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Trustee, NAWM Board Election Results Are In

After tabulation and confirmation of the ballots, alumni have re-elected Chris Braun ’81 to the Wabash College Board of Trustees. Braun will serve a four-year term ending in 2027.

Alumni also elected Kyle Bender ’12, Kevin Meyer ’06, and Harsh Singh ’01 to the board of directors of the National Association of Wabash Men (NAWM). Additionally, Jared Lange ’08, Brian Shelbourne ’12, and David Zimmerman ’93 were appointed to the board. All will serve three years with terms ending in 2026.

Board of Trustees Alumni Representative:

Chris Braun ’81

Chris Braun ’81

Since 1994, Braun has been a name partner at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP where he practices complex litigation in business and environmental law. For more than two decades, he has consistently been selected as a top lawyer for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Indiana Super Lawyer. He has also worked as an adjunct professor of law since 2001 at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Braun, a political science major, received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University in 1984. He was a four-year letterman in football and received the Wabash College Alumni Spirit of the Monon Bell Award.

He serves as national chairman of the College’s annual fund and chairman of the Honorary Degree Committee. Braun also served as chairman and founding member of Guerin Catholic High School and St. Maria Goretti Catholic School and as a member and three-year former president of the Park Tudor board of directors.

Braun and his wife, Trish, have four daughters and live in Westfield, Indiana.

Board of Directors of the NAWM:

Kyle Bender ’12Kyle Bender ’12

Bender is an associate director of global marketing at Eli Lilly and Company.

After graduating from Wabash, he joined Teach For America as a classroom teacher and later held leadership positions in fundraising and government affairs for the organization. Bender received a master’s in business administration in marketing and management in 2021 from the Kelley School of Business.

He previously served on the Wabash Club of Indianapolis board for four years and on the executive committee of the Society of Class Agents. He is a member of the board of chapter advisors for Phi Gamma Delta, and has twice received the R. Robert Mitchum Award for his work as a class agent.

Bender and his wife, Kathleen, live in Indianapolis.

Kevin Meyer ’06Kevin Meyer ’06

Meyer has extensive experience in the life sciences industry, having invented, patented, and commercialized a diverse range of technologies. He has helped originate and run multiple biotechnology companies including Perfinity Biosciences and Monon Bioventures, which have proudly employed many Wabash College graduates. Monon’s largest holding is Scioto Biosciences. At Scioto, Meyer led the manufacturing and regulatory efforts to begin clinical testing of a first-in-class autism drug.

The chemistry major is a brother in Phi Gamma Delta and served as a trustee of the Wabash College Phi Gamma Delta Association, Inc. from 2006 to 2017.

Meyer, his wife, Annie, and their daughter live in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Harsh Singh ’01Harsh Singh ’01

Singh is managing principal at Lodi Ventures, a Venture Capital fund based in Chicago focused on early-stage healthcare companies.

While at Wabash, he was involved with a variety of clubs and organizations including Student Senate, Alpha Phi Omega, rugby, and the Sphinx Club. Singh also served as Wally Wabash during the mascot’s inaugural year.

After graduation, Singh joined Deloitte and completed his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. He has spent time in the c-suite as well as investment banking in New York and London.

Singh, his wife, and three children live in the western suburbs of Chicago.