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
Name Company
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.