Alpha USA Board of Directors
The Alpha USA Board is led by business leaders and pastors who have a heart for The Great Commission and who help to guide and approve the strategy of the Executive Director of Alpha USA.
Mark Emery is the president of US Operations Management Group. Prior to this role, Mark was President and CEO, of Northstar Aerospace Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in leadership with companies in Europe, North America and Asia.
The Most Reverend Eduardo Alanis Nevares was ordained as the first Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Phoenix on July 19, 2010, at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Avondale. He began his priesthood as a Missionary of Our Lady of La Salette on July 18, 1981, and was later incardinated into the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, in May 2007.Bishop Nevares also served as a Missionary of Our Lady of La Salette, Vice Rector of the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, Co-Director of Vocations in the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, and was the Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Lufkin, Texas.
Bishop Michael J. Byrnes holds a doctoral degree in Biblical Theology from Pontifical Gregorian University and has served on faculty at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit, he serves as the Regional Moderator of Northeast Region of the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Tony Cimmarrusti is the CEO of Majestic Capital. He and his wife, Martha, have four sons and live in Grosse Pointe, MI.
Heather Grizzle is a partner at ASG Advisors. Previously she has served in the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives. Heather currently serves on various boards including Board of Trustees of Stewardship, VisionFund International, Innovations for Poverty Action and KidsMatter. She and her husband, Ben, have four children and live in Manhattan.
Christopher Hill is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of Spotlite and the Chairman of PerkSpot. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Chris spent five years working in investment banking and private equity. Chris is a graduate of Taylor University.
Jody Jonsson is a Partner with The Capital Group Companies in Los Angeles, having worked in Capital’s San Francisco, Geneva and London offices. She received an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Princeton University. Jody serves on the board of Alpha USA and the Stanford Business School Investment Trust. She is married with three teenage children.
Brad Lomenick is a business entrepreneur, speaker, leadership advisor, author and longtime President of Catalyst. He is largely credited with growing Catalyst into one of the largest and most recognized leadership brands and gatherings in the U.S. and around the world. He is also the founder of BLINC and author of H3 Leadership.
John Mackay is a founding principal of the Strand Real Estate Organization based in Vancouver, Canada. He serves on the board of Alpha International, Alpha USA, and Alpha Canada. John and his wife, Rebecca, have three children.
Tricia Neill is the President of Alpha International and serves on the boards of numerous Alpha offices worldwide. She is a well-known speaker on the subject of leadership and church growth, and she is the author of From Vision to Action.
Chris Sadler is a Board Member and Global Partnerships Director for Alpha International. He is also Non-Executive Director of Daniels Sharpsmart Group (Healthcare). Prior to 2004, he spent twenty years working in several leading international investment banks.
David Segel is an American businessman, investing in financial services and media assets. He founded Mako Global, which has become one of Europe’s leaders in options market-making. He is also an Executive Partner in MPower Pictures, Telescope Magazine and the Video Genome Project.
Craig Springer is the Executive Director of Alpha USA. Prior to Alpha, Craig was the Executive and Teaching Pastor at Cherry Hills Community Church and Lead Pastor of the Willow Creek Community Church campus to launch Alpha. He and his wife Sarah, were also church planters in Prague, Czech Republic.
David Thomas worked in investment banking and corporate finance before becoming an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, serving congregations of varied sizes in Kentucky. Educated at Vanderbilt (BA) and Emory University (MDiv), David earned an MA in theology, both from the University of Bristol, England. David is now part of the leadership team of Seedbed, a new division of Asbury Theological Seminary. David and his wife, Karen, have three children.
Samuel Wolgemuth is an operating partner of New York-based Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Partners. He has served as President and CEO of Freedom Communications, Executive Director of Alpha USA and CEO of World Relief. Sam holds a BA in Philosophy from Taylor University with continuing studies at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School. He and his wife, Mary Gayle, have four children and ten grandchildren.