Franklin College Board of Trustees Executive Committee
- Christine S. Fields, Board Chair
- Susan Johnson DeVoss, Immediate Past Chair
- Stephen L. Huddleston, Secretary
- Robert D. Schafstall, Treasurer
- Worthe Holt, Academic Affairs Committee Chair
- James T. Napolitan, Student Affairs Committee Chair
- Susan Williams, Physical Facilities Committee Chair
- Devin D. Anderson, Development Committee Chair
- James V. Due, Finance Committee Chair
- Peter T. Cangany Jr., Audit Committee Chair
- Robert A. DeVoss, Trusteeship Committee Chair
- Robert Brown, Enrollment Management Chair
- John Talley, Investment Committee Chair
- John W. Auld Jr., President’s Committee Chair
Devin D. Anderson
Alumnus, Class of ’86
Devin became a board member in 2011; he serves on the Executive Committee as chair of the Development Committee and additionally supports the college as a member of the Founder’s Circle Gifting Society. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Franklin College. He is president and CEO of Indiana-based E&A Industries and operates a portfolio of various companies across different industries such as food & beverage, consumer goods, personal care products, medical equipment, commercial lighting and specialty chemicals. Prior to joining E&A Industries in 1997, Devin served in several political campaign leadership positions, including chief of staff to Indiana Congressman David McIntosh, U.S. Sen. Dan Coats and the Republican Party. Devin formerly served on the regional board of Ivy Tech Community College and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. His civic involvement includes advocating children’s legal interests in the court system. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis. He resides in Carmel, Ind.
John W. Auld Jr.
Alumnus, Class of ’76
John became a board member in 2003; he serves on the Audit, Enrollment Management, Honorary Degrees, Investment, President’s and Student Affairs committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Franklin College. John is president of Franklin Insurance Agency, which markets personal and commercial insurance products. He has been active in many community health initiatives and is currently serving as chairman of Partnership for a Healthier Johnson County and president of the Johnson County Health Foundation. John has served Franklin College as a past member of the Alumni Council, and he received an Alumni Citation in 1996 for his professional accomplishments. In 2009, John received a Distinguished Hoosier Award from Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. He resides in Franklin, Ind.
Alumnus, Class of ’84
Todd became a board member in 2015. He has been a member of the Alumni Council since 2009 and was slated by his peers and approved by the trustees for his current role. He is owner and president of the Bemis Group, specializing in development, construction and design. His company remodeled Franklin College’s Richardson Chapel and built the Ruth Doub Callon ’52 Press Box and the Grizzly Park Pavilion. Todd’s involvement at the college also includes membership in the Touchdown Club booster program since 2011. His volunteerism in the local community is vast. He has been an active member and past president of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, the Johnson County Development Corp. and the Johnson County Public Library Board. He is a member of the Banta United Methodist Church and is a past trustee of the Banta Community Center. For a number of years, Todd has served as a manager for the Center Grove Little League and as a coach for the Center Grove Youth Basketball program. He resides in Bargersville, Ind.
Robert B. Brown
Robert became a board member in 2014; he serves on the Enrollment Management and Development committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University and a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University. He currently serves as senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Eli Lilly and Co., where he has been employed since 1985. Robert’s volunteerism includes serving as president of the Park Tudor Board of Trustees. He resides in Indianapolis and also is an honorary citizen of Suzhou, China, where he previously managed a Lilly joint-venture.
Samuel D. Bush
Samuel became a board member in 2014; he serves on the Finance, Student Affairs and Investment committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and economics from Indiana Central University (now University of Indianapolis) and a master’s degree in management and finance from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. He currently serves as senior vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer of Saga Communications, Inc. Samuel is an active community volunteer with Racing for Kids® and the Judson Center. He resides in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
Peter T. Cangany Jr.
Alumnus, Class of ’80
Pete became a board member in 2008; he serves on the Audit, Finance, Investment and Physical Facilities committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Franklin College and an MBA from Texas A&M University. He retired in 2017 as CPA and partner with Ernst & Young LLP, where he worked since 1980. Pete has been involved extensively with various not-for-profit U.S. charitable organizations and currently resides in Bermuda, where he serves as the office’s senior partner.
John M. Chiarotti
Alumnus, Class of ’67
John became a board member in 2011; he serves on the Development, Finance and Investment committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Franklin College and a master’s degree in economics/business from Indiana State University.
John retired as president of Amos-Hill Associates in Edinburgh, Ind., in 2007. Since 1987, he has served as vice president and treasurer for the Elba L. and Gene Portteus Branigin Foundation and, since 2004, has served on the Johnson County Community Foundation Investment Committee. John has served Franklin College as a former economics instructor, vice president of financial affairs and assistant football, track and field and tennis coach. He also served on the Faught Stadium Campaign Committee and the Alumni Council. He has been a member of the Franklin College Athletic Hall of Fame since 1993 and, in 2009, was recipient of the Alumni Citation for Lifetime Achievement. He is a founding member and treasurer of the Touchdown Club. He resides in Franklin, Ind.
Mary Ann Collier
Mary Ann became a board member in 2001; she serves on the Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Investment, Honorary Degrees, and Trusteeship committees. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Lindenwood College, a master’s degree in mathematics and education from Indiana University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, where she spent part of her time studying at the London School of Economics. In addition, Mary Ann has attended the Harvard Program for Management Development and the Sloan Institute for Finance. Her career experience includes four years at Franklin College, where she was a member of the Student Affairs Division and an instructor in math. She later served 23 years with AT&T, where she retired as a vice president and was nominated for the Catherine B. Cleary “Woman of the Year” Award, named after the first woman to serve on AT&T’s board. She went on to teach at San Francisco State University in the schools of engineering and business. Since fall 2005, she has been employed with Cisco Systems, where she is currently a senior director. Franklin College made Mary Ann an Associate Alumna in 2005. She resides in San Francisco, Calif.
Robert A. DeVoss
Alumnus, Class of ’69
Robert became a board member in 2007; he serves on the Enrollment Management, Physical Facilities, President’s, and Trusteeship committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and history from Franklin College and a master’s degree in education from Butler University (Indianapolis). He was the president and an owner of Retirement Management, Inc., prior to its sale in 2008. He and his business partner focused on the development of “neighborhood” retirement communities in Indiana and subsequently built and operated eight communities in the state. In addition to serving as a trustee, Robert serves on the Franklin College Alumni Council. He also was official ambassador and coordinator of the 2009 Colts mini-camp at the college. He resides in Carmel, Ind.
Susan Johnson DeVoss
Alumna, Class of ’65
Susan became a board member in 1997. She is the immediate past board chair, retiring from office in October 2013. She currently serves on the Investment, President’s, Trusteeship, Finance and Development committees. She is the fourth generation of her family to be involved with the leadership of Franklin College. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Franklin. She built a more than 25-year career in human resources management with The Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, including five years as human resources executive of the Asia-Pacific area, during which she resided in Hong Kong. Susan retired from Chase in 1997. In 1973, the college presented her with an Alumni Citation in recognition of her professional accomplishments. She resides in Fort Wayne, Ind.
John R. Dickerson
Alumnus, Class of ’75
John became a board member in 2009; he serves on the Academic Affairs, Audit and Physical Facilities committees. John holds a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism from Franklin College and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Indianapolis. He is a director for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, where he has worked since 1987. In this role, John oversees the efforts of 300 employees who are responsible for the security of all the U.S. borders and border facilities. In addition to serving as a trustee, John serves on the Franklin College Alumni Council. He resides in Indianapolis.
James V. Due
Alumnus, Class of ’82
James became a board member in 2003 and serves on the Executive Committee as the chair of finance. He also serves on the Investment, Trusteeship and President’s committees and co-chaired the Presidential Search Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Franklin College and a master’s degree in business administration from Butler University (Indianapolis). James is a senior vice president and global head of banking for Northern Trust’s Global Family and Private Investment Office practice. He manages a team that works with ultra-high net worth clients internationally, and prior to this assignment he managed the group that serves the healthcare and higher-education market segment. He was formerly an investment banker with William Blair and Co. He resides in Chicago.
Christine S. Fields
Alumna, Class of ’74
Christi became a board member in 2002; she currently serves as board chair. She holds a Franklin College bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Indiana University. Christi is retired as vice president and general counsel of Eli Lilly and Co.’s international operations. During her 25-year career with Lilly, she resided for three years in London while leading the legal support for Lilly’s intercontinental operations. She also resided six years in Seattle serving as the first general counsel of Lilly’s previously owned Physio-Control Corp. Prior to joining Lilly, she served as a clerk to the Hon. James B. Young ’50, Indiana Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and practiced law with the firm of Steward Irwin Fuller and Meyer. She resides in Indianapolis.
Scott D. Gudeman, M.D.
Scott became a board member in 2012; he serves on the Academic Affairs and Physical Facilities committees. Scott is a graduate of Indiana University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, and Indiana University School of Medicine, where he earned a medical degree. While pursuing a path of specialization in orthopaedics, Scott completed his residency at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine and sports medicine fellowship at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine-Mercy Hospital. Scott is currently employed with OrthoIndy as an orthopedic surgeon. In his spare time, he enjoys serving as Franklin College’s team physician and medical director. He is also team physician for Indian Creek High School and assists area high school athletic programs in their sports medicine needs. He served a four-year term on the Center Grove Community School Corp. Board, serving as president in 2010. His hobbies include playing golf and watching sports. He resides in Greenwood, Ind.
Daniel P. Hann
Daniel P. Hann became a board member in 2013; he serves on the Academic Affairs and Development committees. Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from California State University – Fullerton, a master’s of science degree in economics from the University of Illinois and a juris doctor from Indiana University. Daniel is senior vice president of business development for Biomet, Inc., and its subsidiaries that design, manufacture and market advanced medical technologies for the treatment of arthritis, joint and spine-related injuries and facial reconstruction. He is involved in community service through Riley Children’s Foundation and the Dane A. and Mary Louise Miller Foundation. He resides in Leesburg, Ind.
Mark J. Harrison
Alumnus, Class of ’78
Mark became a board member in 2011; he serves on the Enrollment Management and Physical Facilities committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Franklin College. Mark is president of the Ed Martin Automotive Group. The group includes nine dealerships with 13 franchises located across Central Indiana. The company engages in a variety of corporate philanthropy to help people and pets. Most recently, the company signed on as a multiyear automotive sponsor of the McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology in the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township (Indianapolis). The sponsorship supports the center’s efforts to prepare students for careers in the automotive business. Mark is a past board member and president of the Indianapolis Automobile Trade Association and has served on numerous manufacturers’ boards and committees. Mark is a former Franklin College athlete, who played receiver on the football team. He resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Kathy.
Worthe S. Holt Jr., M.D., M.M.M.
Worthe became a board member in 2008; he serves on the Academic Affairs, Audit and Physical Facilities committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Indiana University and a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Worthe earned his master’s degree in medical management from Tulane University. He currently serves as vice president and chief medical officer for Humana businesses in Indiana, Kansas and Missouri. Previously, Worthe served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for St. Vincent Health; prior to that he served in the same roles with St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers. Worthe also is a fighter pilot and flight surgeon in the Indiana Air National Guard as well as commander of the 181st Medical Group, holding the rank of colonel. He resides in Fishers, Ind.
Stephen L. Huddleston
Stephen became a board member in 1992 and retired as board chair in 2008; he serves on the Development, Finance, Audit, and President’s committees. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree from Indiana University and a doctorate of law from Indiana University Law School. He is an attorney and has been practicing law in Franklin, Ind., since 1974; he serves as general counsel for the college. Franklin College named Stephen an Associate Alumnus in 1997 and awarded him an honorary doctorate of laws in 2006. He has been an adjunct professor of business law since 1974. He resides in Franklin, Ind.
Katharine became a board member in 2013; she serves on the Finance and Development committees. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Colorado Women’s College. She serves at the helm of a small family-run charitable organization, the Mothershead Foundation. She is the former owner of Pan Handler and John Simmons retail stores and previously managed the gift shop at Conner Prairie Living History Museum. She served as a museum store consultant for more than 20 years before she retired. She is active in the Central Indiana community through her services as a board member for the Indiana Historical Society and an honorary board member for the Indianapolis Civic Theatre. She also is a board adviser for the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, an advisory board member for the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, a board of incorporators member with Crown Hill Cemetery and foundation board member for the Woodstock Club. She resides in Indianapolis.
James Napolitan, Ph.D.
James became a board member in 1997; he serves on the Audit, Finance, Investment, President’s and Student Affairs committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard College and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Initially, James made a career in clinical psychology, working with programs that served people with developmental disabilities. He later made a second career in the stock market, working as a trader on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. In 2004, Franklin College named James an Associate Alumnus in recognition of his longtime loyal and generous support. His wife, Sandra Mock Napolitan, class of ’60, is the eighth of 15 members in her family to attend Franklin over the last 100-plus years. Among James and Sandra’s numerous contributions to Franklin College are the Napolitan Student Center and the Napolitan Alumni House. He resides in Chicago.
Michael W. O’Dell, M.D.
Alumnus, Class of ’81
Michael became a board member in 2009; he serves on the Academic Affairs, President’s and Student Affairs committees. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from Franklin College and a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He currently serves as vice-chair and chief of clinical services in the department of rehabilitation medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. He also holds the academic appointments of professor of clinical rehabilitation medicine at the Weill Cornell Medicine and adjunct professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Michael is nationally recognized as a clinician and educator in neurological rehabilitation, especially traumatic brain injury and stroke. He lectures frequently, both nationally and internationally.
Alumna, Class of ’94
Natalie (Dukes) Roberts became a board member in 2016 and serves as the designated community trustee. She earned her MBA from the University of Indianapolis and her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Franklin College. She is senior vice president of Monarch Beverage, Indiana’s largest distributor of beer and wine. Through her leadership role, she is involved in the development and implementation of short and long-range goals and objectives for the company. Her specific responsibilities include creative services, finance, customer service, risk management, human resources and public and government affairs. She began with Monarch Beverage as an intern in 1994 and advanced over the course of her career to several positions, including sales representative, district sales manager, trainer/recruiter, director of human resources, project manager, vice president of marketing and vice president of human resources. Her civic involvement includes serving on boards for the 500 Festival and the Indiana Recycling Coalition.
Rafael S. Sánchez Jr.
Alumnus, Class of ’92
Rafael became a board member in 2001; he serves on the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs committees. He holds a Franklin College bachelor’s degree in three majors: journalism, political science and Spanish. Since 1998, he has worked for ABC’s Indianapolis TV affiliate WRTV-6, where he is a consumer/investigative reporter. He previously worked for TV stations in Arizona and Texas. He has received numerous Emmy nominations and two Best Consumer Reporting Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. He resides in Franklin, Ind.
Robert D. Schafstall
Alumnus, Class of ’65
Robert became a board member in 1994; he serves on the Development, Finance and Honorary Degrees committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Franklin College and a law degree from Indiana University School of Law (Indianapolis). He is a practicing attorney and has served as a Franklin city judge since 1972. Robert has for many years volunteered as a timekeeper for the Franklin College men’s basketball team. Franklin College awarded Robert an Alumni Citation in 1991. He resides in Franklin, Ind.
John R. Talley
John R. Talley became a board member in 2013; he serves on the Investment, Enrollment Management, Trusteeship, and Student Affairs committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and political science as well as a juris doctor, all respectively from Indiana University. John recently served as president of Indianapolis-based ProLiance Holdings, LLC, an energy-related holding company with subsidiaries focused on the natural gas industry. John volunteers with the Economic Club of Indiana Board of Governors, the Indiana Manufacturers Association, the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana University McKinney School of Law-Indianapolis Advisory Board. He resides in Franklin, Ind.
Dan King Thomasson
Dan became a board member in 1990; he serves on the Development, Enrollment Management and Trusteeship committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and completed graduate work at Colorado University. He is a former vice president of news for the E. W. Scripps Co., (Scripps Howard Newspapers) and has worked and lived in Washington, D.C., for 46 years. His experience includes a stint as White House correspondent and chief congressional correspondent before managing Scripps Howard News Service and the company’s international operations. Along the way he covered three national presidential campaigns, Chappaquiddick, Watergate and a dozen other scandals as chief investigative correspondent. He is a member of the Indiana and Washington journalism halls of fame. He still writes two columns a week syndicated by Scripps. In recognition of his career accomplishments, Franklin College named Dan an Associate Alumnus in 1989. He is a great-great-great grandson of George King, the founder of Franklin, the town, and a founder of Franklin College. He resides in Fairfax, Va.
Douglas L. Tillman
Alumnus, Class of ’70
Douglas became a board member in 1991; he serves on the Development, Trusteeship, Enrollment Management, and President’s committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and economics from Franklin College and a law degree from Indiana University. He built a nearly 33-year career with Eli Lilly and Co., before retiring as associate general counsel. He remains active through volunteerism, having served or currently serving on numerous boards in support of education, arts and cultural organizations. Franklin College awarded Douglas an Alumni Citation in 1996. He resides in Indianapolis.
Carol Summers Tumey
Alumna, Class of ’63
Carol became a board member in 2013; she serves on the Enrollment Management, Honorary Degrees and Student Affairs committees. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Franklin College and a master’s degree from Indiana University, both in health/PE. She was employed for 40 years with Central Indiana’s Center Grove High School as a health/PE teacher. During 30 years of her tenure, she also served as an athletic administrator and was named the Indiana Athletic Administrator of the Year. In addition, she served as the girls’ track coach for 35 years and was recognized nationally for her service. Further, Carol was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and the Franklin College Athletic Hall of Fame for her contributions to high school basketball. She currently serves on the Center Grove Community School Corp. board and the Central Nine Career Center governing board. She resides in Greenwood, Ind.
R. Martin Umbarger
Martin became a board member in 2006; he serves on the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Evansville and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. He was appointed the adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard in 2004. His primary focus is to lead the Indiana Army and Air National Guard. Martin began his career as an enlisted soldier for the Indiana Army National Guard in 1969. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Infantry Branch, in June 1971, after graduating from the Indiana Military Academy. Prior to his current assignment, he served as deputy commanding general (reserve component) for the U.S. Forces Command. He also served as commanding general of the 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate). He is currently a principal member of the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee. He resides in Bargersville, Ind.
Alumna, Class of ’67
Susan became a board member in 2005; she serves on the Finance and Physical Facilities committees. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Franklin College and a master’s degree in social studies education from Indiana University. Susan is president of Indiana Sports Corp., a not-for-profit organization that attracts major sporting events to central Indiana. She also serves as the director of Arts Council of Indianapolis, 2012 Super Bowl Host and the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission. Susan previously had a long political career in Indianapolis and Marion County with the City-County Council, and she was awarded a Sagamore of the Wabash for her distinguished service to the state. Franklin College awarded Susan an Alumni Citation for her professional accomplishments in 2002. She resides in Indianapolis.
Theressa J. Wright, M.D.
Alumna, Class of ’72
Theressa became a board member in 1998; she serves on the Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Trusteeship committees. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Franklin College, a master’s degree in chemistry from Butler University (Indianapolis) and a medical degree from Indiana University. She completed a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Iowa. Before becoming a physician, Theressa was a medical technologist for both Methodist and St. Francis hospitals as well as a research chemist for Boehringer Mannheim Diagnostics (now Roche). Theressa joined Eli Lilly and Co. in 1995 and retired in 2017 as senior medical fellow/consultant for Cardiology and Early Phase Medicine, Global Patient Safety, Eli Lilly and Company. Theressa also is a founder and board member of two K-8 charter schools, Imagine Indiana Life Sciences Academy East (opened 2008) and West (opened 2009). Franklin College presented Theressa with an Alumni Citation in 2008 in recognition of her civic and professional accomplishments. She resides in Indianapolis.