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
Golden, Colorado
* P. Sue Beckwith, MD
(80BS, 84MD, 15MBA)
Waukee, Iowa
James W. Carney
Des Moines, Iowa
* Andrew W. Code
(80BBA, 81MBA)
Hinsdale, Illinois
Chris D. DeWolf
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
* Kathleen A. Dore (Vice Chair)
(72BA, 84MBA)
New York, New York
* Janice Ellig (Chair)
New York, New York
David J. Fisher
West Des Moines, Iowa
* Cassandra S. Foens, MD
(83BS, 87MD, 92R)
Waterloo, Iowa
Nolden Gentry
(60BA, 64JD)
Des Moines, Iowa
Perry A. Glassgow
Eldridge, Iowa
Kevin R. Gruneich
Park City, Utah
Thomas R. Hanson
Hinsdale, Illinois
* J. Bruce Harreld
Ex officio
Iowa City, Iowa
Miekeleen Hart
Akron, Ohio
* Carol Havemann-Lynch
(69BBA, 72JD)
Houston, Texas
David A. Hoak
Des Moines, Iowa
Mark A. Kaufman
Oak Brook, Illinois
Katherine A (KAP) Petersen Linder
Manson, Iowa
Casey D. Mahon
(73BA, 76JD)
Iowa City, Iowa
Barbara A. McKenzie
Des Moines, Iowa
Bruce E. Ringdahl
(89DDS, 94MS)
Columbia, Missouri
Soumyo Sarkar
New York, New York
Dyan Smith
(72BA, 76MA)
Cedar Rapids, IA
Mary Joy Stead
Scottsdale, Arizona
Carl W. Stuart
Austin, Texas
* Gregs G. Thomopulos
Iowa City, Iowa
Nathan R. Tross
Highland Park, Illinois
* Thomas J. Veale
Palos Verdes Estates, California
Catherine Zaharis
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
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sue W. Cannon
Marana, Arizona
Ralph H. Congdon, MD
(61BA, 65MD, 72R)
Davenport, Iowa
Leonard A. Hadley
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Donald W. Heineking
Iowa City, Iowa
Roger L. Lande
(61BA, 61JD)
Muscatine, Iowa
Curtis K. Lane
Omaha, Nebraska
Erling Larson, Jr., MD
Jacksonville, Florida
Jill N. McLaughlin
Moline, Illinois
John Pappajohn
Des Moines, Iowa
Mary Louise Petersen
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
Waterloo, Iowa
Henry B. Tippie
Austin, Texas
John E. Tyrrell, MD
(47BA, 50MD)
Manchester, Iowa
Nancy B. Willis
(77BA, 80JD)
Iowa City, Iowa


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

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