At the Foundation’s January 24, 2013 meeting, CPIRF installed three new board members, Eric J. Hespenheide, James Paul Volcker and Jean-Louis Lelogeais. According to Board Chairman Bill Richards, “all three individuals were voted in by unanimous decision, and we are delighted to welcome them to our organization.” Glenn Tringali, president and CEO of CPIRF added, “Eric, Jim and Jean-Louis all have a strong commitment and connection to the Cerebral Palsy community, as well as very impressive business experience. We look forward to working together to forward the mission of our organization.”
Eric J. Hespenheide has a long history of involvement in the Cerebral Palsy community. He has served as a board member for the United Cerebral Palsy Association on the local, state and national levels, including positions as National VP of Finance and Chair of the National Audit and Nominating Committees.
Professionally, Mr. Hespenheide serves as the Global Leader of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) member firm’s Sustainability group within Audit and Enterprise Risk Services. He is a CPA, a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and a former Vice President, Strategy, and Board of Trustees member for the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation.
Mr. Hespenheide has served numerous global companies during his 35 year career, providing accounting and auditing services across multiple industries. He is a frequent speaker and author on the topic of sustainability, particularly related to reporting and assurance matters, and serves as the engagement leader with a number of companies providing both advisory services and assurance services in the US and internationally.
Mr. Hespenheide is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy with a BS in Business Administration and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, Louisiana State University and University of Detroit Mercy.
Jean-Louis Lelogeais has a personal commitment and connection to the Cerebral Palsy community. He has an adult daughter with Cerebral Palsy, and holds a special interest in the topic of mental health issues in CP, as well as family issues and aging with CP.
Mr. Lelogeais is Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of Strategic Value Partners (SVP), LLC, based in Greenwich, CT. He is a member of the Investment Committee and has been responsible for strategic relationships at the firm, since 2001. During his professional career he has acquired significant experience across corporate banking and capital markets businesses and in turnaround and growth strategies with Moore Strategic Value Partners, Chase Manhattan Bank, and in his own advisory firm, Lelogeais & Co., LLC, as well as in the position of Partner with Booz Allen Hamilton.
Prior to beginning his career in 1985, Mr. Lelogeais earned a Masters of Engineering degree from Ecole des Mines in France and an M.S. in Management Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
James Paul Volcker, son of honorary, immediate past CPIRF Chairman Paul A. Volcker, is featured on a CPIRF video with his father speaking about growing up with Cerebral Palsy. He was the inspiration behind his Dad’s tenure as Board Chairman for CPIRF and now continues to carry the mantle by becoming a board member in his own right.
Mr. James Volcker is a Departmental Grants Management Specialist for the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in MA. During his tenure at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, since 2008, he has earned a Quarterly Impact Award and Employee of the Year Award. Previously he was Grant Officer for the Office of Sponsored Programs for Boston Children’s Hospital. Since 2001, Mr. Volcker has amassed expertise in the review, approval and submission of grant applications to federal and private sponsors in partnership with investigators and administrators.
Prior to his work in grant administration, Mr. Volcker held several positions in the banking field, including 7 years as Corporate Planning Officer and Assistant Treasurer with National Westminster Bancorp in Jersey City, NJ. He is a graduate of New York University with a Master of Public Administration in Health Finance, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
“Our Foundation is fortunate to welcome three individuals of such caliber to our Board of Directors,” said Mr. Tringali.