NU Foundation Boards and Committees

The foundation's board of directors consists of volunteers who meet three times a year and oversee the business affairs and property of the foundation. Two of the board members — the president of the University of Nebraska and the chairman of the University's Board of Regents — are ex officio, non-voting members of the foundation's board.

Board of Directors

JoAnn Martin, Chair

Bill Jackman, Chair-elect

Dan Bahensky

Mark Chronister

Paul Engler

Charles Fritch

John Gottschalk

Carey Hamilton

Norm Hedgecock

Margaret Holman

Rodrigo Lopez

John Massey

Jane Miller

Don Voelte

Brian Hastings, Ex Officio

Hank Bounds, Ex Officio

Robert Schafer, Ex Officio

Executive Committee

This committee is responsible for exercising the authority, as needed, of the Board of Directors at all times between meetings of the board.
 

JoAnn Martin, Chair

Bill Jackman

Norm Hedgecock

Margaret Holman

John Massey

Mark Chronister, Ex Officio

Brian Hastings, Ex Officio

Hank Bounds, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, Ex Officio

Robert Schafer, Ex Officio

Advancement Committee

This committee is responsible for providing leadership, guidance and oversight of advancement efforts on behalf of the University of Nebraska.
 

Margaret Holman, Chair

Tim Burd

Charles Fritch

Carey Hamilton

Mary Lopez

Don Voelte

Pete Whitted

JoAnn Martin, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, Ex Officio

NAA President, Duane Kristensen, Ex Officio

UNOAA Chair, Laurie Ruge, Ex Officio

UNMCAA Chair, Kyle Meyer, Ex Officio

UNKAA Chair, Angela Davidson, Ex Officio

Alternative Asset Subcommittee

The purpose of this subcommittee is to assist the Investment Committee with the evaluation of and investment opportunities related to all alternative asset classes (e.g. private equity, venture, hedge funds, etc.), including the evaluation of investment managers and products in the alternative asset classes. 


 

Thomas E. Henning, Chair

Ted Harris

Norm Hedgecock

Bill Lester

Pat Miner

Brad Moline

Lawrence Pete

Mike Tavlin

JoAnn Martin, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, Ex Officio

Audit Committee

This committee is responsible for auditing the foundation's financial books and records annually or otherwise and employs an external auditor for assistance. 


 

Norm Hedgecock, Chair

Dan Bahensky

John Gottschalk

John Hancock

Larry Miller

Sue Wilkinson

JoAnn Martin, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, Ex Officio

Compensation Subcommittee

The purpose of this subcommittee is to approve a compensation strategy that enables the foundation to recruit and retain qualified, experienced executive leadership, professional staff and support staff. 


 

JoAnn Martin, Chair, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, Ex Officio

Mark Chronister, Ex Officio

Finance Committee

The primary responsibilities of the finance committee include recommending financial policies, goals and budgets that support the mission, values and strategic goals of the foundation.


 

John Massey, Chair

Dan Bahensky

Paul Engler

Bob Harris

Kelly Holthus

Kirk Kellner

Del Lienemann Jr.

Jane Miller

John Olsson

John Schuele

Don Voelte

JoAnn Martin, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, Ex Officio

Governance Committee

The purpose of the committee is to support the Board of Directors by providing effective volunteer leadership, continued volunteer development, and by evaluating and assessing governance policies and processes. 


 

Mark Chronister, Chair

Marvin Dietrich

John Gottschalk

Margaret Holman

Rodrigo Lopez

Jane Miller

Thomas Warren

JoAnn Martin, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, Ex Officio

Brian Hastings, Ex Officio

Investment Committee

The responsibilities of this committee are to maintain the prudent and effective investment of the endowment, formulate investment policies and oversee management of the endowment. 


 

Bill Jackman, Chair

Paul Engler

Charles Fritch

Carey Hamilton

Bob Harris

Thomas E. Henning

Rodrigo Lopez

Vince Miscia

Pat Miner

Steve Seline

Kevin Yost

JoAnn Martin, Ex Officio

Tax Review Subcommittee

The purpose of this subcommittee is to assist the Audit Committee and foundation staff in the review of the foundation's annual tax information return required by the Internal Revenue Service and other such duties related to tax reporting and compliance. 


 

Norm Hedgecock, Chair, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, Ex Officio

JoAnn Martin, Ex Officio

Corporate Officers

Brian Hastings
President and CEO

 

Troy Wilhelm
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

 

Keith Miles
Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

 

Chet Poehling
Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary

 

Kimberly Peschka Bilder
Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary

 

Ex Officio Trustees

(nonvoting advisors)

 

Robert Schafer
Chair
Board of Regents 

 

Hank Bounds
President
University of Nebraska

 

Douglas Kristensen
UNK Chancellor

 

Ronnie Green
UNL Chancellor

 

Jeffrey Gold
UNMC & UNO Chancellor