Executive Staff

Tyson Voelkel '96

President & Chief Executive Officer
Email Tyson(979) 845-8161

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 vice president and general counsel after serving in the Office of Gift Planning for more than 10 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.

John Huser '89

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

John is the Foundation's vice president and chief financial officer. He oversees finance operations, including teams focused on gift processing and accounting, as well as human resources, real estate services, and information services and technology. John joined the Foundation in February 2018.

Jim Palincsar

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

Jim leads overall development efforts for the Foundation. He has responsibility for unit-based development, principal gifts, gift planning, 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.

Mike Pia

Chief Investment Officer
Email Mike(979) 845-5936

Mike directs the Foundation's investment team. He manages the long-term investment pool, which steadily creates value for Texas A&M University through principled investing practices, and regularly monitors the wellness of the Foundation’s investments at large. He is responsible for recommending changes in asset allocation and overseeing investment policies and strategies. Mike joined the Foundation in May 2020.

Lynn Schlemeyer

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

Lynn is the Foundation's vice president for development support and currently oversees the scholarships program office. She joined the Foundation in October 2016.

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