Four New Trustees Join Barrow Neurological Foundation Board
Barrow Neurological Foundation appointed four new members to the Board of Trustees further strengthening the board during these unprecedented, challenging times. Alexis Glascock, Pierre LeRoy, Andy McCain, and Heidi Teets join existing board members to provide governance in fulfilling Barrow Neurological Foundation’s mission to be the catalyst for donors’ passion to provide the means necessary for the world’s leading specialists at Barrow Neurological Institute to save lives.
“As we emerge from the effects of COVID-19 in the months and years ahead, we need innovative minds,” says Katie Cobb, president of the Foundation. “Alexis, Andy, Heidi, and Pierre bring us the creative thinking and expertise we are going to need to emerge from this pandemic stronger. We are so fortunate that every member of our board stands ready to help us meet the daunting challenges of continuing to meet the needs of our patients while facing the obstacles brought by the pandemic.”
Alexis J. Glascock is an attorney who has worked in private practice and in senior staff positions in state government. She has served both as counsel to the President of the Arizona Senate and Assistant to the General Counsel of the Legislative Council. Alexis has represented clients in healthcare and manufacturing, trade associations, non-profits and chambers of commerce among others. Glascock is a member of the board of directors for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Harvard Club of Phoenix. She is the chair of Barrow Beyond, a group of professionals and community influencers who support Barrow Neurological Institute.
Pierre Leroy serves as one of two designated financial experts on the Board of Directors for Capital One Financial Corporation, where he has been a director since 2005. He has also served on several other publicly held companies, including Rental Service Corp, United Rentals which acquired RSC, and Fortune Brands which split into two companies, Beam and Acco Brands. Leroy retired from John Deere as President of both the Worldwide Construction and forestry business, and the Global Parts Division. While at John Deere he also served in several positions including Director of Finance for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Vice President and Treasurer and later Chief Financial Officer of the company. In 2012 he became Chief Executive Officer of Vigilant, a company providing real time data to many law enforcement branches, including information preventing terrorist attacks or capture of criminals. Vigilant was later purchased by Motorola. In 2015 he founded Aspiture, LLC, a private equity firm investing in a wide range of businesses. In the medical field one such investment is Obex, formerly Medical Memory. Its primary mission is to improve the efficiency of doctors, nurses and hospitals, as well as improve both patient communications and satisfaction. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Michigan in 1970 and MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Andy McCain is the president of Hensley Beverage Co., a major distributor of local, craft, and Anheuser‐Burch beers, as well as fine wines, spirits, and non-alcohol beverages in the state of Arizona. He is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and received his undergraduate degree in mathematics in 1984, and an MBA in 1986, both from Vanderbilt University. McCain is a director of the Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corporation board, as well as a member of Vanderbilt’s Business School Board of Visitors, and UMOM’s Patrons Committee. McCain and his wife, Lucy, are members of Barrow Beyond.
Heidi Teets is manager of J.W. Teets Enterprises. As a longtime resident of Arizona, she and her family have been very active in the business and philanthropic community for decades. Specifically, Teets served on the board of Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation following her father’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, Teets has served on the board of Special Olympics Arizona, the Arizona Humane Society, FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy. She also supports Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. Heidi has been a member of Barrow Beyond since 2014.
The Board of Trustees, comprised of community members who serve on a voluntary basis, governs the Barrow Neurological Foundation. The initial appointment is for one year, with reappointment for up to three consecutive three-year terms.