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Bellarmine names seven new members to Board of Overseers

Nov 13, 2007

Bellarmine University recently appointed seven new members to its Board of Overseers. The new members include: Robert G Bader, Jr., chief executive officer, Trover Solutions, Inc.; Paula Padgett Evans, territory executive with IBM; Dale Gettelfinger, president and chief executive officer of Monroe Shine & Co.; David B. Holobaugh, president of David Construction; R. Thad Keal, partner with Turner, Keal and Dallas; Thomas P. O’Brien III, partner with Frost Brown Todd, LLC; and Heather Peet Spurlock, controller for Texas Roadhouse.

The Board of Overseers is a group of community leaders made up of alumni and friends of Bellarmine who assist with the advancement of the university. Each new board member is appointed for a renewable three-year term.

Bader received his B.A. in accounting from Bellarmine in 1978 and since then has held positions with Ernst & Young, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kentucky and Acordia of Louisville. He joined the Healthcare Recoveries (now Trover Solutions) in 1998 as its senior vice president of business development. He has held a number of positions since and was appointed to the position of President of Healthcare Recoveries Division in November, 2006.

Evans received her B.A. in history and accounting from Bellarmine in 1985 and received her M.B.A. in 1993. She has worked with IBM for the past 21 years and currently serves as territory manager SMB for Indiana and Kentucky and has received multiple IBM awards.

Gettelfinger received his B.S., M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from Indiana University. In addition to his work with the accounting firm of Monroe Shine & Co., Inc., Gettelfinger is active with a number of civic and charitable organizations such as the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Louisville Orchestra, and the Frazier International History Museum.

Holobaugh received his M.B.A. from Bellarmine in 1996 after getting a civil engineering degree from University of Evansville. His business, David Construction, Inc., was founded by his father, and it that now ranks 15th on Business First’s list of the largest general contractors based in Louisville.

Keal graduated from Bellarmine in 1987 and graduated from the University of Richmond Law School in Virginia in 1990. Keal’s primary focus is defense litigation in state and federal courts on behalf of automobile manufacturers, and he litigates employment discrimination and civil rights cases. He has also served as a judge and assistant coach for the Bellarmine’s mock trial team, helping them to a national championship in 1999.

O’Brien is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and Law School. He is a commercial litigator at Frost Brown Todd in Louisville where he specializes in complex federal civil litigation. He is also involved in a number of civic and charitable services.

Spurlock graduated from Bellarmine in 1991 after serving as the president of the Student Government Association. She holds the CPA designation and worked as division controller with GE’s local Consumer & Industrial headquarters and as associate controller for Atria Senior Living Group before joining Texas Roadhouse.

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