Board of Trustees

Thanks to dedicated and talented alumni on the volunteer Board of Trustees, the DUEF provides ongoing educational grants to advance the Fraternity’s mission.

The Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation is led by a 19-person Board of Trustees responsible for securing and managing the financial resources needed to fund the Fraternity’s educational initiatives. This includes giving and getting charitable gifts to the Annual Loyalty Fund, attending semi-annual Trustee meetings, participating in periodic conference calls and committee meetings, and advancing the strategies aimed at maximizing the Foundation’s annual impact on DU undergraduates and volunteers. These brothers are a passionate group of leaders with experience in education, business, financial management and a variety of other areas. If you have interest in learning about the work of the Board of Trustees, contact Executive Director, Justin Kirk at kirk@deltau.org.

Lewis Gregory

Lewis Gregory, Kansas '75

Chairman

About

Brother Gregory has an extensive resume in trust and banking and has served for 30 years with Bank of America Private Bank and predecessor organizations where he is currently a Private and Institutional Client Advisor. Within Delta Upsilon, as an undergraduate, Lewis served President and Rush Chairman. He is also a former DU Leadership Consultant, Province Governor and past member of the Fraternity's Board of Directors. Currently, he serves as a trustee of the Kansas University Endowment Association. He has served as President of the KU ALumni House Board for DU and President of the KU DU Educational Foundation Board. Brother Gregory is a 2008 recipient of the DU Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given by the Fraternity. He became Chairman of the DUEF in 2019 after previously serving as Secretary.

Craig Franz

Craig Franz, Bucknell '75

Vice-Chairman

About

Brother Franz has served as President of Saint Mary's College of Minnesota and as President of St. Mary's College of California. Currently, Brother Franz is the President of La Salle International. Brother Franz served on the International Fraternity's Board of Directors in 1988-91, during which he held the positions of Secretary and Chairman. Fluent in Spanish, Craig has conducted oceanographic research in Venezuela and was a Fulbright Scholar there in 1994. Brother Franz is the only DU to awarded both the DU Founders Medal and the DU Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given by the Fraternity.

Warren Nesbitt

Warren Nesbitt, Wisconsin ’76

Secretary

About

Brother Nesbitt spent 32 years with Hanley Wood, LLC where he was responsible for the performance of eight media brand franchises, including print, online and in-person events. He specialized in serving companies that worked with builders, architects, remodelers, dealers, doing projects in the residential, public works and commercial market segments. In 1987, he co-launched the BUILDER 101 Conference for America's top 100 home builders, which remains in existence today. He was named a Member of Distinction from the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council and a Delta Upsilon Award of Merit recipient.

David Franzetta

David Franzetta, Michigan State '70

Treasurer

About

Brother Franzetta is a DU graduate of Michigan State University, and earned a graduate degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He served as an accounting and financial executive with Prudential Financial until his retirement in 2004. Since then he has been running and serving as principal consultant for Interchange Associates, Inc., a specialized executive consulting firm that he founded. He is active on a number of other boards, and brings a wealth of financial experience to the DUEF board.

Bill Rappolt

Bill Rappolt, Lafayette '67

Vice-President - Investments

About

Brother Rappolt is the Executive Vice-President of First Empire State Corporation and brings a wealth of knowledge to the DUEF Board. Brother Rappolt joined the DUEF Board of Trustees in 2004 as a retired Executive VP and Treasurer of M&T Bank in Buffalo, New York. He currently serves as a Trustee for Lafayette College and was Chairman of the Finance Committee involved with the college's endowment portfolio. He has also worked on a number of special assignments with the Federal Reserve Bank.

Roy Allan

Roy Allan, Lehigh '68

Trustee

About

A long-time and loyal supporter of the DUEF, Roy has been a member of the DUEF Scholarship Selection Committee for the last few years. He and his wife Jane live in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is employed by Merrill Lynch in their downtown office. His wife Jane presently serves as President of the Sigma Kappa Foundation Board. Brother Allan joined the Board in the winter of 2005.

Bruce Bailey

Bruce Bailey, Denison '58

Trustee

About

A 30-year veteran of the Bank One Corporation, Brother Bailey retired as the President for Bank One West Virginia. He was the first person ever to serve simultaneously as President and Chairman of the Board of the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity.Brother Bailey is a 2004 recipient of the DU Distinguished Alumni Award. Brother Bailey has served the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation for over 30 years, continuously serving since 1964.

Bill Bittner

Bill Bittner, Bradley '74

Trustee

About

Bill Bittner was in the property and casualty insurance industry, insuring domestic and international Companies for 38 years. Bill worked for Brown&Brown, Marsh and the Tribus Financial Group, where he was a partner in the firm. Bill was a DU Leadership Consultant in 1975 and served as a Director of the International Fraternity for five years. Bill helped create the DU Risk Retention Program. He resides in Lake Worth, Florida, with his wife Lisa.

Ralph Castner

Ralph Castner, Nebraska '85

Trustee

About

Brother Castner currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cabela’s, Inc. Cabela’s is a leading specialty retailer and the world’s largest direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping, and related outdoor merchandise. Castner is responsible for all aspects of financial function including internal and external financial reporting, tax, internal audit, legal and risk management. Castner has been employed by Cabela’s since 2000 and served as Chief Financial Officer since 2003.

Dick Campbell

Dick Campbell, Nebraska '68

Trustee

About

Dick Campbell joined the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation Board of Trustees in 2017. He is a past Chairman of the International Fraternity Board of Directors, serving in that role from 2001 to 2003.

John Delaney

John Delaney, Florida '77

Trustee

About

A former member of the Fraternity's Board of Directors, John completed his second and final term as mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, the country's largest city (geographically), in June 2003. An attorney by trade, Brother Delaney served as city attorney for Jacksonville, Florida before being elected mayor. Florida Governor Jeb Bush selected him as a finalist for Florida Lieutenant Governor right before John was named as the fifth President of the University of North Florida in May 2003. Brother Delaney is a 2010 recipient of the DU Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given by the Fraternity.

John Eplee

John Eplee, Kansas State '75

Trustee

About

Brother Eplee is an MD in family practice in Atchison, Kansas. He has remained active with the local chapter in Manhattan, having served as undergraduate president, alumni chapter president, and played a visible role with their fundraising efforts in the 1990's. John is active with the Boy Scouts and several other community service groups. He joined the DUEF Board in 2007.

David Meyers

David Meyers, Wisconsin '77

Trustee

About

Brother Meyers’ career was composed of roughly equal parts of business consulting with McKinsey & Company and Stonebridge Consulting (which he co-founded) and executive positions at a number of companies including SC Johnson Wax and IBM. The primary theme of his career was growing large businesses. When he retired, he was President and CEO of Microban International. David and his wife split their time between Charlotte, North Carolina and Sedona, Arizona, and they have four adult children.

Joe Raudabaugh

Joe Raudabaugh, North Carolina State '78

Trustee

About

Brother Joseph Raudabaugh enjoyed a 34-year career of consulting and leadership experiences with A.T. Kearney. Throughout his career, he has led various service practices and geographic units, including serving as the managing director of the firm’s Japan unit and founder and president of A.T. Kearney’s Procurement and Analytic Solutions business. Joseph also founded and developed the A.T. Kearney Student Lab Program and is co-author of “The Purchasing Chessboard” (Springer, 2008). Joseph is a 2018 recipient of DU's Sloan-Kettering Award of Merit in Business.

Daryl Reisfeld

Daryl Reisfeld, Rochester '03

Trustee

About

Brother Reisfeld is Director, Strategy & Operations at Omnicom Group, a strategic holding company and a leading global provider of advertising, marketing and corporate communications services. Prior to Omnicom, he was a management consultant for 10 years, most recently with Booz & Company. A 2009 recipient of the DU McQuaid Scholarship, Brother Reisfeld has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in Computer Science, with a minor in Economics, from the University of Rochester. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Greenwich, Connecticut with their two young children, Drew and Carly.

John Weisel

John Weisel, Oregon '48

Trustee

About

Dr. Weisel is a retired ophthalmologist in Medford, Oregon, and founder of the Medical Eye Center, serving southern Oregon and Northern California. The practice is primarily involved in cataract-lens implant surgery. He has lectured on cataract surgery in Southeast Asia, South Africa, and Australia. Dr. Weisel also served on the Fraternity's Board of Directors from 1991-95. He joined the Foundation Board in 1999. He is a 2009 recipient of the DU Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given by the Fraternity.

Nick Welton

Nick Welton, Lehigh ’10

Trustee

About

Brother Welton is currently a program manager on the Data Integration and Insights team at Microsoft’s headquarters in Washington. In 2015, he founded the Courage Game, an initiative to encourage and support gay youth, rebuke bullying, and promote wider educational and awareness for LGBT equality through sport.

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