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Board Members

Paul Seifert

Chairman
Paul Seifert

In 1978, Mr. Seifert joined the oldest fundraising firm in the country as an associate, specializing in capital campaigns.  He has held positions for several independent and parochial schools in Virginia, Texas, Honolulu, and Florida. In addition to his work with college preparatory schools, He was the Director of Major Gifts and Support Services at The University of the South (Sewanee), Executive Director for Development at Georgetown University Law Center, Senior Vice President for Gift Planning at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/ALSAC, and Associate Dean for External Affairs at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. 

Mr. Seifert was a founding member of the National Society of Fundraising Executives, Hawaii Chapter and former President of the Virginia Independent Schools Development Association.  He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and has served as the President of the Everglades Chapter. He also is a member of the Greater Naples Area Planned Giving Council and former board member as well as being a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly the National Committee on Planned Giving). Mr. Seifert is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

Mr. Seifert currently serves as Vice President at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida where he oversees all areas of fundraising, marketing  and education. 

He also is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Village School.  Prior to becoming Chair of the Board, he served as Chair of the Search Committee for current Head of School.

Mr. Seifert is married to Shelley Hiatt Seifert and the couple has two children, Madeleine and Austin, who attend The Village School.

 

Wayne Vandewall

 

Vice Chairman
Wayne Vandewall

 

Jason Rundorff

 

Treasurer
Jason Rundorff

 

Kent Friedman

 

North Naples Board Chair
Kent Friedman

Mr. Friedman is the chair of the Board of Stewards for North Naples Church and has served on The Village School Board for several years.  

He graduated from Culver Military Academy, Washington University in St. Louis and the Washington University School of Law.

Mr. Friedman was a Director of the Parkway C-3 School District in St. Louis County for nine years, served two terms as board president.  While practicing corporate law as a career, he was active in lay leadership with his local United Methodist Church and served 14 years as a director and treasurer for the Missouri United Methodist Foundation.

He also served for seven years in the Army Reserve holding the rank of Captain.  Since moving to Naples, Mr. Friedman served 10 years on his HOA board, and four years as board president.

 

Ken Burkart

 

Secretary
Ken Burkart

 

Craig Blume

 

Board Member
Craig Blume

Michael Dal Lago

Board Member
Michael Dal Lago

Mike Dal Lago is a corporate restructuring lawyer who has more than 17 years of experience in all aspects of insolvency matters throughout an array of industries, including consumer retail, healthcare, and real estate.

He began his career in New York City where he represented mid-market clients in some of the largest and most challenging bankruptcy cases in the nation, such as Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., General Motors, Chrysler, Enron Corp., Worldcom, Inc., General Growth Properties, and Bernard Madoff Investment Securities.  

In June of 2012, Mike and his wife Claudia decided to relocate to Naples, Florida to provide a better quality of life for their children and they have never looked back. The Dal Lagos have two boys at The Village School: Matteo in third grade, and Sebastian in first grade.

Theo Etzel

 

Board Member
Theo Etzel

Carolyn Homberger

 

Board Member
Carolyn Homberger

Ms. Homberger is currently President of Global Sales for ACI Worldwide. In this role, she leads new business development with a team dedicated to connecting customers to ACI solutions designed to drive their profitability and success. These customers include large financial institutions, financial intermediaries, billers and merchants across the globe. Before assuming her global sales leadership role, Ms. Homberger led ACI On Demand—the company’s SaaS and Platform business. She also previously led Global Customer Support and has held numerous other operational leadership positions at ACI.

Prior to joining ACI Worldwide in 2006, Ms. Homberger worked at GE Healthcare, where she held finance leadership roles and completed the Financial Management Program (FMP).

She currently serves on the board of the U.S. Women in Payments Symposium and is very active in her local community. She is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified and holds her MBA from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science from Miami University.

Ms. Homberger has 3 children who attend The Village School.

 

Ken Krier

 

Board Member
Ken Krier

Tim Tayon

 

Board Member
Tim Tayon

Len Zaiser

 

Board Member
Len Zaiser

Mr. Zaiser is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Azimuth Technology. He graduated from Union College with a Bachelor of Science degree. Mr. Zaiser was a Managing Director at the Transamerica Leasing Corporation and ABN-AMRO Bank, NV. He was also the past Area President of Encore Bank and the founder of HLFC, a leasing and financing company.

In 2004, Mr. Zaiser co-founded Structure Medical, Inc. He serves on advisory boards of Junior Achievements, Gulf Coast High School and Naples High School Engineering Academy as well as Florida Gulf Coast University.