Our Organization

President
Lisa Calloway, WG’07

Lisa Calloway has been actively involved with the Wharton Dallas Fort Worth Club since completing her MBA. For the past three years, she has Chaired the annual Wharton Gala. Lisa is a financial services professional in the DFW community. She has worked for Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and currently Wells Fargo Advisors. Before entering the financial services industry, she received her MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management, and her BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee State University. She’s also worked as a Project Manager with Texas Instruments. In her spare time, she has volunteered with the United Way, Texas Food Bank, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Her personal interests include wine tasting, kick boxing, and live theater.

Treasurer
Bruce Aranoff, MBA W’78

Since joining the Wharton Club in the mid-1980s, Bruce has been involved in every facet of the club. In 2000, Bruce became president and was instrumental in creating the club’s website and Advisory Board. Most recently, Bruce has been the club’s treasurer. After graduating from Wharton with a B.S. in Economics, Bruce received an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. Bruce has been active in the commercial real estate finance industry. Currently, Bruce is President of Aranoff Interests, a Dallas based commercial real estate capital and consulting company. Bruce resides in North Dallas with his wife Sharon and son Max.

Vice President, Programs
Sanober Syed, WG’99 
Sanober Syed is a commercial real estate broker with Hudson Peters Commercial. Prior to this, Sanober Syed worked at Trammell Crow Company where she focused on health care related business development and medical office building acquisitions. Sanober received her MBA from Wharton Business School in 1999 with a major in Finance and an Economics degree from Cambridge University in 1993. After college, Sanober was an analyst in JP Morgan Chase’s real estate investment banking group. Sanober has been on the CREW Careers committee for the last two years. Her personal interests include travel, movies and art.

Vice President, Membership
Justin Mandly, WG’12
Justin Mandly is a financial services professional servicing high-net-worth individuals and family groups. He is currently a vice president at Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth (BRF), an independent wealth advisory firm servicing clients with a cumulative net-worth exceeding 10 billion. Justin’s experience serving private clients spans over 15 years with a concentration on comprehensive wealth planning and portfolio management. Prior to joining BRF Justin was a founding member of Wealth & Tax Advisory Services (WTAS), a spinoff of Arthur Andersen that recently re-branded as the new Andersen Tax. Prior to WTAS Justin was a manager in the Private Client Service group of Arthur Andersen. Justin holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA in Accounting from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He currently lives in Plano with his wife Laura and their two children. In his spare time Justin enjoys crossfit, restaurant hopping, and golf.

 


Board of Directors

Richard Anastasi, WG’75
Richard has over 30 years of sales and support experience in the computer software industry. Upon graduation from Wharton, he joined Arthur Andersen as a staff consultant. Richard has held technical sales and management positions at systems software companies such as Applied Data Research, Computer Associates, and VERITAS Software. He left the software industry for close to a year to care for his mother who died of liver disease in 2004. Based on that experience, he is launching a non-profit business with the objective of drawing attention to the needs of those providing care for the critically ill. (See http://caregiverja.com) In addition to an MBA from Wharton, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematics magna cum laude from Boston College. Richard, a native of New York City, is still an avid Yankees and Giants fan as well as an amateur musician, composer and poet. He has walked in many fund raising events in support of Susan G Komen for the Cure, including two Breast Cancer 3-Day events and charities including ½ marathons. Richard has been an active member of the Wharton Club of DFW for the past seven years and the Liaison to The Dallas Business Club, as well as an active officer.

Bruce Frey, WG’73
Bruce Frey was raised in New York but has enjoyed the last 39 years in Dallas, Texas. He has a BA degree from Queens College, City University of New York and an MBA from Wharton (Class of 1973) with a major in Finance. Bruce spent 10 years in Industry in various Corporate Finance positions with two Fortune 50 companies. In a strategic career decision, Bruce moved to the Financial Services Sector and spent the next 38 years in several different roles. Bruce has been a Real Estate Investment Banker, a Corporate Finance advisor for Bank clients, and a Senior Relationship Manager in the Corporate and Commercial Banking Divisions of a leading International Bank, and three Domestic Banks. In 2012, Bruce established Frey Capital Advisors to originate, advise and arrange Business Loans & Commercial Real Estate Loans for his clients in (Financial Institutions, Commercial Companies and Real Estate Investors) in DFW. In 2014, Bruce returned to Industry, by joining one of his clients, in a Dallas-based position. Bruce is VP-Corporate Finance for Verity Corporation (VRTY), a public, emerging growth company in the Agribusiness Services sector. Bruce has been a long-time active member of the Wharton Club of DFW and is currently serving on the Board.

Stacie Hyatt, WG’00
Stacie Hyatt is the immediate past President of the DFW Wharton Club. She is a general management, marketing and operations professional in the global medical technology sector, currently serving as the Vice President of Sales, Support and Marketing for Plexon Inc. She has worked for industry giants such as Medtronic and St. Jude Medical, but in the past years finds her passions directed towards working in the early-stage/start-up environments from angel investing to management. Her geographical experience extends worldwide and includes several years based in Europe. Stacie earned a bioengineering degree from Texas A&M followed by her MBA from The Wharton School with a triple focus in health care management, marketing and operations. She serves her fellow MBAs and community through current Board positions with The Salvation Army, the Dallas Business Club and the Texas A&M University Department of Bioengineering. Stacie's passions also include running 1/2 marathons, gardening, cars, movies and sharing a glass of wine with friends on the new deck.

Karen Meador, MD, WG’02
Dr. Karen Meador is a Physician Consultant, Non-profit Board Leader, and Investor and Mentor to early stage life science and technology companies. She is a former health system executive and academic pediatrician, who launched and grew clinical, educational, and research programs in the outpatient, emergency room, and inpatient health care settings at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical School. Karen is an Honors MBA graduate of The Wharton School, and while a student at Wharton she also served as an urgent care and emergency room Pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has an MD with Honors from the University of Texas at Houston, a BA cum laude in Biology/Nutrition from Rice University, and an AA in Biology with Distinction from Bard College at Simon’s Rock. She completed her Pediatrics Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Among her non-profit board roles, she is currently serving on the Wharton Alumni Executive Board, as a Finance Committee Member for the Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association, as a Board Member for the Wharton Alumni Club of DFW, and as Board Member for the Food Studies Institute. She is a former President of the Wharton Club of DFW and a former Treasurer and Board Member for the Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association. She has been married for almost 18 years to Bobby Meador, MD, a Rheumatologist who trained at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The Meador’s permanent home is in Dallas, TX, but Karen also enjoys remodeling, redecorating, and landscaping their lake front cottage in upstate NY and their adobe mansion in the mountains of NM. Karen has a passion for healthful living and has been a vegetarian for 26 years who enjoys artistic gourmet cooking, kayaking, lake and ocean swimming, hiking, and bicycling.

Evan Shelan WF’01
Evan Shelan is the creator and founder of eZforex.com, Inc. A graduate of University of Texas in Austin with a BA in economics, Evan attended The Wharton School and was inducted a Wharton Fellow for Life. In 1994, he transformed the foreign currency exchange business from an analogue archetype to a web-based, digital environment where he developed a dual business-to-consumer and business-to-business model of selling foreign currency services through targeted travel and financial institution portals. Evan has lectured to the banking industry throughout the United States, written articles for Fox Market Wire and the NAFCU blog, and has been interviewed and featured by a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Post and the Credit Union Times. Evan recently served for six years as Vice-President and Programming Co-chairman of the Wharton Club of DFW. He has been a Rotarian since 1979 and is a Paul Harris Fellow. In his spare time, Evan enjoys reading, spending time with his daughters and grandchildren, and playing golf.

Shane Stein, C’00 WG’05
Shane Stein joined the DFW Wharton Alumni board in 2010. He is a Senior Vice President - Wealth Management and Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch, and worked previously in the private equity and charter aviation industries. Originally from Dallas, Shane earned a BA, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000, as well as an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. In addition to the Wharton club, he is a member of the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America, and is also active in the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Akiba Academy of Dallas, and Congregation Shaare Tefilla. He is an Eagle Scout and a certified Competent Toastmaster. Shane lives in Dallas with his wife Tracey and daughters Emma, Hailey and Alyssa.

Gretchen Weber, WG’98
Gretchen Weber has worked for and with major airlines, car rental companies, global travel distribution and travel management companies over the past 20 years. After graduating from Wharton in 1992, Gretchen joined American Airlines (AA) first in route planning and yield management then she moved to loyalty programs and promotions. Following AA, Gretchen joined Sabre, another AMR division at that time. During her 12-year tenure there, she led product development teams, developed product marketing strategies, created new revenue streams within existing business structures, guided global partnerships with the likes of companies such as American Express, and led the organization through an off-shoring of customer support and restructuring to be support bottom line value. After Sabre, Gretchen moved to several start-up and post start-up companies both within and outside of the travel space. This experience provided a deeper skill set in ways to be more nimble, faster to market and creative in the ever-changing travel space. Gretchen has a Bachelor degree in both Computer Science and Mathematics from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and her MBA in Marketing and Finance from The Wharton School.