Kay Yeager (Chairman), formerly Mayor of Wichita Falls, Texas, currently serves as Chairman of the Sheppard Military Affairs Committee, Chairman of Presbyterian Manor and the Presbyterian Manor Foundation, and Chairman of the Trustees and Foundation of First United Methodist Church. She is an Alumnus member and Mentor of the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leaders Group—a group representing the major commands of the Air Force. She also serves on the Executive Board of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and was a co-chair of the Theology School portion of the SMU Unbridled Capital Campaign. She is a board member and chairman-elect of the Texas Methodist Foundation. Previously, Kay was Chairman of the Board of Regents of Midwestern State University, and Chairman of the Wichita Falls/Wichita County Multi-Purpose Events Center.
Lou Lanwermeyer (Vice Chairman) is retired after a 33-year career in finance, marketing and general executive duties with a top-four Chicago bank. A Midwesterner by background, he was raised in St. Louis and lived in the Chicago area for 35 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame and MBA from Northwestern. Lou’s board service includes the Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council, The Clay County (North Carolina) Communities Revitalization Association, and John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina.
John Walda (Secretary) is President and CEO of the National Association of College and University Business Officers. He served as president of the Indiana University Board of Trustees, and as chair of the Indiana Lottery Commission, the Association of Governing Boards, and the Steering Committee for the Washington Higher Education Secretariat. He is a trustee for Carroll College and Stetson University, and former board member of the American Council on Education and the Indiana University Foundation. Prior to his career in the higher education sector, Walda was a practicing lawyer for 27 years, where he was a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was a partner in the Indiana law firm Bose McKinney & Evans and was Senior VP for Federal Relations at Bose Treacy Associates LLC. He has been a member of the NCAA Presidential Task Force on the Future of Division I Intercollegiate Athletics and the AAU Council on Federal Relations. Walda received his BA and JD from Indiana University.
Robert M. Shopneck
Robert “Bob” Shopneck (Treasurer) is the chairman and CEO of Pinetree Financial, the largest privately held real estate lender in Colorado. His background is in real estate development. He has undergraduate degrees in business/finance and history as well as a MA in history and JD in law from the University of Denver. He is past chairman of the board of trustees of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, a board he is still serving on after 33 years. He also serves the Boys and Girls Club Foundation board. A frequent Yellowstone visitor, he has enjoyed backpacking, fly fishing, canoeing, climbing, geyser-gazing, and doing about every outdoor activity possible in the park. Bob and his wife, Cappy, have two sons and live in Denver.
Kevin Butt is the Environmental Sustainability Director for Toyota North America, Inc. He is responsible for the development of Environmental Sustainability Programs and Regulatory/Legislative development for all of Toyota’s North American operations. Kevin serves on the boards of the National Wildlife Habitat Council, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation, World Wildlife Fund National Council, and the North American Great Plains Advisory Board. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Georgetown College.
Claire Campbell is the co-founder of Boulder-based tech company CadZooks, Inc., growing from her degree in Math and Computer Science from the University of Colorado and her specialty in 3D computer graphics and visualization. While her career was based in technology, her passions have always been travel and conservation. For the past two decades, she and her husband, Brian, have traveled globally with a growing focus on wildlife and conservation. They spend part of each year at their home on a game reserve in South Africa. She is a former board chair of Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and also a founding board member of Project V.E.T.S.
Michael Campbell has been a financial consultant for 32 years. After earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1976, Michael was a Mechanical Engineer with Dow Chemical for eight years in south Texas, followed by a stint as a flower shop owner in Sarasota, Florida. He and his wife, Ginny, have visited Yellowstone at least once each year for the last 15 years—often in the winter and primarily for hiking and enjoying the magic of the park.
Patty Carocci is the Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the University of Maryland’s business school. Committed to the ideals of giving back, Patty has been in the philanthropic industry since the start of her career at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Since leaving Pew, she has helped developed philanthropic cultures at institutions such as Vassar College, The University of Pennsylvania, and Sidwell Friends School.
John Costello has over thirty years of general management, marketing, and digital experience in consumer products, technology, and retail. He is current Global Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association, and was President of Global Marketing and Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. before his retirement in 2016. Since beginning his career at Procter & Gamble, John has served as Executive VP of The Home Depot, Senior VP of Pepsi-Cola U.S., Chief Global Marketing Officer of Yahoo, CEO of MVP.com, and President and COO of Nielsen Marketing Research U.S. John, who was elected to the Retail Advertising Hall of Fame, is a past director of Quaker Oats and Ace Hardware Corporation, a current director of Ring, Inc.; xAd, Inc.; and the Grand Teton Music Festival; and past Chairman of both the Association of National Advertisers and The Advertising Council.
Gale Davis is the Treasurer of the S&G Foundation of Wyoming, which supports international education and gives to numerous causes that benefit the environment. She began her career at Kohlmeyer & Co., a New York Stock Exchange firm, where she was trained as a portfolio analyst. Later, she joined Davis Palmer & Biggs as an over-the-counter trader and then a financial adviser. After that, she became President of the money management firm Capital Ideas. Gale is Chairman of the Mary Livingston Griggs & Mary Griggs Burke Foundation. She is a graduate of Emma Willard School and Briarcliff College, and attended the Institute of Finance. She helped establish the Youth Conservation Corps in Acadia National Park and, more recently, the Youth Conservation Program in Grand Teton National Park.
Tom Detmer is CEO and President of CenterStone Technologies, Inc. Previously, he was president of Experian eMarketing Services Group, which was formed when Tom sold the email marketing division of 24/7 Media to Experian. Tom is the former President and CEO of Exactis, Inc. which he brought public in 1999 and in 2000 merged with 24/7 Media (now part of WPP). A venture partner of Boulder Ventures in Boulder, Tom co-founded Atlantes and operated it from 1991 to 1997 when it merged with Metromail. Thereafter, until January 1999, he served as President of Behavior Bank/Atlantes as a division of Metromail. Tom has served on the boards of SafeRent (merged to TransAmerica Title) and Market Force Information, Inc. He currently serves on the boards of CenterStone, PepPod and StyleSelect Technologies.
David Donovan spent his professional career in financial services, beginning at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. He served as an Executive VP of Banc One Corp, and at various times, he was head of Asset Backed Finance, Wealth Management, and Human Resources and co-head of Capital Markets. At the end of his career, he served as an Executive VP of JPMorgan Chase and co-head of Chase Capital Corp. David has served on the board of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee at Texas Christian University. He was also a publicly elected Trustee for the Village of Tuxedo Park, New York. Currently, he is on the Board of Visitors for the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.
Annie Graham serves on several conservation organization boards, including the Advisory Council of The Gorilla Doctors, the Conservation Committee of the Houston Zoo, and the Houston SPCA. She splits time between homes in Texas and Montana, and spends a lot of her time in Yellowstone, where she is deeply committed to the Yellowstone Wolf Project. Annie and her husband, Bob, have two children.
Carolyn Heppel is active in numerous environmental causes. A life member of the Sierra Club, she served for many years on the board of a local Sierra Club chapter, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Carolyn is a retired administrative assistant to the Dean of the Upper School at St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis. She is a native of Memphis and graduated from the University of Tennessee. She and her husband, Scott, have a home in Big Sky, Montana, where they pursue interests in fly fishing, cross-country skiing, backpacking, and photography.
Penney Hubbard is a former public school teacher and admissions director for the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. She earned a degree in Psychology from Mary Baldwin College. Since 1962, she has volunteered for numerous city projects in Baltimore, most of which involve the needs of children. She has served on the boards of a number of schools including The Bryn Mawr School and the Teton Science School. Her interests include many outdoor activities, and her experience working in the same garden for almost 50 years has been documented in the book On Walnut Hill: The Evolution of a Garden. She and her husband reside in Jackson Hole and Baltimore. They have three children and nine grandchildren.
Edna Johnson is the head of communications and brands at Michelin North America. As such, she is responsible for all communication and brand activities as well as government affairs and community relations for Michelin products and services in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Edna joined Michelin in 2010. She reports to Michelin North America Chairman and President Pete Selleck. Her previous roles include serving as the global head of communications for Burger King Corporation and as the vice president of communications for The CNN News Group. Edna began her career as a newspaper reporter and editor. She then served for more than a decade as a professor of journalism at Auburn University. During her time at Auburn University, she was the principal in a communications consulting business whose clients included a number of Fortune 500 companies.
Charlie Kaufmann is a partner of Shipman & Goodwin, LLP, which he joined in 2005 when his predecessor firm, Holland Kaufmann & Bartels, became the firm’s Greenwich office. He was previously associated with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and served as a law clerk to Justice Charles S. House of the Connecticut Supreme Court. He received a BA degree from Yale and a JD degree from Columbia Law School. Charles has served as President of the Yale Glee Club Associates and of the Yale Alumni Association of Greenwich. He has also served on the boards of Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, and the United Way of Greenwich. He is currently Vice-Chair of Greenwich Emergency Medical Service and President of the Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation.
Daniel M. Manning
Dan Manning is Zone Vice President for the West Zone of Coca-Cola North America, Foodservice and On Premise. He is responsible for the Chain Sales organization for ten western states, with a wide range of accounts including national and regional chains based in the West. Dan’s career with Coca-Cola spans over 33 years. He began his career as a Territory Sales Manager and has held a variety of account management positions within the Foodservice organization. He held the positions of Director, National Accounts and Managing Director in the West Region prior to his appointment as Zone Vice President. Dan received his Bachelor of Science degree from Central Missouri State University. He enjoys an active lifestyle in Irvine, California.
Joseph P. Marushack
Joseph P. (Joe) Marushack is president, ConocoPhillips Alaska. He began his career with Phillips Petroleum Company in 1982 as a staff engineer in Casper, Wyoming. He has held numerous oil and gas operating and commercial leadership roles in upstream, refining, treasury and planning groups. In April 2015, he was named to his current position following previous roles as President, ConocoPhillips Canada, and President, ConocoPhillips Asia Pacific and Middle East. Marushack currently serves on the boards of United Way of Anchorage and The Nature Conservancy Alaska. He was born in Norman, Oklahoma and grew up in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Marushack received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming an MBA from the University of Utah.
Robert Mathias is CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations, Washington, responsible for all of Ogilvy’s DC operations including client service, talent management, and business performance. In this role, he advises companies, government agencies, and nonprofits. Prior to joining Ogilvy in 1988, Robert served in President Bush’s administration (41) as the Executive Assistant to the U.S. Energy Secretary and as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of Energy. Robert also worked abroad in Saudi Arabia where he helped to develop and implement a kingdom-wide public health program. Robert holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Sarah, and has two daughters in college.
Bryan Morgan has practiced trial law for 35 years in Denver, Colorado. He is a founding member of his firm and his specialty is criminal defense. He is chairman of Western Resource Advocates. Bryan has also served as chairman of the board of Colorado State Audubon, chairman of the board of the Sonoran Institute, and chairman of the board of the Yellowstone Association.
Jacqueline Rooney is currently on Facebook’s Internal and Corporate Communications team in San Francisco. Her background is in politics where she served as Chief of Staff to the Campaign Manager for Governor Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential Campaign. Along with serving on the San Francisco Zoo II’s Board, she is Founder and Chair of Yellowstone Forever’s Young Patron’s Committee. Rooney received her Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs from John Hopkins University.
Richard Severance retired as a Senior Vice President after more than 33 years with Conoco and ConocoPhillips. Throughout his career, he served in a variety of operational, strategic planning, and senior leadership roles in the company’s North American Refining, Marketing and Transportation operations. He was also posted to an operational role in Conoco’s Swedish affiliate for two years. During his time heading up the company’s business unit in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Richard served as co-chairman of the Standing Bear Foundation, President of the Chamber of Commerce, and Advisory Director of a local bank, and was instrumental in creating a “distance learning” center associated with the Oklahoma University system. Currently, Richard serves as the President and Director of the Wimberley, Texas Habitat for Humanity Affiliate.
Doug Spencer is the sole proprietor of Spencer Associates, a management consulting firm in Evergreen, Colorado. He spent almost 20 years as a fundraising professional, first with Mile High United Way, then later with Friendship Bridge and Water for People. In between, he co-founded and was Chairman and CEO of a small manufacturing business specializing in custom, single-shot rifles. Currently he serves on the boards of Jibuco in East Africa, Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice, Center for Rural Development-Uganda, and Guatemalan-based Namaste Direct. He also serves on the loan committee for MCE Social Capital, which has 46 microfinance clients in 23 developing countries. He and his wife, Kathleen, live in Evergreen and have two daughters, one a nurse and the other a school teacher.
Heather’s role as President & CEO of Yellowstone Forever is to achieve the organization’s mission of connecting people to Yellowstone through outstanding visitor experiences and educational programs, and translating those experiences into lifelong support and philanthropic investment. She oversees an annual budget of $20 million and a staff of 65 year-round and 75 seasonal employees, in two offices and 11 Park Stores. Previously, Heather was the executive director of Environmental Working Group (EWG), director of education advocacy for National Wildlife Federation, and counsel to U.S. Senator Russ Feingold. She first visited Yellowstone when she was 11 as part of a cross-country national park tour with her dad, sparking a deep, lifelong commitment to conservation. She is an avid hiker and backpacker. Read full bio here >>