Representing our Shareholder's Interest

Diamond Hill Funds are committed to following sound corporate governance principles. We recognize that the key to our relationship with shareholders is trust. To build this trust, we are committed to providing full disclosure and transparency regarding fund governance. The Board of Trustees represent the interests of shareholders. The Board, along with the executive officers, are constantly guided by their fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interests of the shareholders they serve.

Board Responsibilities

The trustees oversee all the portfolios and, among other duties, are responsible for:

  • Overseeing and reviewing fund performance.
  • Overseeing each fund's business, including the quality of its administrative, custody, distribution and investor services, pricing and fund audits.
  • Reviewing the fees that Diamond Hill charges and negotiating new fees where appropriate.
  • Reviewing and approving each fund's operating expenses and any changes to its investment objective and strategy.

Board Members and Management

  • Tamara Fagely
    Audit Committee Chair

    Education

    • FINRA Series 6, 26, 27 Licenses (inactive)
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), inactive
    • B.S. in Accounting, Winona State University (summa cum laude)

    Experience

    • 2014-PresentRetired
    • 2001-2013Chief Operations Officer, Hartford Funds
    • 1989-2001Funds Treasurer, Fortis Financial Group
    • 1986-1989Manager, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
    • 1981-1986Audit Manager, KPMG LLP
  • Elizabeth Kessler

    Education

    • JD, The Ohio State University (National Moot Court Team)
    • BGS, University of Michigan

    Experience

    • 2009-PresentPartner in Charge, Columbus Ohio Office, Jones Day
    • 2003-2009Partner, Jones Day
  • D'Ray Moore Rice
    Chairman

    Education

    • FINRA Series 7, 26, 63 Licenses (inactive)
    • BBA in Finance, University of Oklahoma

    Experience

    • 2001-PresentRetired, Community Volunteer
    • 2011-PresentIndependent Trustee of Advisors Investment Trust
    • 2003-2007Independent Trustee of American Performance Funds
    • 1990-2001Vice President, Client Services and Senior Vice President, Head of Relationship Management, Europe, BISYS Fund Services
  • Peter Sundman
    Nominating & Governance Committee Chair

    Education

    • BA in History, College of Wooster

    Experience

    • 2012-PresentRetired
    • 2009-2011CEO of ClearBridge Advisors (Affiliate of Legg Mason)
    • 1988-2008Chairman & CEO of the Neuberger Funds, President Neuberger Berman Management, Neuberger Investment Management, Inc.
    • 1982-1988Account Manager, Asset Management and Pension Services, Traveler’s
  • Tom Line
    Chief Executive Officer
    614-255-5989

    Education

    • FINRA Series 27 License
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), inactive
    • BS in Accounting, Wake Forest University

    Experience

    • 2014-PresentDiamond Hill Capital Management, Inc.
    • 2012-2014Chief Operating Officer, Lancaster Pollard & Company
    • 2005-2012Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Red Capital Group
    • 2004-2005Vice President and Treasurer, Red Capital Group
    • 2002-2004President, Focused Financial Consulting, Inc.
    • 1998-2002Chief Operating Officer, Meeder Financial, Inc.
    • 1996-1998Vice President and Treasurer, BISYS Fund Services, Inc.
    • 1989-1996Audit Senior Manager, KPMG
  • Gary Young, IACCP®
    President
    614-255-3341

    Education

    • Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP®)
    • Certified Bank Auditor, Inactive, 1995
    • BSBA in Accounting, Central Michigan University

    Experience

    • 2004-PresentDiamond Hill Capital Management, Inc.
    • 1998-2004Director – Mutual Fund Administration, Banc One Investment Advisors
    • 1996-1998Vice President – Mutual Fund Accounting and Financial Reporting, First Chicago NBD
    • 1991-1996Internal Audit responsible for Investment Management, NBD Bank
  • Karen Colvin
    Vice President & Secretary
    614-255-5986

    Education

    • FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 26, 27 and 63 Licenses
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), inactive
    • BS in Accounting, Miami University (magna cum laude)

    Experience

    • 2009-PresentDiamond Hill Capital Management, Inc.
    • 2000-2009AVP NF Investment Offerings – Nationwide Financial, Inc.
    • 1998-2000Director of Product Development – Villanova Capital, Inc.
    • 1996-1998Fund Accounting Manager – Nationwide Advisory Services, Inc.
    • 1988-1996Audit Manager – Coopers & Lybrand, L.L.P.
  • Eimile Moore
    Chief Compliance Officer

    Education

    • BA in Economics and Political Science, Miami University

    Experience

    • 2011-PresentDirector, Beacon Hill Fund Services, Inc.
    • 2006-2011Vice President, J.P. Morgan Distribution Services, Inc.
    • 1998-2006Vice President/Compliance Manager, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (formerly Bank One Corporation) - Investment Management Compliance
  • Trent Statczar
    Treasurer

    Education

    • BS in Finance, Miami University

    Experience

    • 2008-PresentDirector, Beacon Hill Fund Services, Inc.
    • 1993-2008Senior Vice President Citi Fund Services Ohio, Inc. (formerly BISYS Fund Services Ohio, Inc.)

Contact the Independent Trustees

Shareholders of the Diamond Hill Funds can send written communications (which should note the shareholder's full name and the number of shares held in each Diamond Hill Fund) for the independent trustees to trustees@diamond-hill.com or to:

Independent Trustees of Diamond Hill Funds
C/O Gary Young, President
325 John H. McConnell Blvd., Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215

Disclosure of Personal Holdings in Diamond Hill Funds

Board Policies and Fund Governance Guidelines

Committee Charters

back to top