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Sam Wolgemuth

Sam Wolgemuth

Board Governance (Ministry)


Sam Wolgemuth is Executive Director of Alpha USA and an operating partner of NewYork-based Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Partners, merchant bankers.

Sam is an experienced corporate leader who has spent most of his career in media businesses. He was President and CEO of Freedom Communications, at the time the privately owned Orange County-based publisher of the Orange County Register and 30 other daily newspapers as well as 8 television stations.

Sam was Group President at Simon & Schuster in New York City. He has held executive positions at News Corporation, Reed Elsevier, McGraw-Hill and Business Week.

He served as interim CEO of World Relief.

His board experience includes Youth For Christ Int’l, World Relief, Alpha USA, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, Freedom Communications, the Annenberg School at USC and the Pacific Symphony. He chaired the boards of World Relief and YFCI.

Sam holds a BA in Philosophy from Taylor University with continuing studies at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School.

Married to Mary Gayle; they have four married adult children and ten grandchildren. Sam and Mary Gayle are active at Truro Anglican Church in Fairfax, VA.