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The Libraries' National Council is an advisory board whose membership consists of alumni, business professionals, educators,
cultural leaders, and librarians from peer institutions. The Council meets semi-annually with the Libraries to discuss library
initiatives and projects.


Jack E. Thomas, Jr. Chair
Jack E. Thomas, Jr.

Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, Coin Acceptors, Inc.
Steven L. Lopata Steven L. Lopata
Louis Atkin Louis Atkin
Genesee Scrap
Mary Ann Mavrinac Mary Ann Mavrinac
Vice Provost & Dean,
River Campus Libraries,
University of Rochester

Anne Bader Anne Bader, TI 1992
Retired IT Professional
Susan J. Miller Susan J. Miller, LA 1976
Community Volunteer and Attorney
N. Bernard Basch N. Bernard Basch, BU 1956, GB 1962
President, Basch Subscriptions, Inc.
and Prenax, U.S.
Jeffrey S. Missman Jeffrey S. Missman, GB 1968
Retired Vice President,
Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
Randall Bean Randall Bean, LA 1978
Managing Partner,
NewVantage Partners
Kathy Missman Kathy Missman
Retired Economist,
Butler Manufacturing Co.
Charles R. Brown Charles R. Brown, GR 1978
Retired Educator
James R. Moog James R. Moog
Community Volunteer
Shirley Brown Shirley Brown, GR 1981
Educational Consultant,
St. Louis Public Schools
Sunny Pervil Sunny Pervil, GR 1974, GR 1989
Professor Emeritus,
Maryville University
Ann D. Desloge Ann D. Desloge
Community Volunteer
Michael Roffer

Michael Roffer
Associate Librarian & Professor,
New York Law School

Julian I. Edison Julian I. Edison
Retired Chairman of the Board,
Edison Brothers Stores, Inc.
John Schaperkotter John Schaperkotter
Partner, Bryan Cave, LLP
James Goldschmidt James Goldschmidt, LA 1973
President, Graphfix Lab
James Schiele

James Schiele, LA 1951, GR 1985, GR 2011, GR 2014, GR 2015
Former Owner,
St. Louis Screw & Bolt

David M. Grossman David M. Grossman, GR 1968, GR 1973
Retired University Administrator
Corey Shapiro Corey M. Shapiro, LA 1996
Senior Managing Associate, Dentons
N. Bernard Basch Paul Koulogeorge, LA 1988
Vice President of Marketing, Advertising and PR
Goddard Systems, Inc.
Laura Epstein Shindler Laura Epstein Shindler, LA 1968
Financial Consultant
Nancy S. Kranzberg Nancy S. Kranzberg, LA 1966
Community Volunteer
James F. Williams, II James F. Williams, II
Dean of Libraries,
University of Colorado
Don G. Lents Don G. Lents
Chairman, Bryan Cave, LLP
Todd Zubler Todd Zubler, LA 1992
Attorney and Partner
Susan Lerner Susan Lerner, LA 1980
Managing Director, Jamesbeck Global Partners