Joseph M. (Trey) Loughran, Chair
Mr. Loughran is the chief marketing officer for Equifax and leads all core global marketing functions including product management and innovation, data and analytics, brand, communications, pricing and strategic marketing.
Prior to being named chief marketing officer in March 2015, Loughran was president of the Equifax Personal Solutions business, which provides credit monitoring and identity management services to consumers across the U.S., the UK and Canada. Prior to that he served as senior vice president of corporate development and led the company's global mergers and acquisitions, and emerging markets activities.
Mr. Loughran joined Equifax in 2006 from BellSouth Corp., where he held a number of leadership positions, including managing director of corporate strategy and planning.
Before joining BellSouth, he helped launch Global Food Exchange, an internet-based software company, and was its chief financial officer and head of corporate development. He also served as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, an attorney with King & Spalding, and an investment banking analyst with Lazard Frères & Co.
Mr. Loughran is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar (now Morehead-Cain Scholar). He currently serves as vice chairman of FinTech Atlanta.
Anne McGeorge, Vice Chair
Ms. McGeorge has 25 years of experience representing health care clients. She is National Managing Partner, Health Care Industry Practice, Grant Thornton LLP based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has worked extensively with large health systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, managed care organizations, Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations, and physician practices. She has assisted clients in all aspects of financial consulting, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, physician contracting, executive compensation, tax planning, risk assessment, regulatory issues, and IRS matters. As national managing partner for Grant Thornton’s health care practice, Ms. McGeorge is responsible for overseeing the service offerings to health care clients around the country, specifically services such as internal and external audit, tax, valuation, reimbursement assistance, process improvement, turn-around services, internal controls consulting, security risk counseling, litigation support, M&A, compensation consulting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and other health care corporate compliance.
Ms. McGeorge was formerly a partner with Deloitte and Touche LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP.
Ms. McGeorge received a BBA, Business, Accounting, from The College of William and Mary, and an MS, Accounting/Taxation from the University of Virginia. She is adjunct faculty at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina; instructor for Duke University’s Certificate Program for Non-Profit Management, and an advisory board member of The Exempt Organization Tax Review. She is member of Women Business Leaders in Health Care, Healthcare Financial Managers Association, American Health Lawyers Association and the American College of Health Executives and the AICPA.
Ms. McGeorge was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business by the Charlotte Business Journal in 2001 and is on the national steering committee for the Women at Grant Thornton Initiative. She serves on several nonprofit boards and committees, including the Central Carolinas United Way (Tocqueville Society Board and Women’s Leadership Initiative), Go Red for Women, and the Gateway YMCA.
Robert W. Sit, TreasurerMr. Sit has worked with Sit Investment Associates, Inc. in Minneapolis since 1991. As Vice President-Research and Investment Management, he is an equity portfolio manager/sector covering the technology and energy sectors.
Mr. Sit holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and History from DePauw University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Mr. Sit's community activities have included serving on the Boards of the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation, the Minnesota International Center, Twin Cities Public Television and Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Roger Paschke, Secretary
Mr. Paschke was named Chief Investment Officer for the Hearst Corporation and Hearst Foundations on January 1, 2008. In this role, he manages the Hearst Corporation's pension assets, those of The Hearst Foundations and related entities, which combined, exceed $4 billion. Recently, he was named to Chief Investment Officer's Power 100 list of the most influential people at pensions, endowments, foundations, insurance funds and sovereign wealth funds worldwide.
Previously, Mr. Paschke served as chief financial officer and senior vice president of OIL Group of Companies in Hamilton, Bermuda, world leaders in the provision of insurance products specific to the needs of the energy industry. From 1997 to 2006, he was responsible for the Company's approximately $5 billion in assets under management, including its corporate and pension investments, capital initiatives, credit ratings for the company's insurance entities and related debt issuances.
From 1978 to 1996, Mr. Paschke held a variety of positions at the University of Minnesota. Beginning in 1992, he was treasurer and associate vice president for finance, responsible for nearly $3 billion in assets under management, involving approximately 20 major investment management relationships and numerous other private equity partnerships and mutual funds.
Mr. Paschke holds a B.A. in Political Science and Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Minnesota.
Mr. Ahlgren holds the position of client relationship manager with Riverbridge Partners, LLC, an investment management firm in Minneapolis, MN. In this role since February 2014, he deepens relationships with clients through regular contact and portfolio review meetings, develops business through networks to increase assets under management, develops investment plans and administers portfolios, assists colleagues with client services and maintains adherence to models through quality control and drift measures.
Previously, Mr. Ahlgren served as a retirement planning specialist with Ameriprise Financial, as a financial consultant with Thrivent Financial, and held accounting and finance positions at Valspar Corporation and Regis Corporation.
Mr. Ahlgren holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation, the Certified Financial Consultant designation (ChFC) and Series 7 and 66 Licenses. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he majored in finance.
Mr. Ahlgren is a volunteer member of the Be The Match Foundation Twin Cities Leadership Council where he participates in strategy and execution of increasing charitable support and awareness for Be The Match’s mission.
Mr. Block is a highly strategic, values-driven executive with extensive experience in high growth public sector businesses. As a proven enterprise leader, he has a track record of developing strategy, achieving business objectives and providing strong shareholder return. He has experience across multiple sectors including hospitality, finance, distribution and logistics, and high-tech manufacturing.
Mr. Block currently serves as Senior Vice President, Talent & Organizational Performance, at Buffalo Wild Wings. He has been with Buffalo Wild Wings since April 2010 and leads human resources, organizational and team effectiveness, internal communications and meeting and event capabilities for the Enterprise. He is directly accountable for developing the talent strategy, cultivating the Buffalo Wild Wings culture and championing diversity and inclusion efforts for the organization, which employs 85,000 Team Members system-wide. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Block’s development and execution of the talent strategy and solutions have supported Buffalo Wild Wings’ achievement of rapid growth and continued evolution.
Prior to joining Buffalo Wild Wings, Mr. Block held positions in human resources leadership with C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Wells Fargo and Company, Ecolab, Inc. and Sony Corporation of America.
Mr. Block holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology with a human resources concentration from the University of Wisconsin – Stout; and a Master’s of Arts Degree in Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Mr. Block’s many interests include running marathons, biking, traveling and learning about other cultures.
Diana J. Clarke-CarterMs. Clarke-Carter is a Minnesota native who believes, “to whom much is given, much is required.” She and her husband started Summit Mortgage Company in 1992. Today, Summit is the second largest privately-held mortgage company in Minnesota and does business in 16 states, engaging 225 employees. In 2016, she and her husband were recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minnesota Mortgage Association.
Mrs. Clarke-Carter is a goal-oriented, hard-working strategic thinker and visionary philanthropist. Her philanthropy is expansive, supporting a range of charitable priorities, including endowed scholarships at educational institutions, helping women fund and grow businesses in the Congo, funding numerous wells and other projects in Ghana and Ethiopia, providing school supplies for children in Ethiopia, advancing social justice and housing issues, and supporting the missions of Be The Match and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Mrs. Clarke-Carter has served for six years as a trustee and is a past chair of trustees at Westminster Presbyterian Church. She served for 9 years on the St. Cloud State University (SCSU) foundation board, serving both as chair of the finance and audit committee and as board chair. She was awarded the Outstanding Service Award at SCSU. She also served for several years as a member of the finance committee of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.
Mrs. Clarke-Carter attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth and St. Cloud State University from which she holds a Bachelor of Science in Business.
Dennis L. Confer, M.D., Ex OfficioDr. Confer is the chief medical officer of the National Marrow Donor Program. He also holds appointments as associate scientific director of the CIBMTR and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. He is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology. For more than 25 years, he has worked in blood and marrow transplantation, immunobiology and clinical research. Confer became the NMDP's Chief Medical Officer in 1999.
As CMO, Dr. Confer oversees several NMDP departments and the CIBMTR Minneapolis office. His experience as a practicing transplant physician includes 10 years at the University of Minnesota and five years as Director of Bone Marrow Transplantation with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is the co-principal investigator for the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network data coordinating center. He has led the NMDP Phase III study of PBSC vs. Marrow transplants and is experienced with FDA regulatory matters. He authored and co-authored six book chapters and more than 60 publications.
Dr. Confer published the NMDP's evidence-based donor-patient matching guidelines (2008, 2003) and supported development of a new donor-patient matching algorithm, HapLogicSM (2006), to rapidly identify matched donors. He also established the research agenda of the CIBMTR (2004) and the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (2003), to advance the science of transplant, improve patients' lives and share research results with the medical community.
He serves as Principal Investigator for development of A Growable Network Information System® (AGNIS ® , 2006) to improve standardized clinical data exchange worldwide, and serves as World Marrow Donor Association Vice President, North and South America.
Dr. Confer received his M.D. in 1977 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, where he also served as a resident from 1977-1979 and Chief Resident from 1979-1980. He served a fellowship in hematology/oncology from the University of Minnesota Medical School from 1980-1983. He became Interim Medical Director of NMDP in 1991, and served as Medical Director from 1993-1999, while serving as Associate Professor and Director of Bone Marrow Transplantation at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Mr. Housh is President/CEO of Willis of Minnesota, Inc. and leads the Minnesota operations of Willis North America. He has more than 30 years of insurance brokerage experience. Helping provide innovative solutions for the risk management needs of clients is his specialty. Mr. Housh has served clients in a number of areas, but has specific expertise with global property and casualty programs, integrated risk solutions, wrap-up insurance alternatives and risk management consulting projects. He directs the firm’s activities in the Midwest region in securing and servicing large accounts ($1B+ in revenue).
Mr. Housh began his career in 1984 at Marsh & McLennan-Minneapolis. He quickly assumed responsibility for marketing complex property and casualty programs to the insurance marketplace on behalf of his clients. He joined Willis in 1997 and has been honored as a member of Willis North Americas Exceptional Producers Council on ten separate occasions.
Mr. Housh graduated with honors from Brown University in 1984 with a B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Management and Political Science. He served the community of Edina, Minnesota as an elected member of the Edina City Council from January 2001 – January 2011. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Edina Community Foundation and as co-chair of the Minnesota Bid Committee for the College Football Playoff Championship Game (2020).
Bruce S. ManasevitMr. Manasevit began his career as a wealth management advisor in 1998 and previously served as president and CEO of his family's third-generation business. Today, his team at Merrill Lynch works closely with a select group of high net-worth families, individuals and business owners who value a tailored, comprehensive strategy to help them achieve their personal and financial objectives. He is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor.
Mr. Manasevit is an Ally member of the Finance Committee of the Triangle Community Center, a nonprofit organization supporting the LGBT community with social services for over 25 years. He is also a trustee of the Fairfield Museum and History Center and former board member of The Fairfield Theater Company.
Mr. Manasevit received his bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and his Masters of Business Administration in finance from Columbia Business School in New York City.
In 1998, Mr. Manasevit and his father-in-law, Martin Strelzer, partnered with the National Marrow Donor Program and Be The Match Foundation to establish The Amy Strelzer Manasevit Research Program for the Study of Post-Transplant Complications (Amy Research Program). It was established to honor the memory of his wife, Amy, who died from complications following a bone marrow transplant. The Amy Research Program bestows one of the largest and most coveted research grants in the field of cellular transplantation to develop the next generation of physician-scientists by supporting and encouraging the discovery of new ways to treat and prevent post-transplant complications.
C. Randal Mills, Ph.D.Dr. Mills is Chief Executive Officer, National Marrow Donor Program and Executive Director, CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research)
With more than 20 years of experience as a leader of biotechnology, Dr. Mills has shown how innovation coupled with rigorous execution can alter the course of disease and prevent human suffering. As CEO of Be The Match, He leads an organization of nearly 1,000 professionals and more than 3,000 volunteers, fighting so that every person who needs a life-saving bone marrow transplant gets the right match, exactly when they need it.
Before joining Be The Match, Dr. Mills served as CEO of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state’s $3 billion agency charged with accelerating more than 300 stem cell programs for patients in need. Under his leadership, CIRM 2.0 was launched, creating an organization internationally recognized for its speed, innovation and productivity. As CEO of Osiris Therapeutics, Dr. Mills led the company through its IPO and launched several first-in-class cell therapy products, including remestemcel-L—the first stem cell drug used for the treatment of children with deadly graft-versus-host disease. Dr. Mills was also a co-founder of Regeneration Technologies, Inc., where he invented BioCleanse®, the first sterilization system for human tissue transplantation accepted by the FDA. To date, this technology has safeguarded more than three million transplantations without a single case of disease transmission.
Dr. Mills was named to the World Regenerative Medicine Congress list of the World’s 50 Most Influential People in Regenerative Medicine and named Emerging Pharmaceutical Leader by Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine. He is the recipient of the George W. Hyatt Memorial Award for outstanding scientific contribution to the field of transplant and his BioCleanse technology won the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer Award.
Dr. Mills serves on numerous boards including as past chairman of KeraLink International, a pioneer in the restoration of sight through corneal transplantation. He received his bachelor’s degree in Cell Science and doctorate in Drug Discovery and Development from the University of Florida. He is married with two children and is a licensed pilot.
Dave PearceMr. Pearce is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Global Supply Chain and Consumer Practices based in the Minneapolis office.
Mr. Pearce has 25 years of consumer packaged goods, start-up and turn-around business experience. His network is broad and diverse, having served in various sales and marketing leadership roles with Glaxo Smith Kline, Brach’s Candy, the Pillsbury Company/Green Giant, SimonDelivers.com and Wells Fargo. His roles at each of these companies have been in sales. marketing, supply chain/logistics and general management, including new products, consumer marketing and business development.
Mr. Pearce serves on the Marketing committee for Make A Wish, and formerly served as Chair of the Be The Match Foundation Twin Cities Leadership Council, on the Marketing committee for Make A Wish, and on the boards of Fraser Autism and the YMCA.
Mr. Pearce holds a BS in Marketing from Cal State-Chico & MBA from Golden Gate U.
Wm. (Bill) G. PomeroyMr. Pomeroy is founder and CEO of CXtec and TERACAI. CXtec is a global provider of new and certified pre-owned networking and voice equipment. TERACAI is a Cisco Silver Partner that helps its customers build, manage and optimize core networking, communication and data center solutions.
He is also a leukemia survivor, diagnosed with AML in 2004 and received a transplant in 2005. Three years later, he met his donor, an experience that had a profound impact on his life. After his diagnosis, he established The William G. Pomeroy Foundation, which focuses on two of his great passions: historic preservation and research, and funding programs related to blood cancers. Understanding the need to increase diversity of the Be The Match Registry, the foundation works closely with NMDP to conduct recruitment drives in diverse communities.
Mr. Pomeroy received his Master of Business Administration in 1968 from Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
Anthony PriolettiMr. Prioletti has more than 30 years of experience in business management, manufacturing, metal fabrication, real estate investment and property development. He is owner/president of Alberona Welding & Iron Works in Orange, New Jersey.
He studied structural engineering at the New Jersey Institute of technology.
Mr. Prioletti participates with organizations that support autism programs and other community health related organizations. He is a past member of the Columbian Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1941 by men of Italian descent dedicated to improving the cultural, educational, economic and social welfare of New Jersey citizens and institutions. He also serves on the board of SIDS.
Richard P. RiegerMr. Rieger is a Global Healthcare Leader with 20+ years of experience as an executive and consultant to pharmaceutical, biotech, medical technology and private equity companies. Includes general management, marketing, business development and management consulting roles.
Mr. Rieger is currently a Vice President of Business Development at Horizon Pharma plc, which is a biopharmaceutical company focused on orphan/rare diseases, rheumatology and primary care. At Horizon, he is responsible for product/company acquisitions and strategic alliances.
He is the former Head of Global Pharmaceuticals at Baxter Healthcare where he had General Management responsibility for its $1 Billion generic injectables business, which includes a portfolio of premix and oncology drugs, reconstitution devices, oral/enteral syringe drug delivery systems, and other tools/accessories. Prior to that, he was a Principal/SEM in L.E.K. Consulting’s Life Sciences, Medical Technology and Private Equity practices. Mr. Rieger has also held positions in business development and marketing at Abbott Laboratories, and at publicly traded and venture capital-backed biotech firms.
Mr. Rieger earned an MBA in Finance and Business Policy from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Rieger serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors for The Gateway for Cancer Research.
Mr. Rieger lives in suburban Chicago with his four children and has a personal connection to the Be The Match Foundation. His late wife, Lori, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in October 2011 and received an umbilical cord stem cell transplant in May 2012 using cells that were found by Be The Match. Despite being in remission from AML post-transplant, Lori passed away due to medical complications in December 2012.
Michael L. Rose, CFREMr. Rose is Principal, McMillan Rose, LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. Established in August 2014, McMillan Rose, LLC is a small boutique firm assisting client\partners in exploring philanthropy as a solution, and to achieve excellence in its application. The firm assists in learning how to identify, explore, and pursue viable opportunities in a rapidly changing philanthropic world. Additional McMillan Rose leadership solutions include personal and team coaching, mentoring relationships, board and executive development, crisis management and interim leadership services.
From 1987 through July 2014, Mr. Rose led Carolinas HealthCare Foundation (CHF) as executive officer. In 2007, CHF completed a $65 million capital initiative in support of the new Levine Children's Hospital raising more than $73 million. Continuing to build on its momentum, in February 2010, CHF formed the Carolinas KIDS Cancer Research Coalition, a group of eight organizations collectively committed to raise $5.7 million in support of introducing Phase I and Phase II clinical trials. During his 27-year tenure at CHF, Mr. Rose led the Foundation in generating more than $250 million in philanthropic contributions and led/participated in securing more than $200 million in additional grant and contract support.
In addition to managing the overall philanthropic process for Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), Mr. Rose Chaired the CHS Partnerships program and served in a variety of roles benefiting developing CHS programs and services. Reporting directly to the System CEO, he was frequently called on to provide advice and direction to other foundations within the CHS family and to other organizations throughout the nation. Upon his retirement, community donors and friends of Mr. Rose created a $200,000 endowment for excellence in his honor.
A graduate of Mississippi College, Mr. Rose also holds a Master's Degree, and Graduate Credentialing in Gerontology.
Mr. Rose is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council for Children's Rights, Charlotte, NC. He is also an Advisory member of the Board of Directors, Leon Levine Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors of Heineman Foundation. He was a founding Director of the Leadership Gifts School, and served as initial Chair. Mr. Rose's previous service to the community includes Chair, Child Care Resources, Inc., and Chair, The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Council on Aging.
Thomas A. TeachMr. Teach owns operates Century Foam in Elkhart, IN, Exemplary Foam in Elkhart and Cleveland, TN, and Great Western Eagle Packaging in Ontario, CA. Prior to purchasing Century Foam in 1991, Mr. Teach held various positions at two polyurethane foam manufacturing companies where he increased sales and profitability and went through acquisitions at both companies as general manager.
Mr. Teach began his distinguished military career in 1964 upon entering the U.S. Naval Academy. He was a first team All-American soccer player and served as class vice president, graduating from the Academy in 1968. He was assigned to the U.S.S. George K. Mackenzie (DD-836) home ported in Yokosuka, Japan and served as Communications Officer and Navigator. In 1970, he completed a six-month department head training and was assigned to the USS McCloy (FF-1038), Newport, RI, serving as Operations Officer, and was deployed twice to the Mediterranean and once to Northern Europe. He then served at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Arlington, VA until September 1973 when he resigned commission and entered private industry.
Mr. Teach and his wife, Alexandra (Sandie) Tatusko have three grown children, Tom Jr. of South Bend, IN, Todd of Newport Beach, CA, and Megan Levy of Frankfort, IL.
They have two grandsons, Max Teach and Brennan Levy, and a granddaughter, Willa Levy.
Mr. Teach became interested and involved with Be The Match during his now deceased grandson’s battle with leukemia. Ben was diagnosed in October 2013 with ALL and AML. His chances were slim, but the team at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) were able to get him into remission. In April 2014, Ben underwent a successful bone marrow transplant facilitated by Be The Match. Unfortunately, in October 2014, the cancer returned. He passed away in February, two months before his fifth birthday.
In September 2014, Mr. Teach and his son, Todd, addressed the Brigade of Midshipmen (Naval Academy) and with the help of the Department of Defense, over 2,000 joined Be The Match Registry as potential donors. He and his family plan to hold drives on a regular basis.
In April 2015, Team Ben, comprised of Teach family members and many friends and colleagues, participated in the Be The Match Walk+Run in Chicago where they raised over $40,000, the highest any team has raised in the history of the Walk+Run series.