Board of Directors

The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is governed by a volunteer board of directors that elects our officers and appoints our leadership.
* An asterisk denotes the names of board officers and Executive Committee members
Dale E. Baker
(68BBA)
Golden, Colorado
* P. Sue Beckwith, MD
(80BS, 84MD, 15MBA)
Waukee, Iowa
James W. Carney
(70BA)
Des Moines, Iowa
* Andrew W. Code
(80BBA, 81MBA)
Hinsdale, Illinois
Chris D. DeWolf
(94BBA)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
* Kathleen A. Dore (Vice Chair)
(72BA, 84MBA)
New York, New York
* Janice Ellig (Chair)
(68BBA)
New York, New York
David J. Fisher
(62JD)
West Des Moines, Iowa
* Cassandra S. Foens, MD
(83BS, 87MD, 92R)
Waterloo, Iowa
Nolden Gentry
(60BA, 64JD)
Des Moines, Iowa
Perry A. Glassgow
(86BBA)
Eldridge, Iowa
Kevin R. Gruneich
(80BBA)
Park City, Utah
Thomas R. Hanson
(60BSME)
Hinsdale, Illinois
* J. Bruce Harreld
Ex officio
Iowa City, Iowa
Miekeleen Hart
(79BSPH)
Akron, Ohio
* Carol Havemann-Lynch
(69BBA, 72JD)
Houston, Texas
David A. Hoak
(68BBA)
Des Moines, Iowa
Mark A. Kaufman
(86BS)
Oak Brook, Illinois
Katherine A (KAP) Petersen Linder
(81BSPh)
Manson, Iowa
Casey D. Mahon
(73BA, 76JD)
Iowa City, Iowa
Barbara A. McKenzie
(82BBA)
Des Moines, Iowa
Bruce E. Ringdahl
(89DDS, 94MS)
Columbia, Missouri
Soumyo Sarkar
(82MBA)
New York, New York
Dyan Smith
(72BA, 76MA)
Cedar Rapids, IA
Mary Joy Stead
Scottsdale, Arizona
Carl W. Stuart
(69BA)
Austin, Texas
* Gregs G. Thomopulos
Iowa City, Iowa
Nathan R. Tross
(82BA)
Highland Park, Illinois
* Thomas J. Veale
(80BBA)
Palos Verdes Estates, California
Catherine Zaharis
(82BBA)
Iowa City, Iowa

Lifetime Honorary Directors

Dennis L. Boatman, MD
(62BA, 64MS, 66MD)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Susan K. Boyd
Iowa City, Iowa
E. J. Buresh
(57LLB)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sue W. Cannon
(69BBA)
Marana, Arizona
Ralph H. Congdon, MD
(61BA, 65MD, 72R)
Davenport, Iowa
Leonard A. Hadley
(58BSC)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Donald W. Heineking
(58BSC)
Iowa City, Iowa
Roger L. Lande
(61BA, 61JD)
Muscatine, Iowa
Curtis K. Lane
(73BBA)
Omaha, Nebraska
Erling Larson, Jr., MD
(48MD)
Jacksonville, Florida
Jill N. McLaughlin
(53BA)
Moline, Illinois
John Pappajohn
(52BSC)
Des Moines, Iowa
Mary Louise Petersen
(51BA)
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Mark W. Putney
(51BA, 57JD)
Carefree, Arizona
Carroll J. Reasoner
(73BA, 76JD)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dan C. Roberts
(76BBA, 83PhD)
Cordillera, Colorado
Wallace J. Sulentic
(54BA)
Waterloo, Iowa
Henry B. Tippie
(49BSC)
Austin, Texas
John E. Tyrrell, MD
(47BA, 50MD)
Manchester, Iowa
Nancy B. Willis
(77BA, 80JD)
Iowa City, Iowa

Officers

Janice Ellig
Chair
Kathleen A. Dore
Vice Chair
Lynette L. Marshall
President
Tiffani K. Shaw
Vice President and Assistant Secretary
Sherri P. Furman
Treasurer
Diane K. Brownlee
Secretary

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