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Amy R. Frolick and Brad Eric Scheler 1974, 2005P, 2008P, 2009PG

Amy R. Frolick graduated from New York University with a degree in industrial arts in 1976. For more than ten years, Amy was a casting director, first with global marketing communications company Young & Rubicam and then with N.W. Ayer. In addition to being a competitive contract bridge player, Amy is an advocate on behalf of and has served for ten years on the Board of Directors at Gilda’s Club Westchester, a non-profit organization that offers networking and support groups, lectures and workshops, and social events for those whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Brad Eric Scheler ’74 graduated from Lehigh University with high honors earning a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary history and government. Brad received his juris doctorate in 1977 from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where he was research editor of the Hofstra Law Review.  

Brad is also a recipient of a Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa degree from Monmouth University and delivered the commencement address to the Monmouth University Class of 2015.

Amy and Brad reside in Larchmont, New York, and are the proud parents of three daughters, Ali M. Siotkas, Maddie H. Scheler, and Zoey B. Scheler. Ali ’05 and Maddie ’08 ’09G each earned Lehigh undergraduate degrees with honors, and Maddie earned her master’s degree in education at Lehigh. Amy and Maddie were the recipients of the Gilda’s Club Westchester 2017 Red Door Award in recognition of their tireless efforts for, long term commitment to, and continued support of Gilda’s Club Westchester. Amy and Brad are also the proud grandparents of Scarlett C. Siotkas, Sawyer J. Siotkas, and Scout B. Siotkas. 

Brad is a senior partner with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and chair of the law firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Brad writes regularly about, and is a noted expert on, issues relating to bankruptcy, restructuring, and complex transactions and is a frequent speaker at seminars for clients and fellow professionals. For several years, Brad has been a guest lecturer for a course on Investing in Distressed Securities taught by Professor Allan Brown at the New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Brad is a contributing author for Collier on Bankruptcy, the leading treatise in the bankruptcy and restructuring field.

A member of the Board of Trustees of Lehigh University since 2006 and a corporate trustee since 2010, Brad served as chair of the board from July 2012 to June 2017. In his work for and support of Lehigh, Brad has been central to myriad efforts and endeavors for and on behalf of his beloved alma mater. 

For more than a decade, Brad served as chair (now chair emeritus) of the Dean’s Advisory Board for his law school alma mater. Honored and championed by Hofstra Law, Brad has delivered the Benjamin Weintraub Distinguished Professorship Lecture, served as the Keynote Speaker for the Hofstra Law Review, and served as the Keynote Speaker welcoming the law school’s incoming class.

Throughout his career, Brad has expended time, energy, and resources to support those in need through his service to many charitable organizations and endeavors. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research (a/k/a Tina’s Wish). For more than eight years, Brad worked tirelessly for and served as chair of the board of Her Justice (formerly known as inMotion), an organization devoted to providing free legal services to indigent women and their children in the City of New York. 

Brad and Amy are long-time members of the Asa Packer Society and the Tower Society. Their generous contributions include supporting numerous scholarships and establishing and further strengthening the Amy R. Frolick and Brad Eric Scheler Endowed Scholarship Fund. They have also supported global initiatives, the President’s Fund, athletics, Africana Studies, the Linderman Library renovation, the College of Business and Economics, and Lehigh’s Annual Fund.