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President, Crimson Mission
Diana was born in Louisville KY. She graduated from Pleasure Ridge Park High School (class of '78), she attended Jefferson
Community College, University of Evansville and several technical schools. After returning to her beloved City of Louisville in 2002 with her husband Rob and
three son's, Joseph, a MST Manual graduate Class of '14, and currently studying Aerospace Engineering. Dominic, a current MST Manual student, Class of '17
and Michael, a current student at Jeffersontown High School, Class of '18.
Diana is a full time REALTOR with Coldwell Banker McMahan. She has several designations, she is a Relocation Specialist, Military Specialist,
Home Stager, HUD Specialist and New Home Construction Specialist to name a few. She is a member of GLAR, KREC, JDRF, duPont Manual PTSA and Jtown PTSA.
She has been the VP for the duPont Manual Baseball Boosters for 4 years and board member for 5. So you will either find her working real estate or
attending a baseball game or marching band performance but always looking for a way to help out.
Please feel free to call me if you have questions, my cell is 502-553-9935.
Timothy A. Schenk
Vice-President, Crimson Mission
Timothy A. Schenk graduated from Manual in 2000 from the MST program. He went on to attain his Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky. Tim specializes in banking law and is Senior Vice President of Litigation at PBI Bank, Inc. and a Shareholder at Morgan & Pottinger.
Secretary, Crimson Mission
A 2001 graduate of Manual, Ian is the Director of the University of Kentucky Office of Technology Commercialization. Ian began his career as a Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Intellectual Property (IP) transactions attorney with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in Louisville. Following private practice, he helped raise over $20M and built a start-up company in Chicago focused on technology and IP licensing. Ian led that company through product development, capital raise, proof of concept and growth to 30+ full time employees. He was responsible for identifying, originating, and developing high-value IP and technology licensing programs with leading global corporations, universities, and research laboratories.
Most recently, Ian was Vice President of IP Strategy for Black Stone IP, an investment bank headquartered in San Francisco focused on IP-rich M&A, IP deals and technology-driven transactions. In parallel, he has taught Global IP Management and Maximizing IP Value as an Adjunct Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Ian has published extensively in law and business journals related to the intersection of IP, business process, and corporate governance, including with top IP & Technology law reviews such as UC Berkeley, Fordham University, and Santa Clara University. He has presented to numerous symposiums and conferences on IP licensing, valuation, risk and strategy, and currently chairs the Regulatory Committee of the Licensing Executives Society (LES). For his work as an academic, entrepreneur and IP transactions specialist, Ian has been named by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine to the IP Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists (2012-present).
Ian graduated cum laude with a degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude with a JD from Chapman University School of Law, and a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law (L.L.M.) from DePaul University College of Law.
Treasurer, Crimson Mission
Brad leads MCM’s Assurance Practice and is the practice leader for the Public
Company Services group. Brad's client focus is middle market growth oriented
companies focused in a wide range of industries, primarily including manufacturing,
distribution, services, and retail.
Brad is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and the accounting and auditing
committee for Baker Tilly International.
Prior to joining the firm, Brad was a partner with Ernst & Young where he led the
entrepreneurial services group in Kentucky working with a variety of publicly traded
and privately held entities principally focused in the areas of accounting and auditing.
Additionally, he led the Firm’s entrepreneur of the year program for Kentucky and
Brad has a son who graduated from HSU program in 2013 and a daughter currently in the J&C Program, graduating in 2016. He is the Past President of the Baseball Booster Program and is the current President of the Softball Booster Program.
Brad is on the Board of Directors and Chairman of Metro YMCA; the University of Kentucky’s Von Allmen School of Accountancy Advisory Board; Past Chairman Board of Directors for Kentucky Special Olympics, Board of Directors and Treasurer for Association Corporate Growth and Enterprise Development Corporation Board of Directors.
Joey has been changing the game of event planning for 15+ years & has become one of Louisville’s Youngest Entrepreneurs. An expert in marketing and promotions, Joey is the owner of J Wagner Group. You may have attended some of his events or read about them in publications like the Wall Street Journal, US Weekly, In Touch, MAXIM, & Life & Style Magazines. J Wagner Group is no stranger to notoriety because Joey has hosted some of the largest charity and celebrity events in the Louisville area and around the country.
As an undergraduate at Morehead State University, Joey played on the school’s Baseball and Golf teams before earning his Master’s in Sports Administration and Marketing. He’s a Louisville native with national connections as evidenced by his work with the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Weekend, Indianapolis 500, Breeders’ Cup, Sugar Bowl, PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup. J Wagner Group also has active partnerships with Churchill Downs, Breeders’ Cup, KY Venues, UofL Athletics, Petrino Family Foundation, Beam Suntory, Maker’s Mark, Kentucky Derby Festival, Red Bull, & Bacardi USA to name a few.
Wagner also works for BoxcarPR, one of Louisville’s Premier PR Firms whose clients are Muhammad Ali, UofL Athletics, Delta Dental of Kentucky, John Kenyon Eye Center, Visionworks, Oxmoor Auto Group, Marriott Downtown, & Aloft Hotels to name a few.
Wagner owns DerbyVIP.com a high-end concierge service for the Kentucky Derby. Eventris, another event-planning firm. Appleseed Promo, a promotional item company, and has 2 Major Concepts that he does across the country, Jocktails & PINK PROM. Jocktails is a Celebrity Charity Bartending Event and PINK PROM is a 21 and Over Prom Theme Event that raises money for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Wagner is also the Official Fan Emcee for the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Team and Game Day TV Host for the University of Louisville Football Team.
However, the biggest event in Joey’s life is his family. Joey and his wife Nikki have two children, Jaden (10) and Chloe (8). They live in Louisville, Kentucky.
A proud graduate of duPont Manual High School, Josh was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and French from Centre College. After college, he moved to Montpellier, France where he taught high school students in both English and topics relating to politics, social justice, and global issues.
Upon moving back to the United States, Josh started and directed the Colorado state program of a national nonprofit focused on increasing youth engagement and leadership in the political process across our country. When he decided to return to his hometown, Josh began building a sustainable sales strategy and customer base for a local startup aimed at helping organizations communicate their social good.
Josh has built his professional career in the nonprofit world and currently serves the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association in the role of Program Director. He is passionate about continuing the organization’s work in building community, empowering Kentucky’s youth, and creating programs that directly improve our state.
Josh enjoys remaining engaged in the community by serving on various local boards and political campaigns. He is an avid traveler, loves cooking (and eating, of course), and always sounds himself with family and friends.
Mike McDaniel has served as Manual’s director of alumni since March of 2003. He is a 1964 graduate of the school, where he earned three letters in baseball and was also sports editor of The Crimson-Record. After graduating from Western Kentucky University in 1970, he taught English, coached baseball and was director of athletics at Iroquois High School during a 19-year stint at the South End School.
In 1990 he became assistant principal at Fairdale High School where he retired in 1998.
Graduated from Presentation Academy1956. Married to Attorney Robert Haddad for 56 years. Have two children,son, Bruce Haddad, Manual Graduate Class of 1979, daughter, Camille Haddad-Bowling, Class of 1983, four grandchildren, Danielle Haddad, Class of 2008, Parker Bowling, Class of 2012, Kevin Hunter Bowling, Class of 2014, and Derek Haddad, graduate of Atherton High School, Class of 2012.
Member of the Jefferson County Board of Education for 1976-1980 and 1990-2014. Served as Chairperson for 8 years and Vice-Chair for 5 years.
Served in many capacities in PTA from 1967-1983, including Audubon, Camp Taylor, Durrett, Noe, and Manual.
Presently serving as the Early Childhood Chair for the 15th District PTA, serving on the Early Childhood Committee in collaboration with Metro United Way, serving on Crimson Mission Committee at duPont Manual High School.
Recipient of the Ky PTA Recognition for 2015 at duPont Manual High School.
Dr. Clifford Kuhn
Cliff is retired from over forty years of psychiatric practice, during which he was a Professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He and his wife Connie are the parents of Greg Kuhn, Manual's Assistant Principal. They are also the proud grandparents of Jordan Kuhn, Noah Braden, William Kuhn, Emma Braden, Garrett Barry, and Jordan Kuhn, all of whom have been or are currently Manual students.).
Dr. Beverly Cox Keepers proudly boasts that she is a native of Louisville where she continues her career path in education. She began her
career teaching English, journalism, theatre, and photography at Butler High School where she provided leadership to many student actives and
academic programs. She completed a Master of Arts in English, and decided to lead outside the classroom as a principal, and returned to U of L for a
Rank I in School Administration with principal certification (P-12).
Beverly was named Assistant Principal at Southern High School in 1988, and one year later, she was promoted to Principal at the Youth Performing Arts School.
In July1991, she became Principal of both DuPont Manual High School and the Youth Performing Arts School. During her nineteen year tenure as principal, student
enrollment increased along with academic and athletic achievements, and artistic accomplishments in the performing and visual arts. The Dr. Beverly Keepers
Counseling Center was dedicated in her honor at Manual High School.
Having completed her Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Organizational Development at U of L and having taught there for several years as a part-time faculty,
Beverly decided to make higher education her post-retirement career in 2008. Starting her seventh year as Dean of the College of Education at Spalding University
this year, she realizes how fortunate she is to have the opportunity to provide another dimension of her experience and passion for leadership in the preparation of
teachers and school administrators. Beverly has two daughters. Tiffany received her undergraduate degree from Centre College and a master and Ph.D. from the University of
Virginia, and lives in San Jose, CA with her husband and daughter. Lauren is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and holds two master’s degrees from Spalding University.
She lives in Louisville.
Rob King has been a Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative for 11 years. He started his career the fall after graduating from Centre College with an economics degree. He has lived in Louisville for the majority of his life and is a proud graduate of Dupont Manual High School.
Rob has served the community in many capacities. He has performed various roles with the Fund for the Arts, including Past Chairman of NeXt!, a prestigious young professional leadership program. During his tenure on Next! and the Executive Committee, he was a co-founder of the“35 under 35” Leadership Campaign. Rob has served on the Centre College Alumni Board, Scout Reach Board for the Boy Scouts of America, and as Kentucky Country Day’s Junior Varsity Basketball Coach for 6 seasons.
Currently Rob serves as a Board member of the Louisville Ballet, where he has held many roles including the treasurer and Vice President. Recently he has been recognized by NFocus magazine as one of Louisville’s “New faces of Philanthropy”, named Centre College’s Young Associate of the Year, and the inaugural Next! Alumni of the year.
Rob was a member of the 2013 Ignite Louisville Class and worked jointly with the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies. He helped create a new event called ‘Capes and Crowns’ and they have successfully held their second annual gala, generating awareness and revenue for the Center.
Kelly Hanson grew up in a military family, which meant living and attending schools in a lot different locations. In 1998, she married Tim Hanson and his USMC career took her a few more places. During 2007, the Hanson family moved to Louisville because they felt it is a nice place to live and raise a family.
Kelly has two children, Ben (Class of 2018) and Ally (Class of 2020). She works as a Pricing Manager for Leidos, as government contractor based in Reston, VA. In her free time, she enjoys attending Ben and Ally’s competitive events and hanging out with family, friends and her pets.
Brian Kopp, DMD
Brian is a native of Louisville. He attended Bellarmine College and graduated in 1994. He then attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, graduating in 1998. Brian opened his first dental practice in Mt Washington in 1998. He later sold the practice and opened a new office in Fern Creek in 2002. He recently celebrated 15 years in this location.
Brian has been married to Amy for 21 years. They have 2 children at Manual: Nick, J+C, Class of 2018 and Julianna, YPAS Dance, Class of 2020.
Brian has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and has been an Adult Leader with the Boy Scouts of America for the past 12 years as his son progressed through the ranks. He has volunteered with his daughters Girl Scout Troop as well in various events. Brian has always been involved with his children's activities such as coaching basketball, football and soccer. He has been involved with the PTSA, served as Vice-President of the Manual Football Booster Club, YPAS Producers, and J+C Publishers. Brian led the revitalization of the scoreboard advertising at Manual Stadium. Brian even painted the inside of the press box at Manual Stadium.
In his free time, Brian enjoys playing golf, bike riding, spending time with family, watching Nick play football and Julianna dance, and evenings around the fire pit with friends and neighbors.
Ben has an incoming freshmen, his daughter Dylan will be in the HSU magnet program.
Ben has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Healthcare since March
Ben received his bachelor’s in economics from the Wharton School of Business at The
University of Pennsylvania in 1993.
In September 2010, Mr. Breier was named to the 2010 “Up & Comers” list by Modern
Healthcare magazine. The annual “Up & Comers” list recognizes rising young leaders aged 40
and under who are making a difference in healthcare.
In August 2015, Mr. Breier was named one of the top 100 "Most Influential People in
Healthcare", by Modern Healthcare Magazine.
Tierra Wayne Kavanaugh
Tierra has a rising sophomore, her daughter Tristan is in the HSU magnet program.
In June 2012, Tierra launched TKT-nectir Global Staffing, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of
TKT & Associates, Inc., a full service staffing agency servicing multiple industries including
manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, government, financial services, and utilities.
In 2013, Tierra co-founded TKTKonnect, LLC, a majority-owned subsidiary of TKT & Associates,
Inc., a workforce managed service provider. TKTKonnect is an expanded culmination of the
organization’s consulting and managed services delivery expertise.
Tierra is currently a member of the Executive Committee of Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) and the
Chair of GLI’s Public Policy Committee. She serves on the board of the Kentucky Chamber of
Commerce (Kentucky Chamber) as an Executive Committee member and is the Vice Chair of
Public Affairs. Additionally, she serves as an Executive Committee board member of
Joe’s daughter, Brittany, has served as Manual’s field hockey coach for close to a decade.
Recently retired, Joe had been President and CEO at Metro United Way since 2001.
The latest United Way Worldwide national rankings of total community support – comprised of
campaign revenue, volunteer time, and in-kind donations – ranked Metro United Way in the top
25 markets despite the fact that we are 42nd in terms of population served.
Metro United Way, under Joe’s leadership, has been raising nearly $30 million a year for area