Facilities Management Company (FMC) Board of Managers

Chairwoman

Barbie Chadwick (Vanderbilt)

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Barbie Chadwick is currently serving her first term on the Facilities Management Company (FMC) Board of Managers. Barbie is a member of Alpha Theta Chapter (Vanderbilt) and has a B.A.  in English. She has worked in the nonprofit field for 30 years before retiring from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee in 2019.

Barbie’s career in nonprofit management began in public television as the membership coordinator for her local public television station. After producing on-air pledge drives and managing the membership program for more than seven years, Barbie moved on to work with numerous other nonprofit organizations, including serving as executive director of the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation. In this role, Barbie was able to marry her passion for building young women into the leaders of tomorrow through leadership development with her passion for fundraising.

In her retirement, Barbie continues to serve her community as a fundraising consultant. In fact, she volunteers her time as a consultant to the local Girls on the Run council to help them enhance their fundraising efforts beyond their annual events.

Barbie has been actively involved in Gamma Phi Beta at both the local and international levels since her graduation. Her first introduction to International Gamma Phi Beta was at Convention 1978, held in Nashville – as a new graduate she served on the Local Committee as the properties chair.

She began her service locally on the affiliated house corporation (AHC) in 1978, serving as both president and treasurer during her tenure. She was also an advisor for Alpha Theta Chapter, president of the Nashville Alumnae Chapter and Panhellenic representative to the Nashville Area Alumnae Panhellenic Council.

On the international level, Barbie served as a province collegiate director, new chapter director, director of collegiate chapter development, Collegiate Vice President and as the International Council (IC) representative on the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation Board of Trustees. After her service on IC, Barbie was on the International Awards Committee and the Nominating Committee. In addition to her role on the FMC Board of Managers, Barbie serves as the treasurer of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Foundation.

Barbie lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and spends much of her retired time gardening, reading, playing bridge and mah jongg and planning her next overseas trip.

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Amy Apostol (Iowa)

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Amy Apostol joined Gamma Phi Beta as a member of the Rho Chapter at the University of Iowa.  She holds a B.A. degree in English from the University of Iowa and a J.D. degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She is a longtime Sorority volunteer and has assisted with both collegiate and alumnae operations. Her volunteer roles include chapter advisor, affiliated house corporation (AHC) board member, regional director, Discipline (Membership Review) Committee, and the Technology Advisory Committee.

Amy is an attorney for the U.S. government in Washington, D.C., where she has worked extensively on national security matters, including personnel security and cybersecurity. Some highlights of her experience are working on high-profile federal court litigation, helping to create and establish a new federal entity for performing background investigations, supporting the development of responsible and effective legislation and providing legal advice and guidance to senior leaders of federal government agencies in both the executive and legislative branches. Amy is also an adjunct professor for Albany Law School’s master’s program in cybersecurity and data privacy. 

Amy’s volunteer service focuses on women’s issues, leadership and empowerment. In addition to her work for Gamma Phi Beta, she has supported the personal and professional growth of other women as a volunteer mentor and career advisor through a variety of platforms. This work intersects with support for the military community, and especially military spouses, through organizations like the Military Spouse JD Network, Mission Hire Me and Veterati.

Amy lives in the Washington, D.C., metro area with her husband and three children. She can be seen frequently on the sidelines of soccer games, in baseball stands or poolside cheering loudly for her kids. 

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Shery Layne (Texas Tech)

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Shery is a native Texan who grew up in Midland, Texas, and obtained her B.B.A. in marketing from Texas Tech University and M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). She was initiated into Beta Tau Chapter (Texas Tech) and served as the standards chairwoman.

Upon graduating from UTA, Shery began her banking career with NorthPark National Bank and continued with Comerica Bank after NorthPark was acquired. She has more than 35 years of banking experience in North Texas and with Comerica. Shery is a line lender and alternate group manager for the North Texas office of Commercial Real Estate for Comerica in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining the real estate group in 1991, she was a middle market lender.

She is actively involved in her community serving as the United Way market chair and leadership chair for Comerica Bank, Texas, and more than eight years as a member of the Financial Education Grant Panel for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. She served in multiple positions with The Real Estate Council (TREC) and its foundation, as well as the Environmental Conservation Commission for the Town of Flower Mound. She currently serves on the Finance Committee for Flower Mound United Methodist Church. 

Shery’s hobbies include art, reading, jewelry making, greyhound rescue and traveling. She is also sailing certified and enjoys the occasional game of golf and tennis. She actively participates in circuit training and avidly practices yoga. Shery is a widow and has two grown children, a son Garrett who received his degree in meteorology and is a Delta Upsilon alumnus from University of Oklahoma and holds a M.S. in geographic information systems from University of Alabama, Huntsville. He currently works for NASA in Washington, D.C., in the Disasters Group. She has a daughter Erin who as a volleyball student athlete received her B.S. in nursing and is a Gamma Phi Beta alumna from University of Delaware. She is currently a traveling intensive care unit nurse.

Shery was interested in serving on the Facilities Management Company (FMC) Board or Managers in order to share her knowledge of construction and real estate management, help grow the Sorority and give back to the organization that provided her with many life-long friendships. She attended Convention 2018, in Dallas, Texas. She hopes to help guide the organization as it grows and navigates the changing political landscape regarding sororities on college campuses.

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Jennifer Moody Ogden (Texas Tech)

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Jennifer Moody Ogden is serving her second three-year term on the Facilities Management Company (FMC) Board of Managers. Jennifer was initiated at Delta Epsilon Chapter (Texas Wesleyan) and graduated from Texas Tech University with B.A. in political science and the University of North Texas with a M.S. in accounting.

Jennifer leads the provider workforce planning practice at ECG Management Consultants, a global partner of Siemens Healthineers, where her work focuses on healthcare strategy and community health resource development. Prior to joining ECG in 2015, Jennifer spent 20 years in healthcare consulting and physician recruitment. She also co-founded, led and sold an international design and manufacturing business in the craft industry.

Within Gamma Phi Beta, Jennifer previously served in many volunteer roles including the Sorority's director of financial analysis, regional coordinator, Delta Epsilon (Texas Wesleyan) chapter advisor, Zeta Chi (Texas Christian) affiliated house corporation (AHC) treasurer, Greater Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter president, Taking a Stand program facilitator and as a member of the Foundation's Financial Aid Sub-Committee. She’s also an 1874 Society member.

Jennifer is an avid volunteer and is the past chair of the Board of Managers for Texas YMCA Youth and Government, a program focusing on experiential democracy for teens. She also helped found and co-led the Texas YMCA Model UN program for its first four years. The two programs together host more than 2,500 students at their top-level conferences annually. Jennifer received the highest annual volunteer award with Texas YMCA Youth and Government and the highest annual Texas Model UN volunteer award was named in her honor. Jennifer also serves on the board of Girls on the Run DFW and is a member of their executive committee. She previously served on boards for the Texas Girls Choir, Fort Worth YMCA and Texas Tech Alumni Association.

Jennifer resides in Fort Worth, Texas, in a 1924 Craftsman bungalow that she spent three years lovingly restoring with her husband Jim. She enjoys spending time with their three great pyrenees, traveling, cooking, baking and needlepoint.

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Mindy Sutton (Southern Methodist)

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Melinda (Mindy) Sutton, Ph.D. is currently serving her second term as a Vice President on Gamma Phi Beta’s International Council. Mindy also serves as a member of the Sorority’s Bylaws Committee and Extension Committee. A member of Alpha Xi Chapter at Southern Methodist University, Mindy has a B.A. in public relations. She also received her M.S. in education with an emphasis in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University-Bloomington and her Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Mindy is currently the assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Mississippi, overseeing the Office of Fraternal Leadership and Learning, Office of Leadership and Advocacy, Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct and the Ole Miss Student Union. Mindy has also held positions in student affairs at Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of and volunteers for several professional organizations including the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). 

An 18-year volunteer for Gamma Phi Beta, Mindy has served as a chapter advisor, Facilitation Team member, affiliated house corporation board member, director of the New Chapter Team and chairwoman of the Discipline Committee. She also served as a collegiate leadership consultant and Gamma Phi Beta Foundation volunteer. 

In her local community of Oxford, Mississippi, Mindy serves on the Board of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lafayette County and is an active member of the Oxford-University United Methodist Church with her husband, Tim Noss. 

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Ruthe Wynne (California State-Long Beach)

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Ruthe Wynne was initiated in the fall of 1985, at Gamma Eta Chapter (California State-Long Beach). She served in various Gamma Phi Beta volunteer roles including recruitment advisor, alumnae Panhellenic representative, alumnae chapter president, regional coordinator, special recruitment consultant and most recently serves on the Facilities Management Company (FMC) Board of Managers. 

Ruthe is general counsel for Jensen Precast, one of the largest independently owned precast concrete companies in the United States. They design and manufacture precast concrete products for large-scale infrastructure of highway construction, retaining walls, electric and gas utility, telecommunications, water, on-site wastewater and sewage applications. She is responsible for all legal issues, including advising c-suite executives and the board of directors. 

Prior to Jensen Precast she was general counsel for a major door and window manufacturer and supplier. Before going in house, Ruthe was the supervising attorney at Kring and Chung’s Sacramento office. Her practice focused on construction litigation, indemnification, insurance coverage, commercial and government contracts.

Ms. Wynne holds a B.A. from California State University, Sacramento and a J.D. from University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a LL.M. business transactions from the University of Alabama.

During her free time, she enjoys entertaining, traveling and spending time with her husband, son and her two Gamma Phi Beta daughters. 

Ruthe shares, “I am most excited to be part of the time of uniting the Foundation, FMC and Sorority into one united cohesive organization for the upcoming 2020-22 biennium. Especially as we prepare for our 150th anniversary. Let’s grow Gamma Phi!”

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Dr. Judy E. Graham (Oklahoma)

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Dr. Judy E. Graham holds four degrees: a bachelor’s degree in social work, a master’s degree in clinical social work, a master’s degree in special education and a doctoral degree in public administration.

Judy brings a strong business background to the role of International Council Vice President, as she was an account manager for 17 years at the international pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly. At Eli Lilly, Judy was responsible for presenting scientific data and negotiating contracts with health plans, hospitals and state Medicaid. Judy also has 25 years of experience in behavioral health and nonprofit management. She currently works as a consultant and content expert/grant reviewer for the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services and other nonprofit organizations.

Quality management is a strength Judy brings to Gamma Phi Beta. While at Eli Lilly, she became a certified Malcolm Baldrige Examiner. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. Judy’s training prepared her to be on the Examiner team that evaluates organizations’ applications for the award.

While working as an executive director of a nonprofit, Judy participated in a year-long training program with Dr. Peter Drucker, a world-wide respected thought leader in the field of management. Judy takes inspiration from a famous quote of his, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Judy believes getting to train with and meet Dr. Peter Drucker in person was one of the highlights of her career.

Judy has served Gamma Phi Beta in numerous roles over a lifetime, including Foundation Trustee, international philanthropy chair, international camping chair, endowment loan board member, Alpha Xi Affiliated House Corporation member, ritual advisor, among others.

Judy resides in Dallas, Texas, with her husband Neal Cullum Griffith. She enjoys tai chi, meditation, genealogy and walking. 

Megan Smiley Wick (Washington State)

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Passionate about Gamma Phi Beta since her days as a member of Beta Sigma Chapter (Washington State), Megan Smiley Wick has 22 years of experience as both a volunteer and staff member of Gamma Phi Beta. Megan currently serves as executive director of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Foundation and Facilities Management Company and previously as director of Education and managing director of Risk and Policy.

Her Gamma Phi Beta volunteer experience began in positions such as international team leader- regional operations, regional team leader, sorority director-leadership and sorority director-human resources. Before joining Gamma Phi Beta, Megan was the multi-center director of Kaplan Test Prep for Austin and San Antonio, Texas, and director of Student Programs for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Megan holds a B.S. from Washington State and a master’s degree in education policy, research and administration from the University of Massachusetts. Originally from Beaverton, Oregon, Megan and her husband Doug live in Greenwood Village, Colorado, with their three children Noelle, Colin and Stella, two cats and one goldfish. Go Cougs!

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