Board of Trustees
Brad Brenneman, chairman
Brad is a Founding Partner of Breck Partners, a private equity firm located here in Frisco, Texas. Prior to establishing Breck Partners, Brad was Co-Managing Partner at Wingate Partners where he had served since 2002. He has served as Chairman of Nekoosa, Dunn Paper and Sunrise Oilfield Supply, as Lead board member for ICS, and as a board member of Binswanger Glass and S&N Communications. Prior to Wingate, Brad was an executive with Entergy Wholesale Operations where he led the development of and acquisition of power generation projects. He joined Entergy from Lufkin Industries where he served as an officer. Previously, Brad was a consultant with Bain & Company. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Kansas State University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Brad is also honored to serve as an Elder of Preston Trail Community Church and as an Advisory Board member for ATC, an Indiana-based customer trailer business.
Brad and his wife Leanne have been involved with LCA since 2002. They have three children: Abbi ’17, Jonathan ‘20, and Matt ‘22.
Brett is partner and president of B4 Holdings, LP and BFC Partners, LLC (its GP), where, since 2006, he is responsible for all aspects of a family limited partnership founded to invest in private equity, real estate, and publicly traded securities. Since 1998, Brett has been a partner of Meeting Protocol Worldwide, a family-owned business headquartered in Dallas that services biotech, clinical research organizations, and pharmaceutical companies in the clinical research industry. Since 2007, he has served on the Board of Directors for AccessBank Texas, a community bank headquartered in Denton, Texas.
Additionally, Brett serves on the U.S. board of directors for African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM), a non-profit ministry focused on developing leaders, peace building, and reconciliation in central and eastern Africa.
Brett is married to Brenda Bingham, who has served in various capacities with the Parent Teacher Fellowship. Brett is the father of daughter Mattison, who is a junior at Legacy and has attended since Pre-K, and two stepsons, David and Brandon, a 2013 Legacy alumnus.
Patrick is a hospitality industry senior executive with over 25 years of experience serving as a COO, President, and Executive Vice President at various organizations. His areas of expertise include operations, business strategy, branding, executive leadership, and team development for small and large, publicly-traded and private equity-owned businesses. He most recently served as Executive Vice President at ClubCorp overseeing the Business, Sports & Alumni Club Division. He also serves on the Board of Directors of a private hospitality company and works as a consultant with a number of other hospitality organizations.
Patrick graduated from California State University in Fullerton, California, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications in 1987. Patrick is married to Julie Droesch, who previously served as the Treasurer of LCA’s Parent Teacher Fellowship, and together they have 14-year-old boy/girl twins, Carson and Kendall, in the 9th grade at LCA. The Droesch family has been part of LCA since Carson and Kendall began the 2nd grade. They reside in Frisco and attend Christ Church Plano where they are actively involved in the student ministry. Patrick also serves as the public address announcer for LCA Football and Basketball.
Nick is the owner of Lakes Tennis Academy in Frisco, which has been recognized by the USTA as one of the best private clubs and junior tennis programs in America. Nick’s devotion to tennis developed at a young age and has remained constant throughout much of his life. After spending thousands of hours training on the court, Nick was offered a tennis scholarship to play at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His excitement to play Division 1 tennis was quashed when he was diagnosed with leukemia during his freshman year. Nick underwent a life-saving bone marrow transplant at Baylor Medical Center and just 30 days later, doctors proclaimed he was cured.
Determined to continue his pursuit of a career in tennis, he moved to the University of North Texas where he earned a degree in Club and Resort Management. He spent 8 years as a tennis pro at Northwood Club in Dallas before making his move to Lakes Tennis Academy. Nick has served on the Dallas Professional Tennis Association Board of Directors for 7 years. He also works with the Team Connor Foundation for an annual tennis fundraiser to benefit childhood cancer research. Nick and his wife Salina have been married for 21 years. They have three children; Blake ’22, Callie ’24, and Addy ’26, who have all attended Legacy since Pre-K. Nick enjoys spending time with his family boating, biking, skiing, and taking his dachshund to the weiner dog races! His family has attended Preston Trail Community Church for 14 years.
Lisa is a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelors of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences and a secondary teaching certificate. She first taught high school then moved into the advertising field working for DDB Needham, Tracy Locke, and Rapp Collins. Lisa and her husband James, along with family, opened several New Balance retail stores in the DFW area 16 years ago and currently own and operate seven New Balance stores in Texas.
Over the 15 years the Liberis family has been at LCA, Lisa has volunteered in many capacities including room mom, Parent Teacher Fellowship board member, and Laps for Legacy Co-Chair. In 2011, Lisa introduced Laps for Legacy, an annual fun run for students that raised money for school enhancements such as technology, science labs, library updates, and playground upgrades. With the introduction of the Annual Fund in 2016, Laps for Legacy transitioned into Laps of Love, an outreach event, to love and serve others in need.
Lisa and James have two daughters at LCA, Alexandra (12th grade) and Priscilla (8th grade). They attend Stonebriar Community Church and enjoy time with family, traveling, and staying active.
Jeff is a partner with Armanino LLP, a top 25 national accounting and consulting firm. Jeff currently leads Armanino’s Texas audit department and serves as the firm’s Southeast Technology & Emerging Growth Practice leader. Jeff began his career with KPMG in 2001 and joined Armanino in 2008 where he was admitted to the partnership in 2010.
Jeff previously served as a board member for the Alzheimer’s Association of Dallas and Junior Achievement. In addition to his service to the technology industry, Jeff also currently serves as the audit partner to several local and top 100 private schools across the country.
Jeff grew up in Richardson, TX, and attended Southern Methodist University where he earned a bachelor's and master’s degree in accounting & finance. He met his wife Irina while at SMU and they married in 2005. They have two daughters attending Legacy, Olivia ’28 and Adele ’32. The Owens family has been a part of LCA since Olivia began the second grade. They live in Frisco and are members of Watermark Community Church where Jeff serves on the technical arts team as an audio engineer.
Dorothy Smith graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in real estate and insurance. She went on to earn her MBA in Information Technology, also from Baylor, in 1991. She worked at the State Auditor’s Office in Austin for several years, as well as InterVoice in Richardson. Dorothy and her husband, Robert, celebrated 20 years of marriage in September. Together they have three children who have all attended Legacy since preschool and kindergarten–Mitchell, 11th grade, Philip, 9th grade, and Katharine, 7th grade.
Dorothy has been an active member of the Legacy community for 12 years. That first year she was asked to help with a fundraiser, and she was happy to jump right in and assist. From there, she went on to serve as treasurer for the Parent Teacher Fellowship for several years before being tapped to serve on the Board. She has been the treasurer on the Legacy Board for four years now. She is content being behind the scenes yet still maintaining an active presence on the Board and fortifying her relationships at the school.