2017 Speakers

Robert Faught ‘66
 

BREAKOUT SESSION

After spending many years running Comcast/NBC consumer business, Faught founded and ran SmartHome Ventures as President/CEO. He currently serves as a board member and strategic advisor to the Internet of Things company.

Prior to SmartHome Ventures, Faught was Senior Vice President at Philadelphia based Comcast/NBC, where he lead the industry in the building and development of the consumer channels for cable, broadband, telephone and wireless technologies. During his tenure at Comcast, he created the industry-leading organization of retail, digital marketing and retail “store within a store” locations…a first of its kind in any industry…through acquisitions and innovative solutions.

 

Other Leadership roles that Faught assumed include President /CEO Enrev Power Solutions, where he positioned the company for a favorable pre-IPO evaluation.

 

Faught was also formerly President of Philips Electronics North and South America, leading the company’s turn- around in these critical markets for the Dutch-based company. Working out of both Atlanta and Paris, France he was deeply involved in the Philips/Lucent joint venture.

 

Bob also served as the Senior Director of Consumer Markets for Bell South Cellular in the early days of wireless-based in both Los Angeles and later in Atlanta.

 

Earlier in his career he headed up the sales and marketing efforts at Atari. Acknowledged worldwide as the fastest growing company the world had ever known…….and later start up Activision where he headed domestic and international Sales and Marketing. His first job out of school was working for Colgate Palmolive in the Chicago market.

 

Bob currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Miami based The Retail Optimization Company, Hargrave Communications and Sand Cherry Associates, as well as being very active in his own consulting firm, Palmetto Partners.

 

Prior Board Work

• Academy of Notre Dame Board of Trustees, Villanova, Pa (9yrs)

• CTIA Board (Cellular Industry Association) Washington, D.C. (6yrs)
Under Tom Wheeler FCC Chairman

• CTAM, Board Chairman (Cable Industry Association) Washington, D.C. (12)

• Cable Labs, Chairman, Denver, CO (12)

 

Charity/Involvement

• Eucharistic Minister (30+yrs)

• Habitat for Humanity

• St Norberts Parish Council (4yrs)

 

He resides on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, has 4 children and has been married to his  wife Melissa. He holds a B.A. in Communication from John Carroll University.

 


 

Dr. Thomas Gouttierre ‘58
 

BREAKOUT SESSION & KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Thomas E. Gouttierre served as the Dean of International Studies and Programs (IS&P), the Senior Officer for Global Engagement, and Director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies (CAS) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) from August 1974 until September 2015.He has been named Dean Emeritus of IS&P and Director Emeritus of CAS at UNO. He also served as the Dean of IS&P at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) from 1987 until 2010.

 

Gouttierre was raised in Maumee, Ohio, where he worked in his father’s pastry shop from age 8 to age 24, receiving his Master Baking Certificate at the age of 18. He lived and worked for nearly ten years in Afghanistan; between 1965 and 1974, Gouttierre served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, a Fulbright Fellow, and Executive Director of the Fulbright Foundation. Throughout this time in Afghanistan, Gouttierre coached the Afghan National Basketball Team.

 

Gouttierre again served in Afghanistan when he was selected by the US Department of State to serve as Senior Political Affairs Officer on the United Nations Special Mission to Afghanistan (UNSMA) in 1996/1997. He has participated in Fulbright Programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Norway, France, India, Nepal, and Germany. He served as a member of the International Rescue Committee’s Citizens Commission on Afghanistan Refugees from 1988-1993. In 1995/1996, he served as President of the Omaha Rotary Club. In June 1992, the University of the City of Manila in the Philippines conferred upon Gouttierre the degree of Doctor of Humanities (honoris causa); in May 1997, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Technological University of Tajikistan; in May 2004, he was appointed Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany); in May 2001, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of International Relations from his undergraduate alma mater, Bowling Green State University (BGSU). In addition, in August 2005, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Bowling Green State University. In May 2007, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Seton Hill University. Gouttierre was honored in April 2010 as one of the 100 most prominent graduates of BGSU during the institution’s centennial celebration.

 

Gouttierre has testified on various topics related to Afghanistan, US-Pakistani Relations, International Terrorism, and Human Rights before hearings of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the US House of Representatives Committee on International Relations. He has also testified on Afghanistan and Human Rights Issues in hearings before committees of the British Parliament, the French National Assembly, the Norwegian Storting, and the UN Select Committee on Human Rights. Since 1986, Gouttierre has served on the US - Russian (formerly Soviet Union) Task Force (Dartmouth Conference) on Regional Conflicts. He is a Board Member of the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue.

 

Gouttierre has made presentations on topics as diverse as Afghanistan, Regional Conflicts, Education

Development, Global Terrorism, US Foreign Policy, Third World Development, the Persian Gulf War, etc. at US State Department conferences and meetings, world affairs and foreign relations organizations, university and college campuses, service clubs, church organizations, and schools. He has conducted orientation programs for US military assigned to Afghanistan. Gouttierre is regularly called upon by representatives of the international, national, and local media and by various organizations to present his opinion on these topics; in the first ten months after 9/11, he had more than 2000 presentations and interviews.

 

Gouttierre speaks, reads, and writes Afghan Persian (Dari), Iranian Persian (Farsi), and Tajikistani Persian; he has also studied Arabic, French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. His publications include numerous articles about Afghanistan society, culture, and politics; a co-authored, two-volume language textbook, Dari for Foreigners; a co-authored Bibliography of Persian Works in English; original Dari poetry; and a variety of magazine and newspaper articles on other international topics. He was the project director for the development of the 23,000-word Dari-English Dictionary.

 

Gouttierre and his associates at UNO obtained grants and contracts in excess of $100 million. Through one series of grants awarded by USAID between 1986 and 1994, the Center for Afghanistan Studies assisted Afghans deliver education to over 130,000 Afghan children in refugee camps in Pakistan and 1,300 sites inside war-torn Afghanistan; under another series, beginning in 2002, the Center trained teachers and printed the textbooks needed by the Afghans to reopen their schools after decades of war that had culminated in the fall of the Taliban; under still another grant, the Center assisted the Department of State re-start the US Fulbright Program in Afghanistan in 1993-94 after a hiatus of 25 years.

 

During the years Gouttierre served as Dean, UNO established active institutional linkages with universities in Afghanistan, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. Often in conjunction with these linkages, UNO has conducted exchange programs and provided training to educators and other professionals in teacher-training; American business communication, management, and insurance practices; project management; public administration; higher education reconstruction and development; intensive English; conflict resolution; and related areas.


 

Jeffery Mallamad ‘71
 

BREAKOUT SESSION

Jeff Mallamad joined the Indianapolis Airport Authority as General Counsel in spring 2017. Mallamad has over thirty years of experience with two Indianapolis law firms and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. At the Indianapolis law firm, Barnes & Thornburg, he counted the airport among his clients and already has a wealth of knowledge on how the IAA operates. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Mallamad was chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and held that and other management positions from 1987 until departing for Barnes & Thornburg in 2013. Mallamad also served in the EEOC’s General Counsel’s office in Washington D.C. from 1979 until 1986, and then briefly as the U.S. EEOC Regional Attorney in Denver, supervising federal civil rights litigation for a six-state western region.

 

Mallamad earned his law degree from Case Western Reserve School of Law in Cleveland Ohio, where he was a member of the Law Review. d to his wife Melissa. He holds a B.A. in Communication from John Carroll University.


 

Ryan Marshall ‘86
 

BREAKOUT SESSION

Ryan Marshall, Managing Director, is the Global Head of Client Solutions at BlackRock. The Client Solutions team provides complex investment solutions for the Firm’s largest institutional clients including Pensions, Insurance Companies, Family Offices, Endowments and Official Institutions. The Client Solutions team has a broad set of investment experience across fixed income, equity, alternatives and a wide range of specialized investment strategies. Client Solutions focuses on outcome-oriented investing solutions, taking into account liabilities, capital and other client specific dimensions when formulating investment strategies.

 

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Marshall was a Managing Director at Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co., where he served in multiple roles, first as senior member of the Corporate Credit Fixed Income Investment team in San Francisco, and then as the firm’s resident Economist and Markets Strategist working closely with both the firm’s Client and Partner Group and their Capital Markets Desk in New York. Prior to KKR, Mr. Marshall spent 12 years at Morgan Stanley, most recently as Managing Director & Global Head of Fixed Income Research, where he led a team of 150 research professionals and was member of the firm’s Credit Products Group Operating Committee. During his time at Morgan Stanley, as Managing Director and Head of Securitized Products Trading, Mr. Marshall had oversight of CMBS trading, ABS trading including Credit Cards, Autos, Student Loans, Manufactured Housing, Aircraft Leases, Franchise Loans, Home Equity Loans, as well as Agency and Non-Agency CMOs and Pass-Throughs. While at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Marshall initiated a variety of new risk management techniques including the use of interest rate swaps, cash short sales, credit default swaps, and total return swaps. The trading desk also pioneered the re-securitization of de-levered CMBS subordinate tranches in the mid-1990s. Mr. Marshall began his career in 1990 at First Boston where he focused on Resolution Trust Corporation related asset sales and securitizations of residential and commercial real estate whole loans and mortgage backed securities.

 

Mr. Marshall earned a BS degree, cum laude, in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990.




 

Joseph Napoli
 

BREAKOUT SESSION

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Joe graduated from St. John’s University in New York City.  Upon graduation, he joined Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust in New York. In 1989, Joe’s career in sports began in Canton Ohio, with the Canton Indians.  In the early 90’s, he moved to Toledo to work for the Toledo Mud Hens before spending several years working for the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Tigers.

 

Joe returned to Toledo in the late 90’s to embark on what has now become three catalytic development projects in Downtown Toledo.  In 2002, Fifth Third Field opened in the Warehouse District - over 70 new businesses now call the Warehouse District home. In 2007, a second opportunity presented itself, and he became part of the team that founded the Toledo Walleye and developed Huntington Center.  In 2012, the Mud Hens initiated efforts to begin the mixed-use development of three historic buildings and park space adjacent to Fifth Third Field, now known as “Hensville” and Hensville Park. These projects have spurred on additional downtown development - both commercial and residential – office space, apartments and condos in downtown can’t be built fast enough.

According to Nielsen Research, the Hens and Walleye continue to rank amongst the “Top 10” most popular franchises in Minor and Major League Sports. Sports Business Journal selected Toledo as a “Top 5” Market in America for Minor League sports for the third time in a row, ranking as high as #1 in 2013. Both the Hens and Walleye have been awarded for organizational excellence by Minor League Baseball and Minor League Hockey.

 

Joe is a board member of several organizations in Toledo including the Toledo Museum of Art, ProMedica, Toledo Children’s Hospital, Toledo Symphony, Downtown Development Corporation, LISC, and Destination Toledo.

 

Joe met his wife, Annette, in Toledo during his first stint with the Mud Hens.  Annette and Joe love raising their five children in Toledo.


 

Randy Oostra
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Randy Oostra, DM, FACHE (62), is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ProMedica, a non-profit, mission based health system based in Toledo. ProMedica has more than 17,000 employees and more than 2,300 physicians with 900 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 13 hospitals and more than 300 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services. Forbes has selected ProMedica for its 2017 list of America’s Best Employers and Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health business, has listed ProMedica in the top quintile for a top performing health system.

 

In addition to President and CEO, he has held numerous roles at ProMedica since joining the system in 1997 including: President and Chief Operating Officer (2006 - 2009), Regional President (2002 – 2006), and Corporate Vice President, Strategic Business Development (1998 – 2006).  Prior to joining ProMedica, Randy served in myriad roles in health care leadership, including: Saint Anthony’s Health System, Alton, Illinois (1994 – 1997); Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1989 – 1994); Health One Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1987 – 1989); and LCM, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (1982 – 1987).  

 

Randy holds a Doctorate in Management from Case Western Reserve University; a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota; a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Wisconsin; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa. Randy has been recognized by Becker’s receiving the Healthcare Leadership Award.

 

Randy’s commitment to the healthcare industry, and community, is evidenced in his extensive involvement in numerous professional and civic organizations at the local, regional and national levels.  He is a board member of the American Hospital Association; a member of the Ohio and Michigan Hospital Associations; is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a Board Member of the Regional Growth Partnership, Toledo Art Museum, Northwestern College (Iowa), the Development Committee for Bread for the World, chaired the 22nd Century Committee and is currently the Board Chair for the Toledo Symphony and the Downtown Development Corporation.

 

Randy and his wife, Barbara, have three grown sons.  In addition to spending time with his family, Randy’s interests include running, golfing, traveling and reading.


 

Chief Luis Santiago ‘82
 

BREAKOUT SESSION

Chief Luis Santiago began his career with the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department when he was appointed in May of 1984. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1988, Captain in 1993, Battalion Chief in 2000, Deputy/Assistant Chief in 2007, and was appointed Chief of Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on July 2, 2011. Under the Leadership of Chief Santiago the Department remains one of the few Nationally Accredited Departments in the United States and in June of 2017 the Department received the prestigious ISO rating of 1. Chief Santiago holds various certificates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Incident Management System and the United States Coast Guard he also has received extensive training at the National Fire Academy. He is a member of the Lucas County Fire Chiefs, the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association and the International Association of Fire Chiefs; he serves on Toledo Zoo Foundation Board, Toledo Fire Museum Board and is a founding board member for the Toledo Fire & Rescue Foundation.  Chief Santiago has served on the Advisory Board of the State Fire School of Bowling Green State University, the Board of Trustees of Knight Academy, a former trustee of the Toledo Firefighter Health Plan and was an assistant football coach for St Francis High School for 26 years.

 

 

Eric Savage ‘88
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Eric Savage is the Co-Founder & CEO of Unitus Capital (UC).  Eric moved to India in 2007 to help set up UC, an impact focused investment bank, and has led the company in raising almost US$2 billion for various impact businesses. He has had the privilege of working with many innovative companies that do life changing work in the fields of financial inclusion, affordable health care, renewable energy, affordable education, women empowerment, and agriculture.   Unitus Capital has been ranked the #1 Indian investment bank by Venture Intelligence for the past four years. Previously, Eric ran Citigroup’s Asian investment banking franchise in the power and infrastructure sectors, and helped secure and execute multiple landmark equity, debt and M&A transactions, totaling many billions of dollars. Eric was based in NYC and Hong Kong for 14 years with Citigroup/Salomon Brothers.  Eric also headed Salomon’s utilities sector equity research and was selected to Institutional Investors’ All-Asia research team.

 

Eric is a graduate (cum laude) of Duke University and Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he received the Lucius N. Littauer Fellow Award, the program’s top honor.  Eric serves on the boards of a number of leading companies, funds and educational institutions. In 2014, Eric was named Indian Expat Entrepreneur of the Year by Expat Entrepreneurs Circle, and, in 2016, was awarded the Indira Gandhi Sadbhawana Award for his contributions to the impact investing sector. He is a highly sought after speaker, particularly in the impact investing world. Eric is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute’s Finance Leaders Fellowship Program.


 

Rob Voyles ‘75
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Robb L. Voyles is Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Halliburton Company and a member of the Company’s Executive Committee.  In his role, he advises the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors on corporate governance and legal matters. From March 2017 through June 2017, he also served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.  

 

Before joining Halliburton, Mr. Voyles was a senior partner at Baker Botts LLP, where he served as global chair of the Litigation Department and as a member of its executive committee. His practice focused on commercial, securities, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act litigation and investigations. He represented major accounting and law firms in professional liability litigation, as well as major corporations in commercial, securities, and technology litigation and government investigations.

 

Mr. Voyles is a member of the Board of Directors of Jones Energy Inc. He is chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees.

 

Mr. Voyles holds a Juris Doctor from University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Dayton in Ohio. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association, and he is a Fellow of the Texas, Dallas County, and Travis County Bar Foundations.


 

Roland Warren ‘79
 

BREAKOUT SESSION

Robb L. Voyles is Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Halliburton Company and a member of the Company’s Executive Committee.  In his role, he advises the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors on corporate governance and legal matters. From March 2017 through June 2017, he also served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.  

 

Before joining Halliburton, Mr. Voyles was a senior partner at Baker Botts LLP, where he served as global chair of the Litigation Department and as a member of its executive committee. His practice focused on commercial, securities, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act litigation and investigations. He represented major accounting and law firms in professional liability litigation, as well as major corporations in commercial, securities, and technology litigation and government investigations.

 

Mr. Voyles is a member of the Board of Directors of Jones Energy Inc. He is chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees.

 

Mr. Voyles holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Dayton in Ohio. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association, and he is a Fellow of the Texas, Dallas County, and Travis County Bar Foundations.

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