Foundation Board


rcarsonRichard Carson - President

Richard Carson has his MBA from Indiana University. He is a retired Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President of Finance for FFR Cooperative and SOYGENETICS, LLC.  He is currently a member of the TCPL Friends Board of Directors.




Mary Piantek - Vice President

Mary L. Piantek is an Executive Director for JPMorgan Chase Bank and has been in banking for over 20 years. A Purdue University graduate, she began her career with Bank One in Lafayette. She is a previous member of the Tippecanoe County Historical Foundation Board of Trustees and has donated volunteer time to the Hunger Hike and American Heart Walk. 




 Chase Newsom - Treasurer

Chase Newsom, CFP® is a Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor with Stifel Nicolaus. Chase has 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. He received his bachelor's degree from DePauw University. He is also an instructor at Ivy Tech Community College through their Department of Workforce and Economic Development. Chase lives in West Lafayette, Indiana, with his wife, Dana, and their five children.


Dinah McClure - SecretaryDinah McClure - Member

Dinah McClure is Communication Specialist and Assistant to the Dean of the Purdue University College of Agriculture. She has held various positions at Purdue since 1980. She has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tippecanoe County Public Library since 2002. Ms. McClure has participated in the Hunger Hike for many years and is a Read to Succeed volunteer at Klondike Elementary School.



Prella McBridePrella McBride - Member




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