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 Senior Operating Partner and Head of the Operations Management Group at The Jordan Company. 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.
Andrzej Skiba is a portfolio manager at Blue Bay Asset Management, having joined Bluebay in February 2005.
Tony Cimmarrusti is the CEO of Majestic Capital. He and his wife, Martha, have four sons and live in Grosse Pointe, MI.
Heather W. Grizzle is a founding partner of Causeway Strategies, a boutique consulting firm that helps individuals, organizations and corporations to communicate, connect and advance their objectives more effectively. She is the co-author, with Jon Tyson, of A Creative Minority: Influencing Culture Through Redemptive Participation. Heather is also vice chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Stewardship, and a member of the Boards of Innovations for Poverty Action and KidsMatter.
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.
Samuel Wolgemuth is a leadership coach and consultant. 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.
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.