Board of Governors
Todd J. Williams, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Board
President, Cairn University
Langhorne Manor, Pennsylvania
Todd J. Williams is president of Cairn University in Langhorne Manor, Pennsylvania. He has extensive leadership experience in secondary and post-secondary education. Previously Dr. Williams served as headmaster and chief executive officer of Trinity Christian School of Fairfax in northern Virginia. He holds degrees from Cairn University (B.S.) and Temple University (M.Ed. and Ph.D.). With an array of professional experience as a professor, lecturer, administrator, chief executive officer, and educational and organizational consultant, Dr. Williams serves churches, schools, and colleges as a visiting teacher and speaker on subjects ranging from biblical and Christian studies to cultural, organizational, and professional issues. His involvement with the Witherspoon Fellowship in Washington, D.C. as its Visiting Lecturer for Spiritual Formation in 2004 has contributed substantially to his interest in and commitment to the John Jay Institute’s vision and mission to prepare Christians for principled public leadership. Dr. Williams and his wife, Dawn, have two adult children, are avid outdoor enthusiasts, and worship at Stone Hill Church in Princeton, New Jersey.
Alan R. Crippen II
Founder & President
John Jay Institute
Alan R. Crippen II is founder and president of the John Jay Institute. Previously Mr. Crippen served for nine years as founding rector of the Witherspoon Fellowship, a leading civic and cultural leadership development program for college-age students based in Washington, D.C. He has two decades of experience in non-profit executive management and college level teaching including vice-president for policy and academic affairs at Family Research Council, senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and director of development at International Students, Inc. in Colorado Springs. His military service includes platoon and battery command as well as various battalion staff operations and planning positions in the U.S. Army Field Artillery. Mr. Crippen’s vocational passion is for the formation of young leaders who aspire to public life. He is particularly inspired to prepare them with the contours of a worldview, knowledge, and piety requisite for faith-informed service in the public square. Mr. Crippen holds degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A.R.) and Cairn University (B.S.) and is an ordained presbyter and archdeacon in the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) and the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). He, and his wife, Michelle, have five children and reside in Bala Cynwyd, a western suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Founder and CEO, Calvin Edwards & Company
Calvin Edwards is an executive with more than 20 years experience working with charitable, educational, and religious institutions. In 2001 he founded Calvin Edwards & Company, to “maximize the good of giving” by consulting with thoughtful philanthropists as they made strategic gifts. Today, the firm brings a mixture of art and science to bear on major giving decisions made by affluent persons, family offices, private foundations, and government agencies. Previously Mr. Edwards joined the senior management team of Ronald Blue & Co. (RB&C) in 1996 and was made a principal later that year. Mr. Edwards has provided consulting services to a number of businesses in the seminar, high-tech, and publishing industries. His major engagement was as the chief operating officer for Peter Lowe International (PLI) in Tampa, Florida, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting time-proven values that help make great people, communities, and nations. Prior to PLI, Mr. Edwards was executive vice president of Walk Thru the Bible (WTB) in Atlanta. Earlier experience includes executive management and other roles with charitable and educational organizations. Mr. Edwards holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature and math from Pacific Union College, and a diploma in education from Avondale College. He earned a Master of Divinity from Andrews University where he graduated summa cum laude, and a master of business administration from Georgia State University. Mr. Edwards came to the U.S. from Australia in 1979 and is now a naturalized American. He and his wife, Nerida, reside in Atlanta, Georgia and have two grown children.
Newport Beach, California
Stancie Foss is a wife, mother and homemaker and resides in Newport Beach, California with her husband Tom. Together they have raised two daughters and a son who are all grown and married. Their son, Taylor, was a student of Alan Crippen at the Witherspoon Fellowship in Washington, D.C. and has since become an attorney specializing in intellectual property in Orange County, California. Stancie supports Tom in his professional capacity as the President and CEO of Griffith Company, a general contractor specializing in the construction of arterial highways, freeways and infrastructure. Stancie and Tom are both active in their community and parish, Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Newport Beach.
Donald F. Hood
Founder & President, Worldview, Calling & Culture
Donald F. Hood is founder and president of Worldviews, Calling & Culture, a non-profit educational organization that provides training and networking for mobilizing local leaders to positively impact their communities. Previously Mr. Hood spent 25 years at Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation, a division of Ball Corporation. A 28-year veteran of the Aerospace/Defense industry, he has assembled and managed diverse teams to build extremely complex products ranging in contract size from $25 million to $250 million. Mr. Hood spent 12 years developing and building several instruments for the Hubble Space Telescope. A graduate of Colorado State University, Don is a longtime resident of Colorado. He and his wife, Jenny, have three children, reside in Longmont, Colorado and worship at LifeBridge Christian Church.
Founder & Managing Partner, FORH Capital
San Diego, California
Jason Huntley is the Founder and Managing Partner of FORH Capital, LLC, a private equity firm based in San Diego, California. Mr. Huntley has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years and has also served on the Board of Directors for several charitable organizations, including the John Jay Institute, United Way, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Community Venture Partners and his local Anglican parish. Mr. Huntley earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene College in 1994, and is originally from Walla Walla, Washington. Mr. Huntley, his wife Kirschten, and their two sons, Jackson and Spencer, reside in San Diego.
President & CEO, European-American Business Council (2003-2012)Alexandria, Virginia
Michael C. Maibach is a seasoned professional in global business diplomacy, with successful careers at the European-American Business Council, Siebel Systems, the Intel Corporation and Caterpillar, Inc. Today he is a Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute 21st Century Manufacturing Program. In addition to the John Jay Institute, Mr. Maibach serves on the Boards of the BritishAmericanBusiness, the Witherspoon Institute, the Tocqueville Forum at Georgetown University, Faith & Law, and on the Advisory Boards of the Institute of World Politics and the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress. Mr. Maibach has published numerous essays on history, society, global trade and competitiveness. Born in Peoria, Illinois, Mr. Maibach studied at Northern Illinois University (B.A. Political Science & History, M.A. Constitutional Law), American University (B.S. International Business), Georgetown University (M.A. Political Philosophy) and the Institute of World Politics (M.A. Statecraft & International Affairs). He has also done post-graduate work at Oxford University and Cambridge University. Mr. Maibach resides in Alexandria, Virginia and is active in lay leadership at Christ the King Anglican Church.
Michael D. Jones
Managing Partner, Senior Portfolio AnalystChartwell Investment PartnersBerwyn, Pennsylvania
Michael D. Jones is Managing Partner and Senior Portfolio Analyst at Chartwell Investment Partners, Inc., an investment management firm. Prior to joining Chartwell, Mr. Jones was a Portfolio Manager at Pilgrim Baxter and Associates from 1995 to 1998 where he managed over $1 billion in institutional growth equity accounts. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Jones was an Equity Portfolio Manager in the institutional equity division of The Bank of New York. From 1985 to 1990, Mr. Jones was employed as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager at the Fifth Third Bank of Toledo, Ohio. A member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia, Mr. Jones earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Miami University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He and his wife, Frances, and their three children live in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia and worship at Our Mother of Consolation Parish.
Claude O. Pressnell Jr., Ed.D.
President & CEO, Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association
Claude O. Pressnell is president and CEO of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) and founder and CEO of the Tennessee Student Aid Alliance. Previously he has served as executive director of the Tennessee Foundation for Independent Colleges and as vice-president and founding executive director of the Institute for Family Studies in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr. Pressnell has an extensive background in higher education, having held several positions in admissions and financial aid at Belmont University and Southwest Baptist University. He serves as an educational consultant on a national and international basis and his clients include the U.S. Department of State and several central and eastern European governments. The author of numerous publications on higher education, he holds degrees from Vanderbilt University (Ed.D.), Wheaton College (M.A.) and Southwest Baptist University (B.A.). Dr. Pressnell resides in Franklin, Tennessee and worships at St. Bartholomew’s Church (Episcopal/Anglican).
David T. Raimer, Esq.
Associate, Jones Day Washington, D.C.
David Raimer is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Jones Day, where his practice focuses on appellate advocacy and complex litigation. His experience spans various substantive areas, including religious liberty, freedom of speech, separation of powers, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign-country money judgments. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Raimer clerked for the Honorable Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Raimer received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Pepperdine University and is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Notre Dame Law Review. As a former Witherspoon Fellow in Washington, D.C., Mr. Raimer studied under John Jay Institute faculty Alan Crippen and Douglas Minson in 2004. Mr. Raimer resides in Washington, D.C. and worships at Grace DC, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.
President, Purpose Growth PartnersAtlanta, Georgia
Following 14 years in senior marketing leadership at PepsiCo, Peter McNally has spent the last 10 consulting with senior executives and their organizations in the areas of marketing strategy, innovation, and organization development—his clients have included T-Mobile USA, Walmart, Heineken, Yahoo!, and others. Peter resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Charlotte; one of his two grown children is a John Jay Institute alumnus.
President, Virginia Family FoundationRichmond, Virginia
By the time she joined the Institute board, Alumna Victoria Cobb ’99 was in her 10th year as president of the Virginia Family Foundation, where she had originally begun work as an intern in a position she secured through the John Jay Institute’s Global Leadership Network. She stands before busy Virginia lawmakers and speaks the truth plainly and persuasively, in defense of families and children, life, and liberty. In 2007, she was named one of Richmond’s “Top 40 under 40” by Style Weekly newspaper. She also received the “Character Does Count” Award from the Patriot Republican Women’s Club and the 2014 Paul Weyrich Faith Community Leader of the Year award. She and her attorney husband Matt are raising four children, aged one to seven.