Four Join Gateway Foundation Board
Four community leaders have joined the board of directors of the Gateway Community and Technical College Foundation.
“We are pleased to welcome four talented and well-known community leaders whose expertise in financial management, law and government and civic affairs add significant strength to the ‘deep bench’ that currently guides the Gateway Foundation,” said Lee Flischel, chair of the Foundation board.
The four include Benjamin G. Dusing, managing partner of BGD Law of Covington; Shelley Funke Frommeyer, financial advisor with Waddell & Reed, Inc., Cincinnati; Trey Grayson, president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; and MaryAnn Pietromonaco, vice president and financial advisor with Morgan Stanley, Cincinnati.
Dusing is the founder of BDG Law and is best known for his work as a white-collar criminal defense lawyer. He is a former federal prosecutor in both Ohio and Kentucky and is also an experienced civil litigator. He is also the founder and managing member of BGD Legal Outsourcing a first-of-its-kind legal support services company affiliated with BGD Law. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Frommeyer is a Certified Financial Planner and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. One of 12 children raised on a 300-acre farm in Northern Kentucky, Frommeyer worked her way through college, began her career as a retail marketer for British Petroleum, and later transitioned into the financial planning industry. She is president of the Funke Frommeyer Team of Waddell & Reed Financial and is active in the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, additional civic organizations and Saint Mary’s Catholic Church.
Grayson is a Northern Kentucky native who served two terms as Kentucky Secretary of State and subsequently served in a leadership position with Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. He returned to Northern Kentucky from Boston last spring to become president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber. Grayson is a Harvard graduate and holds a law degree and MBA from the University of Kentucky. Prior to entering politics, Grayson was an attorney with Greenbaum Doll & McDonald and Keating Muething & Klekamp.
A 20-plus year veteran of the financial services industry, Pietromonaco is a certified financial planner and a native of New York who has lived in Kentucky for more than a decade. She is a graduate of the University of New York, College at Oneonta. Pietromonaco has served as chairperson for the HealthPoint Family Care Foundation Board and a board member of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
The four new members were elected to the Foundation board during the fall of 2014. Their addition brings the total number of executives serving on the board to 26. The Gateway Foundation board members represent a broad array of industries and organizations. In addition to Flischel and the new additions, board members include James Berger, Steve Brunson, Norm Desmarais, Jeff Eger, Steve Frank, David Gooch, Kimberly Halbauer, Wade Halsey, William Hesch, Richard Hempel, Ken Lucas, Executive Director Laura Cook Kroeger, Candace McGraw, James Parsons, John Schoener, Jeanne Schroer, Debbie Simpson, Alice Sparks, Margaret van Gilse, Paul Verst and Robert Zapp.