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NAWM Board Members

The National Association of Wabash MenThe Board of Directors holds three meetings each year at the College, usually in late January, at Commencement Weekend, and at Homecoming Weekend. The names and brief biographies of the current members of the Board of Directors are listed below. Please login to Alumni eServices to access a member's contact information.

The Constitution of the NAWM is the governing document of the national association. Board members assist in executing the mission of the NAWM through the work of eight standing committees. The Affinity and Engagement, Investment Engagement, Admissions and Scholarships, and Academics and Life Planning committees partner with students, faculty, administrators, and fellow alumni to research and provide feedback on issues as well as spearhead new projects or initiatives for the benefit of all. The Executive, Nominating, and Constitution committees provide internal leadership to the board and recommend outstanding alumni and friends of the college for a range of honors and awards.


President (2019-2021)

Marc Nichols

marc nichols '92
Occupation:  Attorney
Current:  General Counsel and Company Secretary at Saab NA, Syracuse, NY
Previous:  Rolls-Royce NA
Wabash Living Unit:  Lambda Chi Alpha
NAWM Committee(s):  Executive, Constitution
NAWM Term Expires:  2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

vice president (2019-2021)

Kip Chase

kip chase '03
Occupation:  Human Resources
Current:  Senior Director of HR at Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
Previous:  Eli Lilly and Company
Wabash Living Unit:  Martindale Hall
NAWM Committee(s):  Executive, Nominating, Constitution
NAWM Term Expires:  2025

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recorder (2019-2021)

Jeremy Wentzel

Jeremy wentzel '14
Occupation:  Management Consulting
Current:  Senior Associate, Program Delivery Services at KPMG LLP, Dallas, Texas
Previous:  IBM Cloud
Wabash Living Unit:  Morris Hall
NAWM Committee(s):  Executive, Investment Engagement
NAWM Term Expires:  2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

past president

Rob Shook

rob shook '83
Occupation:  Management
Current:  Program Director, IBM Training and Skills, Austin, Texas
Previous:  Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corporation (MCC)
Wabash Living Unit:  Lambda Chi Alpha
NAWM Committee(s):  Executive, Investment Engagement, Constitution
NAWM Term Expires:  2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

directors

Syud Ahmed

syud ahmed '07
Occupation:  Management Consulting
Current:  Consultant at Boston Consulting Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Previous:  Product Development Specialist at 3M
Wabash Living Unit:  Independent
NAWM Committee(s): Admissions and Scholarships
NAWM Term Expires:  2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emmanuel Aouad

emmanuel aouad '10
Occupation:  Operations
Current:  Business Excellence Manager at Lennox International
Previous:  Business Process Engineer at State Farm, Dallas, Texas
Wabash Living Unit:  College Hall
NAWM Committee(s):  Executive, Academics and Life Planning
NAWM Term Expires:  2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Berry

mike Berry '92
Occupation:  Management
Current:  Head of Marketing Technology at Shutterfly, Inc., San Carlos, California
Previous:  Head of Project Management at PayPal
Wabash Living Unit:  Independent
NAWM Committee(s): Investment Engagement
NAWM Term Expires:  2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon Clifton

brandon clifton '06
Occupation:  Attorney / Management
Current:  Indiana Deputy Secretary of State and Chief of Staff, Indianapolis, Indiana
Previous:  Assistant General Counsel at Indiana Department of Administration
Wabash Living Unit:  Beta Theta Pi
NAWM Committee(s):  Affinity and Engagement, Nominating
NAWM Term Expires:  2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Engledow

jim engledow '78
Occupation:  Owner
Current:  President/CEO at Engledow Group, Indianapolis, Indiana
Previous:  Engledow Group
Wabash Living Unit:  Beta Theta Pi
NAWM Committee(s):  Admissions and Scholarships, Nominating
NAWM Term Expires:  2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herm Haffner

herm haffner '77
Occupation:  Business Consulting
Current:  President at Total Solutions, Crawfordsville, Indiana
Previous:  Nor-Cote International
Wabash Living Unit: Sigma Chi
NAWM Committee(s):  Investment Engagement, Nominating
NAWM Term Expires:  2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Hawksworth

jim hawksworth '95
Occupation:  Reinsurance
Current:  Branch Manager and Broker at Willis Re, Chicago, Illinois
Previous:  CNA Re
Wabash Living Unit:  Theta Delta Chi
NAWM Committee(s):  Executive, Admissions and Scholarships
NAWM Term Expires:  2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Kerezy

john kerezy '77
Occupation:  Professor
Current:  Assistant Professor at JMC Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio
Previous:  Writer, Journalist, Small Business Owner
Wabash Living Unit:  Tau Kappa Epsilon
NAWM Committee(s):  Academics and Life Planning, Nominating
NAWM Term Expires:  2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garrard McClendon

garrard mcclendon '88
Occupation:  Professor
Current:  Assistant Professor at Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois
Previous:  WGN-TV
Wabash Living Unit:  Morris Hall
NAWM Committee(s):  Affinity and Engagement
NAWM Term Expires:  2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Mills

ryan mills '00
Occupation:  Professor
Current:  Associate Professor of Human Genetics at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Previous:  University of Michigan
Wabash Living Unit:  Phi Kappa Psi
NAWM Committee(s): Academics and Life Planning
NAWM Term Expires:  2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neil Patel

Neil Patel '94
Occupation:  Pain Management Physician
Current:  CEO at Northeastern Pain Management, Nyack, New York
Previous:  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Wabash Living Unit:  Delta Tau Delta
NAWM Committee(s):  Academics and Life Planning
NAWM Term Expires:  2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Robinson

ben robinson '01
Occupation:  Attorney
Current:  Partner at Holland & Knight LLP, Orlando, Florida
Previous:  Jones Day
Wabash Living Unit:  Delta Tau Delta
NAWM Committee(s):  Affinity and Engagement
NAWM Term Expires:  2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Trebley

joe trebley '01
Occupation:  Management / Entrepreneurship
Current:  Founder and CEO at Monon Bioventures, LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana
Previous:  Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation, Kylin Therapeutics
Wabash Living Unit:  Phi Delta Theta
NAWM Committee(s):  Executive, Investment Engagement
NAWM Term Expires:  2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Unfried

tony unfried '03
Occupation:  Management / Entrepreneurship
Current:  CEO at Archon Tech Strategies, Indianapolis, Indiana
Previous:  ESG Security
Wabash Living Unit:  Lambda Chi Alpha
NAWM Committee(s):  Executive, Affinity and Engagement
NAWM Term Expires:  2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleo Washington

cleo washington '85
Occupation:  Management
Current:  Director of Legislative Affairs at AT&T, Montgomery, Alabama
Previous:  Attorney, Indiana State Senator
Wabash Living Unit:  Martindale Hall
NAWM Committee(s):  Investment Engagement
NAWM Term Expires:  2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

class agent representatives

Jesse James

jesse james '08
Occupation:  Compliance
Current:  Senior Quality Manager at InfraSource, Indianapolis, Indiana
Previous:  State of Indiana, NiSource
Wabash Living Unit:  Morris Hall
NAWM Committee(s):  Admissions and Scholarships
NAWM Term Expires:  2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Carpenter

Chris Carpenter '96
Occupation:  Management
Current:  Sr. Analyst Proj. Mgmt/Social Media Mgr. at Beckman Coulter, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
Previous:  Carpe Multimedia LLC
Wabash Living Unit:  Delta Tau Delta
NAWM Committee(s):  Academics and Life Planning
NAWM Term Expires:  2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional association representatives

Ken Farris

ken farris '12
Occupation:  Attorney
Current:  Healthcare Associate at Thompson Coburn LLP, St. Louis, Missouri
Previous:  Health Capital Consultants
Wabash Living Unit:  Phi Kappa Psi
NAWM Committee(s):  Affinity and Engagement
NAWM Term Expires:  2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Hentrup

wayne hentrup '84
Occupation: Wealth Management/Retirement Planning
Current:  Senior Vice President at Vineyard Financial, Evansville, Indiana
Previous:  Founder/President, Southern Directories
Wabash Living Unit:  Phi Delta Theta
NAWM Committee(s):  Admissions and Scholarships
NAWM Term Expires:  2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Representative

Jennifer Abbott

jennifer abbott
Occupation:  Professor
Current:  Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Department Chair at Wabash College
Previous: 
Wabash Living Unit:  N/A
NAWM Committee(s):  Academics and Life Planning
NAWM Term Expires:  2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student representative

Corbin Landrum

Dane Smith '22
Occupation:  Student
Current:  Vice President of the Student Body at Wabash College
Previous: 
Wabash Living Unit:  Beta Theta Pi
NAWM Committee(s):  Affinity and Engagement
NAWM Term Expires:  2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administration representatives

Michelle Janssen

MichelLe Janssen
Occupation:  Philanthropy / Non-Profit Management
Current:  Dean for College Advancement at Wabash College
Previous: Vice President of Alumni and College Relations at Berea College
Wabash Living Unit:  N/A
NAWM Committee(s):  All (ex-officio)
NAWM Term Expires:  N/A
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Hoffman

steve hoffman '85
Occupation:  Philanthropy / Non-Profit Management
Current:  Director of Alumni and Parent Relations at Wabash College
Previous:
Wabash Living Unit:  Delta Tau Delta
NAWM Committee(s): All (ex-officio)
NAWM Term Expires:  N/A