USA Funds Elects Two New Members to Board of Trustees

USA Funds Elects Two New Members to Board of Trustees

Coulis, Moreno join governing board of nonprofit that promotes college success


PR WIRE/ — USA Funds®, a nonprofit organization that helps American families benefit from postsecondary education, has announced the election of two new members to its board of trustees. Joining USA Funds’ governing board are the following new trustees:

Marlene V. Coulis brings to the USA Funds board 27 years of experience in marketing, advertising, marketing research and strategic planning. She was a marketing executive with Anheuser-Busch Inc. for 18 years and most recently served as vice president of consumer strategy, insights and innovation. In addition, she led the integration of the total marketing approach
into the combined Anheuser-Busch InBev global company. She had also served on the corporation’s strategy committee, a group of the most senior executives responsible for setting the company’s strategic course. During her tenure, she helped the company become a leading beverage innovator by expanding its brand portfolio to include a full line of American and craft-style beers, select imports, and premium specialty beverages. Coulis was recognized as the 2006 Woman of the Year by the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation of Los Angeles and among the 100 Most Influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine in 2005. She is a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and resides in Chicago.

Erik I. Moreno serves as senior vice president, corporate development, for Fox Networks Group, Los Angeles, where he is responsible for identifying new business
and strategic opportunities, as well as work on acquisitions and joint ventures. Moreno also is co-general manager of the Mobile Content Venture (MCV), a joint venture of 12 broadcasters that are working to deliver live digital television to mobile devices in the United States. Moreno previously served as director of corporate development for eBay and as vice president of corporate development and strategy for Level 3 Communications, a global wholesale telecommunications company. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.

“We are delighted to add the expertise, energy and unique perspectives that these two trustees bring to our board, as USA Funds explores exciting new ways to advance its mission in support of higher education access and success,” said Ernest J. Newborn II, chairman of the USA Funds board of

Coulis and Moreno join the following trustees on the USA Funds board:

  • Newborn, chairman of the USA Funds board, and senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of USI Holdings Corp.
  • Ike G. Batalis, president and CEO of Batalis & Associates LLC.
  • The Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., president of the University of Portland.
  • Carl C. Dalstrom, president and CEO of USA Funds.
  • Blake E. Devitt, retired senior audit partner, Ernst & Young LLP.
  • Marshall C. Grigsby, president and CEO of Grigsby & Associates LLC.
  • Norman Lefstein, professor of law and dean emeritus of the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.
  • Ilene H. Nagel, leader, higher education practice, Russell Reynolds Associates.  
  • William R. Neale, partner, Krieg DeVault LLP.
  • Edward R.
    Schmidt, president, Silver Creek Partners LLC.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, USA Funds is a nonprofit corporation that works to enhance postsecondary education preparedness, access and success by providing and supporting financial and other valued services. For more information about USA Funds, visit


USA Funds Elects Two New Members to Board of Trustees