was nominated in 2012 as the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor.

Jalen Watkins

Student Representative, 2016–2017

Email:
jalewatk@imail.iu.edu
Naperville, Ill.

Jalen is a junior majoring in political science and economics at IU Bloomington. He currently serves as vice president of Congress with the IU Student Association and is the president of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He is also a Hudson & Holland Scholar.

J Thomas Forbes

Chief Executive Officer

Degrees:
BA’90, MPA’96
Email:
jt@iu.edu
Bloomington, Ind.

J T. was appointed CEO of the IU Alumni Association in 2010. An experienced higher education leader, he has served in communications, marketing, public affairs, and government relations roles at IU and Michigan State University. A former president of the student body on the Bloomington campus, he founded the All University Student Assembly, and later served as a trustee of Indiana University.