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Alumni Board of Directors

Our mission: to extend the Simpson Experience

Simpson alumni go on to do great things, but one of the best things they do is give back their time and talents to the College. Whether a graduate of an undergraduate program or a Continuing and Graduate program, the Alumni Board of Directors represents the best interests of alumni with the College’s administration.

Board members are expected to contribute their time, talents and treasure to advance Simpson’s already strong reputation. If you have any ideas, suggestions, concerns or comments for the Board or individuals residing on the Board, please email alumni.board@simpson.edu. Or, if you know an alum that would be a great board member, we want to know about them! To nominate someone for a board position click here

Leanne Back '81

  • Major: Elementary Education
  • Employment: Retired, Northwest Area Education Agency

 

Jon Bailey ’06

  • Major: Religion
  • Employment: Pastor, Aldersgate United Methodist Church

 

Kisha Barnes '96

  • Major: Elementary Education
  • Employment: Principal, Des Moines Public Schools

 

Buddy Boulton ’94

  • Major: History
  • Employment: Director of Planned Giving, Grinnell College

 

Joshua Brown '04

  • Major: Political Science
  • Employment: Vice President, Iowa State Education Association

 

Ben Campney ’83

  • Major: Political Science
  • Employment: Retired IT Manager, City of Chicago Public Building Commission

 

Sam Chiodo ’79

  • Major: Art
  • Employment: Art Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools

 

Brooke Christofferson ’96

  • Major: Communications and Political Science
  • Employment: Vice President – Client Solutions, USA Today Network

 

Jenna Davidson '07

  • Major: Biology
  • Employment: Assistant Professor, Mercy College of Health Sciences

 

Saul Davis '79

  • Major: Criminal Justice
  • Employment: Director, Concordia University Dearborn Center

 

Matt DeWolf '03

  • Major: English and Journalism/Mass Communications
  • Employment: Owner/CEO, MK Quinn Media, Inc.

 

Dylan Dinkla '12

  • Major: History
  • Employment: Trust Officer, Security National Bank

 

Kyle Doyle '05

  • Major: Marketing and Economics
  • Employment: Owner and President, Iowa Distilling Company

 

David Farnsworth '99

  • Major: Accounting
  • Employment: Partner, McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, PC

 

Brianne Fitzgerald '02 (President)

  • Major: Corporate Communications and Marketing
  • Employment: Program Director, Alzheimer's Association Greater Iowa Chapter & President of B Greater Consulting

 

Brady Fry '15 (Continuing & Graduate Representative)

  • Major: Business Management
  • Employment: Category Manager, Casey's General Stores, Inc.

 

Terry Handley '09 (Alumni Trustee)

  • Major: Business Management
  • Employment: Retired President and CEO, Casey's General Stores, Inc.

 

Kate Hayden '15

  • Major: Multimedia Journalism
  • Employment: Technology and Innovation Reporter, Business Record

 

Paul Hengesteg '99

  • Major: Theatre and German
  • Employment: PhD Student and Graduate Assistant, Iowa State University

 

Carrie Kruse '06

  • Major: Accounting
  • Employment: Economic Development Coordinator, City of Des Moines

 

Joel Laufer '73

  • Major: Economics
  • Employment: Attorney of Counsel, Robinson, Waters & O'Dorisio, PC

 

Guy Leman '99

  • Major: Environmental Science with Biology emphasis
  • Employment: Certified Financial Planner Professional, Compass Financial Services

 

Robert Lyons '17

  • Major: Political Science and Public Relations
  • Employment: Campaign Field Organizer

 

Emily Nichols '09 (Secretary)

  • Major: Corporate Communications and Spanish
  • Employment: Interactive Lead, Lessing-Flynn Advertising

 

Kaela Phillips '06

  • Major: Political Science
  • Employment: Instructional Design Consultant, Wells Fargo

 

Steven Ramsey '11

  • Major: Political Science and Applied Philosophy
  • Employment: Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Jackson County (MO) Prosecutor's Office

 

Barbara Rauch '72

  • Major: Math and Education
  • Employment: Retired Financial Manager, Department of Defense

 

Tom Shandley '75 (Alumni Trustee)

  • Major: Psychology
  • Employment: Senior Consultant at Academic Search, Inc. and Retired VP of Student Life, Davidson College

 

Erica Shannon Stueve '09

  • Major: Religion and Political Science
  • Employment: Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Iowa Primary Care Association

 

Jim Spooner '82 (Alumni Trustee)

  • Major: Management
  • Employment: Senior Vice President-Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services

 

Chad Timm '95

  • Major: History
  • Employment: Professor of Education, Simpson College

 

Dana Woods '78

  • Major: English
  • Employment: Director-Marketing Strategy & Communications Media

 

Maribeth Wright '87

  • Major: Management
  • Employment: Executive Director, Iowa Higher Education Loan Authority