Board of Managers

Meet the Board of Managers

Robert N. Johnson

Chair, 2018–2019

Dublin, Calif.

After graduating from IU, Robert worked for Procter & Gamble and later was recruited by Kraft Foods, where he retired as a customer vice president. His time at Kraft Foods encompassed 25 years, 14 positions, and approximately 20 years in leadership roles.  He is a former member of the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board and is currently on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Global and International Studies.

Deanna Crispen

Chair-Elect, 2018–2019

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.

Larry Alt

Vice Chair, 2018–2019

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 is past president of the IUAA Lakeshore Chapter and has served on the IUAA Executive Council’s Finance Committee. In 2014, Larry received the IUAA President's Award.  

Larry Lentych

Treasurer, 2018–2019

South Bend, Ind.

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.

Jeannie Sager

Secretary, 2018–2019

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.

Brieanna Quinn

Immediate Past Chair, 2018–2019

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.

Malique Boothe

Student Representative, 2018–2019

Elkart, Ind.

Malique is a senior at IU Bloomington majoring in human resource management with a minor in finance.  He is president of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and chair of the IUB Homecoming Steering Committee.  During the 2017 fall semester, he participated in the prestigious Washington Leadership Program (WLP) through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. 

Lori Pearson

Manager at Large, 2016–2019

Indianapolis, Ind.

Lori works at IU Health as the engagement manager in the Department of Community Outreach and Engagement.  Previously, she worked as account executive with Holland-Parlette Associates.  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

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.

Doug Dayhoff

Manager at Large, 2017–2020

Bloomington, Ind.

Doug is an entrepreneur having most recently served as president of Upland Brewing Co. and other high-growth companies. He has also taught in the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the IU Kelley School of Business. Dayhoff is a director of the Bloomington Hospital Foundation.

Phyllis Lewis

Manager at Large, 2017–2020

Indianapolis, Ind.

Phyllis served as coordinator of health programs for the Indiana Department of Education. She has also served on the IUAA Executive Council, representing the School of Nursing. Lewis is a recipient of the Maynard K. Hine Medal, recognizing significant contributions to the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

Shontrai Irving

Member at Large, 2018–2021

Gary, Ind.

Shontrai is a clinical professor of business law at Purdue University Northwest.  He is past president of the national board of the Neal-Marshall Alumni Club and in 2010, he was awarded the Charlie Nelms Alumni Award and the Hudson Holland Scholars Program Service Award for outstanding service to Indiana University.

Josh Kornberg

Manager at Large, 2018–2021

Jeffersonville, Ind.

Josh serves as Executive Director of Development for Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana – Sellersburg.  Starting in 2013 he served on the IU Southeast Alumni Board. He was president of the Student Alumni Association at IU Southeast and a member of the IUAA Executive Council. 

J Thomas Forbes

Chief Executive Officer

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.