Board of Trustees

Clay Stanton

Board Chair, Executive Committee
Elected 2012

Mr. Stanton transitioned from a career as a software executive to manage his family’s ranch in Navasota, Texas. Prior to his return in Texas in 2009, Mr. Stanton lived in Atlanta and Washington, DC.

Mr. Stanton was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2012 and served as the Advancement Committee Chair until being elected as Board Chair in 2015.

Mr. Stanton received his Bachelor’s in Economics with a Minor in Mathematics from the University of Georgia.

Mr. Stanton and his wife, Michele, have been members of the Allen family since 2011 with two children enrolled in the Lower School.

Stephanie Malechek

Vice Chair; Committee on Trustees
Elected 1998

Mrs. Malechek is the Vice President of The Adam Corporation overseeing commercial and residential real estate, residential construction and private country club community.

Mrs. Malechek is an Allen Academy alumnus whose significant contributions, generosity and leadership continue to advance the school’s achievements.

Mrs. Malechek received her Bachelor’s in Communications with a Minor in Business from Texas A&M University.

Mrs. Malechek and her husband, Trey, have been members of the Allen family since 1992 with three graduates - Madison ’07, Mackenzie ’11, and Ty ’13.

Hege Kalaouze

Treasurer; Finance Chair; Committee on Trustees
Elected 2013

Mrs. Kalaouze is an local retail entrepreneur who is a native of Norway. With her husband as her business partner, she has spent nearly 25 years in the retail industry as owner, GM and CFO.

Mrs. Kalaouze received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and MBA from Texas A&M University. She has also received a Nonprofit Finance Certificate from Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

Mrs. Kalaouze and her husband, Fadi, have been members of the Allen family since 1999  with two children enrolled in the Upper and Middle Schools and one graduate Natasha '14.

John Clanton

Secretary; Audit Chair
Elected 2002

Mr. Clanton’s career began in accounting for public and private industry and later shifted to more entrepreneurial achievements in aviation, technology, real estate and research.

Mr. Clanton’s unwavering support and guidance to the Board are contributions that have positively impacted all aspects of the institution. Mr. Clanton received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University.

Mr. Clanton and his wife, Martha, have been members of the Allen family since 1998 with four graduates - Kristin '02, Caleb '10, Jacob '12, and Sarah '15

Dory Scarmardo

Campus Master Plan Chair
Elected 2012

Mrs. Scarmardo is an accomplished entrepreneur first starting a K-2nd grade school in Oklahoma where she grew up. Upon marrying her husband, she relocated to the area and is the President of the local enterprise Scarmardo Foods, a family owned and run business. Mrs. Scarmardo’s other business interests center on property development and design.

Mrs. Scarmardo received her Bachelor’s in Education with a Minor in Mathematics.

The Scarmado family has been a member of Allen since 2001 with three children enrolled in the Middle School.

Peter Mercure

Advancement Chair
Elected 2015

Mr. Mercure is the President of Tiger Energy Services, a multi-national company he founded in 2008 that specializes in oilfield and renewable energy technologies and engineering. Prior to, Mr. Mercure served in engineering and leadership roles for oil/gas development companies domestic and abroad.

Mr. Mercure is a native Texan who received his Bachelor’s in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and his Master’s in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Mr. Mercure and his wife, Lisa, have been members of the Allen family since 2012 with two children enrolled in the Lower School.

Daniel Dawson

Campus Master Plan; Audit
Elected 2015

Dr. Dawson is a licensed Obstetrics and Gynecology physician at the Brazos Valley Women’s Center. He also holds positions in healthcare administration, small business operations and operates a small cattle ranch in the Brazos Valley.

Dr. Dawson comes to the Allen community from Richardson, Texas. Dr. Dawson received his Bachelor’s in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University, his MD at Baylor College of Medicine, completed his residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center followed by an MBA at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Dr. Dawson and his wife, Cynthia Jansky, MD, have been members of the Allen family since 2009 with two children enrolled in the Upper and Lower Schools.

Jimmy Loup

Advancement; Audit
Elected 2015

Jimmy Loup is Founder and CEO of Grub Burger Bar.  Previous to starting Grub, Jimmy served as the Joint Venture Partner for Outback Steakhouse in Atlanta and Middle Georgia.

Mr. Loup grew up in Houston and received his Bachelor's in Business Administration - Management from Texas A&M University.

Jimmy and his wife, Lee Ann Loup, have been members of the Allen family since 2012 with two children enrolled in the Lower School.