Executive Staff

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 More.

Will Fusselman '95

Vice President and General Counsel
Email Will(979) 845-8161

Will is the vice president and general counsel after serving in the Office of Gift Planning for over ten years. He is responsible for corporate legal affairs and legal aspects of the Foundation’s nonprofit corporation status and its fundraising and asset management mission. He also serves as corporate secretary and corporate compliance officer for the Foundation. Will joined the Foundation in April 2006.

Jim Palincsar

Senior Vice President for Development
Email Jim(979) 845-8161

Jim Palincsar leads the overall development effort of the Texas A&M Foundation. He has responsibility for unit-based development, principal gifts, major gifts, gift planning, real estate, strategic planning development efforts and corporate and foundation relations. He also oversees all comprehensive fundraising campaigns that the Foundation manages for the university. Jim has been with the Foundation since April 1990.

Lynn Schlemeyer

Vice President of Development Support
Email Lynn(979) 845-8161

Lynn directs the development support across the Texas A&M Foundation in support of its mission and goals. As such, she is responsible for coordinating and managing the marketing efforts, prospect research, and information services at the Foundation. She also supervises the donor engagement activities, including donor recognition, events and the Maroon Coats. Lynn joined the Foundation in October 2016.

Ben Wall '02

Chief Investment Officer
Email Ben(979) 845-8161

Ben formulates and recommends asset allocation changes, selection of investment managers and other investment policies to the Foundation’s investment committee. He manages the Foundations alternative investments program, including selection and monitoring of investments. Ben joined the Foundation in October 2008.

John Huser '89

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Email John(979) 845-8161

John is the Foundation's vice president and chief financial officer joining our executive leadership team. John oversees the finance operations of the Foundation including a team focused on treasury, banking, gift processing and accounting. He brings to the Foundation extensive proven experience with finance, treasury, accounting, planning, budgeting, economic analysis, business scenario planning, commodity trading and staff development. John is a certified public accountant and received his bachelor's of business administration in finance from Texas A&M University. He obtained his master's of business administration from the University of Houston. John joined the Foundation in February 2018.

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