Board of Directors

  • J. Barry Morrow
    Non-Executive Chairman

    J. Barry Morrow has served on our board of directors since 2006. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Collegiate Funding Services from 2002 until 2006 when the company was merged with JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Morrow held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Collegiate Funding from 2000 to 2002. Prior to joining Collegiate Funding Services, Mr. Morrow served with the U.S. Department of Education as the General Manager of Financial Services for the Office of Student Financial Assistance and with SallieMae as Vice President of Regional Operations. Mr. Morrow holds a B.A. from Virginia Tech and a M.A. in public administration from George Washington University.
  • Alvin O. Austin
    Director

    Alvin O. Austin was appointed to our board of directors on February 25, 2010. Mr. Austin has over 40 years of experience in higher education, which includes his tenure as President and Chancellor of LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, where the institution grew its academic programs, funding levels, and campus footprint under his leadership. Prior to that role, he served as Vice President at North Park College and Seminary, Chicago, Illinois, and at Seattle Pacific University. In addition, he was the Dean of Student Programs at California State University, Northridge, California. He was a member of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and a member of the Executive Committee of the Commission. He is also involved in numerous non-profit and community organizations. Mr. Austin earned his Ph.D in Higher Education Administration at the University of Mississippi, Master of Arts in Education at the California State University, and Master Studies and Secondary Teaching Credential at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Mr. Austin’s distinguished career in higher education and his involvement in a number of educational organizations position him well to serve as a board member.
  • Peter S. Burgess CPA
    Director

    Peter S. Burgess, CPA has served on our board of directors since 2004. In 1999, Mr. Burgess retired from Arthur Andersen LLP where he was an accounting and business advisory partner serving numerous manufacturing, insurance and financial services enterprises. Following his retirement, he has provided consulting services specializing in litigation support, mergers and acquisitions and audit committee responsibilities under securities exchange requirements and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Mr. Burgess is also a director and chair of the audit committees of PMA Capital Corporation and John Hancock Trust and Funds II. Mr. Burgess earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Lehigh University.
  • James J. Burke Jr.
    Director

    James J. Burke, Jr. has served on our board of directors since 1999. He has been a partner and director of Stonington Partners Inc. since 1994. Mr. Burke also served as a consultant to Merrill Lynch Capital Partners, Inc., a private investment firm associated with Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., from 1994 through 2000. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A with Distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Burke also serves on the board of directors of Ann Taylor Stores Corporation.
  • Celia H. Currin
    Director

    Celia H. Currin has served on our Board of Directors since 2006. Ms. Currin is the Founder and CEO of BenchStrength Marketing, a marketing consultancy group focused on the information and media industries and of WhisperStreet.biz, an automatic website maker for small businesses. Prior to founding BenchStrength in 2003, Ms. Currin spent 25 years in a variety of senior management roles with Dow Jones & Company. She is President of the Board of Directors of Poets & Writers, the nation’s largest non-profit organization serving creative writers. Ms. Currin received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and her B.S from the University of Oregon
  • Ronald E. Harbour
    Director

    Ronald E. Harbour was appointed to our board of directors on December 4, 2014. Mr. Harbour is Senior Partner overseeing Global Automotive Manufacturing for Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm and a division of Marsh McClennan Corporation. Mr. Harbour co-authored and developed “The Harbour Report” in 1989, a publication that has grown to be the preeminent annual assessment of automotive manufacturing performance around the globe. Mr. Harbour currently serves as a director, chairman of the compensation committee and a member of the corporate governance and nominating committee of Spartan Motors. He previously served on the board of directors of Techform Products from 1996 until its sale in October 2014 and the board of directors of U.S. Manufacturing Corporation from 2009 until its sale in June 2014. Mr. Harbour received a B.S. from Haworth College of Business of Western Michigan University. Mr. Harbour’s extensive experience and knowledge of the automotive manufacturing industry provides an invaluable perspective on matters impacting our Company.

  • Scott M. Shaw
    Director

    Scott M. Shaw joined Lincoln in 2001 and became our Chief Executive Officer in July 2015, while also retaining the position of President. Mr. Shaw had been our President and Chief Operating Officer, after serving as Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development. Prior to joining Lincoln, Mr. Shaw was a partner at Stonington Partners, Inc., where he had been since 1994. As a partner at Stonington, Mr. Shaw was responsible for identifying, evaluating and acquiring companies and then assisting in the oversight of these companies through participation on the board of directors. In addition, Mr. Shaw worked closely with senior management to develop long-term strategic plans, to evaluate acquisition and new investment opportunities, to assist with refinancing, and to execute on the final sale of the company either to the public or to another company. Mr. Shaw also served as a consultant to Merrill Lynch Capital Partners Inc., a private investment firm associated with Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. from 1994 through 2000. Mr. Shaw holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. from Duke University.