Lion's Paw Board of Directors: 2019 Candidate Biographies
Please read the bios of all our candidates for this year's LP Board of Directors elections. Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name.
Thomas E. Chaffee (LP 1981)
Tom is running for his 3rd term on the Lion's Paw Board of Directors. He graduated in 1981 from Penn State with a B.S. in Marketing. During his undergraduate career, he served as Undergraduate Student Government Business Manager, University Hearing Board, President of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity and President of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Presently, Tom is a marketing consultant and advisor and CEO of The Chief Partners, LLC and Executive Producer of “The Chief” motion picture, about Pittsburgh Steelers’ Founder Art Rooney (www.RooneyMovie.com). He stared his career in the advertising agency business (Ketchum Pittsburgh) and moved to the client side in the racing, gaming and hospitality business with Hilton Group plc, and Ladbroke USA overseeing marketing, Ecommerce and corporate development. In the tradition of LP and service to the community Tom is active in many community volunteer and fundraising events, including coaching a Pirates Charities Miracle League baseball team of special needs athletes. Tom and his wife of 36 years, Mary Kay, live in Pittsburgh, PA and have three adult sons, 2 of which are PSU graduates '12 & '16.
Maggie Harding (LP 2014)
I am running for re-election to the LPAA board so I can continue to help our students succeed, during their time as actives and as they transition beyond. I spent most of my first term helping with the LP Medal Committee, so now I'm looking to assist on other committees and directly with the students themselves. I'd love to help our actives with their career searches (interview practice, writing cover letters, tweaking resumes, etc.) and potentially as an additional liaison to our alumni for events like Thon, Homecoming, or any other active activities. Plus I just had too much fun planning the Cabin BBQ for the 110th celebration that I wouldn't dare miss out on similar opportunities. MIER!
Bonnie Miller-Shaul (LP 1988)
I’m writing this statement wearing a PSU baseball hat while at the airport and on my way to Happy Valley. Luckily, one of my three children chose to attend PSU. Thus, I have both a warm, nostalgic and current, urgent interest in ensuring the traditions and pride of LP and Penn State continue to thrive. My career in the global bio pharmaceutical industry has taken me from Chicago to Ireland to Latin America and back again, but a piece of my heart remains in Happy Valley. I thank you for your consideration and look forward to serving.
Doug Uhazie (LP 2017)
Hello and thank you for a nomination to the LPAA Board. It has been a pleasure working with the LPAA treasury and finance teams this past year in my role with the LPAA Audit Committee and I hope to translate that experience into an official role as the Treasurer. The LPAA is in a very advantageous financial position thanks to the generosity and dedication of many alumni, and I would like to continue the growth of our impact to support the actives and the board's mission. I have some additional free time in my life now that I am wrapping up my CPA licensure process and I would love to volunteer in the Treasurer role as it fits my strengths. Another one of my strengths is playing the saxophone while marching - I was tapped into Lion's Paw as Blue Band President - but I don't think the board is in need of a saxophonist. It would be great to talk and introduce myself to anyone who will be at the LP Convocation event during Blue-White weekend as well. Thanks and MIER, Doug Uhazie
Stuart Williams (LP 1975)
I come from a family of Penn Staters. My father and mother met at Penn State as did my sister and her husband. I am a father of 6 children. Child number 5 is presently a junior at the University majoring in microbiology with a minor in ethics. We visit the campus regularly attending a variety of events including the bowl games which are a must attend family event. I am a partner in the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati having joined the firm after serving as Chief Legal Officer at Mylan, a pharmaceutical company. In addition to the practice of law, my wife and I own and operate a professional baseball team and event venue near PIttsburgh, are owners of several start up companies and breed and race standardbred horses. It would be an honor to serve as a member of the LPAA board contributing in the best way i can to the great efforts being made by so many of our members.