Mr. Tippie, a CPA, has for the past several years been chairman of the Executive Committee and vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of RLC corp., Wilmington, Del; a director and member of the Planning Committee and chairman of the Audit Committee of Rollins, Inc., Atlanta, Ga. In addition, Mr. Tippie is director of South Texas Drilling Co., San Antonio, Tex.
He was one of the founders of Kingstip, Inc., and Kingstip Communications, Inc., Austin, Tex.
During 1979, Mr. Tippie founded Tippie Communications, Inc., a south Texas FM radio station owner and operator. Mr. Tippie is Chairman of the Board, and sole stockholder of the corporation.
Mr. Tippie is a member of the Iowa Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, the Financial Executives Institute and a life member of the American Accounting Association.
He has been a Life Member of The University of Iowa Alumni Association for more than 25 years, a longtime supporter of The UI Foundation and the sponsor of two first-year college scholarships for deserving graduates of the Belle Plaine, Ia., Community Schools. Mr. Tippie has also previously endowed a UI annual four-year scholarship for graduates of the Belle Plaine, Ia., community School system as well as a two-year UI College of Business Administration accounting scholarship.
Mr. Tippie and his wife, Patricia, are the parents of Henry II, Helen and Linda. He is the son of Amelia Tippie and the late Robert W. Tippie, Belle Plaine, Ia. Mr. Tippie earned a BSC degree in accounting in 1949 from The University of Iowa.