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Foundation Board of Trustees

Trustees provide essential governance and oversight for Pi Beta Phi Foundation. As a group, they possess a wide array of expertise in marketing, development, accounting, investment management, nonprofit management and other key areas.

  Foundation Kate Pickert
 

Kate Blatherwick Pickert 

President

Email: fndnpresident@pibetaphi.org 

Chapter: Kansas Alpha at the University of Kansas   

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English, Masters of Science in broadcast journalism

Alumnae Experience: Lawrence, Kansas, Alumnae Club President, Vice President, Secretary; Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC) Chair and Risk Management Advisor

International Experience: Collegiate Regional Risk Management/Policy Specialist

Awards: University of Kansas Bruce Linton Award; Mid-America Regional Emmy, Kansas City

Professional: Client Relationship Manager for Pegasus Capital Management

Hobbies: Exercise, tennis, theater, spending time with family

 
  Foundation Janice Lisko  

Janice Worthington Lisko

Vice President Finance

Email: fndnvpfinance@pibetaphi.org            

Chapter: Oklahoma Beta at Oklahoma State University   

Degree: Bachelor of Accounting, Masters in Accounting

Alumnae Experience: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Alumnae Club President, Vice President Membership, Awards Chairman, Scholarship Committee Chairman, Recording Secretary, Jr. Club Treasurer, and founding Chairman of the Pi Beta Phi Scholarship Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation

International Experience: Foundation Trustee (Finance Committee)

Awards: 30-Year Fellow, Oklahoma Society of CPAs; Great Graduate 2003, Broken Arrow High School Alumni Association, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Oklahoma State University Top Ten Award; Raymond D. Thomas Award for Outstanding Graduate of the College of Business Administration

Professional: Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant

Hobbies: Gardening and golfing with husband Jim, hiking, reading fiction, writing, attending musical theater and traveling

  Kathy Ewing  

Kathy Wager Sprague

Vice President Development 

Email: fndnvpdevelopment@pibetaphi.org            

Chapter: Alabama Gamma at Auburn University

Degree: Bachelor of Science in business administration 

Alumnae Experience: Alabama Gamma AAC Finance Advisor; Book Club Chair, Atlanta Alumnae Club  

International Experience: Collegiate Region Four Risk Management/Policy Specialist; Collegiate Region Four Director; Collegiate Region Four Foundation Ambassador 

Awards: Chapter Service Award winner, Alabama Gamma

Professional: 35 years in the Banking Technology industry in sales, systems and project management with a focus on self-service banking and transaction processing

Hobbies: Pilates, golf, reading, cooking, SEC Football and spending time with Pi Phi sisters  

  
Foundation Gina Garrison Jones 2

Gina Garrison Jones

Secretary

Email: fndnsecretary@pibetaphi.org            

Chapter: Nebraska Beta at University of Nebraska  

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Advertising and Design; Bachelor of Science in Merchandising and Consumer Sciences

Alumnae Experience: Phoenix, Arizona Alumnae Club Co-President, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Communications and Recording Secretary

International Experience: Alumnae Region Six Membership Specialist; Foundation Emma Harper Turner Fund Committee Chair; Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Committee member

Awards: Emma Harper Turner Award for Club Leadership

Professional: Founder and President of Jonesmedia, Inc.; General Manager of Everest Partners/Westcor Shopping Centers; Director of Marketing for Everest Partners and Everett Enterprises; Certified Marketing Director; Certified Shopping Center Manager; experience in advertising and media buying

Hobbies: Walking, biking, cooking, attending sporting events, traveling and checking out local museums and libraries

         Foundation Terre McFillen Hall 2

Terre McFillen Hall

Trustee

Email: fndntrustee2@pibetaphi.org  

Chapter: Ohio Alpha at Ohio University

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication

Alumnae Experience: Pennsylvania Eta AAC Chair; Vice President of Philanthropy for the Northern Virginia Alumnae Club

International Experience: Foundation Development Committee member

Professional: National Director of iDance4aCURE; Executive Director of the Center for Patient Advocacy; Deputy PAC Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, experience in public relations and fundraising consulting, nonprofit development and political fundraising

Hobbies: Spending time with family, art, DIY projects, baking and trying gluten-free recipes and restaurants

  
Hazelton Jennifer 2019  

Jennifer Windell Hazelton

Trustee

Email: fndntrustee3@pibetaphi.org  

Chapter: Virginia Eta at the University of Richmond 

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Alumnae Experience: Member of Houston, Texas, Alumnae Club

International Experience: Foundation Trustee

Awards: Houston Business Journal’s 2013 Best CFO of the Year – Non-Profit

Professional: Chief Financial Officer for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Hobbies: Golf, spending time with friends and Virginia Eta sisters and travel.

         Foundation Mary Jane Buchele Johnson 2

Mary Jane Buchele Johnson

Trustee

Email: fndntrustee4@pibetaphi.org  

Chapter: Illinois Eta at Millikin University

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Alumnae Experience: Illinois Theta AAC; Peoria, Illinois Area Alumnae Club President

International Experience: Foundation Trustee

Awards: Morton, Illinois Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award; LPL Financial Chairman's Club; Women in Leadership Career Achievement Award

Professional: President of Alltrust Financial Management; Certified Financial Planner; Certified Financial Consustant and Chartered Life Underwriter

Hobbies: Reading, needlework, travel, playing the flute

 
   PBP logo 2019

 

Leslie Magnus

Trustee

Email: fndntrustee5@pibetaphi.org  

Chapter: New Jersey Alpha (alumnae initiate)

Degree: Bachelor's degree from Brown University; Medical degree from Albany Medical College; postgraduate residency training at The New York Hospital — Cornell Medical Center

Alumnae Experience: Alumnae Advisory Committee for New Jersey Alpha; Northern New Jersey Alumnae Club (previously served as Club President and Treasurer)

International Experience: Foundation Graduate Fellowship Committee

Professional: Head of Medical Affairs for a pharmaceutical company; previous senior managerial experience in research, clinical trials and education

  Cindy Svec

 

Cindy Rice Svec 

Trustee 

Email: fndntrustee1@pibetaphi.org  

Chapter: Kansas Beta at Kansas State University

Education: Bachelor of Science in education

Alumnae Experience: Member of the Greater Kansas City Alumnae Club 

International Experience: Grand Vice President Alumnae; Grand Vice President Membership; Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Committee

Professional: Group Manager, Investors' Fiduciary Trust Company

 Wulf 2017

Marla Neelly Wulf 

Ex-Officio, Fraternity Grand President

Email: GP1@pibetaphi.org 

Chapter: Kansas Beta at Kansas State University

Education: Bachelor of Science in elementary education; Masters in educational administration

Alumnae Experience: Denver Alumnae Club President; Colorado Delta AAC; Conroe-The Woodlands, Texas, Alumnae Club President  

International Experience: Grand Vice President Programming; Alumnae Regional Director and Alumnae Regional Programming Specialist

Awards: National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award

Professional: Retired Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal, Instructional Leader and teacher in Littleton Public Schools, Littleton, Colorado

Hobbies: Tennis; reading; singing; family and friends

  Wirth, Brenda  

Brenda Balkunas Wirth

Ex-Officio, Fraternity Housing Corporation President

Email: FHCP@pibetaphi.org  

Chapter: Wisconsin Alpha at University of Wisconsin—Madison

Education: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics  

Alumnae Experience: Board President for Wisconsin Alpha Chapter House Corporation; Chairman and Financial Advisor for Illinois Epsilon Alumnae Advisory Committee; Served in various roles for the Windy City Alumnae Club; Member of the Milwaukee Alumnae Club 

International Experience: Fraternity Housing Corporation Secretary; Leadership & Nominating Committee (including serving as Chairman 2013-2015); Collegiate Region Three Financial/Housing Specialist  

Awards: Northwestern University Chapter Advisor of the Year  

Professional: Paralegal

Hobbies: Chasing twin toddlers, enjoying my dogs, the outdoors, watching sports, baking and home brewing