Executive Advisory Board

 

Executive Advisory Board Group Photo

Front Row (left to right):
Pat Hellman, Cassandra Pudenz, Cynthia A. Goro, Eileen Youds​, Tina Subbs​, Stewart Carter

Back Row (left to right):
Joyce Pingel, Jeff Bjustrom​, Aaron Grundman​, Kent Miller, Skylar Mayberry-Mayes​, Leslie K. Wilson, Randy Ramlo​, Jeff Provost, Mark Walter, Dan Leese, Lisa Jepsen

 

Headshot of Board Member Jeff Bjugtron

Jeff Bjustrom

Tax Partner
PwC
Headshot of Board Member Stewart Carter

Stewart Carter

Manager
Deere & Company
Headshot of Board Member Lisa David

Lisa R. David

Partner
eCapital Advisors, LLC
Headshot of Emily Girsch

Emily Girsch

CFO
Lincoln Savings Bank
Headshot of Board Member Cynthia Goro

Cynthia Goro

Executive Coach
Vistage Worldwide & cynthiagoro.com
Headshot of Board Member Aaron Grundman

Aaron Grundman

Partner, International Tax
KPMG LLP
Headshot of Board Member Jeff Hamilton

Jeff Hamilton

President & CEO
ESP International
Headshot of Board Member Michael Hamilton

Michael Hamilton

Senior Director II, International Strategy
Walmart, Inc
Headshot of Board Member Pat Hellman

Pat Hellman

Senior VP, Capital Markets
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Headshot of Board Member Dan Leese

Dan Leese

President & CEO
HOTALING & CO
Headshot of Board Member Skylar Mayberry-Mayes

Skylar Mayberry-Mayes

External Affairs, Corporate Citizenship
Nationwide Insurance
Headshot of Board Member Kent Miller

Kent Miller

Founder
The TPA Group, LLC
Headshot of Board Member Dave Petratis

David Petratis

Chairman, President and CEO
Allegion
Headshot of Board Member Joyce Pingel

Joyce Pingel

SVP / CIO / CDO
HOLT CAT
Headshot of Board Member Randy Ramlo

Randy Ramlo

President & CEO
UFG Insurance
Headshot of Board Member Chloe Basa

Chloe Sabre

Sr. Scheduler, Resource Mgt. Office
RSM US LLP
Headshot of Board Member Jeff Scudder

Jeff Scudder

Partner
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Headshot of Board Member Melissa Sisler

Melissa Sisler

Partner
RSM US LLP
Headshot of Board Member Tina Stubbs

Tina Stubbs

Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
Headshot of Board Member Mark Walter

Mark Walter

Independent Management Advisor
Headshot of Board Member Eileen Youds

Eileen Youds

CTO
Global Infrastructure Partners

Emeritus

Name Employer Title
Ted Breidenbach Utility Sales and Service President & CEO
Lisa Dreyer Wells Fargo Bank Private Bank Senior Vice President, Regional Private Banking Manager, Central California
Joseph Dunsmore Digi International President & CEO (Retired)
Greg Engel KPMG LLP Partner
Scott Hauser RSM US LLP Director, Performance Improvement & Consulting Services
Jill Hemphill KPMG LLP Partner
Matt Kinley ManchesterStory Group, LLC Managing Partner/Co-founder
Gaylen Miller Ag Services of America CEO (retired)
Jeff Provost Deloitte Office Managing Partner (retired)
Michael Roth Hawkeye Community College Dean, School of STEM and Business
Richard Rue ITAGroup, Inc. Sr VP & CFO (retired)
John K. Sorensen Iowa Bankers Association President & CEO
David Sparks Heartland Investments President & CEO (Retired)
Tim Throndson PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Retired Partner
Jean Trainor Inclusion Connection Chief Inclusion Officer

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