Leadership - Board of Directors

Gene Cavanaugh

Gene is the former Vice President at 1st Source Bank in South Bend, IN where he focused on the bank's venture investment subsidiary, 1st Source Capital. Gene sits on numerous local Boards and is a member of the Irish Entrepreneurs Network.

Jean Collier

Jean is currently a Senior Corporate Advisor at the University of Notre Dame and serves on the Board of Education in Stratford, CT. Previously, Jean completed a 22 year career at General Electric where her last role was with the GE Foundation where she led the US Education Initiatives for GE. In addition, Jean served on the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees and served the 125,000+ alumni as the Alumni Board President from 2002-2004.

Kreece Fuchs

Kreece is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations and Logistics for Better World Books.  He currently oversees all of the company's operations and logistics from its primary location in Mishawaka, Indiana.  Better World Books is a triple bottom line company which was named by Business Week in 2009 as the most promising social enterprise in the US.

Brendan Maher

Brendan is the Founder and President of FISH, Inc. During the day, Brendan is a Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager for Calamos Arista Partners in New York City. Additionally, Brendan is currently the President of the Board of Directors for TEAM Charter Schools, a KIPP charter school organization located in Newark, NJ.

Scott Malpass

Scott is Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at the University of Notre Dame, responsible for investment of the University's endowment, working capital, pension and life income assets of almost $7 billion. Scott is a concurrent assistant professor of finance in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame. Scott serves on the investment advisory committee for Major League Baseball and for the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).

Connie Mick, PhD.

Connie is an Assistant Director of the Center for Social Concerns and Director for Social Concerns Seminars and Community-Based Learning at the University of Notre Dame. She co-directs the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor and teaches community-based courses focused on social concerns in local and global communities. Connie joined the Center for Social Concerns after teaching and administering in Notre Dame's Writing Program and Writing Center, and continues to research the role of writing in the pedagogy of social change.

Joseph Queenan

Joe is a Managing Partner at Ardago Partners and an advisor to early and mid-stage technology businesses on a range of topics, including operations, go-to-market strategies, and policy matters, acting as a commercialization resource.  A successful entrepreneur, Joe has also held senior management positions with emerging and established technology firms.

Dan Morrison

Dan is an Associate Partner at the consulting firm Prophet.  Formerly, the CMO at Reacht,  the Chief Do Gooder at Imagine Social Good and founder of Citizen Effect. He has extensive experience in both the for profit and social sector.  He graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame and received his masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago.