Mr. Ball serves as Executive Director of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, a Vermont-based non-profit dedicated to educating the American public about the values and accomplishments of America’s 30th president. The Foundation’s signature initiative is the Coolidge Scholarship, a full-ride, merit-based scholarship for four years of undergraduate study awarded to high school juniors. It is among the most generous and competitive undergraduate scholarship programs in the United States. Other initiatives include its Speech and Debate program and its Coolidge Senators program, both of which engage and educate top-performing young scholars across the country. Prior to the Coolidge Foundation, Dean worked at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in New York City. From 2014 to 2018, he served as the Deputy Director of the Institute’s State and Local Policy department, covering issues affecting cities and states such as housing, infrastructure, public safety, pensions and public finance, and K-12 education. He also managed special projects for the Manhattan Institute, including its Hayek Book Prize and Lecture, its engagement with Latin American cities, and a variety of other initiatives. In 2018, he became Interim Director of the Adam Smith Society, a Manhattan Institute project aimed at educating the next generation of business leaders about the benefits of capitalism. With 33 chapters at elite business schools, 9 young professional chapters, and over 13,000 people having been involved with the program, it is among the largest such networks in the world. In 2019, he was named Director of the Society. Dean graduated cum laude from Hamilton College in 2014 with a BA in history. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Barry received her BA from Hamilton College in 2017, where she majored in economics and history. While at Hamilton, she was actively involved with AHI and served as Editor-in-Chief of Enquiry: A Publication of the AHI Undergraduate Fellows. She subsequently spent four years as a Business Consultant at Grant Thornton LLP, a highly-respected audit, tax, and advisory firm, specializing in technology strategy, digital transformation, and IT integration/separation. Her clients included large healthcare conglomerates, multinational aerospace & defense corporations, prestigious universities, and not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Barry currently lives in Hanover, New Hampshire where she is pursuing her MBA at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Robert Cady, MD
Dr. Robert Cady is a semi-retired pediatric orthopedic surgeon. He received his AB degree from Hamilton College in 1967, and his MD degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY in 1971. After an internship at the University of Oregon, orthopedic residency at Upstate and pediatric orthopedic fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, he returned to Upstate to join the department of orthopedic surgery in 1979. He spent most of his career there, developing the section of pediatric orthopedics. He is is currently an Emeritus Professor of Orthopedics and Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University. He has always had an interest in preventive orthopedics through the early diagnosis and treatment of many of the common orthopedic problems of infancy and early childhood, such as hip dysplasia and clubfeet. Since his retirement in 2009 he has been an Advisory Council Member of the Global Clubfoot Initiative, an organization dedicated to developing clubfoot treatment programs in countries with limited resources. The main focus of his work has been in Haiti where there are now four clinics devoted to the treatment of infants born with clubfoot.
Dr. Cady has served on the Board of Directors of numerous non-profit organizations including the Syracuse Boys and Girls Club, Camp Dudley and United Cerebral Palsy of Syracuse. He was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Pediatric Annals and served on the Executive Committee of the Orthopedic Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a current member of the Advisory Board of Miracle Feet. Dr. Cady was a Captain and flight surgeon for the 5th Bomb Wing of the USAF stationed in Minot, ND from 1972 to 1974. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatric Orthopedic Section in 2003, the Lifetime Achievement Award from Enable (United Cerebral Palsy Syracuse) in 2009, and the Humanitarian Award from Upstate Medical University in 2016. He resides in Naples, Florida with his wife Linda. Together they received the Presidents Award for Excellence in Philanthropic Service from Upstate Medical University in 2013.
Mr. Carrier is a Corporate Development Manager at Azenta Life Sciences. He has years of experience presenting thematic research, competitive intelligence and partnership and Mergers & Acquisitions theses to investors, boards, and senior leaders. As an MBA Intern from 2021 to 2022, he acted as an extension of the CEO & Chief Commercial Officer of Elucid, a Series B advanced cardiovascular diagnostic startup. Previously, Mr. Carrier was a strategy and corporate analyst for Paraexel and an Associate at Nautic Partners in Providence, Rhode Island. From 2014 to 2016, Mr. Carrier held various positions at State Street financial services. Mr. Carrier received his MBA from the Questrom School of Business, Boston University, in 2022. He graduated from Hamilton College with a B.S. in government in 2014.
Mr. Clark is CEO of family-owned Clark Equipment Rental, a company specializing in rental of high-quality heavy equipment. He began his career in 2000 as a project control engineer with Bechtel Power Corporation. He was a financial analyst and assistant to the CFO at Herbst Gaming in Las Vegas in 2005. He then returned to Syracuse in 2005 to work at Clark Rental Equipment, where he held several positions and now leads the business. Mr. Clark received his BS from SUNY Albany in 2000, where he majored in finance and marketing. He received his MBA in 2005 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
James W. Coupe, Esq.
Mr. Coupe is a lawyer, an independent arbitrator and a consultant in film production and post-production as well as in copyright & trademark matters. Mr. Coupe’s professional experience includes a variety of legal positions in film and television financing, production and distribution in New York and Los Angeles.
Mr. Coupe was admitted to the Bar in the following jurisdictions: Tennessee (1995), California (1982), New York (1975). He is a member of the AAA ICDR (international), Commercial and Consumer Panels, the Mediation Panel of the U.S. District Ct., Central District of California, and the Arbitration Panel of the Financial Industry Neutral Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He is also a member, USCIB/ICC USA Arbitration Committee; Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Users’ Councils: State Bar of California; Los Angeles County Bar Association where he is on the Executive Committee of the Business & Corporations Law Section and was Vice Chairman (2000-2010) & Treasurer (2000-2022). Mr. Coupe is the author, “Guarantying a Hit (or Miss),” which was published in 2 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment Law & Practice 137 (Spring 2000). He has participated in Bar Association and Film Festival Panels on Completion Bonds and Independent Motion Picture Production, Financing and Distribution and team-taught a film financing course at UCLA Extension.
Mr. Coupe graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D 1974) where he was Student Government Representative, an editor of the Vanderbilt Journal Transnational Law and listed on the Dean’s List; His undergraduate degree is from Hamilton College (B.A 1971) where he majored in European History and was listed on the Dean’s List. During his junior year, he studied at the Sorbonne, The Universite de Paris (1970) and is fluent in French. After graduation from law school, Mr. Coupe was a law clerk to Hon. Lloyd F. MacMahon, Chief Judge U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1974-1975.
Ms. Fraser has served, since 1981, as president of the Stuttering Foundation of America, a nonprofit organization for the prevention and treatment of stuttering. She received a degree in Russian and Linguistics at Bryn Mawr College and continued graduate work in both subjects at the Universite de Strasbourg, France. An experienced editor, translator, and interpreter, Ms. Fraser worked during her twenty years’ residence in France for the Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, and for the Assemblee Nationale in Paris. She has also served as editor or coeditor of numerous Foundation publications, among them Counseling Stutterers, Stuttering Therapy, Transfer and Maintenance, Do You Stutter: A Guide for Teens, Stuttering and Your Child: Questions and Answers, The Child Who Stutters: To the Pediatrician. She coauthored If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents (1988, 2003, 2007). She has also served as Member, Advisory Council, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders, NIH (1996-2000); Member, Board of Trustees, Hamilton College (1991-1997). Honors include a grant from the Carnegie Foundation to further abroad her study of Russian; the Distinguished Alumnae of the Century Award from the Hutchison School, Memphis, TN in 2002; the Outstanding Service Award form the International Stuttering Association in Dubrovnik, Croatia in May 2007; and in December 2007, she was named Executive of the Year by The NonProfit Times.
Robert B. Hamill
Mr. Hamill is Managing Director at Jefferies & Company, Inc., a global securities and investment banking group. Hamill has been in Institutional Sales and Trading of Leveraged Credit Products for nearly 25 years. He was previously employed by Drexel Burnham Lambert, Citicorp, JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers. He began his career on Wall Street at EF Hutton and Company in the Investment Banking Group. Hamill was elected a member of The Town Council of New Canaan, CT in 2009 and is serving a four year term in office. He is a member of the Hamilton College Parents Advisory Council. He is on the Board of The Litchfield Park Corporation. He is a member of D.O.C.A., an advocacy group affiliated with The Department of Defense and The State Department. Hamill earned his B.A. from Hamilton College with a major in Economics and a Minor in Math. He earned an M.B.A. from The Harvard Business School.
Howard D. Morgan
Howard D. Morgan is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Argand as well as a member of the Management Committee and Investment Committee. He has been active in mid-market private equity for over 30 years. Howard was the President of Castle Harlan from 2010 to 2015 and joined Castle Harlan in 1996. From 1998 until 2015 he was also a member of the Board and associated investment committees of CHAMP Private Equity (now known as CPE Capital) from its inception. Previously, Howard was a partner at The Ropart Group, a private equity investment firm, and began his career as an Associate at Allen & Company, Inc. Howard is a Director and past Chairman of the Harvard Business School Club of New York, Chairman of the Parkinson’s Foundation, a Director of the Alexander Hamilton Institute and the World Press Institute, a Director and Treasurer of the Friends of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and a Trustee of the Naval War College Foundation. He is a former director of over one dozen public and private companies and was a Director and officer of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board from 2006-2011. He received his B.A. from Hamilton College in Mathematics and Government and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Schoff graduated from Hamilton College (1968) and Cornell University Law School (1972). He subsequently spent nine years with the highly-respected law firm of Thompson, Hine & Flory (TH&F), specializing in partnership, tax, corporate and business law. In 1981, Mr. Schoff became a general partner of Diversified Equities. In February 1993, Mr. Schoff was a Founder and served as a Director of the newly formed Developers Diversified Realty Corporation (DDR). Mr. Schoff was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of DDR until 1998, when he became Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of DDR, and continued to serve on its board until 2002. In 2002, he assumed the role of Special Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of DDR and served in that capacity until his retirement in December, 2010. Mr. Schoff also serves as a Director of Associated Estates Corporation and as a Director of Quasar Energy Group. Mr. Schoff is past president of the Western Reserve Historical Society and the Near West Theater. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and of several advisory boards for University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Zellmer is a graduate of Hamilton College (BA,1965) and Case Western Reserve Law School (JD, 1972). He spent the first part of his legal career at Zellmer & Gruber and then joined the law firm of McDonald Hopkins Co., LPA in 1998. He was a member of McDonald Hopkins and served as the chair of the firm’s business department from 2009-2016. He retired from the practice of law in 2018. During his legal career, Mr. Zellmer advised businesses ranging from start-ups to large corporations, many of which were family-owned. He served as general counsel to his clients providing advice on various daily legal matters, strategy, transactions and transitions. He is currently on the board of Mega Techway, Inc. and on the advisory board of C.A. Litzler Co. He is a board member of several local not-for-profit organizations: They include Beech Brook (an organization devoted to helping families and children overcome adversity and enhancing family health and stability), where he has recently ended his term as chairman, and The Cleveland Play House (America’s oldest regional theater) where he serves as a board member and is on the organization’s executive committee. Mr. Zellmer is also past president of the boards of a local Montessori school and Near West Theatre.
Carl Menges (1930-2021)
David Aldrich Nelson (1932-2010)