Meet the Point Foundation’s Class of 2010

The Point Foundation searches for the best and brightest LGBT students.

BY Advocate.com Editors

June 15 2010 1:10 PM ET

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Brian Casebolt
-from Mansfield, Texas
-pursuing an MBA at Tuck School of Business Management at Dartmouth College

Casebolt was born in Elyria, Ohio, and his family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, while he was in elementary school. Casebolt remained a north Texas resident until his recent relocation to New England to attend the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. The son of dedicated, loving parents, Casebolt learned from an early age that all people should be afforded the opportunity to achieve their full potential without fear of discrimination or marginalization — no matter their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Even though his upbringing included a focus on inclusivity and tolerance, Casebolt did not come out until after college. While in high school Casebolt served as student body president, and in his final year he was elected president of the Texas Association of Student Councils. Representing over 1,300 high schools throughout the state, Casebolt helped shape education policy. During his tenure as the association's president, he was named a William Randolph Hearst Scholar and United States Youth Senate Award recipient.

Attending Texas Christian University for his undergraduate degree, Casebolt received a BS in political science. While an undergraduate, he served as president of his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, and led a team of bicyclists on a transcontinental ride for children with disabilities. After graduation, he entered the real estate development business and enjoyed a successful career that allowed him to also serve as director of a local affiliate of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership organization. Currently, he is an MBA candidate at Tuck and serves on the national board of the Reaching Out LGBT MBA conference. Coupling his passion to build for-profit businesses with his experience in the nonprofit sector, Casebolt intends to build his career at the intersection of business and society.

"In conjunction with the Point Foundation, it is my personal mission to help create an environment that develops LGBT business leaders," Casebolt says. "Currently, I serve on the board of the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference (ROMBA). ROMBA is a professional organization for MBA graduates from the LGBT community. Our purpose is to ensure LGBT MBA graduates are afforded a fair chance to succeed in the workplace through enriching employment and challenging work. Every person on this earth deserves a fair chance to live, love, and learn. I hope I am able to bring these opportunities to more people through my work and my life."

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