Daniel J. Krumm, 50BSC, has always been bullish on Iowa. He joined The Maytag company shortly after graduation from the UI and rose rapidly to his current position of chief executive officer. His company is widely respected as one of the country's best-managed corporations. In fact, a study recently completed at the University of Iowa concluded that Maytag is viewed by consumers as having the highest quality products of any major appliance manufacturer.
In 1978 he was honored by the National Management Association with the Gold Knight of Management award. He was selected Outstanding Chief Executive Officer of the Year in the appliance industry by Financial World magazine in both 1979 and 1981.
Krumm has also played a major role in civic, community, and university affairs. He has served in a variety of leadership positions in the Maytag Foundation, the Vocational Rehabilitation Workshop for Handicapped Citizens of Jasper County, the Newton Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Governors of the Iowa College Foundation, the Des Moines Symphony Association, and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.
In 1977, Mr. Krumm was appointed to the governor's task force on ethics in state government, and he is currently serving on the governor's Iowa Venture Capital Fund.
Mr. Krumm is a life member of the UI Alumni Association.