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Cover Story: Tippie Student Leaders: Making Their Mark After Graduation

More than 20 Tippie students have received the Hancher-Finkbine Undergraduate Student Medallion or the Distinguished Student Leader Award. Their accomplishments didn’t stop after graduation. Learn about three alumni who continue to make an impact. By Emily Archer


New to Business. New to College.

Tippie Gateway Program exposes high school students to business majors and opens doors to enrolling in the Tippie College. By Tom Snee and Misti Huedepohl


Mentorship from Accounting’s Best

Accounting Professor Dan Collins receives the first FARS Distinguished Ph.D. Mentoring Award after a 47-year (and counting) career. By Lesanne B. Fliehler


Young Alumni Board Encourages Giving Back Early

Just like Henry Tippie, members of the Young Alumni Board are giving back to their college shortly after graduation — and at record rates.

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he 24 Tippie students who have won the UI’s Hancher-Finkbine Student Medallion or the Hancher-Finkbine Distinguished Student Leader Award have three things in common: they all excelled at learning, leadership, and loyalty during their time at the University of Iowa.

Whether that was starting a nonprofit or creating a student government, each winner was inspired to make their mark — and that didn’t stop after graduation. Meet three of Tippie’s alums who received one of the awards and who have continued to make an impact.

THE GAME CHANGER Elise Runde Voss, BBA08

While in college, Elise Runde Voss, BBA08, took her extracurriculars seriously. It wasn’t just about tacking an experience on her resume, it was about gaining experience that she could actually use in the real world. “I really wanted to make an impact,” she says. And so she did — by founding the Tippie Senate. When Elise was a junior at Tippie, she got together with the assistant dean, the dean of the college at the time, William “Curt” Hunter, and Communications Director Barbara Thomas, who all saw the need for a student-run government body at Tippie. Tippie Senate was created to be a board of students elected by Tippie students. The senate offers ideas and recommendations to the Undergraduate Program Office and the college to create the ideal environment for all students. Elise remained heavily involved with Tippie Senate throughout her senior year, and creating the student org is still one of her proudest moments.

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“What I love about [Tippie Senate] is it’s still an organization within the business school today,” says Elise. On top of that, Elise was involved in many other student organizations, including Delta Sigma Pi and Women in Business. She also was a peer mentor in the Frank Business Communication Center and a member of the Hawkinson Institute, an investment banking program that helps students prepare for the professional world of banking, sales and trading, and related sectors. It all led up to winning the Hancher-Finkbine Medallion. “It was by far one of my favorite memories in college.” She has taken her success with her throughout her professional career as well, first in investment banking in New York after she graduated in 2008. Her career has evolved from banking to entrepreneurship with the creation of UpScored, a company focused on helping employers and job-seekers find each other more easily. The idea for the company developed when she and a couple of co-workers were given the task to create a team for a data management project. While looking for the perfect team members, they quickly discovered how broken the system was for both job-seekers and employers, so Elise and her co-workers created their own solution. “My goal is to use UpScored as a vehicle to help people find jobs they love and help companies build great teams,” says Elise. “On both sides, it’s a win-win.”

Elise takes pride in being adaptable and enjoys learning new things. “Something I’ve always embraced throughout my time at college and my professional career is my intellectual curiosity,” she says. Elise has had to go through a lot of career changes, whether voluntarily or otherwise, but she continues to stay positive and enthusiastic about everything she does. “What I’m passionate about over time has evolved, so I think right out of college it’s important to keep an open mind,” says Elise. “The world isn’t static, and we can’t really look at our careers as static.”

THE SERIAL SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR Andy Stoll, BBA03, came to Iowa to study film, but decided to get a BBA in business management to balance out his creative side. That’s where he got hooked on the idea that he wanted to change the world.

The James Gang, a nonprofit in Iowa City that combines service with creativity to form groups that help the community. Andy and The James Gang created the 10,000 Hours Show, a project that rewards student volunteers with a free concert at the end of the school year. Andy helped with production and the design aspects of the event, working on branding, design, and video. After gaining popularity, the group sold the idea to United Way Worldwide for $1. Today, the 10,000 Hours Show can be found on campuses across the United States. “I didn’t get involved to win awards, or make my resume great, or to get jobs,” Andy says. “We were young people who wanted to do cool stuff in our community and to make a difference.”

“Tippie was a really cool opportunity for me to study social entrepreneurship in some of my classes, and then apply some of those skills,” says Andy. With the help of his professors at Tippie and some friends, he created

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Cover story continued The Hancher-Finkbine Medallion was created in 1964 to recognize leadership, learning, and loyalty. The Distinguished Student Leader Awardees are nominated by student organizations and collegiate deans.

Andy Stoll on a Zambian farm.

However, all of his endeavors did get him the Hancher-Finkbine Student Medallion. Andy attributes winning the award to the university giving him the opportunity to be successful. “I got to run a movie theater, I got to lead UISG, I got to start a nonprofit organization before I was 22,” he says.

“I didn’t get involved to win awards, or make my resume great, or to get jobs,” Andy says. “We were young people who wanted to do cool stuff in our community and to make a difference.”

– Andy Stoll, BBA03

Andy’s success didn’t stop after college either — after working for a few years to save up, he took a trip around the world where he lived in a Buddhist temple in Korea, appeared in a Bollywood movie, worked on a cattle ranch in Australia, and much more. “I wanted to change the world, but I had absolutely no idea how it actually worked because I had never actually seen it.” His goal was to go around the world in a year, but he ended up coming back four years later. During his time abroad, he visited 40 countries on five continents. He also met a lot of University of Iowa and Tippie alums, from Prague to Hong Kong. Once he was stateside, he started his career as a serial social entrepreneur, helping start businesses and nonprofits that will help make a change in the world. The Iowa Startup Accelerator and Seed Here Studio are both “social good companies,” which are companies with social missions to help their communities. Seed Here works to help grow Iowa’s

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entrepreneurial community, while Iowa Startup Accelerator is working on growing more tech companies in Iowa, according to Stoll. Andy has a lot of advice to anyone who wants to make an impact during their college career and beyond, but his biggest piece of advice is to simply ask the right question. “College asks the wrong question of students, this perpetually frustrating question of ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’” says Andy. “I’ve come to learn in my time since being at Tippie is that’s the wrong question to ask. The right question to ask is, ‘What problem do you want to solve in the world?’”

THE COMMUNITY BUILDER When Roberto Paniagua, BBA10, came to college, he had some specific goals in mind: get a good education, make friends, and graduate in four years. As he learned more about the university and its community, his goals started to shift toward making a positive impact. “I was raised understanding the value of hard work and the value of giving back. That was the roadmap that I used to think about how I would spend my time at Tippie and in my present role,” says Roberto.

So on top of studying economics and political science, Roberto went looking for the perfect program or student organization on campus that would allow him to not only gain new skills, but also one where he could leave a tangible impact. Tippie Build fit his requirements. Tippie Build is an organization within the college that works with Habitat for Humanity to raise money and build a house for a family in need. The goal is to raise $50,000 for the home.

“I was raised understanding the value of hard work and the value of giving back. That was the roadmap that I used to think about how I would spend my time at Tippie and in my present role.”

– Roberto Paniagua, BBA10

“It sounded like an interesting challenge, and something that I gravitated towards,” says Roberto. He joined as a volunteer, but eventually moved up to running the fundraising efforts, developing events and coming up with new and exciting ones like a barbeque, a 5k race, and social events, to help get to that $50,000 goal. He made such an impact on the community that he won the Hancher-Finkbine Medallion. “It was never something that I aimed for,” Roberto says. “Winning the award for me was an affirmation that I had spent my time doing the right things.” After graduating, Roberto hoped his unique experience at the University of Iowa would be enough to catch the eye of employers. He applied to Google on a whim, with no real connections except that he had a Gmail address.

Roberto Paniagua, BBA10

“When I was filling out the application, I said, I’ve got nothing to lose by doing this.” A week later he got a response from a recruiter, and a couple months later he landed his first job at Google in Chicago. He’s been at Google ever since, switching to different roles throughout the company. “Having the flexibility to move around is really exciting, having the opportunity to hit reset and try to grow a different skill and work a different part of the business.” Roberto also continues to work with his community, through a side project, to represent Google within Chicago’s West Loop Community Organization. “They do really exciting things to help the community, the small businesses, and the people who live there.” According to Roberto, the key to success is to always have a goal in mind, both in college and for young professionals just starting out. “As a young professional, regardless of where you are, or what job you might get, your first job might not be the one you had dreamed of, but never lose sight of what your ultimate goal is and what impact you have.” b Winter 2016 –17 b 5

Brooke Kelley, 2015 Tippie Gateway Program participant

There is both work and fun during the Gateway Program.

Tippie opens its doors to future students. Brooke Kelley knew pretty much from the start she would come to the University of Iowa. Kelley was a participant in the inaugural Tippie College of Business Gateway Program in 2015, a weeklong introduction to higher education and business careers for high school students from underrepresented groups. She arrived on campus in June as a soon-to-be senior at Nevada High School in Nevada, Iowa; within hours, she knew she would be back in Iowa City. “I fell in love with the Tippie College,” says Kelley. “The university’s campus is so beautiful, everything is so close together, and the people in Tippie are like a big family. They really got to know me and 6 b UI Tippie College of Business

Ian Erazo-White, Columbus Catholic High School senior

supported me and wanted me to succeed.” Kelley is not alone in coming back to the UI. Of the 25 participants in the 2015 Tippie Gateway Program, she and 10 others enrolled at the university, eight of them as business majors. The number of participants in the second Gateway session held this past June increased to 35 high school juniors, most from Iowa, all from minority, first-generation, or low-income groups. Tippie Gateway participants are exposed to the campus, professors, and successful alumni in business and they learn more about the majors offered in the Tippie College. In addition, they discover career opportunities in business by hearing from Tippie alumni and local business professionals and get hands-on business experience with simulations, case studies, and company visits.

Students returning to the Tippie College after studying their company on the Ped Mall.

“I really enjoyed creating a presentation about our business, Forbidden Planet Pizza,” says Ian Erazo-White, now a Columbus Catholic High School senior from Waterloo, Iowa. “It gave me the vibe as if I were giving a real business proposal, which might be something I’d experience in college.” Just as important, the students learn about the application, admission, and financial aid process for colleges and universities, as well as what they need to do during their senior years to prepare. Because many of the participants are firstgeneration college students, the process may be something of a mystery to them. “I now know what to expect from college,” Erazo-White says. “Before the program, college seemed intimidating, but after talking with students, my confidence went up because I know what to expect and how to study,” he says.

Stephen Belyn, BBA91, managing director of FTI Consulting in Chicago.

Stephen Belyn, BBA91, managing director of FTI Consulting in Chicago, took part in a panel to share his insight on the accounting major and profession with the high school students. “I had been seeking out a soup-to-nuts approach that could attract high school students to business, especially accounting. When I learned of the Gateway Program and its mission, I thought it offers a win-win-win situation for the students, Tippie, and employers,” Stephen says. Stephen and his wife, Pamela, have worked with the UI Foundation to create a fund to ensure the Gateway Program and its efforts will reach qualified high school students in the Chicago area. “I appreciate the program’s initial focus on high school students in Iowa, but I believe there are also qualified students in the Chicago area, too. I am

2016 Gateway participants with Mark Archibold, assistant director of the first-year experience (back row, second from left)

interested in reaching those students who haven’t considered attending college, let alone the University of Iowa. We are excited to tell them about the career opportunities that are possible with a Tippie business education,” he says. Stephen has worked with an all-boy high school in the Chicago area, in an attempt to garner student interest in business at the Tippie College. “We are trying to break down the stereotypes about Iowa. It’s early in the process, but we are off to a good start,” says Pamela, a partner at the law firm of Boodell & Domanskis LLC. “We both believe in education,” she says. “And we recognize employers seek well-educated, qualified talent from diverse backgrounds. The high school level is an excellent place to begin to engage that applicant pool,” says Pamela.

Godson Sowah, with Ernst & Young, talks with students.

Back on campus, Tippie organizers plan to grow and enhance future offerings for the Gateway Program. Mark Archibald, assistant director of the first-year experience, says. “We plan to increase capacity next year to 50 students, and we want to incorporate more technology in the business case study component.” He says students will meet remotely using Skype to communicate with industry professionals and alumni to ask questions and get feedback on the progress of student case studies. b

Editor’s Note: To learn more about the Tippie Gateway Program and how you can support it, please visit Winter 2016 –17 b 7

Google “mentoring” and you’ll find plenty of research that documents the importance of mentoring, whether it’s through formalized programs or short-term, informal mentoring that is less structured and happens in a spontaneous way.

Daniel Collins, BBA68, PhD73, professor and Henry B. Tippie Research Chair in Accounting, first recognized the importance of mentoring while a graduate student in accounting at Iowa. As a faculty member, he has taken mentoring to heart and has served as a mentor to 36 Ph.D. students during his 47-year (and counting) career. “As a Ph.D. student here, I had exposure to a great mentor, Bill Kinney (professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business), who became internationally known as one of the top researchers in the country,” he says. “I learned how to do research from him, and today I enjoy sharing that with Ph.D. students here.” Prior to joining the faculty at Iowa, Collins taught at Michigan

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State University in the early 1970s. He began teaching at Iowa in 1979, and he’s been here ever since. He headed the department’s doctoral program for more than 20 years. He says guiding doctoral students has a special place in his heart. “To see people mature and develop a taste and understanding for research is very rewarding,” Collins says. “To see them launch their academic careers and be successful researchers is the best reward a mentor can have.” Because of the importance of mentoring, the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) of the American Accounting Association recently created the FARS Distinguished Ph.D. Mentoring Award. In recognition of his years of mentoring, Collins was the

first faculty member to receive this award in August of this year at the association’s annual meeting held in New York City.

25 years ago, I traveled to Iowa City, although only from Chicago, in the hopes of being Dan’s apprentice.”

Collins’ hope for his Ph.D. students’ success can be seen many times over, such as S.P. Kothari, PhD86, Edward Maydew, PhD93, and Nicole Thorne Jenkins, PhD02, who attended and spoke at the award presentation in August.

Maydew remembers well what it was like to be mentored by Collins, including presenting on research during workshops.

Many of Collins’ former students agree he should be recognized for the role he has played in their success. “In academia, we judge people as giants of the profession as a function of their academic records, and that’s the right thing to do,” said Jenkins, an associate professor of accounting at the University of Kentucky. “But when we think about a distinguished mentor, we must think about what the person has done to affect the lives of others for the good, not in a small way, but in significant, monumental, life-changing ways….Dan has played a role in each of my career moves and has always been a patient sounding board when I had difficult decisions to make.”

“Dan set the tone at Iowa for tough, rigorous research,” Maydew said. “We learned how to present our research, ask difficult questions, and in the process, became ready to go on the job market upon graduation. Not only that, but we, his former Ph.D. students, now have Ph.D. students that we are mentoring, so Dan has many academic children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren.” Traveling a bit further than Maydew was S.P. Kothari, who came to Iowa from India, and who is now the Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.

For Maydew, the David E. Hoffman Distinguished Professor of Accounting at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, working with Collins on his dissertation “was like being an apprentice to a Jedi master.”

“The accounting department faculty, including Dan, were energetic, industrious, and insightful, and they took great pride in mentoring youngsters like me,” Kothari said. “I was very fortunate in joining Iowa at a time when all of the stars seemed to align themselves there to create an atmosphere most conducive to scholarship.”

“Just like in Star Wars, aspiring students would travel to a remote outpost, in this case Iowa City, to study with a renowned Jedi master,” Maydew said. “About

And Collins isn’t done yet. Today he serves as the Department of Accounting’s departmental executive officer in addition to serving

Award-winning mentor Dan Collins

as mentor to numerous current doctoral students. “Our philosophy is that we educate the educators, and that’s a strong part of the culture here, one of the strengths of the department,” he says. “It’s important to show future educators what quality research is, help them develop a knack for asking good research questions, and developing appropriate research designs to address those questions. I have a lot of fun working with young people who are eager to learn new things and I enjoy watching them make new discoveries,” he says. “I look forward to seeing where these students are 10 to 15 years from now,” Collins says. “Knowing they have persevered and are standing on their own to become tremendous scholars is fantastic.” b Winter 2016–17 b 9

Henry B. Tippie’s first contribution to the college was $5, which he gave four years after he graduated in 1949. Just like Henry, members of the Young Alumni Board (YAB) are giving back to their college shortly after graduation — and at record rates.

For the past five years, 100% of the YAB board members have contributed to the Tippie College of Business through the University of Iowa Foundation. Board members are encouraged to meet their financial commitment as stated in the YAB by-laws by either donating in full, fundraising, or securing an employer match, for example, to meet their recommended annual commitment. “This is a huge accomplishment,” says Kevin Velovitch, BBA12, a business and systems integration consultant with Accenture in Chicago. “We are extremely proud of this.” At each board meeting, a representative from the UI Foundation is invited to present on the status of the college’s fund-raising efforts and on the challenges and opportunities facing the college and the University of Iowa.

Henry B. Tippie on campus in the 1940s

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“This helps new members buy into the importance of giving back and it reminds returning

board members that fundraising is critical to the success of the college,” says Velovitch, who serves as YAB Planning Committee chair. Giving back is a point of pride for the YAB, but the board is also proud that they are contributing to the success of current and future students. “We hope that students at the college today have as great or even better experiences and opportunities than we did during our days on campus,” Velovitch says. “Those were the days that shaped our business skills and ability to succeed as young alumni.” Generous contributions from alumni and friends make a difference not only for UI students and faculty, but also for all those whom the university touches. There’s never been a better time to invest in futures — those of today’s students in the Tippie College of Business. Whether the gift is $5 or $500, gifts of any size help ensure the future of the college. b











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Honor Roll of Contributors This honor roll gratefully recognizes alumni, faculty, and friends who contributed $1,000 or more from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, to the Tippie College of Business through the University of Iowa Foundation, the preferred channel for private support of all areas of the university.


The Tippie College of Business Dean’s Club recognizes individuals who contribute $1,000 or more each year through the University of Iowa Foundation to the college and/or its departments and programs. Their generous support enables the college to maintain its position of leadership in education, research, and service. Dean’s Club members receive special opportunities to become more closely involved with the college and its activities.

DEAN’S CLUB TRUSTEES Those who contribute $10,000 or more to any area within the Tippie College of Business.


Those who contribute $5,000 through $9,999 to any area within the Tippie College of Business.

DEAN’S CLUB DIRECTORS Those who contribute $2,500 through $4,999 to any area within the Tippie College of Business.


Those who contribute $1,000 through $2,499 to any area within the Tippie College of Business.


The Business Associates include corporations, foundations, and other organizations that contribute $1,000 or more annually to the Tippie College of Business and/or its departments and programs through the University of Iowa Foundation.


Corporations, foundations, and other organizations that contribute $5,000 or more to the Tippie College of Business.


Corporations, foundations, and other organizations that contribute $2,500 through $4,999 to the Tippie College of Business.


The following living alumni and friends have informed the UI Foundation of their intent to provide a deferred gift, of any size, to benefit the Tippie College of Business (and approved this public listing in the honor roll of contributors). Members of the Tippie College of Business 1847 Society as of October 14, 2016, include:


The following alumni and friends provided support at the Dean’s Club Trustees level (individual, annual gift support of $10,000 or more) from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016:

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Corporations, foundations, and other organizations that contribute $1,000 through $2,499 to the Tippie College of Business.


The following contributors made a gift of $2,500 through $4,999 to the college from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, qualifying them as Associate Senior Members of the Business Associates Program:


The following alumni and friends provided support at the Dean’s Club Directors level (individual, annual gift support of $2,500 through $4,999) from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016:

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS These contributors made gifts of $1,000 through $2,499 from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, qualifying them as Associate Members of the Business Associates Program:


The following alumni and friends provided support at the Dean’s Club Chairmen level (individual, annual gift support of $5,000 through $9,999) from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016:

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We also wish to gratefully acknowledge the 3,520 gifts of $1 through $999 made by alumni, faculty, and friends to the Tippie College of Business through the University of Iowa Foundation. Their combined total giving in support of the college’s students, faculty, and programs was $389,233.70. Every gift matters – every dollar counts. Thank you!

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These contributors made gifts of $5,000 or more to the college from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, qualifying them as Distinguished Members of the Business Associates Program:

If you would like more information about private support for the Tippie College of Business, Gregory Lamb, executive director of development for the business college, would be pleased to work with you. You may contact him at: The University of Iowa Foundation, Levitt Center for University Advancement, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, Iowa 52244-4550; (319) 335-3305 or toll-free (800) 648-6973; email address: Your inquiry will be treated confidentially.



The following alumni and friends provided support at the Dean’s Club Advisors level (individual, annual gift support of $1,000 through $2,499) from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016:

The recognition extended to those listed in this honor roll is one small way to thank contributors. Every effort has been made to ensure that this honor roll is accurate. If your name has been omitted, misspelled, or misplaced, we apologize. Please contact the UI Foundation with any questions or corrections.

Thank you!

The University of Iowa Foundation Levitt Center for University Advancement P.O. Box 4550 Iowa City, Iowa 52244-4550

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As the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers celebrate their 20th anniversary, Pappajohn still wants Iowa to be the most entrepreneurial state in the union. “We’re not a Silicon Valley, but we’ve just expanded and done so well and people have a can-do philosophy now.” – John Pappajohn, BSC52

S W I NETE C H TAK ES FIR ST P L A CE SwineTech took first place and $30,000 at the International Business Model Competition held last spring on Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Washington. SwineTech was selected to compete from a pool of 5,113 teams representing 482 schools from 29 countries. SwineTech’s product, Echo, helps pig farmers reduce piglet crushing, a major cause of piglet mortality, and gives real-time health analysis to help save piglets’ lives. The product detects when a piglet is being laid on by its mother and communicates to a belt-like structure — similar to a Fitbit — on the mother, which alerts her to stand up. Two of the 41 teams selected to pitch were Founders Club teams in the Bedell Entrepreneurial Learning Laboratory on campus: SwineTech and ORGANizer. In addition, SwineTech recently took third place at the annual John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition. Matt Rooda is president and CEO of SwineTech (above).

TI P P I E L EA R NING CO ACHES Peer coaches are now available through a new opportunity created by the Undergraduate Program Office. Tippie learning coaches (TLCs) are available in the Pomerantz Business Library for a few hours several days a week for students

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enrolled in a specific statistics course and two economics courses. Students can drop in for homework help, test preparation support, and just to develop a better understanding of the courses.

ST E M D E SI G NA TI O N TO BUSINESS ANA L YT ICS IN FUL L -T I ME MBA P R O GR AM The Business Analytics Academy in the Full-time MBA Program is now designated a STEM degree, which will give its alumni a leg up when starting their careers. Within business analytics, students learn to manage vast amounts of data, tease out what secrets it holds, and then use that information to strengthen their businesses. “This new designation tells employers that our MBA students have quantitative chops and can not only understand business needs, but have technical abilities that many companies are looking for,” says Kristine Arens, the academy’s business director.

BUSINESS ANALYTICS OFFERINGS EXPAND The college has expanded its offerings related to business analytics. The Business Analytics Certificate can be completed in as little as one year. All five courses are offered in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and the Quad Cities. The certificate’s five courses are all required for the master’s degree in business analytics. Students who wish to continue in the master’s program will have a healthy head start, with half the credits already completed.

FI RS T B U S I NE S S A NA L Y TICS CAS E C OMP E TI TI O N A S UCCESS The college’s Iowa MBA Business Analytics Case Competition held last spring hosted some of the brightest graduate analytics students in the country. Numerous business schools are expanding their offerings in business analytics; however, this is the first case competition that brings schools together to demonstrate their acumen in this field.

experts. Students were asked to analyze admission data on patients of UnityPoint Health Clinics and to identify risk factors that might lead to readmission of those patients. Iowa MBA student Kyle Wehr won best presenter, and the Tippie team placed second behind New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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W EDG I NG TO G ET HER Golf and networking go hand-in-hand, and this past summer’s Dana Ramundt Insurance Education Foundation Golf Outing was no exception. More than 140 insurance company representatives and 15 students interested in risk management and insurance met at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City for the 10th annual event. The primary purpose is to introduce executives to talented Tippie students, and, conversely, to

give students an opportunity to meet future employers in a setting outside the traditional business interview space. The event also raised gifts for scholarships for undergraduates. In addition to being president and CEO of The Dana Company, an independent insurance agency founded in Des Moines in 1989, Ramundt, BBA74, recently became the Vaughan Institute’s business director.

CLASS GIFT GROWS GARDEN The Class of 2016’s donations created a container garden on the Pappajohn Business Building patio. With Tippie Senate collaboration, the University of Iowa Gardeners student organization tended the vegetable and herb garden this past summer. The group promotes the production and consumption of sustainable, locally grown foods. The herbs and vegetables are pickable by the public. Dana Ramundt (left) with a team of golfers

H E LP I NG C I TI ES P R EP A R E FO R GR O WT H As cities grow and populations move, policymakers want to see the signs as soon as possible in order to plan for the changes and consider what these changes might do to the environment.

Xun Zhou, assistant professor of management sciences

Xun Zhou, assistant professor of management sciences, thinks changes in vegetation might provide powerful signals for policymakers, and he is developing a tool using data analytics to sound the alert. He recently received a $155,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue developing an algorithm that detects even minor changes in vegetation caused by human action, which will help policymakers prepare for more sustainable growth.

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Zhou’s research takes advantage of huge datasets that governments and policy-making organizations have collected over the years, including satellite and aerial photos. Zhou is currently testing his algorithm by comparing its findings in places where environmental changes have been well-tracked for years, such as the Amazon rainforest and farms in the Arabian desert; so far, it has predicted the changes that have occurred. Zhou will use the NSF grant to streamline the algorithm, reducing the time it takes to process the data and making conclusions available to planners more quickly.

M AND E L A W A S H I NG TO N FEL L O W S D E VE L O P I O W A C O NNEC T IO NS This past summer, 25 young business and government leaders from 18 African countries spent six weeks on campus and around the state as part of the U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders. The fellows participated in entrepreneurial education programs on campus and toured the state, visiting businesses in Des Moines, Muscatine, the Quad Cities, and Cedar Rapids, among others. Dimy Doresca, director of Tippie’s Institute for International Business, said the fellows learned more about the American economy and how American businesses are managed, information they then bring home to help build and strengthen businesses in their home countries.

connections to Iowans who want to do business in Africa.” The fellows also participated in Venture School, the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’s startup development program. They came up with ideas for startup businesses, and the idea deemed most marketable received a $25,000 grant provided by USAID, the federal government’s international development body. The 25 fellows were among the 1,000 selected from Sub-Saharan countries to participate with numerous U.S. colleges and universities, chosen from more than 40,000 who applied. The university received a $150,000 grant from the State Department to support the program.

“The visits also can have an economic development impact,” he said, “as the fellows build good

IN MEMORIAM: SHIH-YEN (SAM) WU March 26, 1929 – September 15, 2016 Shih-Yen (Sam) Wu, emeritus professor of economics, received a B.A. in economics from Oberlin College in 1954 and a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University in 1960. Prior to joining the Iowa faculty in 1964, he taught at the University of Minnesota and Los Angeles State College. He had been a visiting professor at universities in Britain and Belgium, as well as Carnegie Mellon University. He was the recipient of numerous research grants from the National Science Foundation and other organizations. He was the author of An Introduction to Modern Demand Theory, Theory of Firm and Markets, and Production, Entrepreneurship, and Profits. He retired in May 1996.

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“From organizational skills to communication skills, holding a leadership role helped me develop a lot of skills that I use now. If you really want to have an impact, you can at Tippie.” — Liz Perez, BBA15

“A major part of my job is being able to communicate and articulate things properly to my different clients, oftentimes communicating complicated, ambiguous messages in an insightful manner. Tippie really helped me do that and be successful at my job.” — Vinod Ramachandran, MBA11

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“I’ve done some overseas work in India. I just got back from a trip to China. My experience at Tippie helped me be successful in the global enterprise for United.” — Justin Botts, MBA12

“I feel comfortable walking into a room with the CFO and walking him through something that I have done. Tippie built up my confidence to be able to hold my own in that conversation.” — Sukriti Nayar, BBA12

“The Iowa MBA sling-shots you from where you were as an undergrad to someplace completely different — and to jobs you never would have been able to get before. Your return on investment is not a slow, gradual transition. With an MBA, you leap-frog ahead.” — Blake Ingram, MBA12

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L An online information update form is available at alumni/update, or you can send a note to Ashley Funkhauser, Tippie College of Business, 108 John Pappajohn Business Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994 (or email tippie-alumni

ost track of a classmate? Looking to connect with Tippie alumni in your area? Check out the career moves, professional accomplishments, and personal achievements of alumni and classmates below, and then send us your news.

2010s Michael Abbott, MBA/JD15, received an Emerging Leader Award from M&A Advisor. He is a partner with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in Des Moines. Leah (Jessen) Adolphson, BBA14, is a client service consultant with Holmes Murphy & Associates in West Des Moines. Dustin Balius, BBA15, is a portfolio business analyst with BMO Harris Bank in Cedar Rapids. Laura Blunk, BBA13, SustainCert13, is the total recycling program manager with Waste Management in Chicago. Caryn M. (Van Eck) Brayton, BBA11, EntreCert11, is a territory sales representative for Benco Dental in Chicago.

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Jeremy Gorsky, BBA13, is an analyst with Goldman Sachs in Chicago.

Michael Muller, BBA16, is an investment data analyst with Aegon in Cedar Rapids.

Jingjing Hong, BBA14, the field finance coordinator for University Research Co. LLC in Bethesda, Maryland, was recently married.

Kristin R. Oberg, BBA10, is a project manager at the Havas Worldwide marketing and advertising agency in Chicago.

Sean Iske, BA03, MAc11, is a tax manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Minneapolis. Jared Johanningmeier, BBA13, is a senior financial analyst in financial planning and analysis with Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids. Katherine Knight, BBA13, is the manager of employer programs and events at the Chicago Booth School of Business.

Jillian Brooks, BBA14, is a field service consultant for MetLife in Houston.

Arindam Majumdar, MBA10, is senior enterprise risk program manager at Bank of the Ozarks in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Matt Buckingham, EMBA14, is president of the firearms division of Smith &Wesson Holding Corporation. He previously was president and COO with Brownells Inc.

Stephanie (Malley) Derry, BBA12, is a project manager with RSM in Davenport, Iowa. She married Daniel Derry, BBA12, on Dec. 31, 2015.

Kiernan Cavanagh, BBA16, is a recruiter with Aerotek. He lives in Woodridge, Illinois. Susie (Kuhl) Fiscus, BBA12, is the senior director of human resources and finance with Vandewater Capital Holdings in New York City. Caroline Franczyk, BBA13, is an account executive with Yelp in Chicago.

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Ermin Maslic, BBA13, is a senior account executive with VaynerMedia in Sherman Oaks, California. William Monk, BBA15, is the general manager and co-founder of The Pig and Porter in Cedar Rapids.

David Olsen, BBA13, is a financial analyst with MidAmerica Real Estate Group in Oak Brook, Illinois. He previously was self-employed. Lisa M. Ortner, BBA10, is a tax manager for Deloitte Tax in Des Moines. Katie Oxendine, BBA13, is a senior executive compensation analyst with Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis. Wendy (Steffen) Sweeney, BBA10, MBA15, is the nonprofit partnership coordinator with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. She married Devin Sweeney on June 11, 2016. Shachi Vyas, BBA16, is a transaction services associate with PricewaterhouseCooper in Chicago. Ed Wallace, EMBA14, was recently named president and CEO of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce. Hannah Welch, BBA16, joined Amperage Market’s web development team as a web producer.

Hannah R. (Montzka) Barnstable, BBA04, founder and chief executive officer of Seven Sundays, a muesli producer, received the 2015 WomenVenture Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Expanding Business Award.

200 0s Shannon Cofield, EMBA07, is the Mercy Foundation’s new president. She previously was chief of staff to Drake University President Marty Martin. Before joining Drake in 2012, Cofield was president of United Way of Central Iowa for eight years. Norman Flores, MBA05, is director of finance for the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy in Falls Church, Virginia. Dylan Frana, BBA09, is HR business partner with CDW in Chicago. Brad Haller, BBA03, IntBusCert03, received an Emerging Leader Award from M&A Advisor. He is a senior manager with West Monroe Partners, and he lives in River Grove, Illinois. Jarin Hansen, BBA02, received $10,000 from RSM US LLP as part of its 90-90-9 program in celebration of the company’s 90th anniversary. Nine employees received $10,000 and nine additional paid-time-off days to pursue their passions. Jarin, who currently is on an expatriate assignment in Shanghai, China, will serve as a “healing home” to a Chinese orphan undergoing a life-changing surgery. He works in the RSM Cedar Rapids office.

Chelsea Hillman, BBA08, was recently promoted to associate marketing manager for brand communications with Allsteel in Muscatine. Kris Lamont, BBA01, is the owner and financial adviser with Edgar Financial Group in Mason City. He recently completed a CFP designation, held by roughly 5% of the advisers in Iowa. Mary K. (Bovee) Lawyer, EMBA08, is director of community health improvement at Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Des Moines. Amanda Mahoski, BBA07, was promoted to vice president at Midwest Growth Partners in Des Moines. Jennifer (Pithan) McNamara, MBA04, was promoted to director of platform development and commercialization with Herman Miller. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Joel Morris, BBA05, MBA12, is director of ignite! Innovation, the crowdsourcing and

innovation group within UnitedHealth Group/ Optum. The company is a leader in the use of crowdsourcing as an organizational tool, and it now offers those services to organizations in the health care and education markets. He also recently launched Foldables (4-inch tall versions of people made out of card stock). He lives in Roseville, Minnesota. Andy Recker, BBA01, is manager of international finance at John Deere where he has worked in a variety of finance roles for 15 years. His work has taken him to China, Russia, India, and Luxembourg. He is also the vice president of the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities. Robin L. Therme, MBA00, is general manager of CIVCO Medical Solutions in Coralville.

1990s Brian Haines, BBA91, is a research technology associate with Frank N. Magid Associates in Marion.

Whitney Hodde, BBA07, recently co-authored a book, The Communication Scarcity in Agriculture, which discusses the communications disconnect between the public perception and reality of the environmental and social concerns that surround agriculture in the United States. She recently completed her master’s degree in agricultural economics at Purdue University.

Shanna Haugland, BBA99, is the marketing and creative services strategist with the Animal Human Society in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Winter 2016–17 b 21


CHICAGO ALUMNI LUNCHEON February 23, 2017 Join us for this inaugural event. Meet with other business alumni in Chicago, get an update on the college from Tippie Dean Sarah Gardial, and witness the awarding of the 2017 Tippie Alum of the Year and Young Alum of the Year awards. W Chicago Hotel – City Center 172 W. Adams Street, Downtown Chicago b Tables of 10 seats: $1,000 b Individual seats: $100 b Each seat provides a $25 tax deduction b Limited seating

Scott Johnson, MBA95, is the director of product management with HPE Security Fortify and leads overall product strategy for the Fortify application security portfolio. He lives in Norcross, Georgia. Scot Kinne, BBA91, is market president of US Bank in Boone, Iowa.

Register online at alum_lunch.

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Alison (Barry) Wofford, BBA92, is the owner of Jimmy John’s in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.


Tanya Kopps, BBA95, held various finance roles within METRO Group wholesale sales division in Romania, U.K., Hungary, and Spain before becoming CEO of the Portuguese operations. She lives in Cascais, Portugal. Becky (McKnight) Christie, MBA97, is the regional director of operational excellence and project management for Providence Healthy & Services in Los Angeles.

John Rhomberg, BBA98, MBA04, was named one of the Corridor Business Journal’s Financial Executives of the Year in the small nonprofit category for his work with the National Resilience Institute. He lives in Mount Vernon.

Bonnie (Russell) Beardsworth, BBA89, was named one of the Corridor Business Journal’s Financial Executives of the Year in the community service category for her work with the Entrepreneurial Services Group LLC. She lives in Cedar Rapids. Daniel J. Behrens, BBA88, is claims director at Farm Bureau Property and Casualty Insurance in West Des Moines.

DANA RAMUNDT INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME Dana C. Ramundt, BBA74, was inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame. He is president and CEO of the Dana Company, an independent insurance agency he founded in Des Moines in 1989. Ramundt helped reestablish the insurance program at Iowa, which evolved into the Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance.

Tom Goedken, BBA81, MBA97, is the chief financial officer at ACT Inc. in Iowa City. Doug Harner, BBA86, is managing director of Harner Advisors LLC of Chicago. Janis Machala, MBA80, joined the board of directors at Reality Works, headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The company’s interactive, educational products are used in many areas, including career and technical education, social services, public health, family and consumer sciences, and more. In addition, she is a managing partner with Paladin Partners. Robert Meyer, MBA89, is president of Ventris Learning in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Karen M. Petersen, MBA85, is the interim executive director for career development at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Michael J. Sullivan, BBA87, is chief financial officer for Ping Identity, a security company in Denver. Daniel T. Washburn, BBA88, MBA98, is the chief financial officer with CarePro Health Services in Cedar Rapids.

1970s Gerald A. Edgar, BBA75, is environmental health and safety manager for Mitas Tires North America in Charles City, Iowa.

Stephen Hammes, BBA72, is managing director of INTEGRUS Consulting LLC in Cedar Rapids. Tom R. Thompson, BBA71, is a certified public accountant with TD&T CPAs and Advisors in Fairfield, Iowa. Thomas Van Gerpen, MBA77, retired from Deere and Co. He lives in Bettendorf.

TWO ALUMNI NAMED TO ROTC HALL OF FAME Stewart Wallace, BBA68, was named to the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) Hall of Fame (military accomplishment). His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal and Purple Heart, among others. Arthur McGiverin, BSC51, was named to the Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) Hall of Fame (community service). He served on the Iowa Supreme Court and was named Chief Justice in 1987. He retired in 2000.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER A scholarship thank-you letter arrived in Gary Wicklund’s mailbox this last spring — delivered 14 years late. The original letter had been sent to the wrong address, was marked Return to Sender, and then it disappeared. In April, a new Return to Sender sticker appeared on the envelope, and the new homeowners sent the letter on to Wicklund, associate professor emeritus of management sciences. With the help of the university’s alumni database and LinkedIn, the letterwriter was identified as Jennifer McNamara, MBA04. In her letter, she thanked him for her scholarship and talked about how she liked the liaison aspect of consulting. She said she hoped to find a position where she could help different groups within a company work together on projects and be more effective. On Labor Day weekend, McNamara and Wicklund met for breakfast. When McNamara saw what she originally wrote in the letter, she was thrilled, because her hopes for her dream job came true — she’s the director of platform development and commercialization with Herman Miller in Zeeland, Michigan.

PAPPAJOHN RECEIVES IOWA AWARD John Pappajohn, BSC52, received the Iowa Award recently, given by the Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation. Established in January 1949, Pappajohn is one of only 25 awardees, which includes such notables as U.S. President Herbert Hoover, pollster George Gallup, composer Meredith Willson, suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt, artist Grant Wood, opera singer Simon Estes, and scientist George Washington Carver. Given by the Iowa governor, the award recognizes “outstanding service of Iowans in the fields of science, medicine, law, religion, social welfare, education, agriculture, industry, government, and other public service.”

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IN Memoriam 1940s

Robert K. Fredrickson, BSC49 Alfred A. Lawton, BSC46 Dick A. Leabo, BSC49, MA50, PhD53 Robert B. Nelson, BSC48, MA49 Lloyd J. Palmer, BSC49 Richard E. Rasmussen, BSC48 Joel H. Smith, BSC49 Kenneth B. Smith, BSC47 Roger K. Strand, BSC47 Lew W. Throssel, BSC49


Charles W. Applegate, BSC53 Stanford R. Beebe, BSC57 Max D. Brown, BSC52 Dean C. Bryant, BSC51 Donald E. Bryant, BSC57 Ronald J. Coyne, BSC50 David D. Crumley, BSC52 Lewis R. Emery, BSC52 Richard B. Greene, BSC59 Regis A. Harrington Jr., BSC55 John L. Henss, BSC56 Fredric G. Huebsch, BSC52 Carl S. Jaeger, BSC55 Merle H. Jensen, BSC56 Kenton M. Klein Sr., BSC52 Donald G. Klisares, MA56 Armella M. (Hageman) Kuehn, BSC52 Warren G. Lawson, BSC55

Everett L. McBride, BSC50, MA64 Wayne A. Platte, BSC52 Robert W. Richey, MA52 Gerald F. Ridley, BSC55 Stephen A. Showers, BSC58 Donald C. Templeman, BSC59 Helen C. (Walsh) Van Steenhuyse, BSC47 Norman P. Van Walterop, MA58 John A. Willem, BSC59

Dennis A. Hull, BBA79 Deborah J. (Schurman) Kannegieter, BBA71 Thomas E. Larson, BBA74 David W. Nelson, BBA74 Randall B. Rathje, BBA76, MBA78 Michael A. Reimer, BBA71 John S. Wasson, MBA79 Gary W. Williams, BBA72

Donald L. Argenta, BBA60 Michael E. Barlow, BBA65 Jay K. Brooks, BBA67 John A. Currie, MA64 Joseph W. Davidson, BBA65 Bill B. Gintz, BBA60 Robert D. Lindy, BBA69 Elwood B. Marshall, BBA63 Keith E. Montross, BBA64 Robert J. Mull, MBA67 William R. Owens, MA68 Mark E. Polen, BBA66 Jack R. Stunkard, BBA62

John W. Gass, MBA82 Timothy J. Hoffmann, BBA88 Terrance G. Mennen, BBA81 Tina M. (Tibben) Pinney, BBA85 William J. Schroeder, MA85 Ella A. Topham, MA88 Carol E. Wilson, BBA83, MBA87



Don K. Berg, BBA72 Jean A. (Mason) Burt, BBA74 J. David Butler, BBA76 Glen L. Gottschalk, BBA70 Timothy R. Hartzer, BBA72 Nancy A. Hospodarsky, BBA75



Kevin T. Kelly, MBA90 Dennis J. Michel, BBA94


Jeffrey R. Lietz, BBA01


Frank Cheng, MBA08 Brian J. Hornung, MBA13 Ryan A. Klingensmith, BBA14 Thomas R. McCue, BBA15

LEGACY LIVES ON When John Chadima (BBA81) passed away in August 2014, the Iowa City community lost a fine example of what the Tippie College hopes its alumni become in their professional lives: respected professionally and committed to improving their communities. After receiving his BBA from the Tippie College in 1981, Chadima became a fixture within the Iowa City community, serving in leadership positions at MidWestOne Bank. He had most recently served as a vice president and trust officer of the bank. In addition, he served on many organizations and boards, from Iowa City Hospice and the Englert Theater to Friends of the Animal Center Foundation and the Johnson County Historical Society. His obituary noted he believed in the bank’s mission to “‘take care of our customers, and those who should be’ — and carried it through each of his extraordinary client relationships. John loved the people he worked with, honored their wishes, and always went the extra mile to do the right thing for them.” Chadima’s partner, Don Black, wanted to recognize him in a way that would support students in the Tippie College of Business. To that end, Black and MidWestOne Bank created the John M. Chadima-MidWestOne Scholars Fund, which supports annual $2,000 scholarships to deserving direct admit students in the college. Not only do student receive the scholarship, but they attend a special section of the Tippie Direct Admit Seminar together. They commit to leading and serving as a key part of their UI experience, receive personal mentoring from both an upperclass leader and a young alum with similar professional interests, and have an opportunity to meet with executives from MidWestOne Bank.

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A DM INISTR ATI ON Sarah Fisher Gardial Dean Kurt M. Anstreicher Senior Associate Dean David Frasier Associate Dean (MBA Programs) Kenneth G. Brown Associate Dean (Undergraduate Program) Barbara Thomas Executive Director of Communication, Alumni and External Relations Gregory Lamb Executive Director of Development for the Tippie College of Business University of Iowa Foundation



Kyle Krause President and CEO Kum & Go LC

Margaret (Peg) M. Stessman CEO and Chairman StrategicHealthSolutions

Alan G. Bunte Co-founder, COO, and Board Member Commvault

Curtis K. Lane Portfolio Manager Concordant Partners

Maureen Sammon President and CEO HomeServices Mortgage

Terrance Lillis Executive Vice President and CFO Principal Financial Group Inc.

Anne-Marie Thomas Corporate Director The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group

Mark Buthman Vice Chairman of the Board Pavillon International Member, Board of Directors West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. Jack Evans President The Hall-Perrine Foundation Perry A. Glassgow Vice President and Controller Harley-Davidson Inc. Christopher J. Hoffman Senior Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers Kevin Holt Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager Invesco Funds Ltd.

Jeffrey Lorenger Executive Vice President HNI Corporation Leonard McLaughlin President (former) Aon Cornerstone Innovative Solutions John Miclot President and CEO Lingua Flex Laura Newinski Vice Chair of Operations KPMG LLP

Elizabeth Villafana Business Development Baird Private Asset Management Michael J. Wokosin Vice President, Digital Marketing Redbox Eden Y. Woon Vice President for Institutional Advancement Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

John Pappajohn President Equity Dynamics Inc.


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Leonard A. Hadley Chairman and CEO (retired) Maytag Corporation

Chris Klein CEO and Board Member Fortune Brands Home and Security

Andy Sassine President and CEO Avea Capital LLC

Jerre L. Stead CEO and Chairman IHS Inc.

Thomas A. Kloet Member, Board of Directors NASDAQ and Northern Trust Mutual Funds

Kent Statler Executive Vice President and COO, Commercial Systems Rockwell Collins

Henry B. Tippie Chairman of the Board Dover Motorsports Inc. and Dover Downs Entertainment Inc.

James Israel Member, Board of Directors Great Western Bancorp Inc. and Great Western Bank

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