Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversees the overall financial performance, policies and practices of BetterInvesting, its volunteer organization, and its for-profit subsidiary ICLUBcentral.  

Eve Lewis

Chair 


Eve is retired from Cengage Learning following an educational publishing career spanning 36 years.  In her role as publishing director, she was responsible for new product development in the high school business, personal finance, and marketing curriculum.  A former business education teacher, Eve has been a supporter of BetterInvesting’s mission for many years.  She is a member of the Evergreen Cincinnati Investment Club and joined the board of directors in 2008.  Eve received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in business education from Northern Michigan University.  

Roger Ganser

Vice Chair 

Roger is founder and retired managing partner of Venture Investors LLC, the general partner of five early stage venture capital funds focused on technology spinning out of Big Ten university research.  Roger is chair of the boards of directors for ICLUBcentral and the World Federation of Investors Corporation.  He is past chair of the UW-Whitewater Foundation and BetterInvesting board of directors.  Roger is a member of FINRA’s Investor Issues Committee and a former member of the NYSE Individual Investor Advisory Committee.  Roger has a Master of Public Administration, Urban Development from the Rockefeller School, SUNY in Albany, N.Y.,  and a Bachelor of Education, Broad Field of Social Sciences from the University of Wisconsin — Whitewater.



Kamie Zaracki

Chief Executive Officer 

Kamie is the CEO of NAIC’s BetterInvesting, having joined the organization in 2009.  In addition to her organization leadership responsibilities, she speaks regularly about investing in both public and BetterInvesting venues and believes that anyone can become a successful lifelong investor.  She is a member of the ICLUBcentral Board of Directors.  Previously Kamie worked for The Conference Board and AT&T in various product management, new product development, marketing and sales positions.  She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Boston University.  Kamie is a founding member of ZINC, the Zaracki Investment Club, and a member of Bakers Dozen LLC.  



John Gannon

Secretary 

John 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.

Phillip Keating

Treasurer

Phillip J. Keating, CFA, is a longtime BetterInvesting member and volunteer.  He is also a popular speaker at local and national BetterInvesting events.  Phil is a portfolio manager with his own firm and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.  He is the past president of the CFA Society of South Florida, the Financial Analysts Society of South Florida, and the Stock and Bond Investment Club.  He graduated from the University of Miami.  He is a NASA fellow, did graduate studies at Florida Atlantic University, and taught at Purdue University.  Phil has appeared on CNBC and been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and other national and local publications. 

Lindsey Bell

Director

Lindsey Bell joins the BetterInvesting board from CFRA, where she is an investment strategist. Besides being a member of the firm's Investment Policy Committee, Lindsey provides market observations and sector opinions notes for CFRA’s MarketScope Advisor platform. She also oversees several portfolio managers and the firm's portfolio management process. She appears regularly on financial news channels and has been interviewed by major financial news publications. Lindsey previously was an investment strategist with S&P Global. Her career also includes tenures at TheStreet.com, J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Jefferies & Co. Lindsey graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Robert Brooker

Director 

Robert is currently chairman of WIN-911 Software, the world’s largest Internet of Things company.  He brings his expertise in software development to the board, having led several companies in software, manufacturing, retail and media, including ICLUBcentral, which BetterInvesting acquired in 2009.  Robert has an AB, Economics, and an MBA from Harvard University.  

Jackie Koski

Director 

Jackie 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.

Cy Lynch

Director

Cy 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.

Carol Theine

Director

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.



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