Tippie Magazine (Winter 2021) - Tippie College of Business

Tippie Magazine, a semiannual publication for alumni and friends of the Tippie College of Business, is designed for all business alumni and includes feature stories, alumni updates, and the latest news from the college.

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TIPPIE<br />

WINTER <strong>2021</strong><br />

magazine<br />



Setbacks are setups<br />

for a comeback


Perhaps you’ve asked yourself a version<br />

<strong>of</strong> this question over the past few months.<br />

What really matters to you? How do your values<br />

shape your choice <strong>of</strong> action? It’s not <strong>of</strong>ten that<br />

individuals and institutions face these questions<br />

simultaneously—not until COVID.<br />

I stepped into the interim dean role <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong> on<br />

March 1, 2020. On March 13 we closed the doors to the Pappajohn <strong>Business</strong><br />

Building, not to be reopened until mid-summer. Within 24 hours, 99 percent<br />

<strong>of</strong> our faculty and staff and 100 percent <strong>of</strong> our students went online. I’ve<br />

never faced a more daunting personal challenge. Yet, I’ve also never been<br />

more inspired by the amazing people that comprise this organization. Every<br />

morning as I reflect over a cup <strong>of</strong> c<strong>of</strong>fee and two sleepy dogs, I ask myself,<br />

“What can I do today to encourage and support these dedicated people who<br />

are working so hard to accomplish our collegiate goals?”<br />

The mission <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong> is to be a catalyst for<br />

transformation for students, employees, and organizations. Whether<br />

that means advancing students on the path to graduation, educating<br />

life-long learners seeking to “level up” their skill set, or expediting problem<br />

solving for our partner organizations, fundamentally we are helping<br />

people and organizations achieve their dreams. At no moment have we<br />

wavered in this resolve.<br />

As this issue was going to press, I was named the 10th dean <strong>of</strong><br />

the <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>. In the next issue <strong>of</strong> <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong>,<br />

I will share more about my vision for the college moving forward.<br />

Until then, I hope you are inspired by the stories in these pages <strong>of</strong><br />

creativity, compassion, and fearlessness.<br />

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

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

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

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6<br />

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Managing Your Mental (Health)<br />

<strong>Tippie</strong>’s new on-campus psychologist might just<br />

change your mind about mental health therapy.<br />

You Don’t Know Jack<br />

Will this accounting student take his talents<br />

to Carver-Hawkeye Arena this season?<br />


2<br />

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THE 319<br />

Set I-O-W-A as your Zoom background … and more.<br />


Fully Supported<br />

What <strong>Tippie</strong> research findings tell us about building<br />

authenticity and connection on diverse teams.<br />

10<br />

16<br />


Fearless<br />

Adapting to crisis is the theme <strong>of</strong> 2020. Four alumni channel<br />

their Hawkeye spirit to face challenging times.<br />

The <strong>Business</strong> <strong>of</strong> Beer<br />

Meet the Hawkeyes brewing their way to the top.<br />

18<br />

24<br />


Hawkeye Pride<br />

In Memoriam<br />

HOW TO<br />

Medtronic Senior Sales Representative<br />

Johnathan Prunty (BBA09) started his career selling<br />

Southwestern Encyclopedias door-to-door.<br />

CONNECT WITH US @<strong>Tippie</strong>Iowa <strong>Tippie</strong>Iowa <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong> @<strong>Tippie</strong><strong>College</strong><br />

ON THE COVER As a piece <strong>of</strong> public art, the Fearless Girl statue rarely fails to stir up something in the viewer—<br />

perhaps determination, hope, a call to the noble self, and now a little Hawkeye pride. Photo by B. Horrigan.

the<br />

319<br />

DYK?<br />

319 has been<br />

the Iowa City<br />

area code<br />

since 1947<br />

96%<br />

<strong>Tippie</strong> Student<br />


(Spring to Fall 2020)<br />

Best Public<br />

University for<br />

Writing in the<br />

Disciplines<br />

(U.S. News & World Report, <strong>2021</strong>)<br />

While the University <strong>of</strong> Iowa as a<br />

whole saw first year enrollment<br />

numbers dip, the college had<br />

more new students enroll<br />

this fall than in Fall 2019. The<br />

college’s overall enrollment is<br />

also up slightly over Fall 2019.<br />

With its strategic focus on graduating<br />

strong business communicators, <strong>Tippie</strong> is a<br />

significant part <strong>of</strong> the university ecosystem<br />

that earned this recognition, which includes<br />

the Judith R. Frank <strong>Business</strong> Communication<br />

Center and the Accounting Writing Program.<br />

This new U.S. News ranking recognizes<br />

universities for “making the writing process a<br />

priority at all levels <strong>of</strong> instruction and across<br />

the curriculum.”<br />

Do you<br />

Zoom?<br />

Visit<br />

tippie.uiowa.edu/alumni<br />

to download Hawkeye-themed<br />

backgrounds.<br />



Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Management<br />

and Entrepreneurship Michele Williams<br />

was named the first <strong>Tippie</strong> Diversity,<br />

Equity, and Inclusion Faculty Fellow.<br />

This fellowship reduces the teaching load<br />

<strong>of</strong> a faculty member to provide service<br />

toward advances in pedagogy or research<br />

in the area <strong>of</strong> DEI.<br />




Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor Dan Newton’s<br />

research with NASA suggests<br />

ways to optimize your day:<br />

Dress for work<br />

Tackle meaningful<br />

work first<br />

Exercise<br />

Be creative<br />

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for <strong>Tippie</strong> students received last-minute support thanks<br />

to the Institute for International <strong>Business</strong>’s relationship<br />

with the State Department’s Mandela Washington<br />

Fellowship for Young African Leaders<br />

after thousands <strong>of</strong> internships disappeared<br />

this summer due to the pandemic.<br />

385%<br />


for the online MBA from Fall 2019 to Fall 2020.<br />

$119,000<br />

Alumni donations for <strong>Tippie</strong> students affected by financial<br />

loss due to COVID-19. “I was shown that people do care<br />

and people want us to succeed,” said scholarship recipient<br />

Jacob Lewis Howard (BBA21), who was furloughed from<br />

his <strong>of</strong>f-campus job and credits the funding for keeping<br />

him on track to graduate.<br />

“I’m grateful and I’m glad<br />

to be a Hawkeye.”<br />



Beloved academic adviser Gabriela<br />

Rivera was recently promoted<br />

to associate director <strong>of</strong> diversity,<br />

equity, and inclusion, a position<br />

created this summer to serve both<br />

the undergraduate and graduate<br />

programs. She was also inducted<br />

into the Iowa Latino Hall <strong>of</strong> Fame.<br />


Recent reports about racism on<br />

campus … have led me to reflect on<br />

how <strong>Tippie</strong> has worked to create<br />

an inclusive environment for all<br />

students, specifically those who are<br />

Black. My own perspective, informed<br />

by conversations with students, faculty,<br />

and alumni, is ‘not enough.’ …<br />

We have work to do that is far deeper<br />

than cleaning <strong>of</strong>f the building.<br />

—Associate Dean <strong>of</strong> the Undergraduate Program<br />

Ken Brown in an Instagram post<br />



Kristin Wurster<br />

Psychologist, <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong><br />

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When we talk about “therapy,” many people<br />

imagine an hour-long appointment in which they<br />

pour out their feelings. The investment <strong>of</strong> time<br />

and energy amid busy lives can feel overwhelming,<br />

and likely contributes to people not seeking<br />

therapy until they reach a point where something<br />

truly has to give.<br />

Mental health services do not have to look a singular way. Part <strong>of</strong> my role as<br />

an embedded psychologist at the <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong> is helping people<br />

think proactively about their mental health needs and the needs <strong>of</strong> those<br />

around them. From a systems perspective, this can be developing policies<br />

that support emotional well-being and encourage help-seeking behavior. For<br />

individuals, it might include volunteering and engaging in the community,<br />

spending time with supportive friends, journaling, expressing gratitude, or<br />

practicing mindfulness by observing the present moment without judgment.<br />

Sometimes small actions are enough to interrupt cycles that are no longer<br />

serving us. Many people turn reflexively to avoidance when they experience<br />

unwanted emotions. We can avoid with food, alcohol, Netflix, social media,<br />

overwork, or even by focusing on friends’ concerns rather than our own. This<br />

type <strong>of</strong> coping has limitations in that it does not change our relationship with<br />

whatever contributed to our distress in the first place. Cultivating mindfulness<br />

can help interrupt maladaptive cycles and assist us in evaluating whether our<br />

actions are in service <strong>of</strong> our goals and needs.<br />

I find practicing psychotherapy with clients to be deeply rewarding, and yet it<br />

is not lost on me that many clients’ presenting concerns are reactions to the<br />

environment around them. What if we built systems that value and support<br />

mental health? I can only imagine the gains in engagement, productivity, and<br />

well-being that would result. •<br />

Kristin Wurster, joined the college in March 2020 as an embedded psychologist<br />

serving <strong>Tippie</strong> students.<br />

DYK?<br />

Depression and anxiety are estimated to cost the global economy $1 trillion per year<br />

in lost worker productivity, according to research from the World Health Organization.<br />


student<br />


Jack Nunge<br />

Student, <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong><br />

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Jack Nunge can’t wait to play basketball again.<br />

The accounting major had a solid freshman<br />

season with the Hawkeyes in 2017-18, starting<br />

14 games and putting up a career best 18 points<br />

against 14th-ranked Ohio State.<br />

But he’s barely seen a court since.<br />

Starting his sophomore season, he wanted to play a more prominent role on the team,<br />

but he knew he was buried on the roster behind Tyler Cook, who now plays in the NBA,<br />

and Luka Garza, a future national player <strong>of</strong> the year honoree. So he decided to redshirt<br />

for a season and spend more time in the weight room and practice court to develop his<br />

game and his body.<br />

“I knew if I took a year <strong>of</strong>f to get stronger and quicker, I’d come into the next season<br />

in a better position to succeed,” says the All-Big Ten Academic honoree power forward<br />

from Newburgh, Ind.<br />

But five games into the 2019-20 season, disaster struck when he blew out his ACL<br />

driving to the hoop against Cal Poly. Another redshirt season followed to rebuild strength<br />

in his surgically repaired knee. The rehab has gone well and he’s on track to rejoin a<br />

loaded team that’s expected to challenge not only for a Big Ten title this season, but a<br />

national championship.<br />

“We’ve got a diverse skill set and can bring a lot <strong>of</strong> different looks to the court,” he says.<br />

“We’re going to have a target on our backs, so we have to work twice as hard and not let it<br />

go to our heads.”<br />

But now, after overcoming the depth chart and a blown ACL, another obstacle could<br />

delay his return as the COVID-19 pandemic raises questions about the season.<br />

Nunge isn’t worried, though. He says uncertainty is just a part <strong>of</strong> the game.<br />

“I’ve had to deal with a lot <strong>of</strong> adversity already,” he says.<br />

“You just take every day for what it is and control what you can control.” •<br />

EDITOR’S NOTE: We learned <strong>of</strong> the passing <strong>of</strong> Jack’s father, Dr. Mark Nunge, as this edition<br />

<strong>of</strong> the magazine went to press. Our heartfelt condolences to Jack and his family.<br />


ain<br />

ROCK<br />

Fully SUPPORTED<br />

Building authenticity and connection<br />

among diverse members <strong>of</strong> your workforce<br />


According to a yearly Glassdoor<br />

employment survey, over three-quarters<br />

<strong>of</strong> U.S. employees claim they work<br />

within a diverse workforce. Such diversity,<br />

say experts, can drive innovation and<br />

increase revenue. And a workforce<br />

that includes people from a variety <strong>of</strong><br />

backgrounds and experiences helps<br />

a company develop products for<br />

a more diversified customer base.<br />

Yet the reality can be messy.<br />

Calls for societal change from people <strong>of</strong> color around<br />

the country have created ripple effects in workplaces<br />

big and small. The Black Lives Matter movement in<br />

particular has provided new impetus for managers to<br />

invigorate positive connections with employees who<br />

come from different racial and cultural backgrounds<br />

and may be experiencing hurt and loss in ways that<br />

require special support.<br />

Beth Livingston, assistant pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Management<br />

and Entrepreneurship, studies diversity and inclusion<br />

within U.S. companies. She focuses on troubleshooting<br />

workplace environments that leave Black, indigenous,<br />

and other people <strong>of</strong> color feeling unsupported and<br />

unable to forge authentic, trusting relationships. She<br />

<strong>of</strong>fers the following evidence-based recommendations<br />

for fostering a more supportive workplace environment:<br />

DYK?<br />

Internationally recognized British sculptor, Peter Randall-Page, created the 19-ton coarse granite boulder known<br />

colloquially as the “Brain Rock.” Installed on the T. Anne Cleary Walkway in 2011, a tradition has developed where<br />

Hawkeyes touch the Brain Rock for luck before taking final exams.<br />

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“Managers need to do the work and model the behavior<br />

they want to see regarding inclusion, empathy,<br />

authenticity, support, and interdependence. Others will<br />

see that it pays <strong>of</strong>f,” said Livingston. She suggests that<br />

managers seek out cultural competency training and<br />

resources and begin putting that learning into practice.<br />


“I believe most managers genuinely want to do right by<br />

all their employees. But how do you get over the fear <strong>of</strong><br />

making a wrong step? That is why we call it risk taking,”<br />

said Livingston. “Show your employees that you are<br />

willing to be vulnerable.” Fear <strong>of</strong> saying or doing the<br />

wrong thing <strong>of</strong>ten holds people back from building<br />

trusting relationships that can weather mistakes<br />

when they happen. “When you truly and authentically<br />

connect with people, you have trust and empathy. You<br />

can make mistakes, but there is still trust.”<br />


Procedures are designed to make work as efficient<br />

as possible, said Livingston. “However, we need to be<br />

open to asking ‘Why is that important? Is that really<br />

what makes this particular employee perform well?’”<br />

As more organizations move to a more team-based<br />

approach to work, Livingston also recommends making<br />

sure that performance evaluation systems do not hold<br />

people <strong>of</strong> color disproportionately responsible for joint<br />

or interdependent work.<br />


Most people have the best intentions, but there is a big difference<br />

between intention and impact. When confronted with a misstep—<br />

such as a microaggression—your response is critical. “Managers<br />

should get more comfortable saying things like: ‘Oh my gosh, I’m<br />

sorry.’ Or: ‘Let’s not do that anymore.’ People will screw up. Managers<br />

will screw up. We can beat ourselves up about it, or we can apologize<br />

and be thoughtful about the misstep and practice better behaviors<br />

for next time,” said Livingston. “Being demonstratively open to<br />

growth will show others they can change too.”<br />


When an employee has recently added an infant to their<br />

household or is caring for an aging relative, empathetic managers<br />

and coworkers routinely ask after their sleep and their emotional<br />

well-being. Managers, particularly those who are white, need to<br />

broaden their empathy to encompass experiences and events that<br />

uniquely impact people <strong>of</strong> color, says Livingston. “There are so<br />

many Black and Hispanic men and women in organizations right now<br />

who do not feel like their workplace is supportive. Many are really<br />

hurting and say their feelings are not being acknowledged.” Although<br />

it has not been as common to acknowledge this reality as it is to<br />

acknowledge medical or familial difficulties, doing so is a first step<br />

for white managers and coworkers to understand and empathize<br />

with employees from diverse backgrounds. “Pretending it does not<br />

exist does not make it better—the absence <strong>of</strong> doing something is not<br />

neutral,” said Livingston. “Not doing something is doing something.”<br />

42%<br />

<strong>of</strong> employed adults<br />

in the U.S. have<br />

seen or experienced<br />

racism while at work.<br />

(GLASSDOOR, 2019)<br />

Industry sectors<br />

that advertise the<br />

most for diversity<br />

and inclusionrelated<br />

roles:<br />




& HEALTH CARE.<br />

(GLASSDOOR, 2019)<br />



“With diversity and inclusion metrics, people are rarely<br />

held accountable for making sure those numbers<br />

are met,” said Livingston. Actions and results reflect<br />

individual and corporate values. “People are innovative<br />

and creative with things they care about—so if this is<br />

truly your value, you will find a way.” •<br />

Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Management and Entrepreneurship Beth Livingston recalls the moment she started recognizing how, as a young<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>essional woman, she was treated differently in the workplace. “Because <strong>of</strong> the way I looked, I was treated like a lightweight!” she recalls.<br />

“My way <strong>of</strong> dealing with that discrimination was to learn more about those behaviors and how to fix them.” Livingston started by getting<br />

her MBA from the University <strong>of</strong> Kentucky, and then followed with a Ph.D. from the University <strong>of</strong> Florida in Management and Organizational<br />

Behavior. Today, she makes diversity and inclusion her focus in both her research and the classroom.<br />


cover<br />

STORY<br />


Tackling pr<strong>of</strong>essional and personal disruptions with the Hawkeye spirit<br />


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IT WAS A FRIDAY. Though it felt like most other days in<br />

the time <strong>of</strong> COVID-19—indistinguishable from the<br />

day before. Like so many events since the University<br />

<strong>of</strong> Iowa closed campus and moved classes online, the<br />

annual spring <strong>Tippie</strong> Student Leadership Awards had<br />

been moved to a Zoom video chat, and the mood that<br />

day was muted as were the microphones <strong>of</strong> most <strong>of</strong> the<br />

people on the call.<br />

Zooming in from San Francisco, Sukriti Nayar (BBA12)<br />

was in the middle <strong>of</strong> showcasing why as a student<br />

she was the head peer-mentor <strong>of</strong> the Frank <strong>Business</strong><br />

Communication Center with a speech that was engaging<br />

despite the medium. She exhorted students to “…reach<br />

out and make a difference in your community, however<br />

you can—and know how and when to ask for help.”<br />

THERE’S A TEMPTATION to think<br />

that if we check all the boxes,<br />

do the workouts, set the right<br />

amount <strong>of</strong> money aside, make<br />

the right decisions, we’ll always<br />

be happy and successful in life<br />

and business. Hardship won’t<br />

touch us. Yet the wisdom <strong>of</strong><br />

years teaches otherwise. With<br />

experience and maturity, we<br />

learn challenges are inevitable<br />

and, even more, can be an<br />

instructive and formative part<br />

<strong>of</strong> life. It’s how we approach and<br />

weather the challenges that<br />

make or break us.<br />

Then she dropped a bombshell.<br />

“In the spirit <strong>of</strong> vulnerability,<br />

I’m going to share something<br />

with you that most <strong>of</strong> my<br />

family and many <strong>of</strong> my friends<br />

don’t even know. Five weeks<br />

ago, I was laid <strong>of</strong>f from my<br />

dream job.”<br />

For many <strong>of</strong> us living through<br />

the present moment, this<br />

is an incredible time <strong>of</strong><br />

self-discovery. What gives<br />

us energy? What feeds our<br />

optimism? When circumstances<br />

are overwhelming, how do we<br />

train ourselves to be fearless?<br />

For inspiration, we looked to<br />

four alumni who approached<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>essional and community<br />

disruptions with resilience,<br />

courage, vulnerability, and<br />

compassion.<br />

DYK?<br />

Hunting for a new job? Update your terminology. For example, “Pricing Manager is likely called Pricing and Data<br />

Analyst in current job postings,” said Cindy Meis, director <strong>of</strong> Career Management at the <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>.<br />



work as a vice president in Equity Capital Markets for<br />

Goldman Sachs in New York City, but after 10 years in<br />

the role, and a full house with three children and<br />

a husband who also worked full-time in finance, she<br />

was constantly burning the candle at both ends.<br />

“I’d go in early thinking I could get ahead and get<br />

home by a certain time, but then a last-minute trade<br />

would pop up, and my husband would be working late,<br />

and we were constantly panic texting our babysitter<br />

begging her to stay overtime again. I was determined<br />

to find a solution that wasn’t stay or quit.”<br />

Davis’ colleague, Emily Baker, was working in the San<br />

Francisco <strong>of</strong>fice in a similar sprint, working East Coast<br />

trading hours from the West Coast and trying to find<br />

a way to make her pr<strong>of</strong>essional life work with the<br />

demands <strong>of</strong> small children. The two 10-year Goldman<br />

veterans knew they needed an innovative solution and<br />

teamed up to explore their options.<br />

Job sharing was an option on the company’s human<br />

resources website but culturally it wasn’t broadly<br />

implemented. “We had heard about a couple <strong>of</strong><br />

people in a different division who had made it work<br />

successfully, but it almost seemed like an urban legend<br />

in finance.” Eventually, Davis and Baker tracked down<br />

the myth: two Goldman employees who indeed job<br />

shared. The pair <strong>of</strong>fered them advice on how to make<br />

this atypical arrangement work.<br />

Their proposal went through several iterations.<br />

Ultimately, in addition to proposing a job share, they also<br />

proposed pivoting to a new role. They socialized the idea<br />

with a few senior partners who<br />

supported the plan, and then<br />

took the proposal to HR and<br />

negotiated it “like a prenup.”<br />

Michele Williams is a negotiation<br />

expert at the <strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Business</strong>. She said Davis and<br />

Baker’s approach is consistent<br />

with the Negotiations A-Game<br />

framework she developed and<br />

teaches at Iowa. They set their<br />

aspirations high in not letting<br />

corporate cultural roadblocks<br />

deter them. They analyzed their<br />

worth to the company and made<br />

a compelling case for how the<br />

job share could benefit Goldman.<br />

They did their homework<br />

before approaching HR with a<br />

fully fleshed out proposal. And,<br />

privately, both were at the point<br />

where they were willing to walk<br />

away from the industry entirely<br />

if they were not able to work<br />

out a deal.<br />

“Sandy and Emily knew their<br />

worth to Goldman and their<br />

walk-away point,” explained<br />

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

and John L. Miclot Fellow<br />

in Entrepreneurship in the<br />

Department <strong>of</strong> Management and<br />

Entrepreneurship. “Because <strong>of</strong><br />

that, they were better able to<br />

assert their interests and less<br />

tempted to make an unworkable<br />

compromise in the moment.”<br />

The deal was sealed, and Davis<br />

and Baker have been successfully<br />

job sharing for five years now.<br />


Aspire<br />

Set your sights high.<br />

Negotiators who set<br />

higher targets do better.<br />

Analyze<br />

Do your homework.<br />

Gather information.<br />

Know your alternatives.<br />

Ask<br />

Don’t wait for others<br />

to recognize what<br />

you deserve.<br />

Assert<br />

Confidently reject <strong>of</strong>fers<br />

that don’t satisfy your<br />

walk-away point.<br />

SOURCE: Michele Williams,<br />

associate pr<strong>of</strong>essor and John L.<br />

Miclot Fellow in Entrepreneurship<br />

“We have found this has allowed<br />

us to structure our lives so much<br />

more efficiently. Doing the job<br />

share made it such that when I’m<br />

at work, I can focus on just work.<br />

It is so much more productive.”<br />

Over time, the pair have<br />

successfully expanded their<br />

role and built out a team. The<br />

added responsibility led them to<br />

negotiate the addition <strong>of</strong> an extra<br />

day <strong>of</strong> work per week, but both<br />

acknowledge that the flex back<br />

up toward full time is a marker <strong>of</strong><br />

success, not a move backwards.<br />

“Ultimately, the fact that<br />

Goldman was willing to work<br />

with us saved both <strong>of</strong> our<br />

careers,” said Davis. “Goldman<br />

was committed to keeping two<br />

senior women at the firm. We<br />

hope it sets an example for<br />

more people in the future—<br />

and that flexibility is not just<br />

a working mom thing—but<br />

a tool that anyone can use.<br />

It’s an additional way to create<br />

value for employees.”<br />

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WHETHER IT IS A TORNADO, a flood, or a global pandemic,<br />

Midwestern neighborliness is always a constant.<br />

In mid-March when it felt like the whole world was<br />

shutting down, certain everyday commodities shot up<br />

in demand, including toilet paper and hand sanitizer.<br />

Seeing the intense need, Scott Bush (BBA96) and his<br />

team at Foundry Distilling Co. wanted to do something<br />

to help. They decided to explore how they could divert<br />

its lucrative distilling operation into creating hand<br />

sanitizer for the Des Moines-area community.<br />

“It’s easy to forget how much anxiety folks were feeling<br />

when the media started to really focus on COVID,”<br />

recalled Bush. “One <strong>of</strong> our distillers is a trained<br />

chemist. I asked him if he could use some <strong>of</strong> our alcohol<br />

to make hand sanitizer. He did some research and<br />

tinkered with it, and we proceeded to give it away for<br />

five straight weekends.”<br />

The response was overwhelming. Weekend after<br />

weekend a massive parade <strong>of</strong> cars lined up for the<br />

sanitizer, which was dispensed into any container that<br />

customer brought with them.<br />

Crises can open opportunities, said Stephen Courtright<br />

(PhD12), director <strong>of</strong> Executive Education and Henry<br />

B. <strong>Tippie</strong> Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Management. “Oftentimes<br />

when you’re doing change management, you start by<br />

introducing an opportunity gap to others. Crises like<br />

a pandemic introduce those gaps for you.” Foundry<br />

was willing to make a sacrifice to serve the common<br />

good—turning a luxury product served at a bar into a<br />

health and safety item sold at a grocery store—and that<br />

exercise in compassion allowed Bush to spot a gap and<br />

temporarily step into it.<br />

Courtesy <strong>of</strong> Foundry Distilling Co.<br />

“It’s accurate to say that when<br />

we first started making hand<br />

sanitizer, we weren’t ever<br />

thinking about selling it. We just<br />

wanted to help our community.”<br />

Then Fareway approached Bush<br />

about distributing the product<br />

in their stores. Bush said they<br />

experienced a “back-to-school”<br />

moment like they were working<br />

out a case study in operations<br />

management. “We went from<br />

zero to bottling 50,000 bottles<br />

per day in a matter <strong>of</strong> days.<br />

Thinking back, it floors me how<br />

quickly we set up that system<br />

and got all <strong>of</strong> the inputs and the<br />

right people in place.”<br />

The exercise had the added<br />

benefit <strong>of</strong> opening opportunities<br />

for part-time jobs to area<br />

bartenders and restaurant<br />

workers who suddenly found<br />

themselves unemployed. They<br />

ran production from March 31<br />

until April 24 when the traditional<br />

market players caught up. “We’re<br />

not trying to compete with the<br />

Purells <strong>of</strong> the world.<br />

We did our duty and now we’re<br />

back to making great booze.”<br />

“People did love our hand sanitizer<br />

though because it smells like<br />

good vodka,” smiled Bush.<br />

Courtesy <strong>of</strong> Maharry Photography<br />




1 Increase Communication<br />

We may be experiencing Zoom<br />

fatigue, but those digital faceto-face<br />

interactions are more<br />

important than ever. When that’s<br />

not feasible, new research shows<br />

that good old-fashioned phone<br />

calls are just as helpful. Without<br />

access to informal modes <strong>of</strong><br />

communication in the hallways,<br />

increasing the volume <strong>of</strong> formal<br />

communication is key to keep<br />

employees focused and engaged.<br />

2 Stay Task-Focused<br />

When you’re communicating in<br />

a virtual environment, small talk<br />

is less important. Instead, you<br />

should focus on running efficient,<br />

work-focused meetings with tight<br />

agendas and clear action items.<br />

3 Recognize Employees<br />

It’s never been more important<br />

to regularly give positive feedback<br />

and a virtual pat on the back for<br />

a job well done. Be creative. It may<br />

be in the form <strong>of</strong> a LinkedIn post,<br />

a mailed letter, or a verbal shoutout<br />

in your daily team huddle rather<br />

than the Employee <strong>of</strong> the Month<br />

parking spot.<br />

SOURCE: Stephen Courtright, director <strong>of</strong><br />

Executive Education and Henry B. <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

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


THE ABILITY TO TRAIN YOUR MIND to see opportunities<br />

is a cornerstone <strong>of</strong> entrepreneurialism. Erica Cole<br />

(BA19) landed a spot on the elite Herky Security<br />

team in part because she saw an opportunity—Herky<br />

needed Halloween costumes—and her experience<br />

designing costumes for her theatre arts minor made<br />

her uniquely situated to see the project through to<br />

completion. Charging onto Kinnick Stadium as Herky<br />

on game day, hiking in New Mexico, taking ballroom<br />

dancing classes—Cole embraced every opportunity the<br />

university gave her with gusto.<br />

Then she lost her leg in a car accident in 2018.<br />

Many amputees spend part <strong>of</strong> their journey deciding<br />

how far they will go to save their limbs. Cole said she<br />

was grateful the choice <strong>of</strong> losing her leg was made<br />

for her, and she could move straight into wrapping<br />

her mind around life without her left leg. She threw<br />

herself into getting back to doing everything she had<br />

done before. “It was kind <strong>of</strong> my mantra. Then there<br />

came to be this point, this shift where I realized<br />

maybe I can still do all <strong>of</strong> those things, but the way I’m<br />

going to have to do them is going to look very different<br />

than everybody else.” It was a sobering realization<br />

that Cole grieved in private, episodic moments. Cole<br />

brushes <strong>of</strong>f those who call her<br />

inspirational and courageous:<br />

“You kind <strong>of</strong> have to be. This is<br />

just the new normal.”<br />

Today the same energy and<br />

enthusiasm that made her an<br />

ideal candidate to represent<br />

the University <strong>of</strong> Iowa mascot<br />

are in full force. Mere months<br />

after the accident, Cole<br />

entered and won a business<br />

pitch competition called Idea<br />

Storm, sponsored by the<br />

university’s John Pappajohn<br />

Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC),<br />

where she pitched No Limbits,<br />

a business to create affordable,<br />

custom 3D-printed prosthesis<br />

covers. That led to Cole taking<br />

advantage <strong>of</strong> “pretty much<br />

everything JPEC <strong>of</strong>fers”: angel<br />

funding, coaching, mentorship,<br />

and critical networking.<br />

The determination to thrive, not<br />

merely survive, is the mark <strong>of</strong> a<br />

successful entrepreneur and a<br />

critical skill in seeing companies<br />

through hard times, said David<br />

Hensley, clinical pr<strong>of</strong>essor and<br />

executive director <strong>of</strong> JPEC,<br />

which in 2020 was ranked 21st<br />

in the nation for undergraduate<br />

entrepreneurship programming<br />

by the Princeton Review.<br />

“Right now, we are seeing<br />

entrepreneurs incredibly<br />

stressed about the viability<br />

<strong>of</strong> their companies, capacity to<br />

pay and retain their employees,<br />

and ability to deliver products<br />

and services in a pandemic.<br />

It takes that entrepreneurial<br />

leader, somebody with<br />

the vision, creativity, and<br />

perseverance to respond<br />

to these once-in-a-lifetime<br />

challenges.”<br />

No Limbits just closed seedround<br />

funding and spent the<br />

summer <strong>of</strong> 2020 in the Target<br />

Incubator working with senior<br />

product developers to navigate<br />

the manufacturing process that<br />

will build the company for scale.<br />

“Companies today are looking<br />

for innovative, creative problem<br />

solvers,” said Hensley. “They<br />

need people who are capable<br />

<strong>of</strong> looking at things differently,<br />

understand the entire scope <strong>of</strong><br />

the business, and skilled enough<br />

to identify and implement<br />

unique strategies.”<br />

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had lost her job five weeks before, she was in a<br />

precarious position.<br />

paths and ultimately chose to<br />

accept a position at Slack as a<br />

customer success manager.<br />

“I was probably about a week away from packing up<br />

all <strong>of</strong> my stuff and moving back to my parents’<br />

basement,” Nayar confessed.<br />

According to Cindy Meis, director <strong>of</strong> career<br />

management for the college’s specialized masters<br />

programs, Nayar did a number <strong>of</strong> things right in the<br />

wake <strong>of</strong> a job loss, including taking a moment to grieve<br />

the loss—“I took the weekend <strong>of</strong>f and cried about it”—<br />

and telling people that it happened—“I called my two<br />

best friends from business school and asked them to<br />

review my resume and mock interview me.”<br />

“You have to be brave enough to share the news because<br />

otherwise your network won’t know you need support<br />

and help,” said Meis. “It’s natural to feel shame and<br />

fear the stigma <strong>of</strong> a job loss, but it’s not uncommon—<br />

especially during an economic crisis.”<br />

Looking for her next opportunity became Nayar’s<br />

full-time job. Nayar’s former employer was committed<br />

to helping laid <strong>of</strong>f employees find a “s<strong>of</strong>t landing” and<br />

were proactive in giving Nayar referrals that ultimately<br />

would get her in the door <strong>of</strong> several opportunities in<br />

addition to referrals from business school peers. After<br />

weeks <strong>of</strong> hardcore resume refining, interview prepping,<br />

and story-mining, Nayar ended up with a number <strong>of</strong><br />

“I truly think it was a combination<br />

<strong>of</strong> a miracle and good luck that<br />

I managed to find a job in the<br />

middle <strong>of</strong> this environment,”<br />

said Nayar. “I hit the jackpot<br />

in the sense that I started my<br />

career at a large consulting firm<br />

dedicated to serving Fortune<br />

100 clients. I worked in a small<br />

startup wearing many hats and<br />

created a rotational program for<br />

myself. And now I’m rounding<br />

out [my experience] by being at<br />

a growth stage company that<br />

happens to be one <strong>of</strong> the few<br />

companies that’s doing well in<br />

the middle <strong>of</strong> what is, I think,<br />

the worst economic recession<br />

the world has seen.”<br />

Nayar said while she was grieving<br />

the loss <strong>of</strong> her job, she came<br />

to recognize how much <strong>of</strong> her<br />

identity was wrapped up in her<br />

career. “That was very valuable<br />

self-reflection for me, and I spent<br />

a lot <strong>of</strong> time unraveling that.”<br />

Disruptions tend to start with<br />

loss—loss <strong>of</strong> time, employment,<br />

opportunity, or even limbs.<br />

Often what goes unsaid<br />

when we tell our stories<br />

<strong>of</strong> overcoming are the low<br />

moments. The global pandemic<br />

is a rare time when we all are<br />

experiencing a measure <strong>of</strong><br />

challenge and disruption; not<br />

all to the same degree or in the<br />

same way, but the source <strong>of</strong><br />

the upending is the common<br />

denominator. Major and micro<br />

griefs are mourned, and then<br />

met with common values:<br />

compassion, resourcefulness,<br />

resilience, Midwestern-style<br />

neighborliness. All attributes <strong>of</strong><br />

the Hawkeye spirit. •<br />

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MEET THE<br />




the<br />


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

Move over Busch Light.<br />

The craft beer industry has exploded.<br />

Since 2015, the number <strong>of</strong> U.S. craft breweries has<br />

increased by 72 percent, according to the Brewers<br />

Association, and Iowa business alumni are behind many<br />

well-known breweries across the Midwest.<br />

On August 13, the college hosted its first virtual alumni<br />

event via Zoom and invited a panel <strong>of</strong> four alumni craft<br />

brewers to share stories <strong>of</strong> launching companies,<br />

concocting award-winning beers, and the next big trends.<br />


Hunter Fiers<br />

(BBA15/MBA22)<br />

John R. Hall<br />

(MBA66)<br />

Megan McKay<br />

(BBA99/MBA05)<br />

Grant Scorsone<br />

(BBA86)<br />

Lionstone Brewing<br />


Goose Island Brewing<br />


Peace Tree Brewing<br />


Spoonwood Brewing<br />



15-barrel brewhouse, three<br />

30-barrel fermenters, and<br />

a two-barrel testing system<br />

“For Christmas one year, one <strong>of</strong><br />

my gifts was lessons on how to<br />

brew beer.” Noticing a gap in<br />

the brewery market in the Quad<br />

Cities region, Fiers partnered with<br />

his father and opened Lionstone<br />

Brewing in 2014. Lionstone<br />

ultimately picked up distributors<br />

in Illinois, eastern Iowa, and the<br />

St. Louis area before being sold<br />

in March 2020.<br />


10-barrel brewpub<br />

with seven fermenters<br />

“When we started in 1988, no one<br />

knew anything about craft beer.”<br />

Hall opened Goose Island with<br />

the goal <strong>of</strong> introducing American<br />

beer drinkers to the traditional<br />

beer styles <strong>of</strong> Europe, which he<br />

had discovered while traveling<br />

abroad for work. In 1995<br />

the company expanded to a<br />

production brewery and began<br />

selling its beer in Illinois and six<br />

adjacent states. By 2011, Goose<br />

Island was sold in 26 states and<br />

the company was acquired by<br />

Anheuser-Busch. With brewpubs<br />

in London, Toronto, São Paulo,<br />

Shanghai, and Seoul, Goose Island<br />

is now sold worldwide.<br />


20-barrel brewhouse<br />

with a two-vessel system<br />

After college, McKay returned<br />

to her hometown to work for<br />

her family’s insurance business.<br />

“We got bored and bought a<br />

building. Dad suggested opening<br />

a brewery in the space.” In 2009,<br />

Peace Tree Brewing opened in<br />

a former car dealership on Main<br />

Street. Peace Tree now includes<br />

a taproom in Des Moines and<br />

is distributed throughout Iowa<br />

and Nebraska.<br />


15-barrel brewhouse<br />

with a two-vessel system<br />

“I came back from what felt<br />

like a 25-year business trip and<br />

told my wife I wanted to open<br />

a brewery.” The couple spent a year<br />

traveling to breweries on the<br />

West Coast and in Colorado,<br />

attended craft beer conferences,<br />

and worked up a business plan.<br />

Scorsone purchased an old dive<br />

bar in the Pittsburgh suburbs<br />

and demolished it to build a<br />

brewpub for customers who<br />

wanted the brewery experience<br />

without driving into the city.<br />

When forming the company,<br />

he partnered with his head<br />

brewer and fellow Hawkeye<br />

Dan Leland (BBA83).<br />

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“It’s here to stay,” declared Hall. Peace<br />

Tree released its first two hard seltzers<br />

in 2020. “Sometimes you need to go<br />

where the market is and use the pr<strong>of</strong>it<br />

for passion projects. It hits the marks<br />

on consumer taste and preference—low<br />

carb, gluten free—and a customer base<br />

looking for what’s new and interesting,”<br />

said McKay.<br />


Panelists agreed that beer is a<br />

social beverage. The great majority<br />

<strong>of</strong> beer sold worldwide is under five<br />

percent alcohol by volume, said Hall,<br />

and to continue to grow, craft beer<br />

needs to make more lower alcohol<br />

beers. Fiers and Hall both forecast<br />

that low alcohol beers—also known<br />

as “session beers”—will be on the rise<br />

in the next five years. Sour beers could<br />

also play a role given that most are<br />

lower in alcohol.<br />

SOURS<br />

There is a bit <strong>of</strong> a tug-<strong>of</strong>-war in<br />

American-style sour development<br />

between traditional sours and kettle<br />

sours. “Traditional sours are beautiful,”<br />

said McKay, who went on to say most<br />

breweries rushed to kettle sours<br />

because they can be produced so<br />

much more quickly, and wondered if<br />

the American consumers expectation<br />

<strong>of</strong> what a “sour” is may be impacted as<br />

a result. Scorsone referenced Portlandbased<br />

Cascade Brewing, which<br />

specializes in traditional sours, as his<br />

yardstick for measuring all sours.<br />


Takes up to 24 months<br />

to ferment a complex<br />

bouquet <strong>of</strong> yeast and/or<br />

bacterial cultures.<br />

DYK?<br />

vs<br />

Raising Capital<br />

In addition to raising private<br />

equity, Goose Island issued<br />

low-cost industrial revenue<br />

bonds in 1995 through the<br />

city <strong>of</strong> Chicago when building<br />

their production brewery.<br />

Lionstone took advantage<br />

<strong>of</strong> local development<br />

grants and silent investors.<br />

Peace Tree leveraged the<br />

family insurance agency.<br />

Spoonwood created a tight<br />

partnership.<br />

13.6%<br />



Working with<br />

Partners<br />

“I’ve had a couple <strong>of</strong><br />

partners over the years.<br />

Given that over time you<br />

always have differences,<br />

I structured every<br />

agreement so I had the<br />

ultimate decision-making<br />

authority. When you’re<br />

running a small business,<br />

it’s very important to have<br />

one boss.”<br />




Takes as little as 1-3 days to<br />

ferment using a workaround<br />

<strong>of</strong> the traditional sour<br />

brewing process.<br />

Danish breweries traditionally produce low alcohol<br />

“children’s beers” at Christmas and Easter.<br />


312<br />


4.2% URBAN WHEAT ALE<br />

“Summertime<br />

in Chicago is<br />

not year-round.”<br />



The concept for 312 was brought to Hall by his son<br />

Greg, the Goose Island brewmaster. Goose Island<br />

had many requests to make its very popular summer<br />

seasonal beer, Summertime, available all year round,<br />

said Hall. “But as anyone who lives in Chicago knows—<br />

summertime is not year-round.”<br />


Planning for the Worst<br />

“Debt is a curse word in our business. We kept<br />

the ownership pretty tight. In times like these, it’s<br />

good not to have a big mortgage payment. You can<br />

always grow and expand but build your business<br />

for the worst-case scenario. My family owns the<br />

building and the land, and we lease it back to<br />

Spoonwood. Our head brewer owns 35 percent <strong>of</strong><br />

the company, my friend Dan owns 10 percent,<br />

and I own the remainder.”<br />



Blonde Fatale<br />



“That beer<br />

is seductive.”<br />



The first night this new brew was on tap, McKay showed<br />

up to the brewery later in the evening. “Everybody’s faces<br />

were really red. The room was louder than ever. One <strong>of</strong><br />

our bartenders told me, ‘That beer’s seductive. We should<br />

name it Blonde Fatale.’”<br />


hawkeye<br />

PRIDE<br />

2020s<br />

2010s<br />

Andrew Stoefen (BBA20)<br />

is a finance and accounting<br />

development member at HNI.<br />

Sabrina Knapp (BBA20)<br />

accepted a full-time <strong>of</strong>fer as<br />

a recruiter with Northwestern<br />

Mutual Eastern Iowa.<br />

“ If not for the<br />

University <strong>of</strong><br />

Iowa and its<br />

resources to<br />

students, I<br />

wouldn’t have<br />

found Northwestern<br />

Mutual.”<br />

Brenden O’Brien (BBA20)<br />

is a business intelligence<br />

developer with Werner Enterprises<br />

in Omaha, Neb.<br />

Sarah Tabor (BBA20)<br />

is a configuration analyst<br />

with Cerner. While at <strong>Tippie</strong>,<br />

she was the president <strong>of</strong><br />

InvestHer, a community <strong>of</strong><br />

students committed to building<br />

knowledge and networks<br />

in finance, exploring careers,<br />

developing leadership, and<br />

investing in women.<br />

Matt Tolton (BBA20)<br />

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

Duke Rentals and has founded<br />

his own consulting company,<br />

Tolton Technologies.<br />

Sydney Alexander (BBA18)<br />

is a brand strategy and analytics<br />

specialist at Volkswagen<br />

Group <strong>of</strong> America, marrying<br />

her passions for creativity,<br />

data, and cars. She was<br />

promoted to this position<br />

after spending two years in<br />

Volkswagen Group <strong>of</strong> America’s<br />

Graduate Program.<br />

Kristen (Donahoe) Doerr (BBA11) poses<br />

with her infant son and future <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

student William Doerr and proud aunt<br />

Megan Donahoe (BBA19/MAc20).<br />

Are you an alum who recently added a baby to your<br />

household? Tell us the news <strong>of</strong> your family’s addition<br />

through our online alumni update form and we’ll<br />

send you a bib! tippie.uiowa.edu/update<br />

Benjamin Udell (BBA20)<br />

is an analyst on Hilco Real<br />

Estate’s lease restructuring<br />

team in Illinois.<br />

Let’s #MaskUpIA<br />

Azeemuddin<br />

Ahmed (MBA10)<br />

New in the<br />

Hawk Shop<br />

hawkshop.com/tippie<br />

Isaac Perrilles<br />

(BBA20)<br />

“ I’ve always been<br />

a bachelor, but now<br />

I have a degree to<br />

prove it. Thanks<br />

@uiowa for some <strong>of</strong> the<br />

best years <strong>of</strong> my life!<br />

#AlwaysAHawkeye”<br />

Katherine Boyle (BBA17)<br />

was elected to the <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

Young Alumni Board. She is<br />

a commercial banking analyst<br />

at BMO Harris Bank in Dallas,<br />

Texas.<br />

Alyssa Casolino (BBA16)<br />

is a sales analyst on the CVS<br />

team at Henkel in Stamford,<br />

Conn. Henkel is a top global<br />

manufacturer <strong>of</strong> laundry and<br />

home care products. Casolino<br />

was previously the assistant<br />

brand manager at Revlon<br />

in Chicago.<br />

Travis Eichelberger<br />

(MBA18) has been named<br />

president <strong>of</strong> Moxie Solar,<br />

an energy company in<br />

North Liberty, Iowa. He was<br />

named a 2020 Forty Under<br />

40 honoree by the Corridor<br />

<strong>Business</strong> Journal.<br />

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Rita Guzmán (BBA18)<br />

was elected to the <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

Young Alumni Board. She is<br />

a college relations manager<br />

and program advisor at IES<br />

Abroad in Chicago.<br />

Noopur Inani (BBA18)<br />

was elected to the <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

Young Alumni Board. A graduate<br />

<strong>of</strong> the <strong>Business</strong> Analytics<br />

Department, she is Technology<br />

Senior Analyst and Certified<br />

Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)<br />

at Accenture in Chicago.<br />

Michelle Jensen (MBA15)<br />

was one <strong>of</strong> four female CEOs<br />

featured in an article by the<br />

Corridor <strong>Business</strong> Journal. She<br />

is the CEO <strong>of</strong> CarePro Health<br />

Services in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.<br />

Katie LaCroix (BBA18)<br />

was elected to the <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

Young Alumni Board. She is an<br />

account executive at 4FRONT<br />

in Chicago.<br />

Cory Mead (BBA11)<br />

was named chief operating<br />

<strong>of</strong>ficer at Overland Park<br />

Regional Medical Center, an<br />

acute-care hospital in Kansas.<br />

He was previously COO at<br />

Southern Hills Medical Center<br />

in Nashville, Tenn., and associate<br />

COO at Reston Hospital<br />

Center in northern Virginia.<br />

Santino Morena (BBA17)<br />

was elected to the <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

Young Alumni Board. He<br />

works in the tax department<br />

at EY in Chicago.<br />

Jackson Nichols (BBA17)<br />

was elected to the <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

Young Alumni Board. Nichols<br />

is an investment associate at<br />

Northern Trust and an MBA<br />

candidate at the University<br />

<strong>of</strong> Chicago Booth School <strong>of</strong><br />

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

Daniel E. O’Malley (BBA19),<br />

a business analyst at Aramark<br />

in Chicago, was awarded the<br />

Regional 30 under 40 award<br />

from the West Suburban<br />

Chamber <strong>of</strong> Commerce and<br />

Industry for his work as president<br />

<strong>of</strong> Not Your Father’s<br />

Foundation, a charity organization<br />

focusing its efforts on<br />

local community needs. He<br />

started the organization with<br />

friends in high school, continued<br />

during his time at <strong>Tippie</strong>,<br />

and continues to grow.<br />

Andrew D. Oswalt (BBA11)<br />

won the Outstanding Committee<br />

Chair Award from the<br />

Iowa Society <strong>of</strong> CPAs (ISCPA)<br />

at a virtual ceremony in May<br />

2020. The award recognizes<br />

an ISCPA member for their<br />

outstanding leadership and<br />

contributions as the chair <strong>of</strong><br />

an ISCPA committee. Oswalt<br />

chairs the Leaders Emerging<br />

in the Accounting Pr<strong>of</strong>ession<br />

(LEAP) Committee. Oswalt is<br />

a senior tax analyst at TaxAct<br />

in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.<br />

Hi @<strong>Tippie</strong>Iowa<br />

and @uiowa<br />

when can we<br />

deposit tuition?<br />

Dawson’s ready<br />

for the black<br />

and gold.<br />

Lauren (Bannon)<br />

Probst (BBA16)<br />

James Seils (BBA11/MAc12)<br />

c<strong>of</strong>ounded Trifecta Sports LLC.<br />

Seils is also the chief technology<br />

<strong>of</strong>ficer with the company<br />

that <strong>of</strong>fers a sports gaming<br />

platform called BettorEdge.<br />

Faviola Santana (BBA19)<br />

was elected to the <strong>Tippie</strong> Young<br />

Alumni Board. She is a talent<br />

acquisition specialist with Alliant<br />

Energy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.<br />

Jake Schafer (BBA19)<br />

received a 2019 Elijah Watt<br />

Sells Award from the American<br />

Institute <strong>of</strong> CPAs (AISCPA) for<br />

obtaining a cumulative average<br />

score above 95.5 across<br />

all four sections <strong>of</strong> the Uniform<br />

CPA Examination on his first<br />

attempt. He also received a<br />

Capstone Award from the<br />

Iowa Society <strong>of</strong> CPAs (ISCPA)<br />

for being in the top four CPA<br />

exam performers in Iowa in<br />

2019. Schafer is an assurance<br />

associate at PwC in the greater<br />

Los Angeles area.<br />

Charles Schaller (MBA17)<br />

was promoted to senior director<br />

<strong>of</strong> business planning for<br />

Optum’s Advanced Technology<br />

Collaborative. Schaller<br />

will be providing leadership<br />

to its technology accelerator,<br />

the Optum Startup Studio.<br />

His focus is on driving enterprise<br />

adoption <strong>of</strong> emerging<br />

advanced technologies (artificial<br />

intelligence, deep learning,<br />

blockchain, and ambient<br />

computing). Schaller is also<br />

a senior director <strong>of</strong> advanced<br />

technology at UnitedHealth<br />

Group in Minnesota.<br />


2000s<br />

Aaron Wikner (MBA14) has<br />

retired from John Deere after<br />

24 years with the company.<br />

Cinda Schledewitz (MBA11)<br />

started a new position with<br />

Vizient as a pharmacy executive<br />

based in California. She<br />

also c<strong>of</strong>ounded a company<br />

with her husband, Riches<br />

Displays LLC.<br />

Neil Zhang (BBA16) was<br />

elected to the <strong>Tippie</strong> Young<br />

Alumni Board. He is an<br />

investment analyst at UBS<br />

Multi-Managers Real Estate in<br />

the greater Chicago area.<br />

Your Name Here<br />

(BBA/MBA/PhD)<br />

Nicholas O. Cooper (BBA01)<br />

began a one-year term in<br />

May 2020 as president <strong>of</strong><br />

the Polk County Bar Association<br />

(PCBA). Cooper is an<br />

attorney at Whitfield & Eddy<br />

in Des Moines.<br />

Nicole Thorne Jenkins<br />

(PhD02) was named dean<br />

<strong>of</strong> the McIntire School <strong>of</strong><br />

Commerce at the University<br />

<strong>of</strong> Virginia. Previously she was<br />

the Executive Associate Dean<br />

for Administration, Faculty &<br />

Research at the University <strong>of</strong><br />

Kentucky Gatton <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Business</strong> and Economics.<br />

Ryan M. McBride (BBA07)<br />

was recently promoted<br />

to chief operating <strong>of</strong>ficer,<br />

execution and platform,<br />

global markets at UBS in<br />

New York City.<br />

Mike D. Phillips (BBA04) was<br />

appointed senior vice president<br />

and chief accounting <strong>of</strong>ficer at<br />

InvenTrust Properties Corp.<br />

in the greater Chicago area.<br />

Phillips has been with Inven-<br />

Trust for over 10 years and will<br />

remain controller along with his<br />

new appointments.<br />

Oladipo (Dipo) Thompson<br />

(MBA17) and his wife<br />

Omobola welcomed future<br />

<strong>Tippie</strong> student Oladipo Ethan<br />

Thompson to their family on<br />

June 30, 2019. He weighed 7 lb.,<br />

5.8 oz. and was 20.5 inches tall.<br />

New job?<br />

New grand/baby?<br />

Retirement?<br />

It’s ok to brag a little.<br />

Send your update to:<br />

tippie.uiowa.edu/update<br />

Vince Ellison (MBA09) has<br />

been named vice president<br />

and general manager in the<br />

Iowa market for Knutson<br />

Construction.<br />

Heather Juhascik (BBA00)<br />

was promoted to business<br />

analyst in procurement<br />

and payable services at the<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Dayton.<br />

Nils Thorson (BBA13) was<br />

promoted to brand strategy<br />

manager at Transamerica<br />

in Denver, Colo. He is the<br />

lead strategist for all paid<br />

advertising across print,<br />

search, display, podcasting,<br />

social media, and more. He<br />

says his marrying creativity<br />

with analytics was critical<br />

to his success.<br />

“ My time with<br />

students in<br />

advertising, the<br />

Marketing<br />

Institute, and<br />

IMU Marketing<br />

and Design all<br />

helped teach me<br />

that lesson.<br />

And for that<br />

I am very<br />

grateful. Thank<br />

you, <strong>Tippie</strong>!”<br />

Chris Felderman (BBA01/<br />

MAc02) was promoted to<br />

managing director and head<br />

<strong>of</strong> Financial Due Diligence at<br />

Palm Tree LLC in Chicago.<br />

Mitch Martensen (MBA06)<br />

is vice president <strong>of</strong> Mission<br />

Systems Operations at Collins<br />

Aerospace. He is a new<br />

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

Board.<br />

Rob Pick (BBA09) married<br />

Ewelina Lewandowska. Pick is<br />

a manager at Bain & Company<br />

in the greater Chicago area.<br />

Janet W. Morissette<br />

Swanson (MBA03) retired<br />

from John Deere in July 2019.<br />

20 TIPPIE MAGAZINE WINTER <strong>2021</strong>

1990s<br />

Tyler Scheppmann (BBA07)<br />

has been promoted to senior<br />

vice president <strong>of</strong> investor relations<br />

at Dermody Properties.<br />

Robin Therme (MBA00)<br />

is the president <strong>of</strong> CIVCO<br />

Medical Solutions. She is a<br />

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

Advisory Board.<br />

Brian Trego (MBA06)<br />

is now the senior vice president<br />

<strong>of</strong> product at Vari, a<br />

standard setting furniture<br />

company that started with<br />

standing desk solutions.<br />

HAWKEYE memories<br />

Michael Wiebler (BBA06)<br />

brought his love <strong>of</strong> movies<br />

and football together when<br />

he landed with the NFL in<br />

September 2019, as director<br />

<strong>of</strong> content strategy in the<br />

league’s Club Media Group<br />

at the NFL Network facility in<br />

Los Angeles. There, he oversees<br />

an in-house consulting<br />

firm <strong>of</strong> sorts, working with<br />

all 32 NFL teams to develop<br />

better content for their digital<br />

platforms.<br />

Patrick Wood (BBA08/<br />

MAC09) has been appointed<br />

chief financial <strong>of</strong>ficer <strong>of</strong><br />

Kemin Industries, a global<br />

ingredient manufacturer<br />

based in Des Moines, Iowa.<br />

He was promoted from<br />

vice president <strong>of</strong> finance for<br />

Kemin Nutrisurance.<br />

Warren Buffett celebrated his 90th<br />

birthday in August 2020. Back in 2012 he<br />

met with a group <strong>of</strong> Iowa MBA students<br />

and put the W[arren] in I-O-W-A.<br />

Kevin Den Adel (PhD99) was<br />

reelected as treasurer <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Iowa Society <strong>of</strong> CPAs (ISCPA)<br />

for 2020-<strong>2021</strong>. He has held<br />

the position since May 2019<br />

and is an associate pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

<strong>of</strong> instruction and the director<br />

<strong>of</strong> undergraduate studies<br />

in accounting at the <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

<strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>.<br />

Melanie Boulden (MBA98)<br />

was recently named senior<br />

vice president <strong>of</strong> marketing<br />

for Coca-Cola North America.<br />

She joined the company in<br />

August 2019 as president and<br />

general manager <strong>of</strong> its Venturing<br />

and Emerging Brands and<br />

was later president <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Stills <strong>Business</strong> Unit, leading<br />

the company’s water, active<br />

hydration, tea, and c<strong>of</strong>fee<br />

business. Previously, Boulden<br />

held global marketing positions<br />

at Reebok and Crayola.<br />

She is a new member <strong>of</strong> the<br />

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

Mark Gamis (BBA91/<br />

MBA93), senior vice president<br />

at Booz Allen Hamilton in<br />

the greater Atlanta area, was<br />

named to WashingtonExec’s<br />

Top 25 Cyber Execs to Watch in<br />

2020 list. Gamis leads Booz’s<br />

civil cybersecurity business,<br />

integrating leading cyber and<br />

engineering capabilities to<br />

defend against increasingly<br />

complex cyberthreats.<br />

Eric Hansotia (MBA98) was<br />

named chairman and chief<br />

executive <strong>of</strong>ficer <strong>of</strong> the global<br />

machinery company, AGCO<br />

Corporation effective January<br />

1, <strong>2021</strong>. He has been the senior<br />

vice president and COO with<br />

AGCO since 2013. Before joining<br />

the company, he worked at<br />

Deere & Company for 20 years.<br />

Cory Harris (BBA94)<br />

has been named CEO <strong>of</strong> Wellmark<br />

Blue Cross and Blue<br />

Shield, effective January 1,<br />

<strong>2021</strong>. He has been with Wellmark<br />

for the last nine years,<br />

most recently in the positions<br />

<strong>of</strong> president and chief operating<br />

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

Scott Heiferman (BBA94),<br />

c<strong>of</strong>ounder and chairman <strong>of</strong><br />

Meetup, won the 2020 Alumni<br />

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

Award from the University <strong>of</strong><br />

Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial<br />

Center. Meetup,<br />

Heiferman’s third startup,<br />

is a platform for finding<br />

and building local communities<br />

and has <strong>of</strong>fices in New<br />

York and Berlin.Meetup has<br />

attracted over 100 million<br />

members, with 12,000Meetup<br />

gatherings occurring every<br />

day (pre-COVID). Heiferman<br />

served as the CEO from<br />

2002-2018 and brought<br />

the company to pr<strong>of</strong>itable<br />

sustainability when it was<br />

purchased by WeWork.<br />

Nicole Johnston (BBA94)<br />

is now the chief sales <strong>of</strong>ficer<br />

in the food division <strong>of</strong> Newell<br />

Brands. She is also a new<br />

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

Board.<br />

Claudia Marban (BBA99)<br />

celebrated 20 years with<br />

Ameriprise Financial. Marban<br />

is a private wealth advisor with<br />

Claudia Marban & Associates,<br />

a private wealth advisory practice<br />

<strong>of</strong> Ameriprise Financial<br />

Services Inc.<br />

Erik Torgerson (MBA93)<br />

is a new member <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

Advisory Board. Formerly a<br />

partner and senior advisor<br />

at Norwest Equity Partners,<br />

Torgerson is a private investor.<br />


1980s 1970s 1960s 1950s<br />

Bob Keig (BBA81), under the<br />

pen name Robert Joseph, has<br />

published a novel, Shadow <strong>of</strong><br />

Descent. The book is billed as<br />

a thrilling international adventure<br />

full <strong>of</strong> surprising twists and<br />

turns that chronicles a family’s<br />

struggles against their trustee<br />

and an underworld crime<br />

syndicate.<br />

Angela Sanders (BBA86/<br />

MA88) was elected to a threeyear<br />

term as a director on the<br />

Iowa Society <strong>of</strong> CPAs (ISCPA)<br />

Board <strong>of</strong> Directors. She is<br />

senior vice president and<br />

controller at Principal in Des<br />

Moines, Iowa and a member<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Accounting<br />

Council at <strong>Tippie</strong>.<br />

Jeff Chapman (BBA79)<br />

received a Distinguished<br />

Alumni Award from the<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Iowa. He is an<br />

accomplished attorney, civil<br />

leader, and supporter <strong>of</strong> the<br />

<strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>, UI<br />

Athletics, and the Iowa Writers’<br />

Workshop. Chapman is<br />

co-chair <strong>of</strong> the Global Mergers<br />

and Acquisitions Practice<br />

Group at Gibson Dunn in<br />

Dallas, Texas.<br />

David Hindt (BBA79),<br />

a retired Air Force <strong>of</strong>ficer, is<br />

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

F-111 Memorial Foundation.<br />

The foundation is working to<br />

design and fabricate a memorial<br />

dedicated to the men and<br />

women that flew, maintained,<br />

and supported USAF F-111,<br />

FB-111, and EF-111 aircraft.<br />

The foundation plans to donate<br />

the finished memorial to the<br />

National Museum <strong>of</strong> the United<br />

States Air Force.<br />

Daniel W. Collins (BBA68/<br />

PhD73) was awarded the<br />

Distinguished Faculty Mentor<br />

Award from the <strong>Tippie</strong><br />

<strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>. He is<br />

entering phased retirement.<br />

Gene Wunder (BBA69) is<br />

enjoying retirement with his<br />

wife Judy K. (Stone) Wunder<br />

(BA64). The couple splits<br />

their time between Topeka,<br />

Kan., and Brandon, Fla., where<br />

their two daughters and three<br />

grandsons live.<br />

Virginia Fay Swihart Mee<br />

(BSC57/MA59) is an emeritus<br />

faculty member at Missouri<br />

State University where she was<br />

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

Development Institute<br />

at the MSU <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong><br />

for 24 years. In that role<br />

she was known for her heart<br />

for nontraditional students<br />

and establishing deep ties to<br />

the business community that<br />

built economic development<br />

in Springfield, Mo., and beyond.<br />

After her retirement in 2002,<br />

she went on to work in a parttime<br />

capacity at Drury University<br />

for 12 years as director <strong>of</strong><br />

faculty services and fully retired<br />

at the age <strong>of</strong> 80 in 2015.<br />

“<br />

I have deep<br />

affection for<br />

the University<br />

<strong>of</strong> Iowa and the<br />

education<br />

I received.”<br />

Sarah D. Lande (MBA83)<br />

was selected to receive a 2020<br />

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

Impact Award. The award<br />

is the premier international<br />

award conferred on alumni<br />

and friends <strong>of</strong> the university. It<br />

is given annually to an exceptional<br />

individual or individuals<br />

who have made sustained and<br />

deep contributions internationally<br />

or in the United States to<br />

promote global understanding.<br />

Maria Turner (BBA86) was<br />

named by Consulting magazine<br />

as one <strong>of</strong> the 2020<br />

Women Leaders in Technology.<br />

She is the managing<br />

director at AArete in Chicago<br />

and a member <strong>of</strong> the Pr<strong>of</strong>essional<br />

Accounting Council.<br />

HAWKEYE memories<br />


HAWKEYE memories<br />

Submit your photos to:<br />

tippie.uiowa.edu/update<br />

Over the summer,<br />

Emma Hapeman<br />

(BBA21) found this<br />

photo <strong>of</strong> her dad<br />

Jim Hapeman<br />

(BBA82) from his<br />

time in Australia<br />

studying abroad<br />

while a student.<br />

Your Name Here<br />

(BBA/MBA/PhD)<br />

New job?<br />

New grand/baby?<br />

Retirement?<br />

It’s ok to brag a little.<br />

Send your update to:<br />

tippie.uiowa.edu/update<br />


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<strong>Tippie</strong>Iowa<br />

<strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong><br />

@<strong>Tippie</strong><strong>College</strong><br />

EDITOR’S NOTE: Alumni updates are submitted by alumni and<br />

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in these submissions.<br />

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in<br />


Baumback in 2017 with scholarship<br />

recipient Mackenie Phillips (BBA17).<br />

George G. Kaufman (PhD62)<br />

March 6, 1933 – June 25, 2020<br />

Renowned economist George G. Kaufman, researcher for and consultant<br />

to the Federal Reserve Bank <strong>of</strong> Chicago, economist who served Presidents<br />

Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, and Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Economics and Finance<br />

at Loyola University Chicago, passed away <strong>of</strong> Parkinson’s disease at age<br />

87 at his home in Chicago.<br />

Born in Germany, Kaufman’s family fled the Nazis regime for Amsterdam<br />

in 1936, and in 1940 were on one <strong>of</strong> the last ships to take Jews out <strong>of</strong><br />

the Netherlands. After being drafted into the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957,<br />

Kaufman earned a PhD in economics at the University <strong>of</strong> Iowa. Kaufman<br />

began his academic career after over a decade with the Federal Reserve<br />

Bank <strong>of</strong> Chicago.<br />

Kaufman served as the deputy to the assistant secretary for economic<br />

policy at the U.S. Department <strong>of</strong> the Treasury during the Ford administration,<br />

and as acting director <strong>of</strong> research for the Comptroller <strong>of</strong> the Currency<br />

during the Carter administration.<br />

Janice S. Baumback<br />

July 7, 1922 – July 9, 2020<br />

Community pillar Janice Baumback passed away in Iowa City at the age<br />

<strong>of</strong> 92. Born in Shanghai, China, Baumback graduated from college in 1944<br />

and then attended Northwestern on a Marshall Field Scholarship. She<br />

married Clifford M. Baumback (PhD53) in 1945 and lived the majority <strong>of</strong><br />

her adult life in Iowa City, Iowa, where her spouse was a faculty member<br />

in the Department <strong>of</strong> Finance from 1953 to 1980. For 14 years she was<br />

employed as a clinical social worker in child psychiatry at the University<br />

<strong>of</strong> Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.<br />

A talented community organizer, Baumback led many organizations,<br />

including serving as all-city PTA president, church elder, and national-level<br />

positions with her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta. Baumback paid tribute to her<br />

husband’s legacy as the first director <strong>of</strong> the Entrepreneurial Management<br />

Institute (now the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center), by establishing<br />

the Clifford Baumback Scholarship, which is awarded to senior-level Iowa<br />

students who demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship.<br />

1930s<br />

Daniel R. Kramer (BSC39)<br />

1940s<br />

Eleanor Anker (BSC40)<br />

Newell P. Crockett (BSC43)<br />

Charles E. Devens (BSC49)<br />

Harold J. Gallagher (BSC42)<br />

James J. Holahan (BSC49)<br />

Donald J. Hotka (BSC46)<br />

Robert E. King (BSC43)<br />

Maxine Mansfield Shaber (BSC46)<br />

Stanley B. Slocum (BSC49)<br />

Patricia N. Stevens (BSC48)<br />

Robert H. Stroup<br />

(BA48/MA49/PhD53)<br />

Joan W. Summerwill (BSC42)<br />

Lester E. Umthun (BSC49)<br />

Robert J. Welter (BSC49)<br />

1950s<br />

Thomas L. Boyd (BSC52)<br />

Barbara D. Brodsky (BSC53)<br />

Jerry C. Chalupnik (BSC56)<br />

J. David Cox (BSC59)<br />

Charles R. Dauchy (BSC51)<br />

James A. Dorothy (BSC56)<br />

John T. Dotson (BSC58)<br />

Marvin F. Dworzak (BSC58)<br />

John T. Glasman (BSC55)<br />

Jack E. Hayes (BSC51)<br />

Donald G. Heene (BSC58)<br />

Kenneth W. Hill (BSC52)<br />

James E. Houser (BSC56)<br />

Jack W. Lowry (BSC55)<br />

Joy M. Menne (BSC58)<br />

Gary E. Meyer (BSC58)<br />

Carroll V. Parks (BSC50)<br />

Thomas J. Prechel (BSC55)<br />

C. Kenard Roberts (BSC51)<br />

James R. Shanklin (BSC59)<br />

Charles H. Sheehy (BSC50)<br />

Donald R. Sherk<br />

(BA58/MA60/PhD63)<br />

Donald W. Schneden (BSC57)<br />

Jerome H. Slebiska (BSC53)<br />

Loy D. Smith (BSC53)<br />

John S. Spear (BSC56)<br />

Paul W. Stephenson (BSC56)<br />

Martin L. Stoll (BSC50/MA56)<br />

Wayne C. Wessels (BSC58)<br />

Leroy E. Waggoner (BBA59)<br />

Charles W. White (BSC53)<br />

Shirley J. Yates (BSC57)<br />

1960s<br />

Keith A. Benson (BBA65)<br />

Rex A. Bentzinger (BBA67)<br />

Ronald K. Calgaard (MA61/PhD63)<br />

Robert J. Casey (BBA63)<br />

Fred R. Dryg (BBA64)<br />

Robert E. Eubank (BBA69)<br />

Gary E. Ewoldt (BBA61)<br />

Ronald B. Gill (MA61)<br />

Michael C. Hoyt (BBA61)<br />

Inder Pal Khera (MA63/PhD68)<br />

Wayne P. Medlang (MA64)<br />

Michael E. Nugent (BBA66)<br />

Donald D. Scriven (PhD65)<br />

David F. Shores (BBA65)<br />

Rene W. Sopher (BBA63)<br />

Gary K. Welsh (BBA69)<br />

Marilyn I. Will (MA62)<br />

Robert L. Ziolkowski (BBA67)<br />

1970s<br />

John C. Arnold (BBA73)<br />

Holly K. Dalager (BBA72)<br />

Meredith E. Houle (BBA71)<br />

Jerry N. Johnson (BBA72)<br />

Morris G. Kalgaarden (BBA75)<br />

Thomas W. Lorey (BBA73)<br />

Dennis C. Nellor (BBA71)<br />

James M. Roach (BBA79)<br />

Dennis G. Starling (BBA72)<br />

James A. Streinz (BBA75)<br />

1980s<br />

Kent E. Bragdon (BBA83)<br />

Tracy L. Cheney (BBA84)<br />

Theodore J. Economos (BBA80)<br />

Michael S. Hurley (BBA81)<br />

Cynthia D. Jewell (BBA82)<br />

Mark T. Langford (BBA82)<br />

Michael A. Lex (BBA87)<br />

Herbert E. Musser (BBA83)<br />

Trent D. Stowater (BBA88)<br />

1990s<br />

Michael T. Dubson (MBA91)<br />

Carolyn R. Hufferd (BBA97)<br />

John D. Phillips (PhD99)<br />

2000s<br />

Thomas C. Heath (BBA06)<br />

Kari M. Kutcher (BBA06)<br />

2010s<br />

Madeleine K. Baird (CER18)<br />

Don M. Benskin (BBA10)<br />

Sam M. Chozen (BBA11)<br />

2020s<br />

Amanda C. Myers (BBA20)<br />


HOW TO<br />

During his freshman year in a large lecture hall, Johnathan Prunty was handed a flyer encouraging students<br />

to apply for a summer job where they could make $10,000. Selling Southwestern Encyclopedias door-to-door in<br />

the Los Angeles area for three consecutive summers was the origin <strong>of</strong> Johnathan’s sales career (he earned<br />

over $10,000 each summer). After college, he went into medical device sales—first in orthopedics and spine and<br />

now heart and vascular with Medtronic, one <strong>of</strong> the largest medical device companies in the world.<br />

THIS / OR / THAT?<br />















Johnathan Prunty (BBA09)<br />

Senior Sales Representative, Medtronic, Chicago<br />

Host <strong>of</strong> the Podcast: What Are You Selling?<br />

24 TIPPIE MAGAZINE WINTER <strong>2021</strong>

<strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> is published semiannually<br />

for the alumni and friends <strong>of</strong> the University <strong>of</strong> Iowa<br />

<strong>Tippie</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Business</strong>.<br />

DEAN<br />

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



Barbara Thomas (MBA11)<br />


Rebekah Tilley<br />

DESIGN<br />

The Williams McBride Group<br />


Tom Snee<br />

Jennifer Wagner<br />

Kristin Wurster (BA06/MA08/PhD18)<br />


Jonathan Chapman<br />

Lloyd DeGrane<br />

Danny Wilcox Frazier (BA93/MA04)<br />

B. Horrigan<br />

Geneva Ko<br />

Amanda May (BA05/BFA05)<br />

Brian Ray/UI Athletics (BA02)<br />

Adena Stevens<br />


Lesanne Fliehler (MA83)<br />

...one last thing...<br />

“When I was browsing old yearbooks for this issue,<br />

I ran across this photo <strong>of</strong> the May 1970 student protest<br />

at the Old Capitol. The day I found this photo, the<br />

Old Capitol was again covered in graffiti by students<br />

protesting violence and had even reached the<br />

Pappajohn <strong>Business</strong> Building (see page 3). Somehow<br />

this <strong>of</strong>fered me a measure <strong>of</strong> comfort: protesting<br />

is a Hawkeye tradition that goes back generations.<br />

And the constant is Old Cap itself.”<br />



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old<br />

GOLD<br />

1971<br />

HOP TALK<br />

Hawkeye brewers<br />

spill it on page 16.<br />

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