Board of Trustees

LeaderShape® is fortunate to have a group of wonderful people who provide direction, oversight, and vision for the organization as a Board of Trustees. These individuals volunteer their time, talents, and experience to help reach our vision. They meet at least twice a year having the responsibilities of hiring the President and raising resources to further the mission. We are grateful for their service.


Ainsley Carry
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
University of Southern California

Vice Chairperson

Katherine S. Terrell
Chief Human Resources Officer


Bryan A. Erler
Erler Engineering Ltd.


Robert M. Brucken
Retired Partner
Baker & Hostetler


A. Paul Pyrz, Jr.
LeaderShape, Inc.

Robert G. Alley
Retired Managing Director
AIM Management Group

Andre Hughes
Founder & Servant
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Puja Jaspal
Vice President
Human Resources Technology Visa

Carla J. Paonessa
CJ Associates

Rueben D. Perez
Higher Education Administration
University of Kansas
Emporia State University
Washington University

John E. Robertson
Retired Senior Vice President
Waffle House, Inc.

Penny L. Turner
Cubit Partners

Bill Venne
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota

Jeanine Ward-Roof
Vice President for Student Affairs
Ferris State University

Jamie Washington
Washington Consulting Group
Social Justice Training Institute (SJTI)