ChairCy Lynch is a longtime educator for BetterInvesting and has been an investment club member since 1984. He received BetterInvesting's 1998 Thomas E. O’Hara Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the organization’s Investment Education Institute in 2000. Currently the senior pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church in Conyers, Georgia, Cy’s career includes serving as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, as a private-practice attorney and as a financial adviser. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of South Florida, a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan and a master’s in divinity from the McAfee School of Theology.
Vice-ChairJackie is a director with the BetterInvesting Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana Chapter and a longtime member of the Cincinnati Model Investment Club. Jackie wrote "Money Letters 2 My Daughter," the 2013 Book of the Year, Adult’s Money Management, awarded by the Institute for Financial Literacy. In 2015 she was officially recognized with a Congressional Commendation for her accomplishments in the field of financial literacy by the U.S. House of Representatives. You can often catch her sharing her perspective on the stock market on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” show, where Jackie is a frequent guest. Jackie is a graduate of Augusta University.
SecretaryJohn is retired as president of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation, where he managed the foundation’s grant-making and programmatic efforts to educate and protect investors. Before joining FINRA in September 2001, he was deputy director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education & Assistance. He also served for seven years as senior counsel in the commission’s Division of Enforcement, where he brought cases and investigated violations of federal securities laws. Currently, John is a representative in the Vermont General Assembly. He and his wife Crista also run Happy Dog Farm. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and earned his J.D. degree from Suffolk University.
Michael retired as a Senior Partner with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), after a 15 year career where he was responsible for the Global retail private equity practice. While at KKR, Mike served on all the firm’s global private equity investment committees and portfolio management committees. Mike serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dollar General (NYSE: DG). He also serves on the Board of PVH Corp [NYSE: PVH]. Mike has previously served on the Board of Directors of AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), Shoppers Drug Mart (Public - Canada), Toys ‘R Us (private), Chairman of Academy Sports & Outdoors (private), Pets at Home (Public - U.K.) , U.S. Foods (private), Vestcom International (private) and as Lead Director for Brookshire Grocery Company (private). Prior to KKR, Michael was Chief Financial Officer of Randall’s Food Markets, a $2.5 billion revenue retailer based in Texas. While at Randall’s, Michael took the company through a buyout with KKR. Michael began his professional career with Arthur Andersen Worldwide first as a staff auditor and later in the consulting practice. Michael has a bachelor’s degree in business from Stephen F. Austin State University (concentration in Accounting) and an MBA from University of Houston. Mike holds a Certified Public Accounting certificate (inactive). Michael and Barbara Lynn Calbert have been married 34 years and have 3 sons – David (30), Mitchell (24) and Ryan (22). Michael and Barbara reside in Woodside, California.
DirectorLindsey Bell joins the BetterInvesting board from Ally Invest, where she is the Chief Investment Strategist and is leading the effort to build an investment content and educational strategy for the firm. She analyzes the market and economic data in written blog posts though snackable, easily digestible posts to help individual investors make informed investing decisions. Prior to joining Ally Invest, Lindsey was with CFRA Research where she participated in developing the firm's investment strategy and focused on equity sector recommendations. She also led the portfolio management committee, which oversaw the firm’s qualitatively managed portfolios. With a broad-based background in finance, she has experience across the buy-side, sell-side research and investment banking working for JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, Jefferies and TheStreet. In addition, Lindsey frequently appears on CNBC as she is a Contributor. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
Pat currently serves as Senior Vice President, Market Manager for PNC Community Development Banking in Indiana. In this role, she is responsible for developing relationships and growing community development loans, investments and services that meet the needs of our low-and moderate-income communities. Pat has over 30 years of experience in banking, affordable housing, community economic development, nonprofit consulting and philanthropy. She is an active member of the community and currently serves on numerous boards and committees including serving as Chair of board of Second Helpings, Vice Chair of the Board of New Hope of Indiana, Secretary of the Board of Volunteers of America Ohio and Indiana, Chair of the Board of Housing and Economic Concepts, Indianapolis Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee, United Way of Central Indiana Human Services Professional Renewal and Capital Funds Project committees, and Ball State University Miller Leadership Academy Advisory Board. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Mu Omega Chapter and Impact 100. She is an active member of the I2K Ivy Investment Klub, currently serving as the Portfolio Manager. Pat received the 2021 Hamilton County Leadership Academy Impact Award where she led the creation of its first DEI Committee. In 2020 she was named an Indianapolis Business Journal Woman of Influence. She also received Prosperity Indiana’s Michael Carroll Community Economic Development Leadership Award in 2018.
Carol is a director of the BetterInvesting Puget Sound Chapter, as well as the BetterInvesting Volunteer Advisory Board. Carol helped start her first investment club in 2002 and is a member of the Puget Sound BetterInvesting Model Investment Club. Having many unexpected job changes in her life, Carol firmly believes in financial literacy and investment education. During her professional career, Carol was a computer trainer for a law firm, and then she worked for Microsoft in Product Support Services. Now retired, she enjoys teaching investing classes, visiting investment clubs and managing her own portfolio. She is a graduate of Alverno College.