Alumni Association

The Lake Catholic Alumni Association works with the school to create and foster goodwill among all alumni, present and future, by affording those alumni the opportunity of a lifetime of connections. The Association contributes most of the funds raised during a variety of events annually to the Alumni Scholarship Fund. The Alumni Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to our legacy students.
If you are interested in helping with the Alumni Association, please contact Chuck Grebenc at
Alumni Elections

Thank you to the alumni who have nominated and/or accepted the nomination for the Lake Catholic Alumni Association Leadership Team.

The 2019 Leadership Team Candidates are:
PRESIDENT - A two year term (2019-20 and 2020-21)
Jeff Fenner ‘84
I am an alum (’84) and alumni parent (2017) and has served two stints on the Lake Catholic Advisory Board (2012 – 2016, 2018 – present). I currently hold the position of Communications Officer for the LC Alumni Association. I served as the President of the Lake Catholic Boys Lacrosse Booster (2015 – 2017) and have worked on numerous committees for the alumni association and sports teams. I am member of St. Mary of the Assumption parish in Mentor, was President of the Men’s Club (2013 – 2015) and named Man of the Year in 2016. I am a partner with B Communications in Mentor.

- A two year term (2019-20 and 2020-21)

Brian Kampman '07
I am an alum of Lake Catholic (Class of 2007) and the current Business Networking Committee Chair for the LC Alumni Association.  In this role, I have worked to increase the number of alumni willing to mentor current seniors at Lake Catholic during their Senior Project, as well as to track and highlight alumni-owned/operated businesses. I am an associate attorney with Ziegler Metzger LLP in Cleveland. My practice areas include Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Probate, Estate and Trust Administration, Real Estate, and corporate/business law. I look forward to continuing to bring more LC alumni back to their alma mater to support the school and its current students.

 – A one year term (2019-20)

Tom Dragar '07
I am a proud member of Lake Catholic’s Class of 2007. I have been in the financial services industry for 7 years serving families and businesses in NE Ohio and have been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ for 4 years. I am a Financial Advisor with the firm Freeman Heyne Toma in Strongsville.  I have been involved with the Lake Catholic Alumni Association since July 2018 as the Treasurer and hope to increase volunteer activity over the next year through the support of involved alumni.

– A one year term (2019-20)

Jeff Rowan '96
I am a proud alum of the Lake Catholic Class of 1996 and I have 4 siblings who also graduated from Lake (Gary ‘92, Michael ‘93, Jennifer ‘97, and Paige ‘11). I have worked in retail sales management for the past 20 years. In my spare time I enjoy attending many Cougar social and sporting events, as well as watching my nieces and nephews play their sports. I have a lot of great ideas to help promote the school and I am committed to the growth and success of the Cougar Community. I would appreciate the opportunity to serve as a member of the 2019 LC Alumni Leadership Team. 
James Smerke '11
I recently moved back to the Mentor area after starting my career in Columbus as a financial advisor with a wealth management tax and audit firm. I am a 2011 Lake Catholic alum and a 2015 graduate of The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. While at Lake Catholic, I was the Student Government VP of my Senior Class, Buckeyes Boys State Class of 2010, and a member of the historic 2009 NCL cross country championship team and track program. I am excited for the opportunity to once again serve a great institution by communicating and connecting with fellow alums.

Voting begins NOW!

Each Lake Catholic alum may vote ONCE.  Voting will be open from April 5th - May 13th. The list of newly elected officers will be announced via email to all alumni on May 17th. Cast your vote now at
Any questions, please contact Chuck Grebenc, Alumni Relations Coordinator at 440-578-1020 ext. 233 or

We congratulate all the candidates and wish them luck throughout the voting process! Go Cougars!