Board of Directors

Alfred P. West Jr.
Alfred P. West Jr.Board Chair
Mr. West is Executive Chairman of SEI Investments Company (Nasdaq: SEIC). Al founded SEI in 1968 and led the company as CEO for more than 50 years, guiding SEI’s growth and success from a fintech start-up to a global provider of technology and investment solutions that connect the financial services industry. Al is Chair of WestBridge, a private nonprofit organization supporting the recovery of those with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. He is a recipient of the Joseph P. Wharton Award and was named Legend CEO by the Technology Council of Philadelphia in 1995. Al received a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Greg Bently
Greg BentlyBoard Member
Mr. Bentley is CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Bentley Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BSY). Before joining his four brothers at Bentley Systems in 1991, Greg founded and served as chief executive officer of Devon Systems International, Inc., a provider of financial trading software. Devon was later sold to SunGard Data Systems, Inc., an S&P 500 company on whose public-company board Greg served from 1991 through 2005. He holds a BS in Economics and an MBA in finance and decision sciences from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Greg is a trustee of Drexel University, where he also serves as chairman of the advisory board for the Pennoni Honors College.
Fred Lane
Fred LaneBoard Member
Mr. Lane is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lane Generational of Raymond James. Lane Generational designs and manages customized investment portfolios for the specific requirements of individuals, families, trusts, foundations and institutions. Fred has over 40 years of investment and finance experience and was formerly Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, Raymond James & Associates. Previously, Fred founded Lane, Berry & Co. International (acquired 2009), and was a Managing Director and Principal of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ). Fred is an experienced private equity investor, having invested in more than 80 private firms. Fred received a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Fred also holds a CPA.
Marne Obernauer Jr.
Marne Obernauer Jr.Board Member
Mr. Obernauer is an equity partner and Board Member of Breakthru Beverage Group, a Denver, CO-based wholesaler of beverages and one of America’s largest private companies. Marne was formerly Vice Chairman and Director of Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc. and Chairman and CEO of Devon Group, Inc. from 1982-1998 before that company merged with Applied Graphics. He spent nearly a decade as an investment officer with Citibank and then Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette (DLJ). Marne is a founding member of the American Business Conference and The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dave Baggett
Dave BaggettBoard Member
Dave is Founder and CEO of INKY, whose flagship INKY Phish Fence platform leads the email security market for MSPs. Arguably the biggest cybersecurity problem today, phishing drives over $1.5B/year of theft, PII exfiltration and credential harvesting. Prior to INKY, Dave co-developed the world-renowned Crash Bandicoot series at Naughty Dog, as one of the two developers on the original title for PlayStation 1. After Naughty Dog, Dave co-founded travel search company ITA Software, where he oversaw software development, operations, and customer success. ITA grew to over 500 employees before its April 2011 sale to Google for $700M, at which point it was Google’s sixth largest acquisition ever. Dave holds a B.S./B.A. in Computer Science and Linguistics from the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as a S.M. in Computer Science from MIT. Dave lives with his wife Kip in Maryland; the couple have two children, both currently attending college.

Other Leadership

John Endean
John EndeanPresident
A graduate of Williams College, Mr. Endean holds advanced degrees in history and American Studies from Yale University where he served as an instructor in modern American political and economic history. Prior to joining ABC, he worked in the Washington office of CBS, Inc. As president of ABC, Mr. Endean has worked with leading members of Congress and White House staff on issues as diverse as corporate governance and the capital markets, international trade and investment policy, fundamental tax reform, litigation reform, saving incentives, accounting standards, and financial reporting. Mr. Endean is the author of a number of business and policy-related monographs on such topics as international competitiveness, international intellectual property protection, the distributional implications of fundamental tax reform, stock options accounting, the proxy process and director elections, and securities litigation reform.
Matthew Lawlor
Matthew LawlorStrategic Planning
Mr. Lawlor is co-founder and Chair of Ceca Foundation, an operating nonprofit that has recognized and rewarded over 45,000 outstanding health caregivers. Earlier in 1989, Matt founded Online Resources and built the firm as Chair and CEO from concept to a successful public company (Nasdaq: ORCC; acquired 2013). Based on its patented real-time technology, the firm processed over $100 billion payments per year and served an estimated 15 percent of US households. Matt previously served as Presidential Exchange Executive in the Carter-Reagan White House, and with Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan) from 1973-80, where he last headed its international equity investment company. Matt holds a BSME from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard.
Thomas (Tam) Murray
Thomas (Tam) MurrayMembership Development
Mr. Murray is founder and CEO of Community Wireless Structures, a private developer of telecommunications infrastructure which has constructed 58 towers in Virginia. Its towers are designed for co-location and leased in place with to all four major wireless carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Dish) and several smaller providers. In recognition of wireless industry contributions, “Tam” was elected Chair the Board of the Wireless Infrastructure Association (formerly PCIA) trade association for wireless providers and companies that build cell phone towers, rooftop wireless sites, and other facilities that transmit wireless communication signals. Tam holds a BA from Williams College and an MBA from Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.

Advisory Board

Barry Rogstad, Ph.D.
Barry Rogstad, Ph.D.Fmr. President, American Business Conference
Dr. Rogstad is previous President of American Business Conference and Chief Economist, a position he held since its founding in 1981 through 2013. He launched his business economics career at Planning Research Corporation (now Northrup Grumman) and served as VP and board member Systran (a premier machine tools firm now private). Barry later served as Managing Partner and Board Member of International Consulting and Strategic Management Services at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). He is an active board member highlighted by his service with Baldor Electric Company (NYSE: BEZ), Johns Hopkins HealthCare and with the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Board of Overseers. He earned his BA and MA from Clark University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University.
Michael Boland
Michael BolandFounder, Dome Compass
Mr. Boland is founder and CEO of Dome Compass, a nonpartisan platform designed for policy professionals. During his five decades in Washington, Michael has played a role in major economic legislative battles – banking, budgets, defense, energy, mergers, pensions, securities litigation reform, taxes, technology, and telecom. Michael launched his career in 1978 as Counsel for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, then as Chief Counsel for the US House of Representatives Republican Whip. After co-founding a leading lobbying, he served as SVP of Verizon for Federal Legislative Affairs. This led to Dome Advisors, a policy and political risk advisor, and the formation of Dome Compass. Michael holds a BA from Notre Dame and a JD from Gonzaga University.
Tobias Buck
Tobias BuckFounder, Fmr. CEO Paragon Medical
Mr. Buck is founder and former CEO/Chair of Paragon Medical, which teams with medical device manufacturers worldwide to accelerate new product development of high precision components. He was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for small manufacturing firms (1998) and Indiana Entrepreneur of the Year award in the life sciences (2004). He is widely recognized internationally for his entrepreneurship and innovation. Toby is an active investor, and has served on numerous boards, including nonprofit organizations such as Indiana Heritage Trust, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Nature Conservancy. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from Purdue University and completed the Harvard Executive Development Program and MIT’s “Birthing of Giants”, a 3-year graduate certification program.
William Doran
William DoranFmr. Senior Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Mr Doran is a retired senior partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, an international law firm with approximately 840 attorneys worldwide and 200+ in its Philadelphia headquarters. Before his retirement, Bill’s practice focused on investment management, major securities industry issues, mergers and acquisitions and project finance. His practice was both international and domestic, Bill also served as lead outside counsel for SEI Investments and was recently elected after his retirement from Morgan Lewis to SEI’s Board of Directors. He is a veteran member of American Business Conference with a particular focus on the SEC. Bill earned a BS at Northwestern University and a LLB at University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Arthur (Skip) Henderson
Arthur (Skip) HendersonFounder, CEO IntelaCare
Mr. Henderson is the Principal of Affinity Networks, Inc., a systems integration firm delivering products and services to the healthcare, homeland security, energy, and general business sectors. He also serves as a Venture Partner with Precision Health Ventures, a firm managing invests in healthcare digital therapeutics and AI-based analytics. Skip is a recognized industry leader in the areas of health IT, patient engagement, home telehealth, and mobile health, and was appointed to the CMS, ONC Federal Advisory Committee on Consumer Engagement, and the White House Champions of Change. Mr. Henderson earned his BA at Duke University, and became a Fellow of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2008), and attended the Stanford Business School Program for Growing Companies (2012)

Key Staff

Andre Thomas
Andre ThomasAdmin and Systems
Brian Borders
Brian BordersLegal & Regulatory
John Workman
John WorkmanConsulting