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Simpson College Board of Trustees

Tim Bonney
Ex-Officio
Senior Pastor
First United Methodist Church
Indianola, Iowa

Jay R. Byers ’93
Chief Executive Officer
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Des Moines, Iowa

Nicole L. Crain ’05
Senior Vice President, Public Policy
Iowa Association of Business and Industry
Des Moines, Iowa

Michael J. DeVito
Executive Vice President, Mortgage Production
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Des Moines, Iowa

D. Robert Downing ’63
Chairman of the Board
Downing Construction, Inc.
Indianola, Iowa

Rick W. Exline ’78
Executive Vice President/Senior Managing Director
of Life Plan Communities
LCS
Des Moines, Iowa

Steven C. Fiterman ’68
President
Ground Development, Inc.
Golden Valley, Minnesota

Brianne K. Fitzgerald '02
Ex-Officio
Program Director
Alzheimer's Association, Iowa Chapter
Des Moines, Iowa

Ben F. Gaumer ’75
Rear Admiral, USN, retired
BG Adventures, LLC
Indianola, Iowa

Denise M. Griffey ’79
Director of Early College, Community Outreach, and STEM Initiatives
Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, Kansas

Joseph D. Hall ’58
Radiologist, retired
Iowa Radiology, P.C.
Des Moines, Iowa

Laurie Haller
Ex-Officio
Resident Bishop, Iowa
The United Methodist Church
Des Moines, Iowa

Terry W. Handley ’09
Secretary of the Board
President and Chief Executive Officer, retired
Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
Ankeny, Iowa

Kamie Downing Haynes ’92
Owner
Lula Belle Designs Boutique
Indianola, Iowa

Mark L. Hill ’78
Des Moines, Iowa

John D. Hines '80
Physician
The Iowa Clinic
West Des Moines, Iowa

Heecheon Jeon
Ex-Officio
District Superintendent
The United Methodist Church
Des Moines, Iowa

Steven G. Johnson ’81
President and Chief Executive Officer
Care View Communications
Lewisville, Texas

Thomas J. Keating '77
Executive Director
Iowa High School Athletic Association
Boone, Iowa

Ronald L. Keller
President and Chief Executive Officer, retired
Aureon
Clive, Iowa

Sean M. Kennedy ’92
President and Chief Executive Officer
The IMT Group
West Des Moines, Iowa

Gage A. Kent
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Kent Corporation
Muscatine, Iowa

Izaah JB Knox
Executive Director
Urban Dreams
Des Moines, Iowa

Virginia Lauridsen
Des Moines, Iowa

John T. Lawlor ’73
Principal and Founder
The Lawlor Group, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Terrance J. Lillis ’77
Board Chair
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, retired
Principal Financial Group, Inc.
Des Moines, Iowa

Kyle M. Liske’09
Public Policy Counsel
Agricultural Retailers Association
Washington, DC

Jay T. Marshall
Co-Chief Operating Officer
President Commissaries/Subsidiaries
Hy-Vee, Inc.
West Des Moines, Iowa

Barbara A. Miller ’64
Executive Director
Center for Education in Law and Democracy
Denver, Colorado

Alejandro Munoz
Vice President – Global Commercial Business
Corteva Agriscience Agriculture
Johnston, Iowa

Renee' D. Murphy '92
Vice President of Marketing/Owner
CJM Financial, Inc./Sassy Social Media Managements
Ankeny, Iowa

John R. Norris ’81
Owner
State Public Policy Group
West Des Moines, Iowa

Kaela L. Phillips ’06
Instructional Design Consultant
Wells Fargo
West Des Moines, Iowa

Nile D. Ramsbottom ’66
Chairman and Co-Founder
God Cares
Innsbrook, Missouri

Steven A. Ramsey '11
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Jackson County Prosecutor's Office
Kansas City, Missouri

Sunnie Richer
Chairman
Doextra Corporation
Des Moines, Iowa

Robert G. Riley, Jr.
Chairman of the Board
Riley Resource Group
Des Moines, Iowa

Gary L. Ruble ’63
Chairman of the Board, retired
Multi-Tech, Inc.
Indianola, Iowa

Thomas C. Shandley ’75
Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students, retired
Davidson College
Davidson, North Carolina

Jay K. Simmons
Ex-Officio
President
Simpson College
Indianola, Iowa

James C. Spooner ’82
Senior Vice President – Wealth Management
UBS Financial Services
West Des Moines, Iowa

Deanna Strable-Soethout
Treasurer of the Board
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Principal Financial Group, Inc.
Des Moines, Iowa

Kirk J. Tyler
Chairman/CEO
Atlantic Bottling Company
Des Moines, Iowa

Susan E. Voss '75
Vice President, Government Relations
American Enterprise Group
Des Moines, Iowa

Juli M. Willeman ’96
Executive Director
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity and Fraternity Housing Corporation
Town and Country, Missouri

HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEES

Douglas J. Barakat ’68
Senior Vice President, Director of Sales, retired
American Republic Insurance Company
Boulder, Colorado

Mary Sconiers Chapman
Senior Vice President, retired
Des Moines Area Community College
Des Moines, Iowa

Jerry L. Chicoine
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, retired
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Scottsdale, Arizona

Karen A. Conner ’69
Professor Emerita
Drake University
Scottsdale, Arizona

Allison Fleming
Des Moines, Iowa

Barbara M. Gartner
Des Moines, Iowa

Michael G. Gartner
Chairman
The Iowa Cubs
Des Moines, Iowa

Fred S. Hubbell
Member Executive Group, retired
ING Group
Des Moines, Iowa

Linda W. Koehn
Des Moines, Iowa

Robert L. Lester ’64
Senior Vice President, retired
Iowa Power
Indianola, Iowa

Mary Rose Main ’53
National Executive Director, retired
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
New York, New York

Marvin E. Mazie
Chairman of the Board, retired
Firstar Bank of Des Moines
San Diego, California

Lizz S. Nichols
Vice President, retired
Noble Ford, Inc.
Indianola, Iowa

James R. Oplt ’72
Senior Vice President, Investments
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
West Des Moines, Iowa

James M. Reed ’54
Private Equity Investor
Scottsdale, Arizona

Charles E. Rohm
Executive Vice President, retired
Principal Financial Group, Inc.
Scottsdale, Arizona

Douglas Shull
Indianola, Iowa

H. Richard Smith ’53
Attorney, retired
Ahlers and Cooney, P.C.
Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Keith R. Swanson ’54
Physician
Atlantic, Iowa

Marilyn M. Vernon
Naples, Florida

Fred W. Weitz
President, retired
Essex Meadows, Inc.
Des Moines, Iowa

A. Roger Witke ’54
Of Counsel
Whitfield and Eddy, P.L.C.
Des Moines, Iowa

Sumner Worth
President
Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber Company
Waukee, Iowa

ADVISORS

Jennifer Braunschweig-Norris ’03
Des Moines, Iowa

David A. McNeill ’79
Des Moines, Iowa

Marilee Scieszinski
Albia, Iowa

Dustin Thomas
Des Moines, Iowa

Dennis E. Young
Des Moines, Iowa