Members on the Alumni Board of Directors are elected to serve three-year terms, with five new members elected each year. In addition to the elected members, the board also includes ex officio directors and associate directors.

Board Resources


  • Matt Owens, President
  • Susan McNulty-Atwater, President-Elect
  • Caleb Wright, Financial Secretary
  • Lisa Kirby, Immediate Past-President

Elected Directors (voting)

Terms expiring in 2022 Terms Expiring in 2023
Andy Hirneisen ’07 FD SC Erskine "Chad" Cash II '88 AN PROD
Mark Kuhns 77 GEN AG  Ken Kane '82 FOR PROD
Lisa Kirby '10 AG BM Matthew Owens ’93 LSCPE
Danadee Miller-Boyle ’84 AG SCI Kristina McAllister ’10 AN SCI 
Susan Ranck ’91 AG SCI  Caleb Wright '14 AG EXT ED

Associate Directors (voting)
Alumni Groups

(Terms determined by the Affiliate Program Groups they represent)

Ag Advocates Danadee Miller-Boyle, '84 Ag Sci
Ag & Biological Engineering (inactive)
Ag Economics Sociology and Education Robert Storch, '65 Ag BM
Ag Mechanization & Systems (inactive)
Agronomy Mary Smith '74 Agronomy
Dairymen's Club Duane Norman '64 Dairy Science
Environmental Resource Management (inactive)
Equine Alek Tomazin '14 ANSCI
Food Industry Andy Hirneisen '07 Food Sci
Forest Resources Steve Grado '97 Forest Science
Stockman's Club Courtney Cowden-Gray, '12 AG SCI

Ex-Officio Directors (nonvoting)

Undergraduate Education Office Tracy Hoover '83 An Industry, '90 Ph.D. Ag Ed
(Associate Dean)
Ag Student Council Libby Mikesell-Baker
Penn State Alumni Association Matt Eichenburger
Graduate School Alumni Society Merrilee Anderson
Ag Council Ken Kane '82 For Prod
Development Office Lauren Steinberg

Student Engagement Committee

Co-Chair: Caleb Wright
Co-Chair: Vacant
Exec Liaison: Matt Owens

Board Members Committee Members
Mike Flinchbaugh Mary Honablew
Tracy Hoover Marianne Fivek
Jody Kull Andy Schlegel
Matt Owens Kyle Feldman
Susan Ranck Kurtis Miller
Jeannette Stackhouse

Alumni Engagement Committee

Co-Chair: Marissa Dillon
Co-Chair: Andy Hirneisen
Exec Liaison: Danadee Miller-Boyle

Board Member Committee Members
Courtney Cowden Carrie Bomgardner
Lisa Kirby Dick Booth
Dave Packard Ray Meyer
Samantha Peddler Mark Kuhns
Kim Skumanick Jim Valent
Alek Tomazin Al Barnett
Danadee Miller-Boyle Laurel Rush

Development and Advocacy Committee

Co-Chair: Ken Kane
Co-Chair: Ronda Roemmelt Sneider
Exec Liaison: Lisa Kirby

Board Members Committee Members
Al Jarrett Dave Geise
SusanMcNulty-Atwater Emily Harrison
Lisa Kirby Dan Loughner
Bob Storch Scott McAllister
Merilee Anderson Bob Robinson
Roxanne Molnar
Duane Norman
Maggie Harding
Eric Cowden-Gray
Roy Johnson

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Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Kelly Praskovich
  • Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Development and Alumni Relations


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