Handshake America Board

Doug Probst-President & Co-founder Doug co-founded and created Handshake America in Columbus, Ohio in 2011 along with his peers and fellow DSW executives, Roger Rawlins and Bill Jordan.  In 2014 Doug retired as CFO of DSW to focus his energy on the growth and development of Handshake America.  Doug has been a Handshake Coach every year and, in 2017, launched Handshake Atlanta where he is the acting Executive Director. 

Doug Probst-President & Co-founder

Doug co-founded and created Handshake America in Columbus, Ohio in 2011 along with his peers and fellow DSW executives, Roger Rawlins and Bill Jordan.  In 2014 Doug retired as CFO of DSW to focus his energy on the growth and development of Handshake America.  Doug has been a Handshake Coach every year and, in 2017, launched Handshake Atlanta where he is the acting Executive Director. 

Rick Jackson-Chairman Rick recently retired as the EVP of Logistic Services at L Brands.  He and his wife, Penny, have three grown children including Travis, who contributes as an Assistant Handshake Coach.  Rick and Penny have contributed significantly by being the Columbus Scholarship Sponsors for the 2015 and 2016 Handshake students.

Rick Jackson-Chairman

Rick recently retired as the EVP of Logistic Services at L Brands.  He and his wife, Penny, have three grown children including Travis, who contributes as an Assistant Handshake Coach.  Rick and Penny have contributed significantly by being the Columbus Scholarship Sponsors for the 2015 and 2016 Handshake students.

Hyman Albritton-Secretary Hyman's primary experience is in the human resource arena and he currently owns and operates Genesis Consulting.  Hyman and his wife have two children - one a recent grad from Wake Forest, and one at the University of Miami, FL.  He has been a valuable advisor for Handshake since the beginning, was a Handshake Coach for three years, and previously sat on the Handshake- Columbus Advisory Board.

Hyman Albritton-Secretary

Hyman's primary experience is in the human resource arena and he currently owns and operates Genesis Consulting.  Hyman and his wife have two children - one a recent grad from Wake Forest, and one at the University of Miami, FL.  He has been a valuable advisor for Handshake since the beginning, was a Handshake Coach for three years, and previously sat on the Handshake- Columbus Advisory Board.

 
Thom Bray Thom has worked primarily in retail in various marketing and store visual roles.  He currently works for Belk in Charlotte, NC.  He and his wife have two grown children - one in Dallas and one in Colorado.  Thom was instrumental in the launch of Handshake-Atlanta.

Thom Bray

Thom has worked primarily in retail in various marketing and store visual roles.  He currently works for Belk in Charlotte, NC.  He and his wife have two grown children - one in Dallas and one in Colorado.  Thom was instrumental in the launch of Handshake-Atlanta.

Chris Lanning Chris has an extensive career in retail and consumer products. He is currently President & Chief Operating Officer at Crawford Hoying in Dublin, OH as well as a Board role with the non-profit Blood:Water.  He and his wife have two grown daughters - one in Atlanta and one in Columbus.  Chris provided a lot of good counsel during the early years of Handshake and has been helpful in launching Handshake-Atlanta.

Chris Lanning

Chris has an extensive career in retail and consumer products. He is currently President & Chief Operating Officer at Crawford Hoying in Dublin, OH as well as a Board role with the non-profit Blood:Water.  He and his wife have two grown daughters - one in Atlanta and one in Columbus.  Chris provided a lot of good counsel during the early years of Handshake and has been helpful in launching Handshake-Atlanta.

Patty Probst Patty's career was in the health care industry which included opening her own business (The Wellness Company) before she "retired" to raise three children full-time.  She has served on the Handshake-Columbus Advisory Board and lead the Haunted Hike Fundraiser in Columbus in October.  She is currently an Atlanta Handshake Coach.

Patty Probst

Patty's career was in the health care industry which included opening her own business (The Wellness Company) before she "retired" to raise three children full-time.  She has served on the Handshake-Columbus Advisory Board and lead the Haunted Hike Fundraiser in Columbus in October.  She is currently an Atlanta Handshake Coach.

 
Roger Rawlins Roger is the CEO of DSW.  He and his wife are raising three kids - one in college, one in high school, and a new baby they adopted in August!  Roger is a Co-founder of Handshake America, has been a Handshake Coach every year, and previously sat on the Handshake-Columbus Advisory Board.  

Roger Rawlins

Roger is the CEO of DSW.  He and his wife are raising three kids - one in college, one in high school, and a new baby they adopted in August!  Roger is a Co-founder of Handshake America, has been a Handshake Coach every year, and previously sat on the Handshake-Columbus Advisory Board.