Texas A&M Foundation President Joins Peak Nano Board of Directors
June 2017 - Peak Nano is pleased to announce the addition of Tyson Voelkel, president of the Texas A&M University Foundation, to its board of directors.
"Tyson has been an advisor to us from day one," said Chad Lewis, president and chief operating officer at Peak Nano. "He is a seasoned leader and strategic thinker who has an amazing insight into building high performance teams."
Before taking over the Texas A&M Foundation, Voelkel was chief operating officer for a multi-billion dollar holding company overseeing more than a dozen operating companies, philanthropies and investments.
A Texas A&M graduate in industrial distribution, Voelkel has earned advanced degrees in international relations and national security from the Bush School of Government and Public Service, and a masters of business administration from Rice University.
He was the first student regent to be appointed to the Texas A&M University Board of Regents and currently serves in the Texas A&M Board of Visitors, Galveston A&M Board of Visitors, Bush School of Government and Public Service Advisory Board, and the Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Advisory Board.
To honor the memory of his daughter Lilly, Voelkel and his wife, Christi, founded The Lilly Voelkel Foundation to serve deaf-blind children and those with CHARGE Syndrome, a complex and life-threatening disorder in children.
A U.S. Army veteran, Voelkel earned two Bronze Stars while serving with the legendary 82nd Airborne in Iraq, and the MacArthur Leadership Award. An Airborne-qualified Army Ranger, he has taught leadership and ethics courses at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He currently serves as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.
As part of the Peak Nano Board of Directors, Voelkel will lend his expert guidance to the company's endeavors to push the performance of commercial products to new heights.
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