Board of Trustees

The purpose of the Fort Worth Country Day Board of Trustees is to define and guard the School’s purpose, mission statement, philosophy and core values (defining statements). It is the Board’s responsibility to ensure that these statements are appropriate and significant to the School community and to monitor the success of the School in fulfilling them.

To achieve these goals, the Board focuses on long-range and strategic issues. An individual Trustee does not become involved in specific management, personnel or curricular issues. Instead, the Board as a whole is responsible for matters, including:

• The overriding policies, philosophies and strategic plans of the School
• The financial stability and the financial future of the School
• The preservation and growth of capital assets and endowments
• The selection, support and evaluation of the head of School

The Head of School implements the policies of the Board and serves as the chief administrative officer of the School. The Board of Trustees and the Head of School work together to ensure the success and future of Fort Worth Country Day.

List of 26 items.

  • Randy Eisenman '93, President

    Randy is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Satori Capital, a multi-strategy investment firm founded upon the principles of conscious capitalism. Prior to launching Satori Capital, Randy spent 10 years at Q Investments, where he served as a Partner and also founded and led Handango to capitalize on the emerging mobile applications market. Based on his role at Handango, Randy was named Ernst & Young’s 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year. Before Q Investments, Randy was a financial analyst for Goldman Sachs & Co. in the firm’s principal investment area. A graduate of the Business Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin, Randy is actively involved in the Young Presidents Organization, where he recently served as the North America Co-Chair of its Sustainable Business Network and Co-Chair of its Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of Cook Children’s Health Foundation, still serving on its Investment Committee, and the TCU Entrepreneurial Program Advisory Board. Randy is the father of two Falcons.
  • Elyse Stoltz Dickerson ’93, Vice President

    Elyse is CEO and Co-Founder of Eosera, Inc., a biotech company committed to developing products that address underserved medical needs. She is a strong advocate for gender equality and women in business. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts, Elyse also holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University. Elyse is a member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) and currently serves on the Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business Health Care MBA Advisory Board. She also serves on the FWCD Finance Committee as well as the Building and Grounds Committee. Elyse and her husband, C.D. (’94), are the parents of two current Falcons.
  • Chris Rooker, Vice President

    Chris is a Managing Director, Chief Operations Officer, and Board Member of Higginbotham, an independent insurance and financial services firm headquartered in Fort Worth. He holds a BBA from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and believes in investing himself in the community. Chris and his wife, Laura, chaired the FWCD Fund in 2016-17, co-chaired The Fund in 2020-21, and served on the Falcon Club Board. Chris also has served on the Presbyterian Night Shelter and the Fort Worth Pregnancy Center boards, chairing numerous fundraising events for these nonprofits. He currently serves on the boards of the Higginbotham Community Fund and The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever. He is active in his church and is a volunteer basketball coach. Chris and Laura are the parents of two Falcon alumni and one current Falcon.
  • Russ Fleischer, Treasurer

    Russ is a three-time software industry CEO and a General Partner at Battery Ventures, which focuses on new investment opportunities in the enterprise-software sector. His leadership roles have included board and top executive positions for both public and private companies. Serving primarily in the software sector, he has worked with Adams Golf, Alogent, Callaway Golf, CheckFree, Concurrent Real-Time, D&B Software, Data Innovations, Enviance, Healthvision Software, HighJump, HomeCareHomeBase, InConcert, InterWorld, Learnosity, Plixer, RogueWave, StoneEagle, TriSyn Group, Vero Software, and WorkWell. Russ earned a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He also is a board member for Michael E. Nozik Foundation in Rochester, New York, which is dedicated to sending deserving children to Camp Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes of western New York. Russ and his wife, Liz (Stapp) ’84, have twins who graduated from FWCD in 2020.
  • Mary Hallman Smith ’03, Secretary

    Mary is an appellate lawyer by training who currently supports her family as Business Manager. She is a Fort Worth native and an FWCD Original, having attended FWCD from kindergarten through grade 12. Mary earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a JD with Honors from The University of Texas School of Law. Mary and her husband Dwayne, a family lawyer, have three children. The two oldest are current Falcons. Since 2011, Mary has served on FWCD’s Alumni Council in various roles, including Secretary, Advancement Chair and President. In addition to supporting FWCD, Mary and Dwayne serve on the boards of CASA of Tarrant County, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Performing Arts Fort Worth.
  • Laura Bird

    Laura has more than 40 years of experience in the development and construction industry, including retail, residential, education, public facilities, nonprofit, high-rise, and tenant improvement construction. In her early career, as she worked to complete her formal education at Texas A&M with a degree in Building Construction (Construction Science) from the College of Architecture, she gained hands-on field knowledge of the construction industry. Her primary career focus has been on creating interdisciplinary teams to plan and build aesthetically significant and purposeful environments that support occupants, health, wellness and lifestyle. Three projects she completed are AIA award winners. Her most recent project was Frost Tower Fort Worth, a 25-story building located downtown. Laura and her husband, Greg, are the parents of two Falcon alumni. Past service to FWCD includes Building and Grounds Committee (2000-15), FWCD PFA President (2002-03), and Board of Trustees (2005-11).
  • John Brookman ’80

    John Brookman ’80 is an attorney-arbitrator/mediator who specializes in the resolution of civil litigation disputes. As outside General Counsel to multiple international corporations, John has represented his clients on every continent around the globe—save Antarctica. John continues to represent select individual and corporate clients in the courtroom and the boardroom. He now deploys his trial experience and risk management expertise on the settlement of others’ disputes — as a distinguished neutral in the alternative dispute resolution processes of arbitration and mediation. John is a director of the Tarrant County Bar Association and a former board chair of Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County. John earned a JD from South Texas College of Law and a BA in Government from The University of Texas at Austin. He has volunteered at FWCD since 1998 at events in all academic divisions and served in such roles as Alumni Council President and Falcon Club Co-President with his wife, Bari Buckner Brookman ’83. The Brookmans are the proud parents of five Falcon alumni.
  • Ricky Brown

    Ricky is the inaugural Principal at I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and Visual Performing Arts. Working in the Fort Worth ISD since 2000-01, Ricky enjoys the journey of influencing and impacting children’s lives in positive ways. He graduated from the University of Maine with a BS in Business Administration, Marketing. After 10 years of teaching and coaching, he furthered his educational career, earning an MEd in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. Ricky has been involved in opening two new academies in Fort Worth ISD: Young Men’s Leadership Academy (a nationally recognized school) and I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and Visual Performing Arts. He also was responsible for rebranding and turning around Jacquet Middle School. Ricky and his wife, Kena, have served with FWCD’s Falcon Club for the past two years. They have one son who graduated from FWCD in 2021.
  • William Butler ’96

    William Butler ’96

    William is a Founding Partner and Chief Financial Officer of privately-held Brazos Midstream. He currently serves on FWCD’s Finance Committee and has served on other boards, including the  Center for Transforming Lives Foundation and University Christian Church. Prior to Brazos, William served as Chief Financial Officer for Athlon Energy and previously held roles with Stephens, Inc. and XTO Energy, Inc. He earned a BS in Commerce from Washington and Lee University with special attainments in business administration and history. William and his wife, Anjie (Landreth) ’94, are the parents of two FWCD Falcons.
  • Georgina Moncrief Condrey ’94

    Georgina Moncrief Condrey ’94

    Georgina is a Fort Worth native and Fort Worth Country Day Original, having attended FWCD K-12. She earned her BA in Art History from The University of Texas at Austin, followed by post-graduate studies in decorative arts at Sotheby’s, New York, and an MA in Art History with Christie’s, New York. Georgina has been a board member of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth since 2012 and continues to enjoy active participation in both the museums and commercial art world. Georgina and her husband, Cliff Condrey, are the parents of three children: Two are Falcons, and one attends All Saints’ Episcopal School. Having three children with different learning styles, strengths, and weaknesses, Georgina is focused on best supporting individual students’ needs, including those with ADD/ADHD. She has served on FWCD’s Admission Events Committee and currently serves on FWCD’s Advancement Committee. Georgina has been a Breakthrough Fort Worth Fancy Meal Chair and continues to enjoy involvement with the Breakthrough program, as well as other volunteer opportunities and leadership roles at both FWCD and in the extended community.
  • Claudia Coscia

    Claudia Coscia

    Claudia began the legal department of Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., and has been Deputy General Counsel since 2009. She specializes in advertising law, intellectual property, corporate governance and transactions, and business immigration. Before working with Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., Claudia was an Associate Attorney at Cantey & Hanger, LLC, and a teacher at Rosemont Middle School and H.V. Helbing Elementary School (1991-93) in the Fort Worth ISD. Claudia holds a JD from Baylor Law School and a Bilingual teaching certificate (K-4) from Texas Woman’s University. She earned a BA in Psychology and French, with a minor in Business from TCU. Claudia teaches a class at Business Boot Camp at Baylor Law School covering advertising and intellectual property law and provides advice and feedback to the law school regarding its transactional business law program. In addition, she mentors and provides externships for law students from Baylor and Texas A&M law schools. Claudia has participated in many different aspects of FWCD life. She and her husband, Julio Cedillo, have two FWCD alumni and a current FWCD student.
  • Brian Crumley ’92

    Brian is Managing Partner/Co-Founder of Vortus Investments in Fort Worth, a private equity partnership focused on energy investments. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Cook Children’s Health Foundation, Cook Children’s Health Care System, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, and STAR Sponsorship Program, which provides educational access to underprivileged local students. Brian graduated from Princeton University with an AB in Political Economics and earned an MBA from Stanford University. Brian and his wife, Tyler, a former FWCD Junior Kindergarten Assistant, have four children enrolled at FWCD.
  • Hugo Del Pozzo

    Hugo has been directing private equity investments since 2000. He co-founded Bravo Equity Partners, a Fort Worth-based firm focused on venture and growth-stage investment opportunities in Hispanic opportunities in the Southwestern USA and Mexico. He co-founded BioAxess Investments, which invests in early-stage Bio-Technology opportunities. Hugo is the Founder and President of Savor Restaurant Group, a developer of franchised restaurants in North Texas and Houston, and the co-founder of Pinea Wines, a Ribera del Duero (Spain) producer of some of the best Tempranillo wines in the world. Hugo is originally from Mexico City, where he worked in Corporate Finance (E&Y), focusing his career on International M&A and management consulting.  He graduated from ITAM/University of California at Berkeley (MBA) and Tec de Monterrey (BBA, Accounting and Finance) and is fluent in English and Spanish. Hugo and his wife, Tanya, have three Falcons: an alumnus and two current students.
  • Dak Hatfield

    Dak is President of Hatfield Advisors and Partner of Half Acre Management in Fort Worth. The two companies specialize in commercial real estate brokerage, investment, strategy, development, and project and property management. A former Building and Grounds Committee member and now Chair of that committee, Dak serves on the Board of the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council; Development Committee Member for Near Southside, Inc.; Advisory Committee Member for the Fort Worth Housing Authority; and Board Member of University Little League. Dak earned an undergraduate degree in finance/real estate from Texas Christian University, obtained his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2009, and achieved his Project Management Professional designation in 2012. Dak and his wife, Robyn, have two children enrolled at FWCD.
  • Elizabeth Murphy Jones ’88

    Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Fort Worth. She has worked with children, adolescents, and their families as a therapist for more than 20 years in agency, hospital, and private practice settings. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Elizabeth earned both a BS and an MEd there. She went on to earn her PhD from the University of North Texas. Elizabeth was a member of the Board of Directors at The WARM Place and the University Christian Church Weekday School, serving as Board President at both organizations. At FWCD, Elizabeth has been an active member of the Parent Faculty Association and has served in various volunteer roles as a parent. Elizabeth and her husband, Mark, are the parents of two Falcon Alumni.
  • J. Bryan King

    A Chartered Financial Analyst, Bryan is a Principal of Luther King Capital Management (LKCM) and has acted as an Investment Manager responsible for micro and small-capitalization public and private investments since 1993. In 2000, Bryan founded and became the Managing Partner of LKCM Capital Group, the entity responsible for launching and overseeing the alternative investment strategies offered by LKCM. In 2011, he founded LKCM Headwater, a middle-market buy-out firm he manages for LKCM Capital Group’s control private equity investment activities. Bryan serves as Chair of the Board of Directors or Managing Partner of several businesses. He also has served as a board member, investor, and active advisor to numerous public and private companies and civic boards. A graduate of Princeton University with a BA in American History, Bryan earned a Ranch Management degree from Texas Christian University and an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business. His twin daughters are current Falcons.
  • Josh Korman '92

    Josh is a real estate consultant and owner of KOR Group, a real estate appraisal and consulting firm that focuses on litigation matters and expert testimony. He is a Fort Worth Country Day Original, having attended the School from kindergarten through grade 12. Josh graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance. He and his wife, Holly, have two former FWCD students. A dedicated alumnus, Josh is a current member of FWCD’s Building and Grounds Committee, has served on the Alumni Council as a two-term President, and was a member of the Advancement Committee and the Then.Now.Forever. fundraising initiative. Josh and Holly co-chaired Breakthrough Fort Worth’s Fancy Meal and were Falcon Club Presidents for the 2017-18 school year. Beyond FWCD, Josh and Holly support Jewel Charity, MD Anderson, and The University of Texas, and Josh is active in various professional associations.
  • Michelle Marlow

    Michelle grew up in Shiner and made her way to Fort Worth to become a Texas Christian University Horned Frog. Upon completing her master’s degree, she worked as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice. She recently published a series of hard-to-pronounce sound books for children with speech impairments. Michelle remains connected to TCU, serving two terms on the National Alumni Board, is currently Chair of the Davies School of Communication Disorders and Health Sciences Advisory Board, and is serving a third term on the Advisory Board to the Chancellor. At FWCD, Michelle has served as the FWCD Fund Chair; as a member of the Advancement Committee, and, with her husband, Scott, as Falcon Club Presidents. President of Jewel Charity (2020-22), Michelle also sits on the boards of the Texas Ballet Theater, The Cliburn, and Rivertree Academy. She is a past Trustee at Cook Children’s Medical Center and Past President of the Junior League of Fort Worth. Michelle is married to Scott Marlow, MD, an Anesthesiologist who specializes in cardiac anesthesia. They are the parents of three FWCD alumni and one current Falcon.
  • Monika Mathur, MD

    Monika is a Primary Care Physician who serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance in Fort Worth. She earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Toronto and completed her Family Medicine Residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Since moving to Fort Worth in 2013, Monika completed the Leadership Fort Worth program and has been an involved community member with service as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the March of Dimes DFW Chapter, member of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees, as well as serving on the Curriculum Development and Admissions Committees for the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. She is the mother of two Falcons and enjoys being involved with the School as a member of the Medical Advisory Team.
  • Malathi Ravi

    Malathi is an attorney at the Blum Firm, where she practices estate planning and probate law. Originally from Athens, Alabama, Malathi graduated from Birmingham-Southern College and the Emory University School of Law. She moved to Texas after marrying her husband, Dr. Avinash Vallurupalli. The couple has two daughters currently attending FWCD. Malathi is an active FWCD volunteer, having served in numerous roles within the Parent Faculty Association. She also has served as a member of FWCD’s Finance Committee and an FWCD Parent Ambassador Leader for the Admission Office. Outside of FWCD, Malathi has served on the Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County board and is a member of the National Charity League with her daughters. Malathi’s professional career included working as an International Tax Consultant for Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche. She also worked at Thomson Reuters, where, as a Lead Systems Business Analyst, she reviewed the international tax modules of their tax software products.
  • Merianne Roth

    Merianne is strategic communication and brand marketing leader with corporate experience in higher education, consumer retail, hospitality, health care, and nonprofit sectors. She currently serves as Associate Vice Chancellor of Communications at Texas Christian University. A longtime Fort Worth resident, Merianne is involved in many community and professional organizations, is a Leadership Fort Worth graduate, and attends First Presbyterian Church Fort Worth with her family. Merianne and her husband, Steve, are proud parents of two Falcons and are active FWCD volunteers.
  • Rob Semple ’95

    Rob is a Principal at Panther FW Investments, a real estate private equity firm. He has 20+ years of experience managing public and private investments with a primary focus on the real estate and technology industries. He currently serves as President of Westside Little League, and he and his wife, Katie, are former Chairs of the FWCD Fund (2019-20, 2020-21). Rob has been a member of the FWCD Alumni Council since 2011, holding several positions, including Secretary, Nominations Chair, and President (2017-19). He has also been a member of the FWCD Advancement Committee since 2017 and the FWCD Finance Committee since 2020. Rob earned his BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin in 1999 and his CFA designation in 2005. Rob and Katie have two sons enrolled at FWCD.
  • Blaine Smith ’80

    Blaine is an artist who works in various media. Her works draw upon nature and traditional ethnographic and non-Western cultures and are collected by individuals, hotels, and corporations in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. She earned her BA in Anthropology from Yale University. A former FWCD faculty member, Blaine served as the AP Art History teacher from 1992-99. She gives back to her craft, serving on the Executive Committee of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth since 2006, in various roles with the Van Cliburn Foundation since 1990, and on the Houston Museum of Natural Science Anthropology Sub-Committee and Collections Committee since 2010. Blaine is the 2015 recipient of the FWCD Alumni Association’s Falcon Star award and has served as the FWCD Fund fifth-grade team leader and as a member of the School’s Advancement Committee (since 2017). Blaine has a daughter attending Fort Worth Academy.
  • Robert Sturns

    Robert is Director of Economic Development for the City of Fort Worth. He has held leadership roles in municipal government, commercial real estate, and banking operations for more than 20 years. A former Captain of the U.S. Army Reserves, Robert is the Past President of the Greater Fort Worth Area Economic Development Association, current board member of Cancer Care Services, and an ex officio board member for Fort Worth South, Inc. and Fort Worth Sister Cities International. Robert and his wife, Cynthia, are the parents of two FWCD alumni.
  • Rachel Werner

    Rachel attended the Culver Academies in Culver, Indiana, and graduated from Texas A&M University. Rachel then worked in Washington, D.C., for many years. She held several positions in the White House, served as a Chief of Staff in the U.S. House of Representatives, and was a Director of Special Projects in a U.S. House of Representatives Leadership Office. Since moving to Fort Worth, Rachel has been a part of various philanthropic boards and committees, including the Amon Carter Museum of American Art Ambassadors Council, the Kupferle Women’s Health Board, the Presbyterian Night Shelter, and the Cook Children’s Medical Center Board of Trustees. Rachel has been involved with the FWCD Parent Ambassador Leaders team, the FWCD 4-H Club, and the FWCD Parent Faculty Association (PFA) Board. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees at the Culver Academies. Rachel and her husband, Eric, have one daughter attending FWCD and a daughter attending boarding school in Connecticut.
  • Ex Officio Members - Non Voting

    Asad Dean 90, Alumni Association President
    Pam Packer, PFA President
    Eric Lombardi, Head of School

List of 4 items.

  • Advancement Committee

    Board | Voting
    Chris Rooker, Chair
    John Brookman ’80
    Claudia Coscia
    Bryan King
    Michelle Marlow
    Merianne Roth
    Blaine Smith ’80

    Ex Officio Board | Non-voting
    Asad Dean ’90, Alumni Association resident
    Pam Packer, PFA President

    Non-Board | Voting
    Ashley Williams-Baker
    Joseph Berkes
    Hannah Stinson Head ’94
    Samantha Pace
    Jamie Packer
    Dabney Poorter
    Austin Reilly ’04
    Wesley Van Wyk Snyder ’94

    Advisory | Non-voting
    Kristin and Trey Carmichael, Falcon Club
    April and Paul Bleich, FWCD Fund
    Jamie Malonis, CAST
    Heather and Ryan Senter, Campaign Co-Chairs

    Board | Voting
    Randy Eisenman ’93, Board President
    Elyse Stoltz Dickerson ’93,  Board Vice President

    Head of School | Non-voting
    Eric Lombardi, Head of School
  • Building and Grounds Committee

    Board | Voting
    Dak Hatfield, Chair
    Ricky Brown
    Laura Bird
    Georgina Moncrief Condrey ’94
    Hugo Del Pozzo
    Elyse Stoltz Dickerson ’93
    Josh Korman ’92
    Rob Semple ’95
    Robert Sturns

    Non-Board | Voting
    Andrew Blake ’93
    Matt Carter
    Monica deLaGarza
    James Hill ’97
    Whit Kelly ’80
    Rob Sell

    Board | Non-voting
    Randy Eisenman ’93, Board President
    Chris Rooker, Board Vice President
     
    Head of School | Non-voting
    Eric Lombardi, Head of School
  • Finance Committee

    Board | Voting
    Russ Fleischer, Chair
    Brian Crumley ’92
    Hugo Del Pozzo
    Elyse Stoltz Dickerson ’93, Board Vice President
    Bryan King
    Malathi Ravi
    Chris Rooker, Board Vice President
    Rob Semple ’95

    Non-Board | Voting
    Leslie Daly
    Stephen Luskey ’01
    Ryan Senter
    Marcus Snyder ’93

    Board | Non-voting
    Randy Eisenman ’93, Board President

    Head of School | Non-voting
    Eric Lombardi, Head of School
  • Trustee and Leadership Committee

    Board | Voting
    Rachel Werner, Chair
    Brian Crumley ’92
    Randy Eisenman ’93, Board President
    Elizabeth Murphy Jones ’88
    Merianne Roth
    Mary Hallman Smith ’03

    Head of School | Non-voting
    Eric Lombardi, Head of School
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.