BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College has added three new members to its Board of Trustees. Joining the Board are George "Ken" Bado, a graduate with the Class of 1977; George M. Davis, a graduate with the Class of 1978; and R. Timothy Stack, a graduate with the Class of 1975.
Bado is Senior Vice President of Autodesk, Inc., the world’s leading design software and digital content company. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Bethany and attended Wright State University, Southern Methodist University and University of California – Berkeley for postgraduate work.
Previous to this position, Bado spent nearly 20 years in global technology sales and world trade with Innoveda, Inc., Centric Software, Inc., Mentor Graphics Corporation, Accgraph Corporation and Intergraph Corporation.
While at Innoveda, Inc., Bado served as executive vice president of sales and consulting. He also served as executive vice president of operations at Centric Software, Inc., where he developed systems to speed market acceptance of high-tech products. As Senior Vice President of World Trade at Mentor Graphics, he managed 1,200 employees worldwide in customer support, consulting and sales.
Bado resides in McKinney, Texas, with his wife, Angela, a graduate of Bethany with the Class of 1977. They have three children, Megan, Colin and Matt, also a graduate of Bethany with the Class of 2001.
Davis is currently managing director of Coastal Ventures, which owns and operates "Gertrude's Restaurant” at the Baltimore Museum of Art as well as the "John Shields" product line of regional foods, cookbooks and TV productions. He is also Executive Chairman of Demesys LLC, which provides electronic medical record management software and services to the health care industry.
He serves on the Board of Directors for Defywire, a private company in northern Virginia that provides high-end wireless data software, applications and services to various industries.
In 1996, Davis co-founded Aether Systems, a wireless data software and services company in Baltimore. As COO, he was instrumental in helping grow and position the company for a successful initial public offering in 1999 and several secondary offerings in 2000. Davis served as president and vice-chairman from 2000 until his retirement in 2004.
Davis worked from 1980 to 1996 at Westinghouse Electric/Northrop Grumman. His positions included contracts management, operations management and program management for various defense avionic product lines.
Upon his graduation from Bethany, Davis began his career as a territory sales representative with Burroughs Corporation in Wheeling.
He currently resides along the Chesapeake Bay shore in Windmill Point, Md., with his wife, Patricia; son, Benjamin; daughter, Lily; and step-sons, Thomas and Joseph Jackson.
Stack is president and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. A native of Pittsburgh, he received his M.A. in Hospital Administration from the Medical College of Virginia.
In 2003, under Stack's leadership, Piedmont Healthcare was a finalist in Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies." In the same year, Piedmont Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital were
selected by Solucient, a nationally recognized healthcare information company, as two of the nation's "100 Top Hospitals."
Stack previously served as president and CEO of Borgess Health Alliance in Kalamazoo, Michigan; president and CEO of South Side Healthcare System in Pittsburgh; and senior vice president and COO of Central Medical Center and Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He served on the Board of the American Hospital Association from 1999 to 2001.
He and his wife, Mary, met when they both were students at Bethany. They have three children, Tim, Ryan and Matthew.
In announcing the new appointments, Bethany President G. T. (Buck) Smith, said, “From its founding in 1840, Bethany has been blessed with a progression of highly talented and dedicated trustees. The appointment of Ken Bado, George Davis, and Tim Stack is significant to Bethany’s future as a national college of distinction.”