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TFAS Welcomes Dedicated Alumni to Board of Trustees

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The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is pleased to announce the election of TFAS alumni John Lee (ICPES 85) and David M. Stover (ICPES 77) to its Board of Trustees.

“The addition of David Stover and John Lee to the TFAS Board of Trustees adds two people with a keen understanding of our programs and deep commitment to our mission of preparing young people for leadership,” said TFAS President Roger Ream (ICPES 76). “They will strengthen the TFAS board through their active participation in the governance of the organization.”

In addition to their roles as dedicated TFAS alumni leaders and supporters, both gentleman have forged successful professional careers, solidifying their strong representation of the ever-continuing TFAS journey.

John Lee (ICPES 85) is managing director at Northern Trust where he oversees one of two wealth management teams dedicated to serving high net worth individuals and their families. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Lee was a managing director at Brown Brothers Harriman where he was co-head of the New York based wealth management team.

Alumnus John Lee was elected to the TFAS Board of Trustees along with David Stover on Feb. 6.
Photo Credit: Northern Trust

Lee graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and is a graduate of The Leadership for Extraordinary Performance Executive Program at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Lee has served TFAS in many roles over the years, including as chairman of the TFAS Alumni Council and as vice chairman of the TFAS Board of Regents. He is currently a board member for TFAS partner organization, the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE).

David M. Stover (ICPES 77) has served in several business and government leadership roles including on the board of directors for Variety Wholesalers, as a senior marketing representative at Xerox Corporation, and assistant secretary for the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Stover graduated from Wake Forest University with an MBA and from the University of Richmond with a bachelor’s degree in business.

Stover has served on the John William Pope Foundation Board of Directors since 2006 and on the John Locke Foundation Board since 1989. He has also served on the Governor’s Small Business Council and on the North Carolina Economic Future Commission. In addition to his roles at the Pope Foundation and Locke Foundation, Stover serves on the Golden LEAF Foundation Board of Directors as former Governor McCrory’s appointee and Asheville School’s Board of Trustees.

Both alumni of the TFAS Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems, Lee and Stover bring a unique perspective and commitment to the TFAS mission of developing leaders for a free society.

The two join a long tradition of TFAS alumni serving as TFAS board members. Thanks to the addition of Lee and Stover, there are now 19 loyal alumni who currently serve on the TFAS Board of Trustees and Board of Regents, as well as many others who serve on the TFAS Alumni Council and advisory boards for our programs.

Board of Trustees
Dan Branch (ICPES 77)
Frank J. Donatelli (ICPES 70)
Steven F. Hayes (AIPES 94, Novak 00)
Theresa Kostrzewa (ICPES 84)
John Lee (ICPES 85)
Roger R. Ream (ICPES 76)
Eric Tannenblatt (ICPES 87)
David M. Stover (ICPES 77)

Board of Regents
Karen Czarnecki (ICPES 88)
Caroline Decker (IBGA 92)
Brian Hail (ICPES 86)
Lindsey Rose King (IBGA 06)
Kenneth A. Klatt (ICPES 70)
John Lettieri (ICPES 03)
Aaron Lewis (IPJ 93, IIPES 96)
Lindsey Parke (IBGA 05)
Michael Thompson, Jr. (ICPES 89, AIPES 93)
Brad Vynalek (ICPES 94, AIPES 97)
Chris S. Wilson (ICPES 90)

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