Executive Staff

Tyson Voelkel '96


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As head of the university’s major-gift fundraising entity, Tyson provides direction for the management of the Foundation’s endowment, serves as the principal liaison with the university, and leads university-wide fundraising activities, including the $4 billion Lead by Example campaign. Read Tyson Voelkel's bio.

Janet Handley '76

Vice President for Investments

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Janet Handley formulates and presents recommendations regarding investment policies, strategies and objectives for the Texas A&M Foundation. She works closely with Foundation management and the investment committee of the Board of Trustees and executes approved investment policies, plans and strategies. Janet joined the Foundation in March 2001.
Liska Lusk

Vice President & General Counsel

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Liska Lusk is responsible for corporate legal affairs and legal aspects of the Foundation’s nonprofit corporation status and its fundraising and asset management mission. She also serves as corporate secretary and corporate compliance officer for the Foundation. Liska joined the Foundation in May 1988.
Jim Palincsar

Senior Vice President for Development

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Jim Palincsar leads the overall development effort of the Texas A&M Foundation and has responsibility for unit-based development; regional major gift officers; gift planning; real estate; corporate and foundation relations; prospect programs; and marketing. He also oversees all comprehensive campaigns that the Foundation manages for the university. Jim has been with the Foundation since April 1990.
Doyle Thompson

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

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Doyle Thompson directs the financial affairs of the Foundation and is responsible for accounting practices, maintenance of fiscal records and preparation of financial reports. He oversees general accounting and gift processing. Doyle joined the Foundation in September 1985.

Executive Support Staff

Administrative Assistant

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Executive Administrative Assistant to the President

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Senior Administrative Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Development

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