Board of Trustees

Brad Brenneman, Chairman, Development Chair

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 Bingham, Treasurer, Finance Chair

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 Droesch, Vice Chairman, Governance Committee Chair

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.

Nicole Franks LCA Board of Trustees headshot

Nicole Franks

Nicole is the principal owner of The Strategy Workshop, a product and marketing management consulting firm that influences the direction of education in both the United States and abroad. A native New Yorker, Mrs. Franks graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. She holds an MEd in reading and literacy from Benedictine University and earned her certification as a K–12 reading specialist.

Nicole has been involved in education for more than two decades. Though her journey initially started in the classroom, she quickly transitioned to curriculum planning and was even awarded Curriculum Specialist of the Year in 2011. With her visionary skills, she soon carved out a niche for herself in product management and marketing. She has worked with both public and private schools to design and implement infrastructures for digital learning.

Nicole is a volunteer for Frisco Family Services and an instructor for its CHAMPS (Challenging Adult Minds for Personal Success) program. The Franks are members of St. Philips Episcopal Church and say they enjoy all the ways the community makes a positive impact right here in our hometown. Nicole and her husband, Patrick, have two daughters: Siena is in the Spanish Immersion Program at Legacy (Class of ’32), and Sloane is a 2-year-old future Eagle. 

Dr. Kenneth Chapman Trustee

Dr. Kenneth Chapman, Jr.

Dr. Chapman has served as an education consultant and higher education administrator and is a member of the instructional faculty at Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business. Dr. Chapman has held notable administration positions at Oklahoma State University, The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Baptist University, and Dallas College. His unique perspective of the higher education landscape sets him apart.

A frequent speaker at Legacy, addressing both faculty and staff, he presented at a recent PEP Talk as part of our parenting education program. Dr. Chapman also consults with various Christian schools across the country on best practices and gospel-centered work in the area of Kingdom Unity.

Dr. Chapman was born and raised in Del City, a small suburb of Oklahoma City. He received a bachelor’s degree in public relations and mass communications from the University of Central Oklahoma and earned both a master’s degree in education and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Chapman and his wife, Kimberley, have four sons: Kenneth III, Kole, Karter, and Karson — all under the age of 14. After four boys and many prayers, God blessed them with a daughter, Kenley, the K who completes their family. 

The Chapmans are proud members of their church’s Frisco-based LifeChanging Christian Faith Fellowship. As an associate pastor, Dr. Chapman is committed, he says, to showing the love and the word of God to all.

Nick Johnson Lakes Tennis Academy Legacy Board of Trustees

Nick Johnson

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.

Jeff Owens Legacy Board of Trustees

Jeff Owens

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

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.

Trent Wood LCA Board of Trustees

Trent Wood

Trent is the President of and co-founder of CAF Management, which specializes in multifamily property management. He brings a wealth of experience to the Board as he is an experienced sales, marketing and operations professional that has a strong financial background, solid understanding of various business transactions and overall operations experience resulting in profitable company results. Prior to co-founding CAF Management, Trent most recently served as Principal of PTC Investments, LLC where he participated in over 125 property acquisitions and was responsible for the overall profitable operations of the company. Trent also proudly served in the US Army for nine years in Infantry and Field Artillery. He was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Captain. Trent has been married to his wife, Karleigh, for 24 years and they reside in Frisco, TX with their two sons, who both attend LCA. Their older son Tyler is a Junior and younger son Ryan is in 8th grade. The Wood family are members of Gateway Church, where Trent has volunteered in various roles including Greeter, Usher, Usher Captain, Altar Captain, and Deacon.