Foundation Board


Tony AlbrechtTony Albrecht - President

Tony Albrecht is the Regional President of Lafayette Bank and Trust Company, a division of First Merchants Bank, NA. and has 30 years banking experience. Currently, he is a board member of Indiana Community Business Credit Corporation. Albrecht is a member of the Lafayette Youth Baseball Board and is Treasurer of the Lafayette Summer Baseball Working Fund. He is Past Chair of the United Way Campaign and serves several additional civic organizations in various capacities. Tony is a native of Lafayette, graduating from Lafayette Jeff, Purdue University, and Stonier graduate School of Banking.



Piantek-Mary-L-9-23-13Mary 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 currently an active member of the Tippecanoe County Historical Foundation Board of Trustees and has donated volunteer time to the Hunger Hike and American Heart Walk. 




Richard Carson - Secretary

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.




Dinah McClure - Tippecanoe County Public Library Foundation MemberDinah 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.





 Chase Newsom - Treasurer

Chase Newsom, CFP® is a Vice President, Financial Advisor with City Securities Corporation. 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.



Tippecanoe County Public Library Staff

pagetAmy Paget

Amy Paget has worked for the Tippecanoe County Public Library as a professional librarian since 1991, working in Outreach, Technical Services, the Youth Department, and the Planning & Development Department. Currently she is the Assistant County Librarian. She advises the Foundation Board on its on-going role in library development and assists in the preparation of grant requests. Married, with two children, she is an avid "drama and soccer Mom".

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