About the Staff
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Bob Leonard, who has more than 30 years of diverse business experience including strategy, business development, finance and operations, joined DePauw in June, 2017 as the vice president for finance and administration.
Leonard has served as a partner with the big four accounting firm KPMG and held executive positions (president, COO, CFO) with At-A-Glance Consumer Products, a leading publisher of pictorial calendars and posters. He has also held executive management positions with two entrepreneurial, web-based, start-up companies (one which he co-founded), and most recently served as a consultant to both C-suite executives and entrepreneurs.
Leonard holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University and has been previously certified (no longer practicing) as a public accountant and personal financial specialist.
Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration
Travis Linneweber joined DePauw in August 2016. In June 2019, Linneweber assumed additional responsibilities for DePauw auxiliary operations.
Linneweber has over 15 years of finance experience. Prior to joining DePauw, Linneweber was a consultant at Benefits 7. He previously worked for PFM, a higher education debt advisor, and spent eight years at JPMorgan Chase in public finance.
Linneweber holds a bachelor’s degree in Business-Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, honors program. He also earned his MBA from Pepperdine University while working full-time.
Zach Whitesel has served as the Controller at DePauw since July 2019. In that capacity he oversees all budget, audit, tax, and general accounting activities for the University. Prior to this role he served as the Assistant Controller since June 2017.
Before arriving at DePauw Zach served for over seven years in a variety of financial roles for Indiana Wesleyan University most recently as the Director of Internal Audit. In addition to his service at Indiana Wesleyan Zach has served as an auditor for Ivy Tech Community College and the US Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General.
Zach holds the Bachelor of Arts in Accounting (summa cum laude) from Taylor University and the Master of Science in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Indiana and is also a Certified Internal Auditor. He is a member of the Indiana CPA Society.
Associate Vice President for Facilities Management
Warren Whitesell is the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management at DePauw University, where he has overseen and directed the strategic operations of Facilities Management since 2017.
In his previous position at Gilbane Building Co., he worked with clients such as Pfizer, Corning, and Johnson & Johnson on large scale construction projects as a partner to their facilities management teams. In this role, he led multiple teams through process development for interfacing large scale construction impacts and integration into new and existing facilities.
In 2015, Mr. Whitesell began his career as the Project Manager of Campus Capital Investments at DePauw University. He was the lead project manager for R. David and Suzanne A. Hoover Hall, Stewart Plaza, Memorial Student Union Building and the Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion.