The SOAR Program (Success, Opportunity, Acumen, and Readiness) consists of professionals, leaders, and mentors from in and around the Muncie and Ball State community.
SOAR Program Advisory Board Members 2020–21
|Connor Ryan ||Board Chairperson & The Smith Ryan Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Connor graduated with a bachelor's degree in financial planning from Ball State where he was also named a two-time captain of the football team. He resides in Indianapolis.
|Greg Arnott ||BKD, Retired Partner
Greg is a class of 1980 Ball State accounting alumnus.
He is a retired partner from BKD, LLP after a career of 34 years in public accounting.
|Scott Barrett ||LHD Benefit Advisors
Scott is a 2008 graduate of Ball State with a B.S. in actuarial science and a minor in foundations of business. Scott works at LHD Benefit Advisors as the senior account executive, advising employers on their benefit plans while training and mentoring other account executives.
|Stacey Brown, Esq. ||DB Schenker
Stacey is the chief human resources officer, DB Schenker - Region Americas and is a labor relations and litigation attorney. She is a basketball and soccer mom.
|Karen Hill ||Katz, Sapper & Miller
Karen Hill is the director of talent acquisition and staffing with Katz, Sapper & Miller. She leads all campus and experienced hire efforts. Her responsibilities include understanding firm needs and market dynamics; setting strategies; developing key relationships with faculty, staff, and students; and screening for the best and brightest applicants.
|Christy Horn ||Past Chair, Alumni Council, Ball State Alumni Association
Christy retired from higher education after a broad career in the private sector, non-profit management, and as an entrepreneur. She recently completed over 10 years of service on the Ball State Alumni Council culminating as chairman.
|Jared Scaringe ||CBRE Advisory and Transaction Services
Jared Scaringe is a First Vice President with CBRE's Advisory & Transaction Services group. Jared specializes in strategic planning and execution of real estate transactions (acquisitions, dispositions, sale-leasebacks, build-to-suits, alternative financing structures, etc.) across a client's entire geographic footprint.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2019 revenues of $23.9 billion.
|Amanda Welch ||Lincoln Financial Group
Amanda is a recruiting consultant for Lincoln Financial Group. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Ball State University. Amanda resides in Muncie and is an active member of the community.