James C. Lintzenich
Jim Lintzenich earned his bachelor of science in accounting from Ball
State. After graduation, he worked
in public accounting for four years and obtained his CPA. He then went
into corporate accounting positions including controller, vice president of finance
and chief financial officer (CFO).
Lintzenich joined USA Group as CFO in 1984 and moved up to chief operating officer and then
chief executive officer. He led the effort to sell the assets of the nonprofit
to Sallie Mae in 2000, before working for Sallie Mae as its president. This
sale of assets led to the creation of the Lumina Foundation for Education in
Indianapolis. He currently serves on the board of directors of Lumina.
Lintzenich was active with the Miller College of Business in advisory board roles in
the 1990s and 2000s, and was invited to join the Ball State University Foundation
board in 2007. He serves on the Governance, and Executive committees of the foundation.
He currently resides in Mount Pleasant, SC, and spends summers in
Breckenridge, Colorado. His wife, Marybeth, is a 1975 Ball State graduate with
a special education degree. They have three adult children, all married, and six grandchildren.