The mission of the Alumni Board is to foster a life-long relationship between The Summit Country Day School and its alumni. The Alumni Association’s guiding principles are to strengthen the spirit of loyalty and community among alumni, support the strategic initiatives of The Summit, promote a sense of Summit pride among all graduates and recruit alumni to actively promote and support The Summit through its development effort.
2018-2019 Alumni Board
Rene Cheatham ’03
B.S. in Accounting, Norwich University, M.B.A. Finance, Norwich University/University of Cincinnati. Chief Financial Officer, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. I came to The Summit because I had just moved back to Cincinnati from out of state, and Summit hit all the points my family was looking for in a high school. I love the Summit community and how everyone works together for a common goal. Summit helped me grow into a man of the community. It really opened my eyes to a great deal of things that have helped me grow. Contact Rene.
Missy (Segal) Fox ’88
Vice President, Philanthropy-Networking Committee Chair
B.S. Finance, Indiana University, M.B.A., Xavier University. Oversees Paradrome Properties, a 300-unit, family-owned rental property enterprise, historic properties in in Hyde Park, East Walnut Hills and Mt. Adams. I am a Summit lifer. I started full day Kindergarten in 1975. I believe the faith-based education and rigorous academics through all those years provided me with a very solid foundation for success both in business and in my community. Contact Missy.
Ty Wahlbrink ’12
Career Development Committee Chair
B.B.A. in Business Economics, M.S. in Applied Economics, University of Cincinnati. Quantitative Analyst, Fifth Third Bank. I came to The Summit for Upper School primarily because of the school's renowned academics. Of course, the school delivered an amazing education to me, but the reason why I love The Summit is that it educated my mind and heart. From challenging teachers to challenging experiences such as Urban Plunge, from retreats away from campus to the sense of community on campus every day, The Summit groomed me into the joyful, inquisitive and open bold dreamer that I am today. Contact Ty.
Chris (Castleberry) Lippert ’89
Engagement Committee Co-Chair
B.A. in Advertising, minor in art, Marietta College. I came to the Summit in seventh grade because my parents wanted me to have a great education. I am grateful they gave me that opportunity because it prepared me for my next step at college. I am a member of a four-generation Summit family that dates back to my grandmother, Constance (Alf) Castleberry, who graduated in 1920, and includes my dad, Edward “Hap” Castleberry SBS ’46. My husband and I enrolled our children in The Summit because we believe so strongly in the value of a Summit education.
Liz (Glassmeyer) Spahr ’70
Co-Chair of Engagement Committee Co-Chair
B.A. in Psychology, Trinity College, Washington D.C.; Registered Nurse degree, The Jewish Hospital School of Nursing. I'm a retired Hospice nurse. I enjoy traveling, gardening, playing tennis, reading & keeping in touch with my Summit friends. I'm an active member of the Summit Alumni Book Club. We are very welcoming! I am a summit lifer and part of a three-generation family. My mom, Elizabeth (Buenger) Glassmeyer ’30 is a Summit alumna, as are my three sisters. My two brothers attended Summit through eighth grade. My daughter Mary Spahr graduated from Summit in 2009 and had a wonderful experience. Contact Liz.
Gaby (Chandra) Napier ’10
Admissions Committee Chair
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University; pursuing M.B.A., Xavier University. GE Healthcare Lead Manager-Materials. I came to The Summit for high school after deliberating on the many strong Catholic high schools in the Cincinnati area. The teachers are your biggest cheerleaders and the connections built while I was in high school have lasted a lifetime. The Summit helped me develop empathy for all people, no matter what situation they are in, and that empathy helped accelerate my career and pushed me to use my God given gifts to make social change in the world. Contact Gaby.
Jesse Dunbar ’91
B.F.A. with honors in Communication Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y. Self-employed Business Development Consultant largely working for Argentum Consulting. I also coach and run a youth basketball organization. I arrived at the Summit as a junior and it was the difference maker for me, as I learned things both big and small from the likes of Mrs. Fultz, Mr. Escudero, Mr. Ackley, Mr. Monaco and so many others. I played football, tennis, baseball and wrestling. It was while at the Summit that I became committed to service and made lifelong friends. The Summit was easily the most important thing that happened to me in my youth. Contact Jesse.
Tommy Kreyenhagen ’12
B.S. in Accounting and Finance, University of Cincinnati. Tax Accountant at Ernst & Young. I started attending Summit in high school. With lots of great Catholic high school options in the Cincinnati area, I was drawn to Summit because of its rigorous academics, small class sizes and impressive athletic programs. Throughout my Summit career, I was well prepared for college academically and had the opportunity to develop leadership skills through extracurricular activities like the Leadership Scholars, the Great Youth Debate and basketball. I look forward to connecting students with Summit's vast alumni network. Contact Tommy.
Megan Funk ’13
B.S. in marketing, minor in studio art marketing, The Ohio State University. Marketing Consultant at Robinson Sotheby's International Realty. My legacy family dates back 110 years. I am a lifer. My sister, mom, five aunts three uncles and many cousins went here. What truly sets Summit so far ahead of other schools, is the holistic approach to education. While other schools focus on test scores, Summit ensured I excelled not only academically, but also artistically, physically, spirituality and socially. The Summit community is supportive even years after I graduated. Just like a family, Summit is a lifelong community. Contact Megan.
Jerry Hilton ’91
Faculty Representative, Current/Retired Faculty Captain
B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, Upper School Social Studies Teacher. I am a true Summit lifer. My mom taught here for about 40 years and I have taught here since 2008. Summit helped shape the person I am today in too many ways to quantify. Whether it be my faith formation, moral and social development or becoming a life-long learner; I owe a great deal to The Summit. Contact Jerry.