Alumni Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Martha OakesMartha Oakes ’86

Position: Chair, Alumni Association Board of Directors


Martha Oakes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from BGSU in 1986. While at BGSU, Martha was a member and officer of Delta Zeta sorority, was involved in ACT, served as an orientation guide, participated in Marketing club, and represented BGSU at the Manitoba Marketing Management Competition where the team she led won first place overall and in every category. 

Following graduation, she began her 31-year career with Westfield Insurance, one of the 50 largest property and casualty insurance companies in the United States. At the time of her retirement in 2017, Martha led the Middle Market & Specialty Lines underwriting and sales teams. Martha served as a trustee of the Ohio Insurance Institute for 10 years, including terms as the vice chairman and presidential search committee chairman. She has also served as a board member for Project Learn of Medina County, and as the Funds Committee chair of Jerusalem Lutheran Church. Martha received the YWCA of Cleveland’s Women of Professional Excellence award in 2007 and was named one of Business Insurance Magazine’s Women to Watch in 2008. 

Martha currently works for Northside Christian Church as the Outreach Assistant, helping to launch a second location. She also volunteers on the women's leadership team at Northside Christian Church, coordinating Bible studies and planning events and service projects. Martha and her husband, Greg, reside in Westfield Center, Ohio and have a grown daughter, Sarah.

Allison FryeAllison Frye ’00

Position: Immediate Past Chair; Chair, Nominating Committee


Alison Frye is a native of Bowling Green, Ohio, and a summa cum laude graduate of Bowling Green State University. Alison has worked in banking since 2000 and is a Senior Vice President and member of the Senior Management Team at Signature Bank, a commercial bank located in Toledo, Ohio. In her role at Signature, she manages the Treasury Management and Deposit Services teams and has oversight over the bank’s marketing and community support. 

Outside of her professional time, Alison is involved with the Rotary Club of Perrysburg, serving as President in 2017-2018. In 2016, Alison was named one of Rotary’s 40 Young Professionals under the age of 40 for an area encompassing over 60,000 Rotarians in the Midwest and Canada.

Alison has also volunteered for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and is a past board member for the Fort Meigs YMCA, Mobile Meals of Toledo, and Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio. In 2012, Alison was selected as a Toledo 20 Under 40 Award recipient. She has called Perrysburg home since 2007 with her daughters, Abigail and Mackenzie.

Emmanual GuilloryEmmanual Guillory ’09

Position: Chair, Finance, Audit & Investment Committee


Emmanual A. Guillory is an advocate, policy expert, and motivational speaker who currently serves as the Senior Director of Government Relations at the American Council on Education (ACE). In this role, he manages an extensive portfolio of legislative and regulatory issues as a primary government relations resource for the broader higher education community to the United States Congres s, the White House, the United States Department of Education, and other agencies as warranted. His portfolio includes a primary emphasis on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), especially Title IV programs, and the budget and appropriations process. Other issues within his portfolio include accreditation; college costs; student aid; institutional accountability; institutional aid in Titles III and V of the HEA; oversight; privacy; technology; accessibility; and disability, among others. 

Previously, Guillory served as the Director of Student and Institutional Aid Policy at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) leading the private, nonprofit sector of higher education on policies such as student financial aid; institutional aid programs in Titles III and V of the HEA; and certain regulatory issues. Guillory also served as the Director for Public Policy and Government Affairs at UNCF (United Negro College Fund, Inc.) for two years and served a decade in the House of Representatives, most recently as a Professional Staff Member on the Committee on Education and the Workforce. He is a 2020 and 2021 recipient of the Hill’s Top Lobbyist recognition in Washington, DC; a recipient of the Top Executive Award from Marquis Who’s Who of America; a prior federal negotiator for the Department of Education in 2019 and 2022; and a former President of the Committee for Education Funding, the largest educational coalition in our country, in 2022. He has his own nonprofit organization where he awards scholarships to students, and he serves as a Lecturer through the Archers Fellowship Program in the University of Texas System. 

Guillory earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University where he also serves on the leadership council through the Association of Former Students. He also obtained his Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University where he serves on the Alumni Board of Directors and on the leadership council in the College of Education and Human Development. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania.

Charlotte McKenzieCharlotte McKenzie ’79

Position: Chair, Development & Volunteer Recognition Committee


Charlotte McKenzie received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from BGSU. While at BGSU, she was a member of the Marketing Club, The Obsidian newspaper, and did advertising sales for the BG News. She also has a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and was a member of the National Honor Society of Sigma Iota Epsilon. Her extensive career of more than 36 years in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry spans Fortune 500 corporations and startup company environments, including Johnson & Johnson, Cor Therapeutics, Millennium Corporation, and Schering Plough. Charlotte retired as a Clinical Science Specialist from BTG, International, Inc. and was a recipient of BTG’s Circle of Excellence award. Throughout her career, her roles included clinical trial and research specialist, new business development, executive training, team leadership, sales, and marketing.

An avid community volunteer and civic leader, Charlotte currently serves on the League of Women Voters of Texas Board of Directors, City of Frisco Urban Forestry Board, and Executive Council of AARP Texas. She is also a member of the National Black MBA Association, The Links Incorporated, and Junior League of Collin County.

Alex WrightAlex Wright ’06

Position: Chair, Student Recruitment, Retention & Scholarship Committee


Alex Wright owns and operates Pure Barre boutique fitness studios throughout the Sacramento, California region along with his wife, Kristen Wright (07). Pure Barre is the largest barre fitness franchise in the country. Prior to moving to California, Alex spent over six years at The Ohio State University in a variety of administrative roles. While there, he primarily focused in off-campus real estate development and the implementation of the university’s long-term parking lease and concession agreement to outside operators. 

Originally from Wapakoneta, Ohio, he is a 2006 summa cum laude graduate from BGSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Political Science, and he received a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University in 2009. While at BGSU, Alex was elected Undergraduate Student Government President, served on the Homecoming Committee, worked as a Campus Tour Guide, and was a member of Delta Chi fraternity and Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He and his wife are Falcon Flames and they were Freddie and Frieda Falcon during their time on campus. They have two sons, Luca and Zenzo, and reside in Rocklin, California.

Board of Directors

Leo AlmeidaLeo Almeida ’10


Leo Almeida is the Ohio Government Relations Director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). He leads volunteers and staff across the state through campaigns to achieve progress on evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. 

Leo has worked for over a decade on all sides of public policy, politics, and legislation. Prior to his current role with ACS CAN, he served as the senior policy associate for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio and as a senior legislative aide in the Ohio Senate. He has experience with local and state-wide political campaigns. He also volunteers his time with community organizations I n Columbus including Community Refugee and Immigration Services, where he serves as the President of the Board of Trustees. 

Leo earned a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies from Bowling Green State University in 2010. During his time at BGSU, he was a scholar of the President’s Leadership Academy, a brother of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, and Senator of the Undergraduate Student Government, where he served in multiple positions including USG Speaker. Leo served on several committees and boards at BGSU and worked with a group of students that started the Ethnic Student Center. He was honored to be selected as the Homecoming King in 2009. He lives with his wife, Hailey, and son, Javier, in Columbus, Ohio.

Emily AncinecEmily Ancinec ’12


Emily Ancinec graduated with honors from BGSU in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While a student, she was an active member of the Undergraduate Student Government, serving as USG President in 2011/12; a campus tour guide; resident advisor for Harshman Dunbar; and a member of the Honors College. 

After BGSU, Ancinec earned a Master of Science in Education Administration from Texas A&M University. She has spent her professional career focusing on training and development in higher education and corporate settings. Working with student organizations at Texas A&M University and the University of Georgia, alumni relations at The George Washington University Law School, leadership development at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and most recently upskilled professionals on sustainability, climate and equity at Deloitte. 

Outside of work, Ancinec is active in the Junior League. Most recently chairing the Literacy Events Planning committee with the Junior League of Washington (D.C.) where was able to partner with the Library of Congress to provide, train, deploy 200+ volunteers for the Library’s National Book Festival in addition to supporting literacy events throughout the Greater Washington D.C. area- earning her the President’s Award for Excellence in Volunteerism award. Ancinec has previously volunteered with Alpha Chi Omega, American Association of University Women, and Learning Ally. She grew up and now currently resides in Michigan.

Debra BallDebra Ball ’14


Dr. Debra A. Ball is a human resources executive currently serving as the Director of People & Talent at the Toledo Museum of Art. Debra has over 27 years of experience in healthcare systems in Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Her primary focus is supporting leaders and staff by establishing and implementing organizational initiatives that support mission and talent strategies. Debra obtained her Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies and Policy from Bowling Green State University in 2014. She is married and has four children.

Jason BroermanJason Broerman ’99


Jason Broerman earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Information Systems, Audit and Control from BGSU in 1999. Jason resides in Findlay, OH with his Falcon Flame Andrea (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – 1999). Jason has worked at Marathon Petroleum Company in Findlay since graduating from BGSU holding numerous positions of increasing responsibility. He is currently the Supply Operations Manager for the North Region of Marathon’s Clean Products Value Chain. 

Jason enjoys watching Falcon athletics and all college and pro sports. He is also an avid golfer, active in his community volunteering for multiple charities in various roles and is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Findlay. He and his wife Andrea have three kids: Lindsey (26) – Ohio State University Grad 2019, Drew (23) - University of Cincinnati Grad 2023, and Luke (20) – University of Cincinnati student.

Mary CarrigMary Carrig ’82


Mary Carrig is currently and has been BGSU Network Leader for the Los Angeles Chapter since 1996. She was awarded "Network Leader of the Year in 2018" by the BGSU Alumni Office. 

Mary is a 1982 BGSU graduate. She lives in Los Angeles and works as an actress, director and teacher. She is Artistic Director of Shakespeare Project LA.

Robert FuriaRobert Furia ’12


Rob Furia graduated with a Bachelor in Actuarial Science degree from BGSU in 2012 and then began working as an actuary in his home town of Cincinnati. He completed the actuarial examination process in 2018, earning the Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) designation, and now works for AmericanAg as a reinsurance actuary specializing in property catastrophe reinsurance. 

Rob was an Alumni Laureate Scholar and was a leader in multiple student organizations during his time at BGSU, including H2O Church, the Student Alumni Connection, and the Actuarial Science Club. He had such a great BG experience that he recruited all 3 of his younger siblings to BGSU. All three have now graduated with distinction. 

Rob and his wife, Anne, live in Madeira, Ohio just outside Cincinnati with their son, Jack. They are active members of the community and looking forward to introducing their growing family to all things BGSU.

Rachelle Kristof HipplerRachelle Kristof Hippler ’90, ’96. ‘17


Rachelle Kristof Hippler is the Program Director for Software Engineering at Baldwin Wallace University. Dr. Hippler’s vast experience spans K-12, higher education, and the tech industry, providing a backdrop for her focus on leadership in software engineering education and applied undergraduate research.

Dr. Hippler has collaborated on published work in user experience and user experience education and is the director of the User Experience Research Lab at Baldwin Wallace University.

Steven JohnsonSteven Johnson ’09


As global director, culture, diversity and inclusion at Lowes, Steven Johnson is responsible for leading the company’s inclusion and diversity strategies and for accelerating inclusion in the workplace. He also oversees external diversity partnerships, business resource groups, supplier diversity, data analytics and inclusion training. He joined Lowe’s in 2021. 

Steven has more than 10 years of experience in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Before joining Lowe’s, he served as senior manager, inclusion and diversity at American Airlines where he oversaw the implantation of DEI activities for the company’s global employee population. He previously served as director, diversity and inclusion at the Episcopal School of Dallas. Prior to the Episcopal School of Dallas, Steven was with Southern Methodist University and Sears Holding. 

Steven earned a Bachelor in Communication degree from Bowling Green State University and a Master in Student Affairs Administration degree from Ball State University and a Master in Organizational Dynamics degree from Southern Methodist University.

PJ JonesPaunita (P.J) Jones ’10


A proud Detroit native, PJ earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Bowling Green State University in 2010. While at BG, she was a Scholar in the Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy, a member of the Iota Iota Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., National Pan-Hellenic Council President, Gospel Choir, Black Student Union, University Activities Organization, S.M.A.R.T. Mentor and Sport Management Society. In 2018, PJ was recognized as a 10 Under 10 Alumni Award Recipient for her impact in the community and on college campuses. 

PJ also holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from WMU and worked in higher education, city government and nonprofit space for over 12 years. In 2017 she began answering calls from universities and companies across the country to consult and be a strategic partner in their organization's growth. PJ currently works as a Global Inclusion Consultant, where she designs and delivers dynamic diversity, equity and inclusion workshops and trainings.

When she’s not helping talented teams Unpack and Unlearn, you can find her watching women’s basketball or college football, building houses with Habitat for Humanity, hiking outside in nature, or binging Marvel movies.

Larry McCrimagerLarry McCrimager ’80


Larry E. McCrimager is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in South Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. He formally retired in 2017 from Mt. Zion Fellowship as the Asst. Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer. After retiring Larry obtained his certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant and worked as a Counselor with New Visions Unlimited Counseling Agency and retired from there in 2019. Larry graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. 

After graduation Larry worked for May Co. department stores as a buyer for 16 years before going to work for Mt. Zion Fellowship Church. In addition to working for the church, he is also an ordained Elder of Mt. Zion and is the Pastor of the Arts Ministries. In 2002 Larry graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in E-Commerce. 

While at Bowling Green, Larry was involved with several activities that consisted of the Black Student Union, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. (held several positions on the Executive Board), The Inter-Fraternal Counsel, and the BGSU Gospel Choir (President). 

Since graduating from Bowling Green, Larry continues to be actively involved in the community through civic organizations such as the 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, along with continuing his active involvement with his fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha. In Alpha he has gone on to serve in the administration of the District (Executive Director & District Director), Regional and National levels (Chaplain). Receiving awards for Community Leadership in Cleveland Ohio. With that he received citations from the Cleveland City Council, the Mayor of Cleveland (Honorable Frank Jackson) and the 11th District Congresswoman (Honorable Marcia Fudge). 

Larry continues to serve his college Bowling Green State University as a Member of the Board Directors of the Alumni Board. In addition, he serves as the President of the Cuyahoga County Black Alumni Association that services scholarships and assistance to the students of color attending Bowling Green from Cuyahoga County. Along with this he also serves on the Alpha Housing Estates, located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Bill Ording ’80


Bill Ording received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting from BGSU in 1980 and a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University in 1990. He is originally from St. Henry, Ohio and now makes his home in Troy, Michigan. 

While at BG, he was a member of the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. Upon graduation in 1980, Bill worked for several companies in the metro Detroit area including Burroughs, American Motors and Chrysler. After a successful and rewarding career in finance, he retired in 2014 and currently enjoys golfing, his grandkids and summer weekends at the lake. 

Bill served on the Troy Nature Society Board of Directors for 6 years, with a year as Vice President and two years as President of the Board. He also spent time volunteering at Forgotten Harvest food bank. He and his wife Karen have two sons, Dan and Steve (BG grad in 2011).

Kelley ReckerKelley Recker ’88, ’89


Kelly Recker graduated with the classes of ‘88 and ‘89 in Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology respectively. She has worked in various roles in healthcare and most recently as the Vice President of I&T Operations and User Experience for Bon Secours Mercy Health. She has served on many nonprofit local and State boards in the past 20 years and currently a Director for Superior Credit Union and the BGSU Alumni Board. “I am honored to support BGSU and enjoy traveling in my spare time.”

Mark RubickMark Rubick ’06


Mark Rubick received his MBA from Bowling Green State University in 2006 and is husband to Rebecca Rubick (2017) and father of Reagan Rubick, who received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from BGSU (2022/23). Mark and Rebecca also have a son, Quintin, who is studying motor sports engineering collegiately. Mark is an Indianapolis-based entrepreneur and business owner, as well as perpetual student, currently competing requirements for his PhD at the University of Arizona. 

In his spare time, Mark serves on the Senior Leadership team at a local addiction treatment center and is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, St. Simon the Apostle Parish, Maple Hills Country Club, the Knights of Columbus, Sons of the American Legion, and of Elks Lodge #1818 in Franklin, Indiana. Mark has been a member of the Athletic Leadership Council at Bowling Green State University since 2007 and is a passionate supporter of his beloved Falcons. Mark was recognized as Regional Developer of the Year in both 2020 and 2021 by his business franchisor and was named to the Putnam Society by Butler University in 2021 for his service on its Alumni Board of Directors.

Jonathan SmithJonathan Smith ’08


Jonathan Smith has been a lifelong resident of Northwest Ohio, graduating from BGSU with a Bachelor in Business Finance degree with a minor in Applied Statistics in 2008. Mr. Smith married his Falcon Flame, Amanda (2010 BGSU alumni), soon after graduating. Together, the Smiths have four future Falcons: Lucy, Liam, Abram and Scout. You will find him and his family attending as many BGSU events as possible, always looking for ways to support our fellow Falcons. 

Professionally, Mr. Smith is the Agency Principal for SL & Associates and COO for Smith Bonds & Surety. Mr. Smith is involved in many organizations in the community and brings experience of serving on multiple boards to the BGSU Alumni Board. Currently he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Fort Meigs Union Cemetery, Visit Perrysburg Board Member, Treasurer for Cub Scout Pack 209, and was elected to Perrysburg City Council in 2015 where he is currently serving as Council President. He is also a proud member of the Perrysburg Rotary Club, St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, and BNI - COBRA Chapter.

“It is an honor and privilege to serve and give back to the university that did so much for me. I would not be the person I am today without BGSU. I look forward to doing what I can to help future students of BGSU enjoy their time on campus as much as I did. Aye Ziggy Zoomba!”

Terry StreetmanTerry Streetman ’09


Terry Streetman lives in Kankakee, Illinois with his wife Emily and their dog Taako. Terry is the owner of Peregrine Woodshop, where he makes and sells handmade wood goods for the home and office. Prior to starting his own business, Terry served as the Director of Public Policy & Advocacy for the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter, helping to advance key public policy priorities in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. This work included meeting with state and federal legislators to discuss policy issues, as well as traveling to Washington, D.C. with a team of advocates to meet with all the members of Nebraska’s Congressional delegation. Over the course of his career, Terry has had the honor of serving on the boards of the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Great Lakes Chapter and Duet, a community-based service program serving people who experience developmental and intellectual disabilities in the greater Omaha, Nebraska area. 

A born-Michigander, Terry grew up in Westerville, Ohio. He graduated from BGSU in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. In 2017, Terry was recognized as a recent alumnus who had made significant impacts in his field, being named to the inaugural group of 10 Under 10 alumni. 

During his time at BGSU, Terry was a member of the Chapman Learning Community at Kohl Hall, serving as a second-year leader and helping to organize Movies Making Magic for Hurricane Victims, a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina recovery, with fellow Kohl Hall residents in 2006. He was an on-air DJ, Webmaster, and Assistant Promotions Director for campus radio station WFAL 1610 AM. Terry also held the roles of Webmaster and President for Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society. In his final year before graduating, Terry served as the chair of the Senior Celebration, the 2009 senior class gift committee. Most memorably, Terry had the honor of serving as school mascot Freddie Falcon for the 2007-2008 school year.

Updated: 03/05/2024 04:26PM