3 New Members Join UD Board of Trustees

3 New Trustees Join UD's Board


UD has announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees. Laura Felis Quinn, Bill Keffler and Tom Nealon (from left) began their three-year terms in late February.

"We are proud to have Laura, Bill and Tom--three exemplary individuals--join our board of trustees, said President Thomas W. Keefe. Their knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we work together toward the university's vision of being recognized regionally and nationally as a premier Catholic, liberal arts school and a first-choice institution for practice-oriented, professional business education."

Laura Felis Quinn is president of PJ Quinn Inc., a qualitative pharmaceutical marketing research and consulting business based in Azle, Texas. Previously a senior vice president at Synovate Healthcare, Felis Quinn has decades of experience in business development and marketing research for the health care industry. After graduating from the University of Dallas with a bachelors degree in 1986, Felis Quinn remained involved with the university, serving on the National Alumni Board and supporting the university's alumni-driven Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine project.

Richardson city manager from 1995-2012, Bill Keffler is currently chief operating officer of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, home to more than 1.2 million Catholics. Keffler served the City of Richardson for 35 years. In 2012, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas City Management Association. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame and a masters degree from Texas Tech University.

Tom Nealon is partner at The Feld Group Institute, a leading consultancy focused on IT-enabled business transformations and Chief Information Officer leadership development. With more than 30 years of business and technology experience, Nealon was elected to the CIO Hall of Fame in 2012 and received the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Award for Innovation Leadership in 2010. Nealon earned a bachelors degree from Villanova University and a masters of business administration degree in 1987 from the University of Dallas.


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