Strategic Development Board Members
Dennis E. Barnes, Jr.
Marketing Direct Inc.
St. Louis, Mo.
BA 1993 English
Dennis Barnes, president of Marketing Direct Inc., founded the company in 1997 with private investors. Because of its growth, The St. Louis Business Journal named it the fourth fastest-growing company in St. Louis in 2000. Also in 2000, Barnes was named entrepreneur of the year by Ernst & Young for the best emerging company. Barnes prides himself on giving back to the community. Over the years he has served numerous organizations, most recently as president of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization and as vice chair of the Strategic Development Board. Barnes received an A&S Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003.
Richard S. Bishop
BS 1967 Geology, TCU; MA 1969 Geology, MU; PhD, 1977 Geology, Stanford
Bishop spent most of his career in Unocal, ExxonMobil and as a consultant searching the world evaluating and developing methods to evaluate oil and gas resource potential. More recently this has led to work recognizing a world oil supply in transition. Bishop has served the geological profession in several capacities including President of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and on the Mizzou geology development board. He received the A&S Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1998.
Director and Senior Portfolio Manager
Randy is a Senior Portfolio Manager for BlackRock’s Private Investors Group. As Senior Portfolio Manager, Randy partners with Financial Advisors to provide customized investment solutions for their high net worth and institutional clients.
Randy joined BlackRock following the merger with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) in 2006. At MLIM, he was a senior portfolio manager in the Private Investors division. Prior to joining Private Investors in 2005, he was a Portfolio Manager for the Private Bank at Bank of America. While there, Randy performed asset allocation analysis for high net worth individual and institutional clients, providing customized solutions that included multi-disciplined portfolios, derivatives and exchange funds. Previously, he served as a Large Cap Equity Fund Manager and an Institutional Large Cap Equity Portfolio Manager for Northern Trust Global Investments; as a Portfolio Manager for Institutional Fixed Income, Equity, and Balanced Funds for ANB Investment Management and Trust; and as an Assistant Futures Broker for both Chicago Corporation and Kemper Clearing Corporation at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Randy earned a BA degree in classical studies from the University of Missouri – Columbia and was awarded an MBA degree with a concentration in economics from DePaul University. He is a member of the DePaul University Alumni Sharing Knowledge Program and serves on the Strategic Development Board for the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri - Columbia.
Tyrone J. Christian
President and Managing Partner
TRC Consulting Group LLC
BA 1977 Speech and Dramatic Art
Christian is a marketing and sales executive with over 30 years of diverse marketing experience in the cable television, telephone and advertising industries. Along with his duties at TRC, Christian serves as chief marketing strategist for the Washington, D.C., MLK Memorial Foundation Project Inc. Christian also served as associate publisher and co-founder of Black Family Today Magazine, Florida's only Afro-centric family-based magazine and African American Parent, a lifestyle magazine for black families in metro Detroit. Christian received an A&S Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004.
Stephen M. Clampett
President & Chief Executive Officer
SM Clampett Analytics, Inc.
Farmers Branch, Texas
AB 1976 Mathematics, MS 1978 Applied Mathematics
Stephen (Steve) Clampett is an accomplished airline and travel technology executive and is widely recognized as an industry expert in airline decision support systems. He currently is President and CEO of SM Clampett Analytics Inc., which provides consulting services to the Aviation, Travel Distribution, and Logistics industries. Steve previously served as President, Airline Products and Solutions for Sabre Holdings, Inc. In this role, he built Sabre Airline Solutions into a $450 million business unit within Sabre and established it as the premier provider of decision support systems to the airline industry. Steve also holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Administration from Krannert School of Management, Purdue University and is a member of the University of Texas at Dallas School of Management, Supply Chain Management Industry Advisory Board.
BA 1983 Interdisciplinary Studies
Over the past 22 years, Doyle has consulted with a wide range of organizations including Abbott Laboratories, Ascension Health, Ernst & Young, Express Scripts, NASA, Sigma Aldrich and Sisters of Mercy Health System. Her key strengths lie in managing teams, strategic business planning, business development, quality improvement and organizational change. Doyle is a member of the St. Louis Forum and Innovate Venture Mentoring Service. She serves on the Board of Directors for Provident, Association for Corporate Growth - St. Louis and Missouri Venture Forum.
Marlin F. Fiola
Director - Wealth Management
Senior Institutional Consultant
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Kansas City, Mo.
BA 1976 Economics
Marlin has been affiliated as an investment management consultant with Consulting Group of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney since 1985. He began his career as a financial advisor with Smith Barney in Kansas City in 1978 before moving to Consulting Group. Over the years he has served in a number of capacities within Consulting Group, including Senior Regional Analyst, Senior National Analyst and Regional Consulting Group Director. He earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst certification from the Investment Management Consultants Association through the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. More recently, Marlin serves as Senior Institutional Consultant to a number of institutional and high net-worth client relationships in and around Kansas City.
BA ’73, Pre-med chemistry
Fuldner retired after 33 years of service to EFCO Corp., a manufacturer of commercial window, door, curtainwall, and store front systems, when he sold the company in 2007. Over his career he built the company from a small regional manufacturer to one of the largest U.S. commercial fenestration suppliers to the construction industry. Fuldner was active with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), serving as a board member, and he was chairman of the board from 2003 to 2005. He received AAMA’s Outstanding Member Award in 2006.
Fuldner is active in numerous civic and professional organizations and is honorary chairman of the YMCA fundraising board for the construction of a new YMCA facility in his hometown, Monett, Mo.
Fuldner and his wife, Ginny, have three children and four grandchildren.
Linda M. Godwin
BS 1974 Mathematics/Physics, Southeast Missouri State University; MS 1976, PhD 1980 Physics
Godwin joined NASA in 1980 and served as a flight controller and payloads officer in Mission Control for several shuttle flights prior to being selected as an astronaut candidate in 1985. She has been on four shuttle missions as a mission specialist and as payload commander. Godwin later served as assistant for exploration in the Flight Crew Operations Directorate until her retirement from NASA at the end of August 2010. Her time with NASA was with the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where she still resides. Godwin received an A&S Distinguished Alumni Award in 1990.
M. Leslie Griffin
Griffin Advisors, Inc.
Prairie Village, KS
BA 1961 Psychology
Griffin is currently managing director of Griffin Advisors, Inc., and has served in various management capacities in the financial services industry for 50 years. He was senior vice president of E. F. Hutton and Co. Consulting Services Department, and served as senior vice president for Shearson Lehman Hutton and Smith Barney, Inc. In 1996, he became a principal in Lockwood Financial Services, which is now a division of Bank of New York. He is past president of the Kansas City Irish Center and has served as a board member of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Kansas City, Mo., as well as Catholic Charities of Kansas City, Kan.
Griffin has been a long-time member of the Jefferson Club and has published two novels. He and his wife Tula have seven children.
Glen R. Himmelberg
Department of Mathematics, MU
PhD 1965, University of Minnesota
Himmelberg was a faculty member of geological sciences at MU for 36 years and was chair of that department for 10 years. He retired in 2005 but suspended his retirement in 2008 to chair the Department of Mathematics at MU. His research concentrated on processes responsible for the formation and evolution of the earth's crust through studies of mountain belts in California, Oregon, Alaska and Antarctica.
James F. Hoffmeister
St. Louis, Mo.
BS 1967 Math; MBA 1973, St. Louis University
Retired after 39 years with Anheuser-Busch Companies, Hoffmeister is committed to his family and is involved with many civic and community organizations. He serves on the following boards: The Repertory Theater, World Agricultural Forum, The University of Missouri Corporate Development Foundation and he acts as chair of the Salvation Army Advisory Board
Kent Q. Kreh
ACI Capital Company LLC
New York, N.Y.
AB 1957 Political Science
Kent Kreh is former chair of Jenny Craig International as well as former president and CEO of Georgette Klinger Inc. For 28 years, he worked for Weight Watchers International (a division of H.J. Heinz and Co.), starting as vice president of marketing in 1972 and retiring as president and CEO in 1999. In 1995, he was a recipient of the A&S Distinguished Alumni Award. In 1998, Kreh received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from MU. Kent is a board member of Healthy Directions, LLC, a consumer nutraceutical and lifestyle products and service company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Saint Louis Art Museum.
BA 1998, Art History and Archaeology
Sally (Schoeninger) Kriegel is a 1998 graduate of the School of Arts & Science with a B.A. in Art History. Sally went on to attend the University of Missouri School of Law and graduated with her Juris Doctorate in 2002. Sally previously worked for Corporate Claims Management, Inc. of Chesterfield, Missouri, but since the birth of her children has turned her attention to raising her children. Sally now lives with her husband, Nick Kriegel (School of Law, 2002) and their three sons, Henry, Augustus and Oliver, in Kirkwood.
Department of Economics, MU
PhD 1987 Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mandy has been on the MU faculty since 1994. He is chair and professor of economics. Mandy teaches microeconomic theory with particular emphasis on business strategy and the economic organization of industries. He has written 18 journal articles and numerous monographs in these areas as well as in econometrics, forecasting and policy analysis. Mandy serves on the editorial board of Journal of Regulatory Economics and the University of Missouri Research Board.
John H. Marshall, Jr.
Marshall Energetics Inc.
AB 1949, MA 1950 Geological Sciences
For 32 years John Marshall worked for the Mobil Oil Corporation, serving in almost every geological position, from field and well-site geologist to chief geologist worldwide in New York City. In 1982 he retired from Mobil in the position of general manager of exploration, Western Hemisphere, and formed a worldwide consulting and producing company, Marshall Energetics Inc. (MEI) in Dallas. In 1996 he received an A&S Distinguished Service Award from MU and a doctorate of humane letters from the Garrett-Evangelical Seminary. Marshall also received a Mizzou Alumni Association Faculty–Alumni Award in 2001. Marshall was a founding member of the Geology Development Board in 1982 and served as president from 1984 to 1986.
Neal Matticks Design
New York, NY
BA Zoology, BS Education 1974
Neal Matticks, a native of La Plata, Mo., designs events and corporate event décor worldwide. His clients are Fortune 500 companies, international businesses, non-profit organizations and private individuals. His interests include music, the arts and historic preservation. He lives and works from New York and the Midwest.
Richard G. Miller
Miller's Professional Imaging
AB 1970 Mathematics
Miller is president and CEO of Miller's Professional Imaging, a company his father founded in 1939. He is a member of the MU National Capital Campaign Steering Committee, a director for the Mizzou Flagship Council and co-chair of the Missouri 100. He received an A&S Distinguished Alumni Award in 1996 and an MU doctorate of humane letters honorary degree in 2000.
Donald L. Packwood
IC Process Development Engineering Manager (Retired)
Agilent Technologies (formerly Hewlett-Packard Corporation)
San Jose, Calif.
BS 1963, MS 1965 Physics, University of Missouri–Rolla; PhD 1971 Physics
Packwood retired from Hewlett-Packard Corporation in March 1998 as an engineering manager for IC process development and manufacturing. While at MU, his dissertation project studied defect centers in calcium oxide crystals. This work formed the basis for a successful career in semiconductor research and development for a wide range of silicon devices including computer chips, microwave cell phone chips and infrared detectors. He received a 2004 A&S Distinguished Alumni Award and an honorary professional degree in physics from UMR. He is a charter member and second president of the Physics Leaders at MU.
Senior Service and Sales Representative, Mutual of Omaha Companies
BGS 1989 General Studies
Pfeffer has championed countless causes for his industry, his community, his alma mater and his fellow alumni. He has successfully nominated 26 individuals for 26 Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) Faculty-Alumni Awards and two MAA Distinguished Faculty Awards. An Evans Scholar, he was speaker of the senate for the Missouri Students Association, president of the Interfraternity Council and a charter member of the Intercampus Council of Students. As an alumnus, he serves on the Arts & Science Alumni Organization board and is a past president of the Boone County Chapter. In addition to all he does for MU, he has been very successful in his insurance business as a sales and service representative for Mutual of Omaha. An endowed life member of the alumni association and a sustaining member of the Jefferson Club, Pfeffer and his wife, Beverly, have a daughter, Hillary. Pfeffer received an A&S Distinguished Service Award in 2003, theMAA Tiger Pride Award in 2000 and the MAA Faculty–Alumni Award in 2006.
Andrew R. Sackin
First Vice President
UBS Financial Services Inc.
New York, N.Y.
Mr. Sackin has a multifaceted background where Broadway and Wall Street intersect. He is First Vice President-Investments at UBS Financial Services Headquarters in New York. After his MU graduation, he continued studies in voice, dance and business at AMDA, The Julliard School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
He has appeared on stage, in movies and on television. Sackin has taught voice, dance privately and taught Investments at Baruch College-City University of New York. He held the position of Managing Director of Meat and Potatoes, an off-Broadway theatre company, and was General Manager/Director of Development for Jennifer Muller/The Works Dance Company. Many of his musical compositions and works of poetry have been published.
He is a founding member on and Producing Director of SRO Productions. The company has presented new American plays off-Broadway and in other venues. He was a founder and the first President of The Student Foundation at University of Missouri. Sackin is an active member of the Phi Gamma Delta Education Foundation, The Fund for Park Avenue, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, The Arthritis Foundation of New York, the University of Missouri Jefferson Club and the Mosaic Society. Sackin received the Arts and Science Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004.
Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt LLP
Kansas City, Mo
BA 1973, MA 1977 English; JD 1977
Shaw has served as lead trial and appellate counsel in a variety of commercial, product liability and securities matters, and has been selected as national or regional counsel by both product manufacturers and securities broker dealers. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been designated a Super Lawyer in Missouri and Kansas. Shaw received an A&S Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005, and he was the A&S commencement speaker in 2003.
Professor and E.B. Branson Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Missouri
1983 PhD, Yale University
Shelton came to MU in 1983 following completion of his doctorate and a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. He has been chair of the Department of Geological Sciences since 2004. Kevin's research addresses basic scientific questions regarding transport and deposition of metals in a wide variety of hydrothermal systems.
Gary A. Tatlow
Tatlow, Gump & Failla
AB 1961 Psychology, JD 1964
Tatlow recently retired from Tatlow, Gump & Failla, a law firm that specializes in trial practice. He belonged to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and the AIEG of the National Trial Lawyers Association and was named an advocate by the National College of Advocacy and by the American Trial Lawyers Association. In 2002, he and his wife, Marilyn, received the A&S Alumni of the Year Award.
John C. Walker
Director, Division of Biological Sciences, MU
Ph.D. 1985 Biochemistry, University of Georgia
Walker has been a faculty member in the Division of Biological Sciences since 1987. In 2011, he was appointed Director of the Division, where he also holds the rank of professor. Walker’s research is focused on the basic biological mechanisms that underlie plant growth and development. Walker is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
First Vice President/Private Wealth Advisor
Merrill Lynch's Private Banking & Investment Group
St. Louis, Mo.
BA 1990 Political Science with general honors
While at MU, Wilkins was inducted into QEBH, a seven-member secret honor society. He was co-founder of Student Outreach, a resident assistant, the cadet battalion commander of the Army ROTC program and a distinguished military graduate. In 2005, he cofounded the Second Ranger Battalion Assistance Foundation where he serves as a board member. At Merrill Lynch, Wilkins and his team manage over $1.2 billion for 50 families, and over $2 billion for 20 institutional clients. For three years in a row, Wilkins was named one of the top 50 financial advisors in the United States by Registered Rep. Magazine.
Eddie A. Williamson
BS 1969 Geology, University of Texas at Austin; MA 1973
With a new master's degree in hand and a Mizzou biology alumna as his bride, Eddie Williamson left campus to take a position with Amoco as a petroleum geologist. Within three years, he was supervising a team exploring for natural gas in west Texas and New Mexico. Because of his success finding and developing new reserves, he continued to advance in the company's management and became a certified petroleum geologist. Since 1987, Williamson has been a member of Mizzou's geology development board and has served several terms as chair or vice chair — he is the current chair. He received an A&S Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, MU
1990 PhD, Indiana University Bloomington
Flore Zéphir has been teaching at MU since 1988 in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. She is currently professor of French, coordinator of the master's program in foreign language teaching, acting director of the Afro-Romance Institute, and department chair. She is the recipient of several awards at MU. She has received, in 1995, a Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence; in 2003, an award for excellence in advising; and in 2004, a Faculty–Alumni award. Her research interests include foreign language education, bilingual education, Creole studies, sociolinguistics, and ethnic and immigrant studies with a particular focus on the Haitian diaspora in the United States. She is the author of three books and numerous articles in these areas.