George Robert DeLong

After graduation from DePauw University, Dr. DeLong pursued a degree in medicine from Harvard Medical School where he graduated cum laude. Since graduation he has published many articles, made numerous presentations, completed major research projects, received several grants, and been involved in clinical activity in the area of neurology. His academic appointments have included Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Duke University Medical School.

Dr. DeLong has been a consultant Neurologist in Ecuador, Zaire, People's Republic of China, where he served at the medical colleges of Tianjin, Guiyang, Chengdu, Sian and Lanzhou, and Xinjiang Province.

Dr. DeLong is a member of numerous medical and neurological societies, and also works with various groups concerned with Iodine Deficiency Disorder, Children with Disabilities, and is a board member of the Epilepsy Association of North Carolina.

He is currently the chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Duke University.

Brian P. Lamb

After graduating from Purdue University, Mr. Lamb joined the Navy. His tour included White House duty and a stint in the Pentagon public affairs office. In 1967, he came home to Lafayette and the local television station. Washington beckoned, however, and he soon returned to the nations capital. There, he worked as a freelance reporter for UPI Audio, a Senate press secretary and a White House telecommunications policy staffer. In 1974, he began publishing a bi-weekly newsletter called The Media Report. He also covered communications issues as Washington bureau chief for CableVision magazine.

Mr. Lamb helped establish C-SPAN, the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, and has served as the company's chief executive officer since its beginnings.

Benita Landis O'Connell

After graduation from Purdue University, Benita has been associated with L.S. Ayres & Co. in Indianapolis, Sanger Harris in Dallas; Batus Retail Group in New York; Hartmarx Specialty Stores, Inc. in Chicago; Talbots in New York, New York, and the Timberland Company in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Benita has traveled extensively to Asia and Europe for research and selection of manufacturing facilities. She has been involved in product development of men's and women's apparel and accessories. She is actively involved in planning and implementing of effective strategies for development, merchandising, production, training and selling.

Benita is currently Director of Men's Apparel at the Timberland Company in Hampton, New Hampshire.

James K. Risk III

In 1962, Mr. Risk joined the family business, Kirby Risk Supply Co., a wholesale distributor of electrical equipment and supplies. Since he became President in 1962, the company has grown from one business location in Lafayette to 30 business units in 21 communities.

He is active in his industry trade associations, serving on national boards and committees. He is also very involved in the community and state, serving as a board member and officer of many organizations including the local Chamber of Commerce, the State Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, United Way, and Greater Lafayette Community Foundation.

Mr. Risk serves on the board of directors of several prominent corporations in Indiana. He is a member of the Purdue Research Foundation, the Purdue University President's Council, and the Advisory Board of the Purdue Center for Economic Education.

He was a recipient of Indiana's 1992 Entrepreneur of the Year Award.