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

    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.
  • John A. Bartholdson

    John A. Bartholdson was appointed to our board of directors on November 14, 2019. Mr. Bartholdson is a co-founder and Partner of Juniper Investment Company, LLC, a New York based private investment firm. Mr. Bartholdson serves as the Chairman of the board of directors of Theragenics Corporation, a privately held company. Previously, he has served as a member of the board of directors of Obagi Medical Products, Inc., a publicly traded company, as well as on the boards of numerous private companies. Prior to co-founding Juniper Investment Company, LLC, Mr. Bartholdson was a Partner of Stonington Partners from 1997-2011. Prior to that, he was an analyst at Merrill Lynch Capital Partners from 1992-1994. Mr. Bartholdson received his B.A. from Duke University and his M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has many years of experience leading and overseeing investments across a range of industries and has a successful record of managing investments in public companies. Mr. Bartholdson’s extensive management oversight, service on multiple public and private company boards and committees, and deep transactional expertise provide valuable insight to the board.
  • Peter S. Burgess CPA

    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.

    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.
  • Kevin M. Carney

    Kevin M. Carnery was appointed to our Board of Directors on March 11, 2020. Mr. Carney recently retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Group, Inc. (formerly a NASDAQ listed company). Mr. Carney joined the founding management team of in 1998 and served as its Chief Financial Officer through 2018. Since retiring from, Mr. Carney has been providing consulting services, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Prior to, Mr. Carney was Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of The Carlyle Group and Carlyle International, respectively, from 1990 through 1994, and, prior to that, as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Manor Care, Inc. (formerly a NYSE listed company). He began his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co., was a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Boston College. Mr. Carney’s extensive accounting, financial and executive management experience in both financial and technology industries positions him well to serve as a member of our Board.
  • Celia H. Currin

    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, 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

    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

    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.