Board Certified

issue 01 | spring 2014

Douglas Mabie ’86

Mabie, who earned an M.B.A. from Northwestern University in 1995, is a managing director in the private wealth division of Robert W. Baird Inc. He manages customized investment portfolios for individuals, families, and institutions. Prior to joining Baird in 2012, Mabie spent 24 years at William Blair & Company as a partner and portfolio manager in its investment management division. Mabie also is the founder and director of the Springboard Foundation of the Chicago Community Trust, a director of the Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Foundation, and a trustee of North Shore Country Day School.

Mabie has been active with the Posse Foundation, creating internships and scholarship opportunities for Denison Posse Scholars. In addition, he has served Denison as a career advisor, as a President’s Associates volunteer, and as a member of the President’s Leadership Council and his Reunion Gift Committee. Mabie is a member of the D-Association and received an Alumni Citation in 2011. During his time at Denison, he played varsity basketball and became a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.


Thomas E. Szykowny ’79

This is Szykowny’s second term on Denison’s board of trustees, having served as recent student trustee from 1979 to 1982, immediately following his graduation from Denison. During that time, he worked toward earning a J.D. from the Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, graduating in 1982. Today he is a corporate, business, and insurance regulatory lawyer. Szykowny joined Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in 1982 and has served as the chairman of the firm’s Business Development Committee and as a member of its Management and Investment Committees. Currently he chairs the full-service insurance practice of the firm.

Szykowny was the recipient of the Columbus Jaycees Distinguished Service Award and received the Ohio State Bar Association and Columbus Bar Association Community Service Awards. He is a past president of the Buckeye Ranch and I Know I Can. He also serves on the board of directors of CBS Agency Inc., and is a trustee of The Griffith Foundation. In August 2010, Szykowny was announced as a new member of the Greater Columbus Arts Council. He was a trustee of The Columbus Academy and served as board president from 2007 to 2010. Szykowny has served Denison as an Annual Fund volunteer, campaign volunteer, career adviser, DURF trustee, President’s Associates volunteer, and chair of his Reunion Gift Committee. He was awarded the Alumni Citation in 1995.

Published March 2014
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