Board of Directors
Brad Miller, Chairman
Brad serves as part of the senior leadership team at Ambassador Enterprises. Prior to joining Ambassador, Brad spent 25 years with the Dow Chemical Company, where he held a succession of progressive commercial and business leadership roles in both the chemicals and plastics divisions, including an assignment in Corporate Strategic Development, where he helped focus Dow’s corporate merger and acquisition efforts.
Thomas Mitchell, Director
Thomas (Tommy) Mitchell is the CEO of OrthoDirectUSA, located in Fort Wayne. He founded the company in 2008 after spending nearly 30 years in the orthopedic industry. Tommy began his career as an orthopedic sales representative and later established his own highly successful orthopedic device distributorship, which he owned and operated for 17 years. During that time, Tommy represented various technologies in the sports medicine, total joint, orthobiologics and spine markets, including Wright Medical.
Bob Vitoux, Director
Bob Vitoux leads investing activities for Ambassador Capital Group. Prior to joining Ambassador, Bob served as the President & CEO of Seymour Midwest, a privately held landscape and specialty tool manufacturer, and was the CFO for Steinway Musical Instruments. The majority of his career has been in the medical device industry, including commercial and finance leadership roles with Zimmer, Johnson & Johnson, and Biomet.
Christophe Dessaigne, Director
Christophe leads Ambassador Impact Investing. He joined the company in 2014 and moved to Fort Wayne after living and working in London, England, for nine years. Christophe’s previous business experience has spanned several sectors, from education to event planning and entrepreneurship to international network development. In each of his previous posts, Christophe was responsible for providing strategic oversight and direction.
Christophe received his master’s degree in management from SKEMA Business School (Sophia Antipolis, France), which included an M.B.A. program at the IESA business school (Caracas, Venezuela), and a B.A. in business administration from Humber College (Toronto, Canada). He holds a Leadership and Management Certificate from International Apostolic Bible College (Kolding, Denmark). Christophe serves on a number of for-profit and nonprofit boards.
Jason Rice, Director
Jason Rice joined Ambassador Enterprises in August of 2015 and serves as part of the finance leadership team. Jason is responsible for finance activities across the Ambassador Enterprises portfolio. Previously, he held financial leadership roles for Tippmann Group, a construction and warehousing company specializing in cold storage.
He holds an M.B.A. from Huntington University and a B.S. from Ball State University. Jason serves on the boards of Ambassador Supply, as well as GiGi’s Playhouse, a non-profit located in northern Indiana.