BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Alan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Nebraska in 1975, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia in 1979, and an LL.M., Masters of Law in Taxation, from the University of Denver in 1987. He has participated as an instructor in the Graduate Tax Program, Continuing Legal Education Division, at the University of Denver. His practice areas were international income and estate tax planning, asset protection planning, and private placement life insurance planning. He co-founded the Denver area tax law firm of Anderson & Jahde, P.C. in 1995. Alan co-founded Investors Preferred Life Insurance Company of South Dakota in 2013 and serves as its full-time CEO and Board Member. Alan is Chairman and a Board Member of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.
Mark M. Steele
Mark Steele is the son of the founder of RMCAD, Philip Steele. A graduate of Boston University, he is a well-known Boston sculptor, painter, and illustrator whose award-winning work has earned an international following. His clients include Accor Hotels, Paris (original sculptures), New York Times Magazine (several covers), Fortune, Time, and Harvard Magazine (original drawings and paintings). His three-dimensional work has been published by Workman Publishing in New York. Commissions include public work for clients Dali Restaurant, Cambridge, Ma, Cuchi Cuchi Restaurant, Somerville, Ma, and the Regis Performing Arts Center in Denver, Co. as well as numerous private commissions in the US and Internationally. He is a Contributing Editor at Harvard Magazine, which has commissioned original drawings for over 25 years and in 2019 was chosen to give a public lecture and demonstration on Toulouse Lautrec at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He currently teaches at Lesley University College of Art and Design.
Debbie Magruder currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Full Sail University. She has been the CFO of Full Sail University for 23 years. She has been employed by Full Sail University for a total of 30 years, where her career began there in 1989. Debbie directs the administrative, financial, human resource, and compliance departments at the University. In this role, she oversees the accounting department to include all financial reporting and modeling, compliance and regulatory matters, and the human resource department. Debbie has a BBA degree in Accounting from Stetson University. And is a licensed CPA in the State of Florida and has held this active license since 1995.
In 2016, she was recognized as the Administrator of the Year award from the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC). That same year, she was nominated for and completed the Leadership Stetson University program. She has been nominated for the Girl Scout’s of Citrus Council Women of Distinction award. In 2021, she was awarded the Distinguished Volunteer of the Year from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). In 2022, she completed the Leadership Winter Park program, Class XXXII. And recently, she was awarded the 2023 Vicky Raymond Helping Hands Award by CECO, Conductive Education Center of Orlando.
In addition to her career achievements, she is an Executive Committee board member and Treasurer of the Winter Park Florida Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Stetson University Alumni Association, and a board member on the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Board of Directors and a board member of Mead Botanical Garden. She was a member of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) Financial Review Committee for over ten years, is the former Chair of the CECU Federal Regulatory Committee and a current member of the CECU Federal Legislative and Regulatory Committees. She is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), Financial Executives International (FIE), the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), and the Florida Institute of CFOs (FiCFO).
Karen B. Webber
MEd, Counseling and Student Personnel Management, Ohio University; BS Speech Pathology and Audiology, California University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Webber held Senior Vice President positions in Administration at Regis University for over 15 years until her retirement from that institution in 2015. Responsibilities included executive level management of the departments of Human Resources, Information Technology, Physical Plant and Capital Construction, Campus Security, and Enrollment Services (including Financial Aid, Registration and Academic Records, and Student Accounts). She was also responsible for negotiating and managing the faculty union contract; serving as ombudsman for faculty, staff, and student grievances on behalf of the President; planning and coordination of meetings of and communications with the Board of Trustees as well as the President’s Cabinet; and project management as assigned by the President. She previously held senior and mid-level administration positions at Regis University, Loretto Heights College, the University of Northern Colorado, North Central College in Illinois, and California University of Pennsylvania. She is currently serving on a number of municipal boards such as Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.