Foundation Board of Directors

Steve AgnoliSteve Agnoli ’86

Pittsburgh, PA

Steve joined the board in ’July 2021 and currently serves on the Audit and Growth and Impact committees. He is Chief Information Officer at Reed Smith, a global law firm of 1,700 attorneys in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Steve was Head of Global IT Transformation for Mylan Pharmaceutical and served as President of HGO Technology, an information technology, and strategic advisory firm. He also served as the first Chief Information Officer of K&L Gates, one of the world’s largest legal firms. Steve was inducted into the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Hall of Distinction in 2018. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from IUP. Steve is a member of the Eberly College Business Advisory Council, has served on Duquesne University’s Business Advisory Board, and is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College.

David BluemlingDavid Bluemling ’85

Wexford, PA

Dave joined the board in July 2017 and currently serves on the Audit and Finance committees. He previously served as an advisor to the Audit Committee. Dave is a partner with BKD LLP CPAs and Advisors. He is a past recipient of the Eberly College of Business Outstanding Entrepreneur award and is a member of the Business School’s Hall of Distinction and its Advisory Council. Dave currently serves on the Executive Committee of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Board of Directors and is a past board advisor for the Baierl Family YMCA and Camps Kon-O-Kwee/Spencer.

Richard CarusoRichard D. Caruso ’83

Meadow Lands, PA

Rich has been a member of the board since July 2007 and currently served as its president from 2015 through June 2019. Previously, Rich chaired the Audit, Investment, and Nominating committees. Rich is an independent financial consultant, and he brings a wide range of financial expertise to the Foundation board.

Francis J. CondinoFrancis J. Condino

Indiana, PA

Frank joined the board in 2021 and serves on the Finance and Growth and Impact Committees. His prior experiences include service in the Marine Corps and various positions in education at the high school and university levels. He spent his last 30 years in the IUP Athletics Department retiring as the Director in 2015 and presently serves on the Athletic Advisory Committee and nominating board for the IUP Athletic Hall of Fame.

Misti DraganoMisti Dragano ’88

Annapolis, MD

Misti Dragano joined the board in July 2021 and currently serves on the Governance and Investment Committees. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University. She is a Senior Vice President of Media Relations for 1st Degree, a public relations, marketing, and special events agency that specializes in mission marketing solutions for non-profits, associations, and companies. Over the past 25 years, Misti has worked with many of the most respected nonprofits and associations in-country as well as corporate leaders in the retail, consumer packaged goods, hospitality, shipping, telecommunications, dining, and manufacturing industries. Prior to 1st Degree, Misti was director of business development for MCI, forging groundbreaking affinity marketing partnerships with some of the nation’s largest consumer businesses.

Terry DunlapTerry L. Dunlap ’81

Pittsburgh, PA

Terry has been a member of the board since July 2010 and is in his second term on the board. Terry most recently served as president. Prior to serving as president, Terry was the vice president and chairman of the Governance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. Terry currently serves on the Governance and Investment Committees. He is a principal of Sweetwater LLC and serves on the board of directors for Matthews International, TimkenSteel, as well as AMPCO-Pittsburgh. Most recently he served as the interim CEO and president of TimkenSteel in Canton, Ohio (2019–20). He had previously retired from Allegheny Technologies in 2015 after a 31-year career, most recently serving as executive vice president of ATI Flat-Rolled Products Group and 12 years as the president of ATI Allegheny Ludlum. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Eberly College of Business as well as an honorary Doctor of Public Service at IUP and attended Loyola University–Chicago in the MBA program.

J. Thomas FrantzJ. Thomas Frantz ’73, M’77, D’00

Punxsutawney, PA

Dr. Frantz has been a Foundation for IUP board member since May 2020 and serves on the Governance and Growth and Impact committees. A lifelong educator, he has served over 43 years in roles including elementary teacher, assistant principal, supervisor of curriculum and instruction, director of federal programs and grant writer, superintendent, assistant professor, and interim superintendent and superintendent search consultant. In addition to the Foundation for IUP, Tom serves on the board for Residential Revival Indiana, Punxsutawney Area Hospital, and the Punxsutawney Borough Zoning Hearing Board. He is a member of the Punxsutawney Rotary, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary Arts Advisory Committee and is the president of the Punxsutawney Area College Trust. Tom is also a partner in the Cobblestone Inn and Suites Hotel in Punxsutawney, PA.

Nicole GabrielNicole Gabriel ’00

Allison Park, PA

Nicole joined the Foundation’s Investment Committee in March 2021, and the board and Finance Committee in July 2021. She currently is a Financial Strategist and Planner at McKinley Carter Wealth Services in Wexford where she helps families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations Master Their Wealth. Previously, she held operations roles at BNY Mellon and a boutique investment manager. Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science degree in International Business with a minor in Accounting from IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, and her MBA from Robert Morris University.

James Leda James C. Leda ’95

New York, NY

Jim joined the board in July 2018 where he serves on the Executive, Investment, Chair of the Finance, and Chair of the Growth and Impact Committees. He is currently the managing director of the US practice of KRyS Global, an international fraud investigation, asset recovery, and insolvency firm. Jim is also the founder and president of Mount Vernon Capital Advisors LLC, a financial restructuring consultancy. Previously, Jim held senior positions at Merrill Lynch and the US investment management arm of the Prudential plc. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting (double major) from IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, and his MBA with a concentration in analytic finance from the University of Chicago. Jim was inducted into the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Hall of Distinction in 2013, was a 1998 recipient of the IUP Young Alumni Ambassador Award (now called the Young Alumni Achievement Award) and served as student trustee on the IUP Council of Trustees from 1993 to 1995.

Susan MannSusan Mann ’90

Johnstown, PA

Susan joined the board in July 2021 and serves on the Growth and Impact Committee. Susan is currently President of 1889 Foundation, Inc., a conversion health foundation that supports health and wellness initiatives in Cambria and Somerset counties in Pennsylvania. Susan has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare philanthropy and grantmaking. She helped establish the Conemaugh Health Foundation (now the 1889 Foundation) in 1993 and was named foundation president in 1997. She began her career in 1990 as a planning and development assistant for the Mercy Foundation at Mercy Medical Center in Johnstown, PA. Susan is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications in 1990. Susan is certified as a fundraising executive with the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Laurel Highlands and a founding board member of the Cambria County Drug Coalition. She has also served over the years on several other community non-profit boards and committees.

David Mawhinney David Mawhinney ’86

Pittsburgh, PA

David has been a member of the board since July 2018 and serves on the Finance and Growth and Impact Committees. He is an experienced Entrepreneur, Investor and Senior Executive with a demonstrated history of creating valuable companies. Rapidly promoted in higher education for strong classroom performance and creating broad and deep experiential learning programs to benefit students, faculty, and alumni. A strong business development professional with an MBA with Distinction focused on Entrepreneurship from Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business. Summa Cu Laude graduate from IUP with a major in Physics and minors in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.

William ShipleyWilliam R. Shipley ’75

Pittsburgh, PA

Bill rejoined the board in July 2010, having served previously as the representative of the IUP Alumni Association from 1999 to 2000 and 2005 to 2008. Currently, Bill serves as president of the Board and chairs the Investment Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. Bill retired in 2004 as a partner from the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, and then served for six years as the executive director of Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP (now Clark Hill, PLC), a regional law firm based in Pittsburgh. He recently retired from McKinley Carter Wealth Services, a registered investment advisory firm. He received the IUP Distinguished Alumni Award in 1990, the Outstanding Business Alumni Award from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology in 2001, and Eberly’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. He was also inducted into the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Hall of Distinction. He currently serves as a member of Eberly’s Business Advisory Council. Bill is a past president of the IUP Alumni Association.

Regina StoverRegina D. Stover ’75

Pittsburgh, PA

Regina returned in July 2014 to the board after first serving two terms in the early 2000s. She is currently the vice president of the board, chair of the Governance Committee, a member of the Executive, Audit, and Finance Committees, and previously served as chair of the Strategic Planning and Investment Committees. Regina holds a Bachelor of Science degree from IUP’s Eberly College of Business and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1999, Regina was honored as an IUP Distinguished Alumna. She is a retired managing director at BNY Mellon with expertise in portfolio risk management, fiduciary compliance, and auditing.

Richard UbingerRichard M. Ubinger ’81

Venetia, PA

Rick joined the board in July 2012. He currently serves on the Executive and Investment committees and is chair of the Audit Committee. Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree from IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Conco Services, Co-owner and Chief Financial Officer of Acuity Finishing, and a financial advisor to small businesses in the Pittsburgh community. He also serves as a member of Eberly College’s Business Advisory Council and previously served on the board of directors of Wesley Family Services.