Endowment Trustees


The Trustees have the authority to hold, invest, reinvest and disburse endowment funds as directed by the Executive Board; recommend endowment operating procedures and assumptions to the Executive Board; select endowment investment managers; report endowment status to the Executive Board, Council and Membership.


Rodney M. Hersberger (Senior Trustee, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015)
Kate F. Nevins (Trustee, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015)
Mr. Robert Randolph Newlen (Trustee, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Siobhan A. Reardon (Trustee, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2015)
Dr. Teri R. Switzer (Trustee, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015)
Mario M. Gonzalez (Treasurer, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2016)
Keith D. Brown (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015)
Gregory L. Calloway (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2014. Last retrieved on 07/07/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


Six (6) trustees elected by the Executive Board annually, for a 3-year term and the ALA Treasurer (ex-officio, non-voting).

Meeting schedule

The Endowment Trustees meet each spring and fall; hold monthly conference calls.

Staff Liaison

Keith Michael Fiels, Executive Director
Office:  (312) 280-3205
Fax: (312) 280-5014
Assistant: Alicia Bastl – (312) 280-3205

Keith Brown, Senior Financial Analyst
Office:  (312) 280-4255
Fax:  (312) 280-5272