Jeff Kueter

President and CEO, University of Iowa Alumni Association

On July 31, Kueter*, 93BA, started work as the new president and CEO of the UI Alumni Association. Kueter graduated from the UI with a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics, and he went on to earn two master’s degrees—one in political science and one in security policy and science and technology policy studies—from George Washington University. Before joining the UIAA, Kueter served for 11 years as president of the George C. Marshall Institute, a nonprofit corporation that conducts assessments of scientific issues impacting public policy. Previously, he was the research director for the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing.

While in Washington, Kueter put his Hawkeye spirit to work by volunteering with the Capital Area IOWA Club. Under his leadership, the organization increased its members and maintained a robust and diverse calendar of events, earning Club of the Year honors from the UIAA for 14 consecutive years. In 2003, Kueter was named Club Leader of the Year. Kueter also gave back to his alma mater by serving on the UIAA’s board of directors from 2002 to 2009 and on the political science department’s board of advisors.

Through his career and his volunteer endeavors, Kueter gained extensive senior management experience, as well as expertise in nonprofit finances, communications, fundraising, outreach, and membership campaigns. In 2011, in recognition of his success and his dedication to the UI, the alumni association presented Kueter with a Distinguished Young Alumni Award— an honor he calls “a humbling experience that made me so proud.”