Meet the Christians in Commerce Board of Directors
CIC's culture of integrity starts with the CIC Board of Directors, focusing on areas that are important to our members and our mission of being Christ in the workplace.
Rich Preuss - Chairman of the Board - South Bend/Elkhart Men's Chapter
Rich is a financial advisor and an owner of the Healy Group, a full service financial and risk management firm. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a master’s degree in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He is serving on the boards of both the Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese of Ft. Wayne/South Bend and the LaSalle Company, and is a past president of the South Bend/Elkhart Chapter of Christians in Commerce. He has served in the past on the boards of the People of Praise, Trinity School at Greenlawn and the Women’s Care Center. Rich has been married to Beth since 1983 and together they have ten children. Rich can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terry Cassell - President - Northern Virginia Men's Chapter
Terry Cassell is the current President of Christians in Commerce (CIC). He graduated from New Hampshire College with a degree in Business Management in 1981. Prior to joining CIC Terry was in the pharmaceutical industry for 23 years. He served in several capacities, including field sales and management. In past years, he has served in leadership positions with the People of Praise, an ecumenical Christian community. He has been married to his wife Alicia since 1989 and they have been blessed with 5 wonderful children (Michael, Joseph, Peter, Mary Madeline and Julia). Terry can be reached at email@example.com.
Dan Kuplic - Treasurer - Minneapolis-South Men's Chapter
Dan lives in Minnesota and owns a franchise of Ameriprise, a Financial Planning firm in Edina, MN, which he started 15 years ago. He also owns and operates a payroll and benefits company. Dan's interest in Christians in Commerce is based on his desire to see the kingdom of God expand in all aspects of life. He sees business as a means of participating in the work of the Lord. Dan and his wife Theresa have six children together. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Klaum - Secretary
Art is a process improvement leader with Avnet, Inc., a distributor of electronic components and technology solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and has held positions in process engineering as well as operations, technical, and project management. He is a past Volunteer Coordinator for Paz de Cristo, an interfaith Community Center that helps to serve some of the needs of the economically challenged brothers and sisters in Mesa, AZ. Art has held several leadership positions in Christians in Commerce in the Greater Phoenix Area as well as having led several workshops over the past years at CIC annual conferences. He also helped launch the college Campus Club at Arizona State University (ASU). He has been married to Geraldine since 1983 and they have four children. Art can be reached at email@example.com.
Steve Becker - Minneapolis-South Men's Chapter
Steve has been a member of the Christians in Commerce Board of Directors since the early days of the organization. Currently retired, he has held key positions at several advertising agencies, founded a business in strategy and brand development and finished his career in sales and marketing for a national transportation company. Steve has been married to Carolyn since 1967 and has four adult children. He has served in leadership positions in the People of Praise and the board of a national foundation supporting Christian ministries. Steve can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luke Cahill - Minneapolis-South Men's Chapter
Luke Cahill has been active in CIC since 2016. He was recruited by Steve Becker to lead a pro-bono research project to help CIC better understand the next generation and was inspired to stay involved. By his own admission his participation has already had a life-changing impact on him. He is the Managing Principal of a market research company, REAL Insight. His company fields custom research projects for Fortune 500 clients, including General Mills, Pepsico, and Johnson & Johnson.
Luke received his bachelor’s in business from the University of Minnesota-Morris and MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. In addition to his work with CIC, he volunteers as a business mentor to seventh graders in a low income school in Minneapolis.
Luke and his wife of almost ten years, Angela, live in Eagan, MN. They have four young sons: Lachlan, Torin, Callum, and Beccan. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Jennifer Frankenberg - Orange County-Women's Chapter
Jennifer Frankenberg first heard about Christians in Commerce through a fellow parishioner. After connecting with several CIC members, she felt a calling to bring a women’s chapter to her area and in 2015, founded the Orange County Women’s Chapter in California. Jennifer has spoken at several CIC Annual Conferences and is enthusiastic about supporting and strengthening the organization.
Jennifer graduated with a bachelor’s in marketing and international business and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. She is currently a Vice President at TriVista, a global management consulting firm, working with private equity on middle market transactions. With 20 years of experience in the food industry, she works with her clients primarily on food company acquisitions, operational improvements, and risk mitigation.
Jennifer and her husband of almost 20 years, Rich, live in Mission Viejo, CA with their son, Connor. When not working for TriVista or on CIC, Jennifer supports Connor is his Boy Scouts of America activities as he works towards his Eagle rank. Jennifer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.