Meet the Board

Get to know the Building Tomorrow Board of Directors.

Kenneth Kobe

Chair of the Board

Kenneth Kobe, Building Tomorrow’s Chair, is retired Executive Director of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He also previously served as Indiana State Budget Director. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, Ken has served on Building Tomorrow’s Board since 2015 and serves on several other boards providing health care and education programs in East Africa and in central Indiana.

Emily Johnson

Vice Chair of the Board

Emily Johnson is the Director of Europe & Russia Corporate Responsibility for Cummins Inc. based in Italy. During her nine years with Cummins, Emily has held positions as the General Manager of Cummins’ Distribution business in Singapore, the Director of Global Corporate Responsibility for Cummins' Distribution business based in Dubai, and the Director of Corporate Responsibility Strategic Investments and Corporate Counsel based in Morocco and the US. Prior to joining Cummins, Emily was a Law Fellow with the Liberian Ministry of Justice’s Human Rights Division. Before this, she was in-house legal counsel for a Dubai developer. Emily also worked as an Equity and Debt Capital Markets attorney in both London and Dubai, focused on emerging markets. In-between receiving her law degree from George Washington Law and her Bachelor’s degree in Government from the College of William & Mary, Emily served in the US Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa.

Randy Kaltenmark

Secretary of the Board

Randy Kaltenmark joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP in 1997 and is currently a partner in the Tax Department. In addition to serving on the Building Tomorrow Board, Kaltenmark also serves on the board of Centerpoint Counseling, and is a member of the Alumni Board of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Kaltenmark is also a former Chair and active member of the Taxation Sections of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association. Kaltenmark has served on Building Tomorrow’s Board since 2011.

Jean Blackwell

Immediate Past Chair

Jean Blackwell, board member since 2014 and immediate past Chair, retired from Cummins Inc where she had most recently served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Chief Executive Officer of the Cummins Foundation. Previously she had served in a variety of positions at Cummins since 1997 including General Counsel and later Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Cummins, she was a partner at the law firm of Bose and then in a variety of government roles, including Budget Director for the State of Indiana and Executive Director of the State Lottery Commission.

Anselmo Canfora

Anselmo Canfora joined the faculty at the University of Virginia, School of Architecture in fall 2004. Previously, he taught for seven years at the University of Michigan, where he was the 2002 and 2004 recipient of the Donna M. Salzer Award of Teaching Excellence. In 2007, Anselmo founded Initiative reCOVER, a research project established to assist disaster recovery efforts and underserved populations through partnerships with humanitarian, community-based organizations, professional firms and manufacturers. In 2009, Anselmo and reCOVER collaborated on the construction of Building Tomorrow’s 7th school, the primary school of Gita, for which Anselmo received an AIA Education Honor Award and an ACSA Collaborative Practice Award. Anselmo has served on the Building Tomorrow Board since August 2017.

James Habyarimana

James Habyarimana is the Provost Distinguished Associate Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy. His research is focused on identifying low-cost strategies to address barriers to better health and education outcomes in developing countries. Ongoing projects include research to understand the effectiveness of centralized and decentralized programs, including the role of leadership, to improve teacher performance in East Africa, as well as how electoral incentives shape the design and implementation of education and health policies in Tanzania and India. He serves on an Independent Technical Review Panel for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). He is a founding member and former co-Director of Georgetown University’s Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation (gui2de). He is an affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and has been a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development.

Jimmy Kolker

Jimmy Kolker had a 30-year diplomatic career with the US Department of State where he served as the US Ambassador to Burkina Faso (1999-2002) and to Uganda (2002-2005). From 2005-2007, he was Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator in the Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator, leading the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Following this role, he served as Chief of HIV and AIDS for UNICEF. In January 2017, Kolker retired from his role as Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and now serves on the boards or advisory committees of the ABInBev Foundation, Firelight Foundation, Last Mile Health, and Texas Children’s Hospital Global HOPE, in addition to Building Tomorrow.

Nadira Lalji

Nadira currently serves as a director of Montcalm and Inhabit Hotels, a boutique hotel brand centred on inspiring healthy habits amongst travellers. She previously worked for Monitor Group in New York and London and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in Toronto. Nadira received her undergraduate degree and MBA from Harvard. Today she serves on the board of the HBS Fund and is an active member of Young President’s Organization in London.

Jerry Langley

Jerry Langley is currently Emeritus Teaching Professor at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, where he retired in 2018 after nearly 20 years of teaching. Langley had previously served in leadership positions at the McDonald’s Corporation, beginning as Director of International Finance in 1982 and from 1989 to 1999 as Vice President of Global Systems Finance. Before McDonald’s, he was Senior Vice President, International Banking Department at American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago. Langley has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois - Chicago Circle and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University. He also completed postgraduate work in accounting at DePaul University, earning his CPA certificate. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Langley served as a Trustee and member of various committees for the national Arthritis Foundation from 1976 - 2015, and was National Chair of the Arthritis Foundation from 1994 -1996. In addition to Building Tomorrow, he currently serves on the boards of the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union and the Volunteers of America.

Jim McClelland

Jim McClelland is the retired President and CEO of Goodwill Industries in central Indiana. During his Goodwill career, he led the development of several public charter high schools that serve a high poverty population and was also heavily involved in the international development of Goodwill Industries. He currently serves as Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement for the State of Indiana.

McClelland has served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations at local, national, and international levels. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech and the Dean’s Council of the Kelley School of Business - Indianapolis at Indiana University. He joined Building Tomorrow’s board in April 2015.

George Srour

Founder & Chief Dreamer, Building Tomorrow, Inc.

George Srour is the Founder and Chief Dreamer of Building Tomorrow. Srour attended the College of William & Mary where he graduated in 2005 with a major in Government and International Relations. Upon graduation, Srour was awarded the James Monroe Prize for Civic Leadership and the inaugural William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose, which he used to start Building Tomorrow. Srour has been recognized in the field of social entrepreneurship, being named an Echoing Green Fellow (‘07), a member of the GOOD 100 (‘13) and added to the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 list for social entrepreneurs (‘13).

Michael Stayton

Past Chair

Michael Stayton formerly served as President & CEO of the United States Infrastructure Corporation, the largest utility contract-locating firm in the United States. From 2002-2007, he served alongside Honorary Board Member Jim Morris as Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the largest international humanitarian agency in the world. Stayton is a graduate of Wabash College and George Washington University. Michael Stayton joined Building Tomorrow’s Board in 2013.