New Trustees Named by Knox College
Joseph Bastian, Patrick Lyn, Laura Rosene, Janice Vyn Sharry, Don Harmon, Joyce Hertko
July 01, 2013
Knox College has named six new members to the College's Board of Trustees. Joseph C. Bastian '67, Patrick St. Aubyn Lyn '84, Laura Rosene '90 and Janice Vyn Sharry '73 were elected to four year terms as general trustees. Don Harmon '88 was elected to a four year term as an alumni trustee. Joyce Hertko '82 was named to a two-year term, after having served the past two years as chair of the Alumni Council.
Joseph C. Bastian '67 of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is retired owner and CEO of Breadwinners at the Triangle, a regional Panera Bread franchise in North Carolina. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics at Knox in 1967. After completing an MBA from Washington University, Bastian began his professional career at Chrysler Corporation. He then went to the automotive division of Allied Signal, advancing to the post of chief financial officer of Allied Signal-International. He retired from Allied in 1997. Bastian, his wife, Diane, and sister Kathryn Bastian, a 1978 Knox College graduate, grew Breadwinners at the Triangle to 16 stores before selling the Panera Bread franchise in 2012. The Bastian Center for Career & Pre-Professional Development was named in honor of a gift from Joseph and Diane Bastian toward the renovation of Alumni Hall.
Don Harmon '88 of Oak Park, Illinois, has served in the Illinois State Senate since 2003, representing the 39th Legislative District. Harmon graduated from St. Ignatius High School on Chicago's west side. He received his bachelor's degree in history at Knox in 1988, then worked his way through the University of Chicago, where he received both a law degree and an MBA. After completing his graduate degrees, Harmon served in Springfield on the House legal staff. In his private law practice, he focused his work on creating public-private partnerships that promoted infrastructure improvements in the Chicago area. In the Senate, he has advocated for educational and economic opportunity, greater access to affordable health care, and government and ethics reform.
Joyce Hertko '82 is president and CEO of the Ruth Lilly Health Education Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. She earned her bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology at Knox in 1982, a master's degree from Western Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University. Hertko has previously served as Director of Major Gifts at the Indiana University School of Law, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and Executive Director for Development & External Affairs at the Indiana University in Bloomington. She has been a member of the Alumni Council at Knox for seven years, and served as the Chair for two years.
Patrick St. Aubyn Lyn '84 is senior vice president and director of Client Service at Standish Mellon Asset Management Company, LLC, Boston, Massachusetts. Lyn is a member of the CFA Education Committee for the Boston Security Analysts Society. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Investment Counselor. Lyn earned his B.A. in economics and international relations at Knox College, and M.B.A. and Master of Accounting degrees at Rice University. He previously served as an alumni trustee.
Laura Rosene '90 is a human resources consultant in Upper Arlington, Ohio. She earned a bachelor's degree in economics at Knox College in 1990 and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Her career in human resources includes executive positions with Kentucky Fried Chicken, as Chief People Officer for the Yum Brands division. She has served in a number of volunteer capacities at Knox, including admissions volunteer, alumni directory volunteer, career services volunteer, class agent and alumni trustee. She also has been a member of Knox's Business Advisory Council and the Campaign Advisory Committee and taught for two years in the College's Business & Management program.
Janice Vyn Sharry '73 is an attorney, board member and head of the Corporate Finance Group of Haynes & Boone, LLP, Dallas, Texas. Sharry received her B.A. in political science from Knox in 1973, and her J.D. from Southern Methodist University in 1977. She has more than 30 years of experience representing Fortune 100 companies in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements and securities offerings. Sharry has received many citations, honors and awards for her work in corporate finance.
The Board elected Trustee Richard Riddell '72 chair of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mark Kleine was re-elected chair of the Facilities and Infrastructure Committee, and David Schulz '74 was re-elected chair of the Committee on Trustees.
Trustees Diane Rosenberg '63 and John Podesta '71 were named Life Trustees. Rosenberg joined the board in 1989 and previously served as board chair, the first woman to hold that post in the history of the College. Podesta has served on the board since 2001.