Founding Directors and Officers

 

Founding Directors and Officers of AFG:

David Carson, President

Vice President and Director of Client Strategies, Ultimus Fund Solutions

  • Former Chief Compliance Officer and Operations Officer, The Huntington Funds and Huntington Strategy Shares
  • Former trustee, Greater Cincinnati Mutual Funds Association
  • Dave has 19 years’ experience in the mutual fund industry. He also has experience in corporate compliance and technology audit.

 

Maureen Kiefer-Goldenberg, Vice President and Treasurer

Chief Compliance Officer, Fund Evaluation Group, LLC

  • Investment Professional since 2000
  • Series 7, 24, 63

Prior Experience :

  • Touchstone Investments, Inc , Compliance Officer
  • Ohio National Financial Services, Inc, Compliance Director
  • GE Capital Card Services, Project Manager

Memberships :

  • Advancing Fund Governance Committee, Secretary
  • Greater Cincinnati Mutual Fund Association
  • Investment Company Institute
  • National Society of Compliance Professionals
  • FEG Compliance Risk and Assessment Committee

 

Brian Ballou and Dan Heitger

Extensively teach, research, consult and work with students and executives in integrating integrity in corporate governance and executive decision-making, leadership in strategy and risk management, and transparency in stakeholder engagement and corporate reporting. Their publications have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Accounting Horizons, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Managerial Accounting Research, Journal of Accountancy, Issues in Accounting Education, International Journal of Accounting, and Management Accounting Quarterly. Heitger was the only academic to be named as an initial Yale University Millstein Center Rising Stars of Corporate Governance. Ballou and Heitger also co-founded Business Leaders Alliance to create opportunities for high integrity, innovative, humble business leaders to deliberate with peer business leaders, academics, and other thought leaders regarding their most challenging and complicated business issues and to enhance insightful thinking.

 

Steering Committee:

Dr. Brian Ballou, Professor of Accounting, Farmer School of Business, Miami University; co-director, Center for Business Excellence

John Bouhall, student, Miami University

Dave Carson, Vice President and Director of Client Strategies, Ultimus Fund Solutions

Jay Fitton, attorney-at-law, Huntington Asset Services

Brenda Fleissner, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Dr. Dan Heitger, Professor of Accounting, Farmer School of Business, Miami University; co-director, Center for Business Excellence

Brian Hirsch, Chief Compliance Officer, Nationwide Funds

Dr. David Hyland, Associate Professor, Finance, Xavier University

Maureen Kiefer-Goldenberg, Chief Compliance Officer, Fund Evaluation Group

Ben Knudsen, student, Miami University

Anuj Kwatra, student, Miami University

Joe Machi, Senior Vice President and Director of Alliances, Federated Investors

David Mahaffey, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Dub Nelson, independent investor, formerly Fidelity

Dr. David Shrider, Associate Professor of Finance, Farmer School of Business, Miami University

John Splain, Fund Administration, Ultimus Fund Solutions

JoAnn Strasser, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP