Tippie Magazine, Summer 2018 - Tippie College of Business

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<strong>Summer</strong> <strong>2018</strong>

SUMMER <strong>2018</strong><br />



INSIDE<br />

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Cover Story:<br />

Research Standouts:<br />

Gender in the Workplace<br />

Three new assistant pr<strong>of</strong>essors hired in the<br />

Department <strong>of</strong> Management & Organizations are<br />

outstanding researchers, and each have a common<br />

interest in gender research, which is helping solve<br />

real-world business problems.<br />

By Lesanne B. Fliehler<br />

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Communication:<br />

The Common Thread<br />

The Frank <strong>Business</strong> Communication Center<br />

provides <strong>Tippie</strong> students with the oral, written,<br />

and visual communication skills that will help<br />

them throughout their careers.<br />

By Ruth Paarmann<br />

12 Big Year for Big Data<br />

It’s the Year <strong>of</strong> the Dog, according to the Chinese<br />

calendar, but around <strong>Tippie</strong>, it may just become<br />

known as the Year <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong> Analytics.<br />

By Lesanne B. Fliehler

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COVER Story<br />

The <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong> accomplished a major coup in<br />

the past two years when it hired three new assistant pr<strong>of</strong>essors<br />

in the Department <strong>of</strong> Management and Organizations (M&O)<br />

— Michele Williams, Rong Su, and Beth Livingston. Each woman<br />

is outstanding in her field <strong>of</strong> research, and serendipitously, what they<br />

have in common is an interest in gender research aimed at solving<br />

real-world business problems.<br />

“We must raise<br />

both the ceiling<br />

and the floor.”<br />

– Sheryl Sandberg,<br />

Lean In: Women,<br />

Work, and the<br />

Will to Lead<br />

“None <strong>of</strong> them would say they are<br />

primarily a gender researcher, but<br />

when we looked at our top candidates,<br />

we realized there was a theme running<br />

through their research,” says Senior<br />

Associate Dean Amy Krist<strong>of</strong>-Brown, who<br />

was instrumental in their hiring when<br />

she was the M&O department executive<br />

<strong>of</strong>ficer. “These women were a great match<br />

for the department’s needs.”<br />





Many courses taught in the <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

<strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong> stress teamwork and<br />

its importance in business relationships.<br />

When Michele Williams teaches the<br />

Dynamics <strong>of</strong> Negotiations course, she<br />

2 b UI <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>

ings over 15 years <strong>of</strong> research<br />

into her classrooms.<br />

Williams conducts research on<br />

trust and relationships, the role<br />

gender plays in team interactions<br />

and negotiations, and how<br />

relationships are critical to<br />

the formation <strong>of</strong> teams as they<br />

prepare to launch a business.<br />

Her passion for the topic began<br />

as an undergraduate when she<br />

was studying psychology at<br />

Johns Hopkins University.<br />

As a psychology major, she<br />

participated in an internship at<br />

Johns Hopkins Hospital, where<br />

she sat in on decision-making<br />

team meetings where the team<br />

discussed individual patient<br />

treatment plans. Team members<br />

included people with different<br />

kinds <strong>of</strong> knowledge: nurses who<br />

knew the patient well because<br />

<strong>of</strong> daily interaction, specialty<br />

doctors, and physical therapists.<br />

“I was excited to see all my<br />

psychology knowledge in action<br />

and to see how teams work in<br />

real life,” says Williams, the<br />

John L. Miclot Faculty Fellow<br />

in Entrepreneurship. “The team<br />

members all had the exact same<br />

goal — to heal the patient — but<br />

there was an incredible amount<br />

<strong>of</strong> conflict and tension during the<br />

meetings,” she says. “I knew there<br />

was a lot more to the process<br />

than meets the eye, so I began<br />

to examine how teams build<br />

trust in the face <strong>of</strong> different<br />

kinds <strong>of</strong> threats, such as status,<br />

role, and gender.”<br />

When Williams came to the<br />

college in the fall <strong>of</strong> 2016, she<br />

began working with student teams<br />

in the Bedell Entrepreneurship<br />

Learning Laboratory, well before<br />

her <strong>of</strong>ficial start date.<br />

Known as the BELL, the business<br />

incubator connects students with<br />

the resources to launch<br />

a startup and grow it into a<br />

sustainable business. Students<br />

have access to a collaborative<br />

workspace, networking,<br />

funding opportunities, and<br />

now, one-on-one mentoring<br />

from Williams, whose research<br />

can help them build successful,<br />

entrepreneurial businesses.<br />

Williams works as a coach<br />

with teams participating in<br />

the Iowa Startup Games. This<br />

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial<br />

Center competition brings<br />

together UI students who pitch<br />

their business startup ideas and<br />

spend several days working with<br />

peers to bring them into reality.<br />

“When I work with these teams,<br />

I might give a lecture about<br />

listening. It’s those interpersonal<br />

skills that allow people to<br />

negotiate with their team<br />

members, their mentors, or<br />

their funders,” she says.<br />

“Many times when we look at<br />

entrepreneurship, we’re focusing<br />

on marketing, business planning,<br />

business development, and design.<br />

All are critical, but if you can’t<br />

keep your team together, you<br />

won’t have a successful company.”<br />

Much <strong>of</strong> Williams’ research<br />

could be valuable to other Iowa<br />

startups, she says, from analyzing<br />

the gender makeup <strong>of</strong> the<br />

leadership team to the leadership<br />

needs <strong>of</strong> entrepreneurial<br />

companies. Williams, with<br />

Deborah Ancona <strong>of</strong> the Sloan<br />

School <strong>of</strong> Management at MIT,<br />

created the Four Capabilities<br />

<strong>of</strong> Leadership Framework, a<br />

360-degree survey that helps<br />

leaders improve four critical<br />

components <strong>of</strong> their leadership.<br />

“When people are innovating,<br />

their leadership looks different<br />

from a stable corporation,<br />

because they’re constantly trying<br />

to drive innovation and solve<br />

big problems,” she says. “It’s<br />

an Elon Musk way <strong>of</strong> looking<br />

at the world — what do we<br />

need to do next?<br />

“Startups can use this assessment<br />

to see where they differ on these<br />

innovation-related skills and how<br />

they can leverage that knowledge.<br />

Everyone is going to have to<br />

take a leadership role in some<br />

area. Using the results <strong>of</strong> the<br />

survey can help the team see<br />

what skills are needed to<br />

complete the team.”<br />

At the Hawkeye Innovation Expo, Michele Williams consults with Kerwin Alvero, left, and Blake Rossdeutcher, right,<br />

<strong>of</strong> V Forward, a company specializing in minimizing attrition rates and increasing retention rates for small businesses.<br />

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Cover story continued<br />

“If organizations<br />

are looking for ways<br />

to better attract<br />

women or increase<br />

diversity, they need<br />

to create a culture<br />

that accommodates<br />

those values and<br />

interests and<br />

promote the sense<br />

<strong>of</strong> fit.”<br />

– Rong Su,<br />

assistant pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

<strong>of</strong> management<br />

sciences<br />

Rong Su discusses<br />

dissertation formats<br />

with Ph.D. students<br />

in her methods<br />

seminar course.<br />





After winning the Math Olympiad in<br />

China while in high school, Rong Su<br />

went on to win a gold medal in the<br />

Physics Olympiad at the national level.<br />

However, she decided to take a sharp<br />

turn and study law.<br />

“I was seriously considering going into<br />

physics, but my mind was calling me<br />

to do more interesting things. I wanted<br />

to study issues that humans encounter<br />

and that have an immediate impact<br />

on society. Studying law <strong>of</strong>fered an<br />

intellectually stimulating path in that<br />

direction,” she recalls. “As a woman<br />

excelling in physics, I also began<br />

to take an interest in the problem<br />

<strong>of</strong> underrepresentation <strong>of</strong> women<br />

in STEM (science, technology,<br />

engineering, and math).”<br />

Her specialties were labor law and<br />

employment discrimination. It was that<br />

background, combined with a strong<br />

interest in unraveling the reasons behind<br />

the lack <strong>of</strong> gender diversity in STEM that<br />

led her to get a Ph.D. in organizational<br />

psychology from the University <strong>of</strong> Illinois.<br />

Su studies person-environment fit, the key<br />

factors that drive people’s career choices,<br />

and what organizations can do with those<br />

factors to attract, select, and retain the<br />

talent they need.<br />

“Person-environment fit matters for<br />

gender diversity in organizations because<br />

people bring their own goals, values,<br />

and interests to the workplace. They<br />

thrive in environments that can meet<br />

these needs and provide a good fit,”<br />

she says. “If organizations are looking for<br />

ways to better attract women or increase<br />

diversity, they need to create a culture<br />

that accommodates those values and<br />

interests and promote the sense <strong>of</strong> fit.”<br />

Person-environment fit, she says,<br />

is a great approach to simultaneously<br />

understand the two sides <strong>of</strong> the same<br />

coin and a way to bridge the <strong>of</strong>ten divided<br />

views on the debate <strong>of</strong> whether women<br />

are “pushed out” or “opt out” <strong>of</strong> certain<br />

occupations/positions.<br />

“My research has shown that peopleorientation<br />

is key. A people-oriented<br />

culture is one that values supportiveness<br />

and positive interpersonal relationships,<br />

as opposed to a culture that solely focuses<br />

on products and performance outcomes<br />

at the cost <strong>of</strong> personal connections.<br />

We can design jobs and workplaces to<br />

be more relational, in a sense, to foster<br />

these positive changes.”<br />

Solid statistical methods are important<br />

to Su’s research, and it’s a subject she<br />

especially enjoys teaching to doctoral<br />

students in the Ph.D. seminars on<br />

measurement and meta-analysis.<br />

“Fields like psychology and management<br />

are under attack for the lack <strong>of</strong> rigor<br />

compared to the natural sciences, so<br />

bringing in solid statistical methods<br />

to train people is important,” she says.<br />

“Having the opportunity to teach<br />

methods and statistics here, in addition<br />

to the great research synergy, is what<br />

drew me to <strong>Tippie</strong>. I’m excited to train<br />

graduate students, because they’re the<br />

next generation. What I teach them<br />

is going to be what they <strong>of</strong>fer the field<br />

in the future.”<br />

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For Beth Livingston, who grew up in<br />

Kentucky where University <strong>of</strong> Kentucky<br />

Wildcat Fever runs rampant, a love<br />

<strong>of</strong> sports first led her to undergraduate<br />

communication and marketing majors.<br />

As a member <strong>of</strong> the Sports Marketing<br />

Academy, she met representatives from<br />

major firms like Reebok and Daktronics,<br />

which produces large scoreboards.<br />

Her hope was to one day own or manage<br />

a pr<strong>of</strong>essional sports team. She never<br />

had a reason to believe she couldn’t do<br />

that — until she ran straight into gender<br />

stereotypes when she began looking<br />

for her first job. She soon realized the<br />

companies all thought she was best<br />

suited to sell fitness apparel to women.<br />

“Representatives from Nike, NASCAR,<br />

or the NFL weren’t interested in me,<br />

unless I went into ticket sales,” she says.<br />

“I didn’t feel like I was a victim <strong>of</strong> my<br />

gender, but it made me angry and<br />

motivated,” she says.<br />

Envisioning she could make a change<br />

in corporate America, she enrolled in<br />

Kentucky’s MBA program. It was during<br />

this time when she learned she was more<br />

suited for academia and the life <strong>of</strong> a<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>essor than a corporate executive.<br />

“One <strong>of</strong> my pr<strong>of</strong>essors gave me some<br />

research to read, and I was amazed that<br />

someone was investigating the very<br />

gender issues I was facing,” she says.<br />

“I realized at that moment that when<br />

research can accurately describe what’s<br />

happening in your life, it’s enlightening<br />

and empowering.”<br />

Based on her recent experiences,<br />

Livingston began studying what causes<br />

women to enter or leave certain<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>essions, but she also realized that<br />

to study the impact <strong>of</strong> gender, she would<br />

need to study families, motherhood, and<br />

even how men are negatively affected<br />

by gender stereotypes and expectations.<br />

“Organizations think <strong>of</strong> these as women’s<br />

issues, so they become deprioritized,”<br />

Livingston says. “But we want all people<br />

to feel supported in their work, and<br />

company policies don’t always match<br />

up with their words.”<br />

Livingston especially values translating<br />

her research into policies that will help<br />

organizations make changes. Through<br />

a large research project that is collecting<br />

data from two nationwide unions — one<br />

that represents lower wage retail workers<br />

and another representing construction<br />

workers and plumbers — she hopes to<br />

study those in the working class, a group<br />

<strong>of</strong>ten overlooked.<br />

“We know a lot about white-collar,<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>essional employees, but not as much<br />

about those working-class folks who work<br />

third-shift,” she says. “My research is<br />

trying to fill in that gap, which could be<br />

really useful to unions. They have realized<br />

they won’t be solvent to serve a younger<br />

generation <strong>of</strong> workers if they’re not<br />

listening to what people need. I hope my<br />

research can help them determine what<br />

their employees need, whether it may<br />

be paid sick leave or after-school care.”<br />

It’s been nine years since she received<br />

her Ph.D., and she’s still researching<br />

these issues, “which is depressing,”<br />

she says, “because that means we haven’t<br />

come quite as far as I would hope we<br />

had. I would love to work myself out <strong>of</strong> a<br />

job — and I would retire happy because it<br />

would mean I had made a difference.” b<br />

Beth Livingston works with<br />

undergraduate students in<br />

her Performance Management<br />

and Strategic Rewards class.<br />

“Organizations<br />

think <strong>of</strong> these as<br />

women’s issues,<br />

so they become<br />

deprioritized.<br />

But we want<br />

all people to<br />

feel supported<br />

in their work,<br />

and company<br />

policies don’t<br />

always match<br />

up with their<br />

words.”<br />

– Beth Livingston,<br />

assistant pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

<strong>of</strong> management<br />

and organizations<br />

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Tailored presentations,<br />

digital communication<br />

and writing practice aid<br />

<strong>Tippie</strong> students at all levels to<br />

communicate effectively in their<br />

academic and pr<strong>of</strong>essional careers.<br />

“The art <strong>of</strong> communication is the language<br />

<strong>of</strong> leadership.”<br />

– James Humes, author and former<br />

presidential speechwriter<br />

The <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> has integrated<br />

communication skill building into the<br />

curriculum and through its support<br />

services for decades. It started with the<br />

Accounting Writing Program in 1998,<br />

which spawned the Judith R. Frank <strong>Business</strong><br />

Communication Center by 2005. While<br />

both programs still provide one-on-one<br />

tutoring today, undergraduate, MBA, and<br />

Ph.D. students receive more opportunities<br />

than ever to learn the oral, written, and<br />

visual communication skills that will help<br />

them throughout their careers.<br />

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At the undergraduate level, two courses lay<br />

a strong foundation for manager-approved<br />

communication skills: <strong>Business</strong> Communication<br />

and Protocol (BCAP) and Advanced <strong>Business</strong><br />

Presentations Workshop. The required BCAP<br />

course has successfully piloted the inclusion<br />

<strong>of</strong> digital and visual communication as well<br />

as teamwork and diversity.<br />

“Not all students are as tech savvy as you think,”<br />

states Pam Bourjaily, director <strong>of</strong> the Frank <strong>Business</strong><br />

Communication Center. “Digital communication<br />

is not so much about the technology or about<br />

being pr<strong>of</strong>icient in any one platform, because<br />

that’s always going to change. It’s thinking about<br />

whom you will communicate to and how will they<br />

receive your message. And not just how they feel<br />

about it, but are they looking on their smart<br />

phone? Will it be a recording?”<br />

This fall, all 18 sections <strong>of</strong> the BCAP course<br />

will include digital formats in the protocol<br />

training and practice <strong>of</strong> these s<strong>of</strong>t skills. Modes<br />

<strong>of</strong> communication covered include mobile email,<br />

blogging, report decks, and recorded elevator<br />

pitches and interview question responses. True<br />

teamwork is necessary for the group assignments,<br />

and teams are carefully selected to maximize<br />

collaboration so students can appreciate diversity<br />

and learn to work together better as a team.<br />

The Advanced <strong>Business</strong> Presentations Workshop<br />

is designed for a small group <strong>of</strong> upperclassmen<br />

who performed well in BCAP. Storyline, oral<br />

and physical delivery, and slide design are<br />

included, providing valuable hands-on practice.<br />

“They can work on a case competition project,<br />

commencement speeches, appeals, and pitches.<br />

They sometimes want to practice the kind<br />

<strong>of</strong> presentations they would make in banking<br />

or finance,” says Bourjaily, the instructor <strong>of</strong><br />

the course.<br />

Participants express strong satisfaction with<br />

the workshop. One student wrote in a course<br />

evaluation: “Having the opportunity to dive<br />

deeper into presentations, public speaking,<br />

and graphic design has been invaluable in<br />

my academic and career pursuits. The class<br />

increased my confidence in my ability to<br />

present, deliver, and support my argument<br />

in any environment.”<br />

The Frank Center recently opened the<br />

One Button Studio where students can also<br />

build their presentation skills through practice.<br />

Whether working on report decks, case<br />

presentations, elevator pitches, or mock<br />

interviews, students can sign up to record<br />

video <strong>of</strong> themselves using the One Button Studio.<br />

The resulting video allows students to evaluate<br />

and refine their delivery, whether for a class<br />

presentation or a job interview.<br />

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The One Button Studio<br />

gives students an easy way<br />

to practice presentations<br />

in front <strong>of</strong> a Frank Center<br />

staff member and to<br />

receive feedback.<br />

Peer tutors <strong>of</strong>fer writing and<br />

visual communication advice.<br />



At the master’s level, MBA candidates<br />

receive communication coursework as<br />

well as support from the Frank Center<br />

on presentations. Nick Westergaard, an<br />

adjunct lecturer and marketing author/<br />

speaker, has taken on a new role to assist<br />

with oral communication accreditation.<br />

In 2017, he was named associate director<br />

<strong>of</strong> Graduate <strong>Business</strong> Communication,<br />

and he developed frameworks to deliver<br />

writing and presentation skills into the<br />

graduate programs.<br />

“We realized that papers were being<br />

written and individual and group<br />

presentations were happening, but there<br />

wasn’t content dedicated to improving<br />

those skills,” Westergaard says.<br />

Regardless <strong>of</strong> the graduate program,<br />

the framework is the same.<br />

“We focus on written and spoken<br />

communication — how you present<br />

yourself and communicate on behalf<br />

<strong>of</strong> an organization,” he says. “The core<br />

ideas are to be clear, concise, pr<strong>of</strong>essional,<br />

and persuasive.”<br />

The framework has been applied to<br />

experiential learning throughout the<br />

various MBA programs.<br />

“We developed a communication<br />

workshop for Executive MBAs because<br />

that program is more intensive,”<br />

Westergaard explains. “The <strong>Business</strong><br />

Communication Course is a hybrid online<br />

and in-person course for Pr<strong>of</strong>essional<br />

MBAs, our biggest group. They also<br />

participate in two days <strong>of</strong> workshops.”<br />

The curriculum has been rolled out to the<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essional MBA groups in Cedar Rapids,<br />

Des Moines, and the Quad Cities and<br />

several Executive MBA cohorts. This fall,<br />

the new Masters in Finance and Masters<br />

in <strong>Business</strong> Analytics programs will include<br />

three hands-on courses in communication.<br />

Since fall <strong>of</strong> 2016, MBA students can also<br />

hone their presentation skills and more<br />

by taking advantage <strong>of</strong> the Frank Center’s<br />

assistance. Anna Bruno, communications<br />

instructor and assistant to the director,<br />

takes the lead on helping MBAs improve<br />

their storytelling and delivery. She<br />

conducts writing and presentation<br />

workshops for the Marketing and Finance<br />

academies, which include experts from<br />

other departments, such as theater.<br />

She also works with <strong>Tippie</strong> consulting<br />

and case competition teams.<br />

“This spring, I worked with eight MBA<br />

consulting teams on the dry runs <strong>of</strong> their<br />

presentations. The stakes are high because<br />

they are presenting externally to clients<br />

who are paying for the work,” Bruno says.<br />

“It’s an opportunity for them to show <strong>of</strong>f<br />

their skills and prepare for their careers.”<br />

<strong>Tippie</strong>’s case competition teams benefit<br />

from Frank Center feedback, winning<br />

regional competitions and placing in<br />

major national competitions for the first<br />

time.<br />

Last fall, the team <strong>of</strong> Matt Hubbell and<br />

Molly Monroe won fifth place nationally<br />

in the Eller Ethics Case Competition<br />

and took first place in the associated<br />

essay contest.<br />

“Matt and I are very pleased with our<br />

results as we are the first <strong>Tippie</strong> team<br />

to make it to the finals,” said Monroe.<br />

“We presented a more business-centered<br />

approach regarding the ethical dilemma<br />

in focusing on the company’s<br />

stakeholders and value statement.<br />

We also relied on Immanuel Kant’s<br />

core concepts <strong>of</strong> respecting individual<br />

rights and the categorical imperative<br />

in shaping our argument.”<br />

Bruno says, “They do a lot <strong>of</strong> hard work<br />

to prepare the case specifics in a short<br />

time frame. What they need to work on<br />

is structure, how to engage an audience,<br />

and how to choreograph the entire<br />

presentation on stage.”<br />

While not every team wins monetary<br />

prizes or acclaim, undergraduate and<br />

MBA students value the experience.<br />

8 b UI <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>

“Many MBAs report that these case<br />

competitions are the best experiences<br />

<strong>of</strong> their entire MBA careers. They don’t<br />

get a grade, but it’s really fun, they learn<br />

a lot, and hone their presentation skills,”<br />

says Bruno. “They’ll be better presenters<br />

in whatever career path they take.”<br />

diverse audiences. Bourjaily <strong>of</strong>fers an<br />

ad hoc advanced workshop during<br />

the semester for those students who<br />

have completed the summer program<br />

and who wish to continue working on<br />

their writing with students from related<br />

but different disciplines.<br />


“Our Ph.D. students in finance,<br />

accounting, and other disciplines need<br />

to be able to say why their research<br />

matters,” says Bourjaily. “When research<br />

universities hire Ph.D. students for<br />

tenure-track positions, they are looking<br />

for Ph.D. students who can do the<br />

research and talk about it in a way that<br />

doesn’t scare the layperson.”<br />

Thanks to special funding by the Sharon<br />

Scheib Writing Initiative through the<br />

UI Center for Advancement, this will be<br />

Bourjaily’s fifth summer providing Ph.D.<br />

writing instruction. All six departments<br />

nominate Ph.D. candidates between their<br />

second and third years for the course,<br />

which is structured as an 8-week program,<br />

equivalent to a 2-semester-hour class. She<br />

works with students on introducing and<br />

organizing their proposals, structuring<br />

sentences, and eliminating jargon.<br />

“We do a lot <strong>of</strong> structural work — it’s<br />

more than fine tuning,” she explains.<br />

“They’re not used to communicating<br />

what their project is and why it matters<br />

to an audience outside <strong>of</strong> their own<br />

dissertation committees.<br />

“I also have them practice giving job<br />

talks, so they can describe their research<br />

project to someone,” she says. “They do<br />

two versions: one for family members and<br />

one for the dean <strong>of</strong> the college that might<br />

hire them. It gets them thinking, ‘How<br />

do I communicate what I do in a way<br />

that matters?’”<br />

Interacting with Ph.D. students from<br />

different departments further increases<br />

their awareness <strong>of</strong> communicating to<br />


WOVEN IN<br />

One recent move further integrated<br />

communication for the <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

students and staff. In January, the<br />

Frank <strong>Business</strong> Communication Center<br />

and Accounting Writing Program staff<br />

relocated to a bright hallway directly<br />

adjacent to the Biz Hub library space<br />

on the third floor <strong>of</strong> the Pappajohn<br />

<strong>Business</strong> Building.<br />

“This is consistent with the trend<br />

<strong>of</strong> locating communication centers<br />

in libraries,” says Mark Petterson,<br />

assistant director <strong>of</strong> the Frank Center.<br />

“It encourages recursive learning <strong>of</strong><br />

research to writing to research and back.”<br />

Accessibility has worked — perhaps<br />

better than expected. Students<br />

instantly embraced the proximity <strong>of</strong><br />

communication assistance and practice<br />

facilities. Statistics show that in January<br />

2017, 30 to 40 percent <strong>of</strong> Frank Center<br />

appointment times were booked. This<br />

January, utilization was 80 to 90 percent,<br />

which would normally be expected at<br />

the end <strong>of</strong> the semester.<br />

Staff also communicates more easily.<br />

Carl Follmer, director <strong>of</strong> the Accounting<br />

Writing Program says, “We’ve definitely<br />

collaborated more just due to proximity.”<br />

With the ideal location for the Frank<br />

Center and thoughtful additions to the<br />

curriculum, the art <strong>of</strong> communication<br />

is thoroughly woven into the fabric <strong>of</strong><br />

the <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong>. The recent emphasis<br />

on communication training at all levels<br />

should ensure that <strong>Tippie</strong> graduates are<br />

desirable to employers everywhere. b<br />

Frank Center Director<br />

Pam Bourjaily discusses the<br />

writing <strong>of</strong> John Rios Rodriguez,<br />

Ph.D. student in management<br />

sciences.<br />

Anna Bruno from<br />

the Frank Center and<br />

Kristy Hartsgrove-Mooers<br />

from the UI Theatre<br />

Arts Department discuss<br />

presentation skills with<br />

Executive MBA students<br />

during a lunch-and-learn<br />

session.<br />

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The new Biz Hub (AKA the third-floor<br />

library space) opened just in time for<br />

the start <strong>of</strong> spring semester classes.<br />

From the moment it opened, students<br />

have flocked to it — there’s rarely<br />

an empty seat.<br />




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18 CASUAL<br />




10 b UI <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>

NUMBER OF VISITS TO THE BIZ HUB IN APRIL <strong>2018</strong><br />

50,000<br />




SMALL<br />

TEAM<br />

4ROOMS<br />

LARGE<br />

TEAM<br />

2ROOMS<br />


ROOMS<br />



SOFAS<br />

3<br />

2<br />

4<br />

<strong>Summer</strong> <strong>2018</strong> b 11

12 b UI <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>

ON THE LUNAR-SOLAR CHINESE CALENDAR, <strong>2018</strong> IS<br />


OF BUSINESS, <strong>2018</strong> MAY JUST BECOME KNOWN AS THE<br />


The college has:<br />

b opened a Part-time Master <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong><br />

Analytics Program (including a graduate<br />

certificate) in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids,<br />

and the Quad Cities;<br />

b created the <strong>Tippie</strong> Analytics Cooperative,<br />

which provides undergraduate students<br />

the chance to solve real, data-based<br />

problems for businesses;<br />

b convened a new <strong>Tippie</strong> Analytics<br />

Cooperative Advisory Council, whose<br />

business representatives provide a critical<br />

piece <strong>of</strong> insight into the fast-changing<br />

corporate environment <strong>of</strong> data science;<br />

and<br />

b announced the on-campus Full-time<br />

Master <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong> Analytics Program,<br />

a three-semester program that begins<br />

this fall.<br />

The changes and additional programming<br />

at <strong>Tippie</strong> come at a time when there is a<br />

significant shortage <strong>of</strong> talent with these<br />

specialized skills. According to recent<br />

LinkedIn research, statistical analysis and<br />

data mining plus data presentation were<br />

the top-10 skills in demand from business.<br />

While companies have relied on statistics<br />

to make business decisions for years, massive<br />

strides in the collection and storage <strong>of</strong> data<br />

have transformed analytics into a central<br />

business function.<br />

Analytics jobs are the hottest career in<br />

business, growing at nearly five times the<br />

rate <strong>of</strong> other jobs, according to the Bureau<br />

<strong>of</strong> Labor Statistics. The <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong> has long been taking steps<br />

to position itself as a top-five program<br />

in business analytics and information<br />

systems, which includes the recent hiring<br />

<strong>of</strong> Patrick Fan from Virginia Tech, who joins<br />

the faculty this fall as a pr<strong>of</strong>essor and the<br />

Henry B. <strong>Tippie</strong> Chair in <strong>Business</strong> Analytics.<br />

“We have some <strong>of</strong> the top data scientists,<br />

mathematicians, and optimization gurus<br />

in the country who are working in a business<br />

college,” says Nick Street, the Henry B. <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

Research Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Management Sciences<br />

and department executive <strong>of</strong>ficer. “We have<br />

a critical mass <strong>of</strong> management sciences faculty<br />

members who have the expertise to expand<br />

our programming and who are continuing<br />

to add to the research knowledge in our field<br />

and to the department’s outreach mission.”<br />

Enrollment in the programs has exploded.<br />

The numbers this spring include:<br />

b Part-time Master’s in <strong>Business</strong> Analytics<br />

& Certificate: 259<br />

b Undergraduate majors in <strong>Business</strong><br />

Analytics & Information Systems: 315<br />

(87 enrolled five years ago)<br />


<strong>Business</strong> analytics is about solving problems with vast<br />

amounts <strong>of</strong> data businesses gather. Learn to turn data<br />

into decisions and earn a master’s in three semesters.<br />

This STEM-designated program includes job search<br />

support, coaching, and employer connections through<br />

<strong>Tippie</strong>’s graduate career services team. Open to all<br />

majors, but a quantitative background is desired.<br />

Learn more: tippie.uiowa.edu/full-time-msba. b<br />

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TOP 20 RISK<br />




AM Best has named the<br />

Vaughan Institute <strong>of</strong><br />

Risk Management and<br />

Insurance as one <strong>of</strong> 20<br />

college programs doing<br />

the best job <strong>of</strong> preparing<br />

young people for careers<br />

in insurance. More than<br />

100 schools received<br />

mention in the survey<br />

results, but 20 stood out.<br />

More than 270 industry<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>essionals, hiring<br />

managers, and readers<br />

were surveyed regarding<br />

collegiate RMI programs<br />

and graduates.<br />

The college’s Pr<strong>of</strong>essional MBA Program has moved<br />

up 16 places to #22 in the 2019 U.S. News & World<br />

Report rankings <strong>of</strong> graduate schools. This ranking<br />

is the highest on record for the program since the<br />

ranking began in 1994.<br />

“The value and reputation <strong>of</strong> an Iowa MBA<br />

continues to grow,” declared Sarah Fisher Gardial,<br />

dean <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>. “We have<br />

listened to the working pr<strong>of</strong>essionals in the state<br />

— they want educational opportunities that allow<br />

them to keep working while earning a degree.<br />

Our Pr<strong>of</strong>essional MBA Program provides key<br />

training in a flexible format that enables our<br />

graduates to move ahead in their careers.”<br />


In 2017, the college received approval from<br />

the Board <strong>of</strong> Regents to <strong>of</strong>fer a Master <strong>of</strong> Finance<br />

degree. The college will welcome its inaugural<br />

class this fall. The three-semester program<br />

emphasizes real-world experiences that help<br />

students get noticed in the job market. Students<br />

will have exposure to experiential courses,<br />

including managing a $6 million equity portfolio<br />

(Henry Fund) and consulting for national and<br />

Enrollment in the Pr<strong>of</strong>essional MBA Program<br />

is currently at an all-time high with 950 students,<br />

up from 830 in spring 2017. The program is<br />

<strong>of</strong>fered in Cedar Rapids, the Quad Cities, and<br />

Des Moines.<br />

According to the Graduate Management<br />

Admission Council, more than half <strong>of</strong> part-time<br />

self-paced MBA programs reported declining<br />

applications in 2017. Despite the national trend,<br />

Iowa’s Pr<strong>of</strong>essional MBA has experienced steady<br />

growth over recent years, while introducing<br />

new graduate certificates, increasing entry<br />

points for enrollment, and expanding<br />

joint-degree options.<br />

international finance institutions. The program<br />

is developing a student-managed fixed income<br />

fund — the first <strong>of</strong> its kind in any Master <strong>of</strong><br />

Finance program — to give hands-on expertise<br />

in analyzing and selecting bonds. The program<br />

is STEM-designated, which opens additional<br />

career opportunities for international students.<br />

Learn more at tippie.uiowa.edu/mfin.<br />

14 b UI <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>

Clockwise from top left: Eean Crawford, Jaron Wilde, Kang Zhao, and Barrett Thomas<br />

This year’s 24-hour giving<br />

day — One Day for Iowa<br />

—encouraged UI alumni,<br />

parents, friends, and fans<br />

to contribute to the<br />

university and take<br />

advantage <strong>of</strong> limited-time<br />

challenges that could<br />

increase the impact <strong>of</strong><br />

their donation. The college<br />

received gifts from more<br />

than 206 donors that raised<br />

almost $69,000 for the<br />

college’s Excellence Fund,<br />

Young Alumni Board, Frank<br />

<strong>Business</strong> Communication<br />

Center, and John Pappajohn<br />

Entrepreneurial Center.<br />

More details are available<br />

at tippie.uiowa.edu/<br />

news/one-day-iowa-0.<br />


The following faculty members passed significant<br />

hurdles in teaching, research, and service to the<br />

<strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>. In the short period<br />

<strong>of</strong> time since hired or last promoted, they have<br />

established productive research careers,<br />

publishing more than 50 articles, given more than<br />

100 presentations at national and international<br />

conferences, served on more than a dozen doctoral<br />

and master’s committees, and served on the<br />

editorial boards <strong>of</strong> the top journals in their fields.<br />

They have taught thousands <strong>of</strong> students and given<br />

hundreds <strong>of</strong> hours <strong>of</strong> service to department,<br />

collegiate, and university committees.<br />

b Eean Crawford, promoted to Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

with Tenure, Management & Organizations<br />

b Barrett Thomas, promoted to Full Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

with Tenure, Management Sciences<br />

b Jaron Wilde, promoted to Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

with Tenure, Accounting<br />

b Kang Zhao, promoted to Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

with Tenure, Management Sciences<br />

In addition, a new Instructional Track Faculty<br />

designation has been established, which recognizes<br />

former lecturers for their innovation and excellence<br />

in instruction and continued, meritorious service<br />

to their departments, the college, or the university<br />

or pr<strong>of</strong>essional community. These individuals<br />

have taught over 10,000 students, run some <strong>of</strong><br />

the college’s most successful programs and centers,<br />

and thoughtfully advised hundreds <strong>of</strong> students,<br />

student groups, and student startups.<br />

b Nancy Abram, Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Practice,<br />

Marketing<br />

b Tom Carroll. Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Instruction,<br />

Accounting<br />

b Kevin Den Adel, Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong><br />

Instruction, Accounting<br />

b Jennifer Fuhrman, Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong><br />

Instruction, Economics<br />

b Jeff Hart, Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Instruction,<br />

Finance<br />

b Todd Houge, Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Instruction, Finance<br />

b Erin Johnson, Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Instruction,<br />

Management & Organization<br />

b Kevin Krause, Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Practice,<br />

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center<br />

b Jill Smith, Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Instruction,<br />

Management & Organizations<br />

b Peggy Stover, Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Practice,<br />

Marketing<br />

b Joe Sulentic, Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Practice,<br />

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center<br />

b Tom Walsh, Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Practice,<br />

Marketing<br />



In the winter 2017-18<br />

issue <strong>of</strong> <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong>,<br />

we incorrectly stated how<br />

long the <strong>Tippie</strong> chapter <strong>of</strong><br />

Beta Alpha Psi has received<br />

Superior status ranking from<br />

the national organization.<br />

It has been almost 20<br />

consecutive years (received<br />

Distinguished status in<br />

2000). We regret the error.<br />

<strong>Summer</strong> <strong>2018</strong> b 15

COLLEGE News<br />



Andrea Luangrath, assistant pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> marketing, received the 2017<br />

C.W. Park Young Contributor Award at February’s Society for Consumer<br />

Psychology conference. The award is given to the best refereed paper<br />

published in the Journal <strong>of</strong> Consumer Psychology by an early career contributor<br />

in the past year. An early career contributor is a scholar whose work is<br />

published within two years <strong>of</strong> receiving the Ph.D. or a scholar who had<br />

not yet received the Ph.D. when the paper was published. The award<br />

recognizes the article, “Textual Paralanguage and Its Implications<br />

for Marketing Communications.”<br />

Luangrath studies social media messages that use nonverbal cues<br />

or textual paralanguage. These text-based cues convey meaning that<br />

would normally be communicated through physical contact<br />

(*high five*), voice (“ummm…”), or facial expressions/gestures<br />

(-\ _()_/-) and contribute to brand personality.<br />

Luangrath received a BBA in marketing and international business<br />

in 2010, and a Ph.D. in marketing in 2016, both from the University<br />

<strong>of</strong> Wisconsin-Madison. Her expertise covers the fields <strong>of</strong> consumer<br />

linguistics, haptics, nonverbal behavior, psychological ownership,<br />

and sensory marketing.<br />

We wouldn’t be here<br />

without PHIL(anthropy)!<br />

Research funding,<br />

scholarships, and building<br />

updates are all things<br />

supported by your<br />

generous giving.<br />

Thank you.<br />


AGAIN<br />

The Henry Fund, the college’s graduate<br />

student-managed equity portfolio, was recently<br />

named the winner <strong>of</strong> its class in the GAME<br />

Forum, the largest student-managed investment<br />

competition in the world. The competition is<br />

based on risk-adjusted returns <strong>of</strong> the portfolio<br />

for the calendar year 2017. The Henry Fund<br />

returned 25.37 percent for the year, beating<br />

the S&P 500 by 3.5 percent. The Henry Fund<br />

was named the top fund in the Graduate Core<br />

category. The fund is named for Henry B. <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

and Henry Royer, the two UI benefactors who<br />

provided a portion <strong>of</strong> the initial $50,000 in<br />

capital to establish the fund.<br />



A Founders Club member in the Bedell<br />

Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory, ABAL<br />

Therapeutics took first place and the $25,000<br />

prize in the Values and Ventures Competition<br />

at TCU’s Neeley School <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>. This is the<br />

second year in a row that an Iowa team has won<br />

(HealthTech Solutions won last year). Beating<br />

out 54 other teams this year, ABAL Therapeutics<br />

is designing s<strong>of</strong>tware to lighten the burden on<br />

parents <strong>of</strong> children with autism by streamlining<br />

at-home behavioral therapy exercises, making<br />

autism treatment more accessible.<br />

16 b UI <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>


This year’s <strong>Tippie</strong> Women Summit held in March<br />

brought 180 students and business women together<br />

for networking, a panel discussion, a keynote<br />

speech, and a hands-on negotiations workshop by<br />

<strong>Tippie</strong> Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor Michele Williams. <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

alumni are crucial to the success <strong>of</strong> events like this.<br />

Our thanks to Julie Heikkinen, BBA09, associate<br />

brand manager with Tyson Foods; Megan McKay,<br />

BBA99/MBA05, founder and owner <strong>of</strong> Peace<br />

Tree Brewery; Stacey Valy Panayiotou, BBA94,<br />

global vice president and head <strong>of</strong> talent and<br />

development at The Coca-Cola Company; Katie<br />

Schuhow, BBA05, senior manager <strong>of</strong> Financial<br />

Services with RSM US LLP; and Yvette Taylor,<br />

MBA92, senior vice president and manager <strong>of</strong><br />

Banking Practice and Personal Client Services with<br />

Northern Trust.<br />


This past winter, 76 students participated in the<br />

London Winter Session, the largest cohort since<br />

the program started in 1999. The two-week<br />

program, taught over winter break, gives students<br />

a chance to see how business functions in one <strong>of</strong><br />

the financial centers <strong>of</strong> the world. Courses taught<br />

were Advanced International Marketing (Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

Cathy Cole) and Wealth Management (Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

<strong>of</strong> Instruction Todd Houge and Cathy Zaharis,<br />

director <strong>of</strong> pr<strong>of</strong>essional/employer development<br />

in finance). More students may be taking courses<br />

abroad due to the new <strong>Tippie</strong> RISE Program<br />

in which undergraduates must complete one<br />

<strong>of</strong> these experiences to graduate: research<br />

with faculty, internship, study abroad, or an<br />

experiential learning course.<br />





Economics majors<br />

Matt Hubbell and<br />

Molly Monroe took<br />

fifth place in this<br />

year’s Eller Ethics Case<br />

Competition, the first<br />

time a <strong>Tippie</strong> team has<br />

made it to the finals.<br />

The annual competition<br />

challenges students to<br />

analyze a timely ethical<br />

case with real-world<br />

business relevance.<br />

Twenty-five schools<br />

from the United States,<br />

Canada, and Mexico<br />

participated in the event<br />

held at the University<br />

<strong>of</strong> Arizona. In addition,<br />

the two entered an<br />

optional essay competition<br />

and won the Stephanie<br />

Chance “Bright Line”<br />

Award, which <strong>of</strong>fers<br />

a forum for the students<br />

to dig deeper into the<br />

ethical issues <strong>of</strong> the case<br />

in essay form. <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

students have attended<br />

this invitation-only<br />

event since 2009.<br />


The college’s first ever <strong>Tippie</strong> Day <strong>of</strong> Service<br />

brought students from various organizations<br />

together to lead service activities throughout the<br />

Pappajohn <strong>Business</strong> Building. Some activities were<br />

a clothing drive, making blankets for children<br />

hospitalized in the Stead Family Children’s<br />

Hospital, creating literacy kits with the United Way,<br />

making shoes with Sole Hope out <strong>of</strong> jeans and<br />

plastic materials for children in Uganda, and<br />

writing letters <strong>of</strong> appreciation to <strong>Tippie</strong> faculty<br />

and staff. Outside <strong>of</strong> PBB, students could choose<br />

to prepare a meal for the Ronald McDonald House,<br />

pick up litter along a highway, and serve meals<br />

at the local Free Lunch Program.<br />


b Amy An, lecturer,<br />

Accounting<br />

b Carol Buettner,<br />

assistant to the senior<br />

associate dean<br />

b David Collins, lecturer,<br />

Marketing<br />

b Sherri Krob, digital<br />

media technician, Stead<br />

Technology Services Group<br />

b Michael Mount,<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Management<br />

& Organizations<br />

b Deone Pederson,<br />

secretary, Undergraduate<br />

Program Office<br />

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While we welcome alumni<br />

news, <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> is not<br />

responsible for the information<br />

contained in these submissions.<br />

2010s<br />

Seth Corush, BBA13, is a tax<br />

associate with Grant Thornton<br />

LLP in Chicago. He recently<br />

graduated from Loyola University<br />

Chicago School <strong>of</strong> Law and was<br />

admitted to the Illinois bar.<br />

Taylor Dunlap, BBA12, is<br />

an investment <strong>of</strong>ficer with John<br />

Hancock Real Estate Finance<br />

Inc. in Chicago.<br />

A.J. Edds,<br />

BBA10, is the<br />

assistant director<br />

<strong>of</strong> sports<br />

administration<br />

for the Big Ten.<br />

He was a former linebacker at<br />

Iowa and five-year NFL veteran.<br />

April Fox, BBA16, is an<br />

acquisition marketing associate<br />

for Bombas, which creates socks<br />

and gives one pair away for<br />

every pair sold.<br />

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Steven P.<br />

Hensley, BBA15,<br />

is a senior financial<br />

analyst at CNA<br />

Financial in<br />

Chicago.<br />

Diana<br />

Hernandez,<br />

BBA17, is<br />

the enterprise<br />

operations<br />

coordinator for<br />

Coyote Logistics in Chicago.<br />

John Hochstetter, BBA10,<br />

is a senior solution strategist in<br />

charge <strong>of</strong> clinical and operational<br />

analytics development and<br />

deployment with Cerner Corp.<br />

in Kansas City. He and his wife<br />

just had their second child.<br />

Minneapolis.<br />

Jingjing Hong,<br />

BBA14, is a staff<br />

accountant with<br />

BloodWorks NW<br />

in Seattle.<br />

Katie Houser,<br />

BBA16, is an<br />

IT recruiter with<br />

Versique Search<br />

& Consulting.<br />

She lives in<br />

Taylor Kuykendall, BBA15,<br />

is an underwriter with AIG<br />

in Chicago.<br />

Katherine<br />

Knight, BBA13,<br />

RMICert13,<br />

was promoted to<br />

assistant director<br />

<strong>of</strong> career research<br />

with the University <strong>of</strong> Chicago<br />

Booth School <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>. She<br />

assists students in the career<br />

research process. She is a<br />

member <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Tippie</strong> Young<br />

Alumni Board.<br />

Mitch A. Plimmer, BBA13,<br />

JD17, is an associate at Davis<br />

Brown Law Firm in Des Moines.<br />

Ben Rempe, MBA11, was<br />

named chief operating <strong>of</strong>ficer at<br />

LenderClose, a Des Moines<br />

financial technology startup. He<br />

previously was vice president <strong>of</strong><br />

business development with TMG<br />

Financial Services.<br />

Tim Rosener,<br />

BBA11, MAc12,<br />

is a strategy<br />

manager with<br />

C.H. Robinson<br />

Worldwide in<br />

Eden Prairie, Minnesota.<br />

John Sheeley, BBA17, is an<br />

investment banking analyst with<br />

BMO Capital Markets in<br />

San Francisco.<br />

Blake Tebbe,<br />

BBA16, has<br />

worked in the<br />

e-commerce<br />

industry as a B2B<br />

account manager<br />

for Sainstore Inc. in Lenexa,<br />

Kansas.<br />

Allison (Smith)<br />

Ver Steegt,<br />

BBA10, is a<br />

financial advisor<br />

with Edward Jones<br />

in Ankeny.<br />

Teri Wahlig, MBA15, named<br />

CEO <strong>of</strong> ChildServe, a nationally<br />

recognized pediatric specialty<br />

health care organization that<br />

serves more than 4,000 children<br />

in Iowa each year. She previously<br />

was ChildServe’s executive vice<br />

president and chief medical<br />

<strong>of</strong>ficer.<br />

2000s<br />

Karla I. Alvarez,<br />

BBA01, received<br />

a Board <strong>of</strong><br />

Regents Staff<br />

Excellence Award.<br />

She is a senior<br />

multicultural specialist in the<br />

UI Center for Diversity and<br />

Enrichment at the University<br />

<strong>of</strong> Iowa.<br />

Jim Atty<br />

(BBA05,<br />

MBA09), CEO<br />

<strong>of</strong> Waverly Health<br />

Center in Waverly,<br />

Iowa, has been<br />

named to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls<br />

Courier’s 20 Under 40 list.


Trevor Schauenberg, BBA91, received the <strong>2018</strong><br />

Alum <strong>of</strong> the Year Award, and Shalini Hanoman<br />

Campbell, BBA04, was presented with this year’s<br />

Young Alum <strong>of</strong> the Year Award.<br />

Schauenberg is president and CEO <strong>of</strong> GE Capital<br />

Industrial Finance, the company’s business focused<br />

on financing solutions for its industrial customers.<br />

Trevor has 27 years <strong>of</strong> leadership experiences at<br />

GE, and previously held the positions <strong>of</strong> president<br />

and CEO <strong>of</strong> GE Capital’s Americas Direct Segment,<br />

several chief financial <strong>of</strong>ficer positions, and five<br />

years as GE’s vice president <strong>of</strong> corporate investor<br />

relations.<br />

As a finance graduate, Schauenberg was recognized<br />

for his years <strong>of</strong> recruiting graduating students to GE,<br />

and as a member <strong>of</strong> the Institute for International<br />

<strong>Business</strong> advisory board. In addition, Schauenberg<br />

has created two funds that support <strong>Tippie</strong> students<br />

and initiatives: the Trevor Schauenberg Fund for<br />

Diversity supports diversity and focuses on bringing<br />

students to <strong>Tippie</strong> from the Chicago area, while<br />

the Trevor Schauenberg Global Internship Fund<br />

provides scholarships and financial assistance<br />

to <strong>Tippie</strong> students studying or interning abroad.<br />

After graduation from <strong>Tippie</strong> in 2004, Campbell<br />

joined BMO Capital Markets that same year as a<br />

member <strong>of</strong> the Relationship Development Manager<br />

Program and also spent time on the Food and<br />

Consumer, and Debt Capital Markets teams before<br />

becoming director. Campbell is currently a director<br />

on the Leveraged Finance Sales and Trading Desk<br />

at BMO, working with various types <strong>of</strong> credit<br />

investors within the loan and high-yield asset<br />

classes. Campbell was recognized for the numerous<br />

ways in which she gives back to <strong>Tippie</strong>.<br />

The finance and management alumna is a current<br />

member <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Tippie</strong> Finance Department<br />

Advisory Council and previously served on the<br />

School <strong>of</strong> Management Advisory Council for seven<br />

years. Campbell continues to return to campus<br />

to talk with students and also served as a panelist<br />

at the <strong>Tippie</strong> Women’s Summit in 2015. Through<br />

her position at BMO in Chicago, Campbell has<br />

advocated for the employment <strong>of</strong> <strong>Tippie</strong> graduates<br />

with the organization and has hosted student<br />

groups when they travel to the city.<br />

Trevor Schauenberg<br />

Shalini Hanoman Campbell<br />

Past recipients include:<br />

Alum <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

2017: Christopher H<strong>of</strong>fman, BBA85<br />

2016: Stephen Belyn, BBA91<br />

2015: Peg Stessman, BSN84/MBA12<br />

2014: Dana Ramundt, BBA74<br />

Young Alum <strong>of</strong> the Year<br />

2017: Claudia Marban, BBA/BA99<br />

2016: Todd Nelson, MBA07<br />

2015: Chuck Mersch, BBA07/MBA08<br />

2014: Tom Niblock, BBA07<br />

Wade Arnold, MBA07, the<br />

founder and former CEO <strong>of</strong><br />

Banno, will lead technical<br />

strategy at BillGo.<br />

Kevin Amoo-Mensah, BBA08,<br />

is an associate with Goldman<br />

Sachs in New York City.<br />

Jason Conroy, BBA02, is<br />

currently serving as a political<br />

<strong>of</strong>ficer at the U.S. embassy in<br />

Kabul, Afghanistan.<br />

Alex Cullen,<br />

BBA09,<br />

recently joined<br />

an InsurTech<br />

startup called<br />

Kin Insurance,<br />

based out <strong>of</strong> Chicago.<br />

Paul Dexter,<br />

BBA04, was<br />

recently promoted<br />

to managing<br />

director in the<br />

Mergers and<br />

Acquisitions Group in the<br />

Investment Banking Division<br />

<strong>of</strong> Credit Suisse. He lives in<br />

New York City.<br />

Matt Kemp, BBA07, graduated<br />

from Loyola University Chicago<br />

Quinlan School <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong> in<br />

2012 and completed CFA charter<br />

in 2017. He is the senior manager<br />

<strong>of</strong> project portfolio management<br />

with Health Care Service Corp.<br />

in Chicago.<br />

Martin Frech,<br />

MBA00, is vice<br />

president <strong>of</strong> group<br />

strategy and<br />

e-commerce<br />

with DKSH<br />

Management Ltd. in Zurich,<br />

Switzerland.<br />

Scott Roux, MBA07, is senior<br />

vice president and national<br />

bridge practice lead with<br />

Michael Baker International,<br />

a global leader in engineering,<br />

planning, and consulting<br />

services. He lives in Kirkland,<br />

Washington.<br />

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Leighton Smith,<br />

MBA08, received<br />

the Spark Leadership<br />

Award from the Iowa<br />

City Area Chamber <strong>of</strong><br />

Commerce and was<br />

named to the Corridor<br />

<strong>Business</strong> Journal’s<br />

2017 Most Influential<br />

list. He is the director<br />

<strong>of</strong> client service with<br />

BerganKDV and an<br />

adjunct lecturer in<br />

the <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong>.<br />


GEAR?<br />

Online apparel store<br />

now open all year!<br />

The college is <strong>of</strong>fering<br />

an online apparel store<br />

where you may purchase<br />

your own <strong>Tippie</strong>-branded<br />

gear. Don’t miss out on<br />

this opportunity to wear<br />

your <strong>Tippie</strong> pride!<br />

www.costore.com/<br />

uitippie/<br />

Cyndee Smiley, MBA09, was<br />

named media relations manager<br />

for John Deere Ag & Turf.<br />

Jillian (Viney)<br />

Smallenberger, BBA04,<br />

is co-founder <strong>of</strong> Unit Trac,<br />

a cloud-based management<br />

s<strong>of</strong>tware that gives self-storage<br />

owners the ability to manage<br />

their facility anywhere on any<br />

device. It was recently recognized<br />

as one <strong>of</strong> the 10 startups to watch<br />

in <strong>2018</strong> by Inter<strong>Business</strong> Issues.<br />

Brian Uhlmann, MBA00,<br />

is the manager <strong>of</strong> strategic<br />

revenue management with<br />

Pharmavite LLC in Northridge,<br />

California.<br />

Kevin White, BBA06, and<br />

his wife, Allison, welcomed their<br />

first child, Leah Evelyn White,<br />

on Nov. 11, 2017. Kevin is a<br />

partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP<br />

in San Francisco, where he<br />

practices in the Investment<br />

Funds group.<br />

1990s<br />

Kim (Werling) Becicka,<br />

BBA90, vice president <strong>of</strong><br />

continuing education and<br />

training services at Kirkwood<br />

Community <strong>College</strong> in Cedar<br />

Rapids, was named to the<br />

Corridor <strong>Business</strong> Journal’s 2017<br />

Most Influential list.<br />

Satish Deshpande,<br />

PhD90,<br />

became dean<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Haworth<br />

<strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Business</strong> at<br />

Western Michigan University<br />

on January 1. He is a pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

<strong>of</strong> management and had served<br />

as the college’s associate dean<br />

for operations and graduate<br />

programs.<br />

Steve Donnelly, BBA91, was<br />

promoted to vice president <strong>of</strong><br />

claims with Amerisure Insurance.<br />

He previously served as vice<br />

president <strong>of</strong> field claims.<br />

Eric Engelmann, BBA97,<br />

executive director <strong>of</strong> the<br />

New Bohemian Innovation<br />

Collaborative in Cedar Rapids,<br />

was named to the Corridor<br />

<strong>Business</strong> Journal’s 2017 Most<br />

Influential list.<br />

Reginald Harris, BBA94,<br />

is an executive assistant U.S.<br />

attorney in St. Louis.<br />

Scott Heiferman, BBA94,<br />

has sold Meetup to WeWork.<br />

Heiferman was the CEO and<br />

co-founder <strong>of</strong> Meetup.<br />

Bob Lee,<br />

MBA92, is<br />

the director<br />

<strong>of</strong> Commercial<br />

Systems Strategy<br />

with Rockwell<br />

Collins in Cedar Rapids.<br />

Monte Merz,<br />

MBA93, was<br />

featured in an<br />

article by HFM, a<br />

global community<br />

<strong>of</strong> fund managers,<br />

for having launched Colorado’s<br />

first digital assets hedge fund<br />

in Denver.<br />

Lura (Parks) McBride,<br />

BBA93, CEO <strong>of</strong> Van Meter,<br />

an electrical supply company<br />

in Cedar Rapids, was named<br />

to the Corridor <strong>Business</strong> Journal’s<br />

2017 Most Influential list.<br />

Michael Oberhaus, MBA92,<br />

superintendent <strong>of</strong> the Rock<br />

Island-Milan school district, is<br />

now chairman <strong>of</strong> the Quad City<br />

Health Initiative. He lives in<br />

Rock Island, Illinois.<br />

Stephanie<br />

Ruyle, BBA90,<br />

was hired by the<br />

American Society<br />

<strong>of</strong> Composers,<br />

Authors, and<br />

Publishers (ASCAP) as the<br />

executive vice president and head<br />

<strong>of</strong> licensing. She previously was<br />

the executive vice president <strong>of</strong><br />

distribution and affiliate relations<br />

for Participant Media’s television<br />

venture Pivot, a millennial<br />

targeted television network.<br />

Robert Spiro, BBA92, is the<br />

owner <strong>of</strong> Windy City Linen in<br />

Wheeling, Illinois.<br />

1980s<br />

Nicolas<br />

Abou-Assaly,<br />

BBA89, a partner<br />

with the Simmons<br />

Perrine Moyer<br />

Bergman law firm<br />

in Cedar Rapids and the mayor<br />

<strong>of</strong> Marion, Iowa, was named<br />

to the Corridor <strong>Business</strong> Journal’s<br />

2017 Most Influential list.<br />

Kelly Hayworth, BBA83,<br />

MBA85, city administrator <strong>of</strong><br />

Coralville, was named to the<br />

Corridor <strong>Business</strong> Journal’s 2017<br />

Most Influential list.<br />

Susan (Rolando) Jayne,<br />

BBA80, is senior recruiter <strong>of</strong><br />

talent acquisition with Starbucks<br />

C<strong>of</strong>fee Company in Elgin, Illinois.<br />

Dawn C. Marshall, BBA88,<br />

director <strong>of</strong> the Safety Research<br />

Using Simulation University<br />

Transportation Center and<br />

a research manager with the<br />

National Advanced Driving<br />

Simulator at the UI <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

Engineering, recently received<br />

a Board <strong>of</strong> Regents Staff<br />

Excellence Award.<br />

Karen Seda,<br />

BBA84, is the<br />

founder and<br />

CEO <strong>of</strong> Bespoke<br />

BizDev LLC, a<br />

recently launched<br />

business development agency<br />

for startups. She works with<br />

Silicon Valley, Chicago, and<br />

New York City startups to help<br />

them jumpstart sales and<br />

business development efforts.<br />

She also mentors Women<br />

in <strong>Business</strong> students and the<br />

Mandela Washington Fellows<br />

at <strong>Tippie</strong> and in JPEC.<br />

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Des Moines.<br />

Gerald A. Edgar,<br />

BBA75, is chair<br />

<strong>of</strong> the State <strong>of</strong><br />

Iowa’s Board<br />

<strong>of</strong> Podiatry and<br />

Prosthetics in<br />

Jack Evans,<br />

MBA72, president<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Hall-Perrine<br />

Foundation<br />

in Cedar Rapids,<br />

was named to the<br />

Corridor <strong>Business</strong> Journal’s 2017<br />

Most Influential list. He is a<br />

member <strong>of</strong> the college’s <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

Advisory Board.<br />

Steve Stahlhut, MBA71,<br />

is retired and lives in Glenn<br />

Heights, Texas.<br />

Chuck C.<br />

Swanson,<br />

BBA75, MBA76,<br />

executive director<br />

<strong>of</strong> the UI Hancher<br />

Auditorium,<br />

received the Iowa Cultural<br />

Corridor Alliance’s 2017 Larry<br />

Eckholt Award for arts advocacy.<br />

Tom Cilek,<br />

BBA69, senior<br />

vice president<br />

<strong>of</strong> West Bank<br />

in Iowa City,<br />

was named to the<br />

Corridor <strong>Business</strong> Journal’s 2017<br />

Most Influential list.<br />

Janice Astolfi<br />

Reals Ellig,<br />

BBA68, CEO <strong>of</strong><br />

the Ellig Group,<br />

an executive<br />

search advisory<br />

company in New York, served<br />

as chairwoman <strong>of</strong> the 2017<br />

Breakfast <strong>of</strong> Corporate<br />

Champions presented by the<br />

Women’s Forum <strong>of</strong> New York.<br />

Jerre Stead,<br />

BBA65, received<br />

the Technology<br />

Executive <strong>of</strong><br />

the Year award<br />

from the Colorado<br />

Technology Pr<strong>of</strong>essionals<br />

organization. He is a former<br />

member <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Tippie</strong> Advisory<br />

Board.<br />

John<br />

Pappajohn,<br />

BSC52, received<br />

the PanHellenic<br />

Scholarship<br />

Foundation’s<br />

2017 Paradigm Award. He is an<br />

emeritus member <strong>of</strong> the college’s<br />

<strong>Tippie</strong> Advisory Board.<br />

Friends<br />

Chuck Peters,<br />

chairman <strong>of</strong><br />

Folience, a<br />

holding company<br />

in Cedar Rapids,<br />

was named to the<br />

Corridor <strong>Business</strong> Journal’s 2017<br />

Most Influential list. He is a<br />

former member <strong>of</strong> the college’s<br />

<strong>Tippie</strong> Advisory Board.<br />

<strong>2018</strong> IOWA<br />


October 19-20, <strong>2018</strong><br />

b Friday: BBQ in the<br />

Pappajohn courtyard<br />

b Friday: Parade in<br />

downtown Iowa City<br />

b Saturday: Hawkeye<br />

Homecoming football,<br />

Iowa vs. Maryland<br />

Detailed information<br />

will be available on<br />

the <strong>Tippie</strong> alumni<br />

webpage soon:<br />

tippie.uiowa.edu/<br />

about-tippie/alumni/<br />

homecoming-<strong>2018</strong><br />


Ashley Durham joined the <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> in April as the new director <strong>of</strong> alumni<br />

relations. In her role, she will be responsible for building relationships coordinating<br />

events, and communicating with the college’s more than 50,000 living alumni.<br />

She previously was the associate director <strong>of</strong> alumni engagement with the<br />

UI Center for Advancement.<br />



We want you to be a part<br />

<strong>of</strong> our network — update<br />

your contact information,<br />

join our LinkedIn group, and<br />

attend <strong>Tippie</strong> alumni events.<br />

The alumni network is<br />

strong and your participation<br />

will make it stronger. For<br />

an annual gift <strong>of</strong> at least<br />

$10 to the UI Center for<br />

Advancement, you will<br />

receive two copies <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> yearly.<br />

For more information,<br />

visit tippie.uiowa.edu/<br />

about-tippie/alumni.<br />

Or contact Ashley Durham,<br />

director <strong>of</strong> alumni relations,<br />

319-335-2769, ashleydurham@uiowa.edu.<br />

From Houston to Hong Kong, <strong>Tippie</strong> alumni<br />

are making a difference across the globe.<br />

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Refer a friend or colleague<br />

We’re always looking for<br />

leaders to round out the<br />

exceptional talent in our<br />

MBA programs.<br />

As an alum, you’re uniquely<br />

qualified to identify talented<br />

people who would be a great<br />

fit for the Iowa MBA. If you<br />

know someone — colleague,<br />

direct report, friend, or family<br />

member — well-suited for<br />

an Iowa MBA, let us know.<br />

We’ll provide a thank-you gift<br />

in exchange for your referral.<br />

Leonard A. Hadley, BSC58,<br />

received this year’s Hancher-<br />

Finkbine Alumni Medallion at the<br />

101st Finkbine Dinner held at the<br />

university in April. This is the second year in<br />

a row a <strong>Tippie</strong> alum has received this award.<br />

Cathy Zaharis, BBA82, received it last year.<br />

Len graduated with a BSC in accounting<br />

and studied law at Iowa in 1959. In 1990,<br />

he participated in Northwestern University’s<br />

International Advanced Executive Program<br />

and later received an Honorary Doctor<br />

<strong>of</strong> Humane Letters from the UI in 2014.<br />

What makes him shine among other<br />

legendary UI alumni is his lifelong commitment<br />

to learning, particularly his dedication to<br />

fostering the growth and development <strong>of</strong><br />

UI scholars. Len is a member <strong>of</strong> the UI<br />

Center for Advancement’s Board <strong>of</strong> Directors,<br />

where he has served as chair <strong>of</strong> the audit<br />

committee and a liaison for the UI Facilities<br />

Corporation. He is also an emeritus member<br />

<strong>of</strong> the <strong>Tippie</strong> Advisory Board. Throughout<br />

the years, he and his wife, Marlene, have<br />

made significant contributions to the college;<br />

Hawkeye athletics; Hancher Auditorium;<br />

and glaucoma research, education, and<br />

clinical care within the Department <strong>of</strong><br />

Ophthalmology and UI Health Care.<br />

In 1917, William Finkbine and Carl Kuhnle<br />

hosted the first awards dinner for UI men.<br />

In 1921, Finkbine’s daughter, Dorothy<br />

Finkbine Sauers, and her aunts introduced<br />

a similar dinner for women. The events<br />

were combined in 1972.<br />


Take advantage <strong>of</strong> discounted courses<br />

As your career evolves, so do your pr<strong>of</strong>essional development needs. Our new alumni discount<br />

program <strong>of</strong>fers MBA alumni a scholarship that covers 50% <strong>of</strong> tuition for selected Pr<strong>of</strong>essional MBA<br />

Program courses including pr<strong>of</strong>essional certificates in finance, leadership, and marketing.<br />

Courses are available in all three Pr<strong>of</strong>essional MBA locations (Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and the<br />

Quad Cities). Learn more about discounted courses for MBA alumni at tippie.uiowa.edu/alumnidiscount-program.<br />

22 b UI <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>

WHO WE ARE.<br />

It’s hard to describe the <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong> in just a few words.<br />

We are over 3,000 students, in programs spanning BBA to Ph.D. We are six academic<br />

departments — accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and organizations,<br />

and management sciences. We are eight centers and institutes, and two student-managed<br />

endowment funds. We are 50,000 alumni and growing.<br />

Our leadership is forward-thinking and pioneering, and our advisory boards serve as eyes<br />

and ears to industry. <strong>Tippie</strong> is regularly listed in top business school rankings. We install<br />

the best technology to support our research and teaching mission, both in our on-campus<br />

facilities and at our remote locations.<br />

We hold the gold standard <strong>of</strong> accreditations, the Association to Advance <strong>College</strong> Schools<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong> (AACSB), and have maintained the accreditation for over 90 years (since 1923).<br />

IN Memoriam<br />

1930s<br />

Mildred (Bonde) Johnson, BSC37<br />

John E. Kaufmann, BSC37<br />

Helen (Wildish) Sgarlato, BSC35<br />

1940s<br />

Betty M. Anderson, BSC49<br />

Colin D. Campbell, MA41<br />

Portia (Schuler) Checchio, BSC48<br />

Jean B. (Stamp) Cunningham, BSC43<br />

William S. Decker, BSC40, MA47<br />

Dorothy (Swift) Farrer, BSC41<br />

Buell E. Hoagland, BSC48<br />

Lorena (Vagts) Holstad, BSC48<br />

Dean E. Keil, BSC48<br />

Robert H. Knapp, BSC49<br />

Donald J. K<strong>of</strong>ron, BSC48<br />

John G. Krabbenh<strong>of</strong>t, BSC47<br />

Dorothy (Bunse) Larson, BSC49<br />

Aaron Levine, BSC49<br />

Warren D. Lewis, BSC49<br />

Dean C. Peterson, BSC42<br />

Mary L. (Reynolds) Remy, BSC43<br />

Kenneth A. Russ, BSC40<br />

Elizabeth A. (Cole) Shay, BSC47<br />

William F. Smith, BSC48<br />

Phyllis (Martin) York, BSC48<br />

1950s<br />

Robert D. Ausen, BSC50<br />

Roman F. Baker, MA51<br />

Don E. Bruntlett, BSC50<br />

Dene L. Clark, BSC53<br />

Wayne N. Condon, BSC56<br />

James R. Cutright, BSC57<br />

Barbara (Dirksen) Cox, BSC57<br />

Robert V. Dentel, BSC51<br />

John A. DeVine, BSC51<br />

Richard L. Duncan, BSC51<br />

John M. Etzel, BSC57<br />

Hugh V. Faulkner, BSC51, JD57<br />

Richard D. Filer, BSC59<br />

James V. Foster, BSC57<br />

Richard F. Gonzalez, BSC50, MA53, PhD57<br />

James C. Hanson, BSC58<br />

Guy W. Heath, BSC50<br />

Lee A. Hoeft, BSC54<br />

Thomas H. Holmes, BSC51<br />

Dale L. Holst, BSC50<br />

Joan (Nielson) Jones, BSC54<br />

Donald C. Kallenberg, BSC53<br />

John H. Larsen, BSC59<br />

William Logan, BSC56<br />

Clark Morton, BSC58<br />

John E. Murphy, BSC57<br />

Larry R. Myrick, BSC59<br />

LaVerne I. Nilsson, BSC50<br />

George B. Norman, BSC52<br />

Darlene (McGonigle) Odum, BSC50<br />

Paul A. Parker, BSC55<br />

Hal Reister, BSC53<br />

George E. Rice, BSC54<br />

Stanley Richards, BSC55, JD58<br />

Glenn V. Schultz, BSC50<br />

Donald E. Shields, BSC51<br />

John E. Skelley, BSC53<br />

Ralph J. Stebbins, BSC57<br />

Walter A. Stock, BSC50<br />

Dale E. Wright, BSC58<br />

Norman K. Wright, MA57<br />

Robert L. Wright, BSC53<br />

1960s<br />

Gordon H. Anderson, BBA61<br />

Cal R. Benz, BBA63<br />

Michael T. Berger, BBA68<br />

Hart E. Bondi, BBA64<br />

Bruce J. Crandall, BBA61<br />

Michael S. Dalton, BBA69<br />

M. King Deets, BA61, MA63, PhD68<br />

Dennis J. Eike, BBA62<br />

Dell W. Ferguson, MBA66<br />

John A. Gunderson, BBA65<br />

Paulette (Wiley) Johnson, BBA62<br />

John H. Kline, BBA62<br />

John R. Lohr, BBA64<br />

John D. Norland, BBA64<br />

William S. Retrum, BBA68<br />

Douglas D. Salmon, BBA62, MD71<br />

Roger H. Schock, BBA64<br />

Thomas D. Smith, BBA62<br />

Roland D. Spaniol, PhD67<br />

Robert T. Williams, BBA62<br />

1970s<br />

Gregory W. Burt, BBA70<br />

John W. Cota, BBA71<br />

Geraldine (Palmer) Dingle, MA72, MBA80<br />

Terrance P. Edwards, BBA76<br />

B. Michael Ellingson, BBA71<br />

Randy J. Forte, BBA75<br />

Stephen F. Hallam, PhD73<br />

Thomas J. Hart, BBA74<br />

Edward A. Kaschins, PhD73<br />

Suleiman K. Kassicieh, PhD78<br />

Joseph R. Pillard, BBA73<br />

Donald S. Prince, MBA71<br />

William H. Yost, BBA71<br />

1980s<br />

Paul J. Beaudry, BBA83<br />

Chad A. Erickson, BBA87<br />

David L. Evans, BBA83<br />

Thomas M. Studley, BBA87<br />

LeAnn (Pearson) Watts, BBA88<br />

1990s<br />

Kevin W. Sharp, BBA99<br />

2000s<br />

William D. Francis, MBA07<br />

Kimberly (Scodeller) Normoyle, MBA00<br />

<strong>Summer</strong> <strong>2018</strong> b 23

IN Memoriam<br />


(September 14, 1929 – December 1, 2017)<br />

Born in Detroit just weeks before the 1929 Crash, Hank Madden grew up in<br />

Minneapolis. He received a BSME at the University <strong>of</strong> Notre Dame and an MBA<br />

from the University <strong>of</strong> Pittsburgh. He started as a production engineer with<br />

3M Company, rose to management at Allis Chalmers and Harnischfeger, and<br />

then promoted to president <strong>of</strong> Harnischfeger International.<br />

Starting in 1986, he spent 20 years teaching in the <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> while<br />

consulting on business strategy and corporate turnarounds.<br />

“Hank was a lively, opinionated, and engaging person, who enjoyed provoking<br />

discussions on all sorts <strong>of</strong> topics — social, political, and economic,” says former<br />

<strong>Tippie</strong> Dean Gary Fethke. “He was a lively guy with a generous spirit and<br />

compassionate, liberal heart.”<br />


(February 24, 1951 – March 5, <strong>2018</strong>)<br />

24 b UI <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong><br />

Gregory C. Ellison (BBA73) joined the KPMG public accounting firm in Atlanta<br />

after graduation. In 1975, Ellison became a founding member <strong>of</strong> the Atlanta<br />

Chapter <strong>of</strong> the National Association <strong>of</strong> Black Accountants where he remained<br />

actively involved, locally and nationally, for 10 years.<br />

For the past 30 years, he worked for Banks, Finley, White & Co., Certified Public<br />

Accountants, the largest minority owned CPA firm in the Southeast. Eighteen<br />

<strong>of</strong> those years, he served as resident partner <strong>of</strong> the Atlanta <strong>of</strong>fice. Within<br />

the firm, he provided leadership in long-range planning processes and shared<br />

responsibility for the firm’s quality control system.<br />

“Greg served on our Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Accounting Council and was instrumental<br />

in helping the University <strong>of</strong> Iowa attract diverse students to our accounting<br />

program,” said Dan Collins, accounting’s department executive <strong>of</strong>ficer.<br />

“He received the Outstanding Accounting Alumnus Award in 2009 because<br />

<strong>of</strong> his service and contribution to our program and his mentorship<br />

<strong>of</strong> our students. He will be greatly missed.”<br />

Ellison dedicated his time to serving the community through<br />

involvement in numerous civic boards in the Atlanta area,<br />

including Families First as treasurer; Atlanta Partners for<br />

Education as chair <strong>of</strong> the strategic planning committee;<br />

Alliance Theater Company as committee co-chair to<br />

increase African American exposure and involvement in<br />

the arts; and as accounting director for eight years for<br />

the Atlanta United Negro <strong>College</strong> Fund telethon. He was<br />

a member <strong>of</strong> the 2003 class <strong>of</strong> Leadership Atlanta and<br />

served on the board <strong>of</strong> First Children’s Finance based<br />

in St. Paul, Minnesota.





Sarah Fisher Gardial<br />

Dean<br />

Amy Krist<strong>of</strong>-Brown<br />

Senior Associate Dean<br />

David Frasier<br />

Associate Dean (MBA Programs)<br />

Kenneth G. Brown<br />

Associate Dean<br />

(Undergraduate Program)<br />

Barbara Thomas<br />

Executive Director <strong>of</strong><br />

Communication, Alumni,<br />

and External Relations<br />

Gregory Lamb<br />

Executive Director <strong>of</strong> Development<br />

for the <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong><br />

University <strong>of</strong> Iowa Center<br />

for Advancement<br />


BOARD<br />

Alan G. Bunte<br />

Co-founder, COO, and<br />

Board Member<br />

Commvault<br />

Mark Buthman<br />

Vice Chairman, Board <strong>of</strong><br />

Pavillon International<br />

Member, Board <strong>of</strong> Directors<br />

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.<br />

Frederick J. Crawford<br />

Executive Vice President and CFO<br />

Aflac Inc.<br />

Lois Eichacker<br />

Vice President, Strategic<br />

Account Management<br />

CVM Solutions<br />

Jack Evans<br />

President<br />

The Hall-Perrine Foundation<br />

Perry A. Glassgow<br />

Vice President and Controller<br />

Harley-Davidson Inc.<br />

George Hiller<br />

President and CEO<br />

Hiller & Associates<br />

Christopher J. H<strong>of</strong>fman<br />

Senior Partner<br />

PricewaterhouseCoopers<br />

Kevin Holt<br />

Chief Investment Officer and<br />

Senior Portfolio Manager<br />

Invesco Funds Ltd.<br />

James Israel<br />

Member, Board <strong>of</strong> Directors<br />

Great Western Bancorp Inc.<br />

and Great Western Bank<br />

Chris Klein<br />

CEO and Board Member<br />

Fortune Brands Home and Security<br />

Thomas A. Kloet<br />

Chairman, NASDAQ Stock<br />

Market LLC<br />

Member, Board <strong>of</strong> Directors<br />

NASDAQ Inc. and Northern Trust<br />

Mutual Funds<br />

Kyle Krause<br />

President and CEO<br />

Kum & Go LC<br />

Curtis K. Lane<br />

Co-founder and Portfolio Manager<br />

Concordant Partners<br />

Terrance Lillis<br />

Executive Vice President and<br />

CFO (retired)<br />

Principal Financial Group Inc.<br />

Jeffrey Lorenger<br />

President, Office Furniture<br />

HNI Corporation<br />

Leonard McLaughlin<br />

Vice President <strong>of</strong> People<br />

and Culture<br />

Federal Reserve Bank <strong>of</strong> Chicago<br />

John Miclot<br />

President and CEO<br />

LinguaFlex<br />

Laura Newinski<br />

Vice Chair <strong>of</strong> Operations<br />

KPMG LLP<br />

Sheri Salata<br />

Co-founder<br />

STORY<br />

Maureen Sammon<br />

President and CEO<br />

HomeServices Mortgage<br />

Andy Sassine<br />

President and CEO<br />

Avea Capital LLC<br />

Kent Statler<br />

Executive Vice President and COO,<br />

Commercial Systems<br />

Rockwell Collins<br />

Margaret (Peg) M. Stessman<br />

CEO and Owner<br />

StrategicHealthSolutions<br />

Anne-Marie Thomas<br />

Corporate Director<br />

Commonwell Mutual Insurance<br />

Group<br />

Elizabeth Villafana<br />

Private Investor and Consultant<br />

Baird Private Asset Management<br />

Michael J. Wokosin<br />

Vice President, Digital Marketing<br />

(former)<br />

Redbox<br />



Leonard A. Hadley<br />

Chairman and CEO (retired)<br />

Maytag Corporation<br />

John Pappajohn<br />

President<br />

Equity Dynamics Inc.<br />

Jerre L. Stead<br />

Co-chief Executive Officer<br />

DTN<br />

Henry B. <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

Chairman <strong>of</strong> the Board<br />

Dover Motorsports Inc. and<br />

Dover Downs Entertainment Inc.<br />

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age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational<br />

preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person <strong>of</strong> consideration as an individual. The university also affirms its commitment to providing equal<br />

opportunities and equal access to university facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Director, Office <strong>of</strong> Equal Opportunity<br />

and Diversity, the University <strong>of</strong> Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1316, 319-335-0705 (voice), 319-335-0697 (TDD), diversity@uiowa.edu.

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