The Foundation recently added six new members to its Board of Directors, bring its membership to 29. Foundation Board Chair Tom Wimsett of Bardstown noted, “This organization is blessed to have such a strong and committed Board to guide its course and expand its mission. As the Foundation pursues its very aggressive growth plans over the next few years, we will continue to strengthen the organization to meet the demands of more young Catholic school families.”
During the summer, the terms of service for three Board members came to an end. Long-time member David P. Calzi, Managing Partner, EY, Thomas A. Perrone, Senior Vice President/Senior Portfolio Manager and Financial Adviser, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, LLC, Kathleen S. Potts, Vice President Regional Manager of Retail Banking, Republic Bank, and Reverend William D. Hammer, have served the Foundation during a period of unprecedented growth. Mr. Wimsett remarked, “On behalf of everyone at the Foundation, I want to extend our deep thanks to Dave, Tom, Kathy and Father Bill for their leadership, vision and commitment to our mission. Everyone who has benefited from the work of the Foundation owes a great debt of thanks to each of them.”
The following new Board members will serve an initial three-year term ending June 30, 2020.
Gregory A. DeMuth
Greg continues a very successful banking career in Louisville, currently serving as Senior Bice President, Corporate Banking at Republic Bank and Trust Company. He started in the banking business in 1985 following his graduation from Bellarmine University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in business administration. Greg is a 1981 Trinity High School graduate.
He is very active in our community, serving in volunteer leadership roles at the YMCA of Louisville, the Health Enterprise Network, Bellarmine University, Greater Louisville Inc., Big Brothers and Sisters, and at his parish, St. Albert the Great. He has been recognized for his community service at Bellarmine University (Scarlet and Silver Society Award) and Boys and Girls Clubs (National Service to Youth Award).
Greg and his wife, Margie, have four children and are members at St. Albert the Great parish, where Margie is a first grade teacher at the school.
David A. Durik
David is an entrepreneur who has earned a great deal of success in the technology industry. In 1989, he founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of ICIM Corporation here in Louisville. In 2015, he sold the majority of the assets of the company and used the remaining assets to form a new business, Hellospoke, delivering telephone and other contact services over the internet.
David’s community service includes six-year tenures at both the Day Spring Foundation Board of Directors and the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s Educational Foundation Board of Directors.
He and his wife, Cathy, have two children who both attended Sacred Heart Academy and Saint Xavier High School respectfully. They are members of St. Francis of Rome parish.
Reverend John J. Stoltz
Archbishop Kurtz has asked Fr. John to join the Foundation Board as one of two parish priest representatives, replacing Fr. Bill Hammer. Fr. John has served as pastor in both rural Kentucky as well as the greater Louisville area, having lead the St. Gabriel community in Fern Creek and currently as pastor of St. Aloysius parish in Pewee Valley.
Kathleen C. Herrington
Kathy is a civic volunteer whose family has always had a great love of Catholic schools. Her father, Al Cassidy, was an honoree at the Salute to Catholic School Alumni dinner. Kathy attended Holy Spirit School and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, where was a two-time state tennis doubles champion. She then attended the University of Kentucky where she was the first woman to earn an athletic scholarship for tennis.
She has three children and, along with her husband, Ken, are members at Holy Trinity parish, where she is chair-elect of the Parish Council, serves as a Eucharistic Minister and chairs the Formation Committee. She has also served on the Board of the Louisville Deaf Oral School, Assumption High School Campus Ministry Board and Holy Spirit School Board.
John D. Sweeney, Jr.
Jack recently retired as a highly successful public finance banker responsible for government, higher education and large not-for-profit segments at PNC Bank in Louisville. His banking career began shortly after he graduated from Bellarmine University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics. He later earned his MBA from Bellarmine as well as a degree from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Jack is a 1967 Saint Xavier High School graduate.
Jack’s community service includes Volunteers of America (President’s Advisory Committee), Shively Area Ministries (Finance Committee), and former Board memberships at the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Saint Xavier High School Alumni Association. For many years, Jack has served as a key volunteer for the Foundation’s annual Salute to Catholic School Alumni dinner.
He and his wife, Carolyn, have two married children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild and are members of Holy Trinity Parish.
Scott D. Flynn
Scott graduated from the University of Iowa and joined Big 4 accounting firm KMPG in Orange County, CA in 1989. He was elected to the partnership of the firm ten years later. He currently serves the six-office Mid-America partner in Charge of Audit and the Lead Engagement Partner for the YUM! Brands relationship.
He has been part of the Louisville community twice during his professional career, most recently since 2002. He and his wife Jeanine, have two children, Zachary (Saint Xavier High School and University of Notre Dame graduate) and Sydney (Sacred Heart Academy and rising Junior at Notre Dame).
Scott has previously served on the Board of Junior Achievement and the Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts. He is currently awaiting Governor Bevin’s appointment to the Board of the Kentucky Center for the Arts.