Board of Directors

Board of Directors and Committees

The board of directors consists of volunteers who meet three times a year to oversee the business affairs and property of the foundation. Jim Pillen, chairman of the University of Nebraska board of regents, and Ted Carter, University of Nebraska president, are ex officio, non-voting members. Brian Hastings, University of Nebraska Foundation president and CEO, is an ex officio, voting member.

Board of Directors

  • William D. Jackman, Board Chair, Executive Committee Chair
  • Senior Vice President of Investments, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • Don Voelte, Board Chair-Elect
  • Owner, VoKee Group of Companies
  • Omaha, Nebraska
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  • Dan Bahensky, Audit Committee Chair
  • Attorney, Parker, Grossart & Bahensky, L.L.P.
  • Kearney, Nebraska
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  • Angie Muhleisen, Finance Committee Chair
  • President and CEO, Union Bank & Trust
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
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  • JoAnn Martin, Immediate Past Chair and Governance Committee Chair
  • Director and Vice Chair, Ameritas
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
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  • Rodrigo López, Investment Committee Chair
  • Chairman, AmeriSphere Companies
  • Omaha, Nebraska
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  • J. Scott Nelson, Trustee Engagement Committee Chair
  • Retired, President and Board Chair, UNICO Group
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
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  • Charles D. Fritch, M.D.
  • Founder, Fritch Eye Care
  • Bakersfield, California
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  • Carey Hamilton
  • President, Beardmore Chevrolet
  • Omaha, Nebraska
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  • Anne Hubbard
  • Retired Physician, Pediatric Radiology
  • Omaha, Nebraska
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  • Robert Kelley
  • Chairman, Kelley Bean Company
  • Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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  • Paul M. Mendlik
  • Retired, CFO and Treasurer, West Corporation
  • Waterloo, Nebraska
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  • Jane E. Miller
  • President and Chief Operating Officer, Gallup
  • Omaha, Nebraska
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  • Holly Ostergard 
  • Vice Chairman, Crete Carrier Corporation
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
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  • Steve Seline
  • President and CEO, Walnut Private Equity Partners
  • Omaha, Nebraska
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  • Thomas H. Warren Sr.
  • President and CEO, Urban League of Nebraska
  • Omaha, Nebraska
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  • Jim Pillen, D.V.M., ex officio
  • Chairman, University of Nebraska Board of Regents
  • Columbus, Nebraska
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  • Ted Carter, ex officio 
  • President, University of Nebraska
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
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  • Brian F. Hastings, ex officio
  • President and CEO, University of Nebraska Foundation
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
 

Executive Committee

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

  • William D. Jackman, chair
  • Dan Bahensky
  • Rodrigo López
  • JoAnn Martin
  • Angie L. Muhleisen
  • J. Scott Nelson
  • Don Voelte, ex officio
  • Brian F. Hastings, ex officio
  • Ted Carter, ex officio
  • Jim Pillen, ex officio
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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.

  • JoAnn Martin, chair
  • Diana Carlin
  • Ivan Gilreath
  • Carey Hamilton
  • Margaret Holman
  • Anne Hubbard
  • Julie Jacobson
  • Robert Kelley
  • Rodrigo López
  • Kris Malkoski
  • Jane E. Miller
  • J. Scott Nelson
  • Holly Ostergard
  • Thomas W. Tye II
  • Thomas H. Warren Sr.
  • Brian F. Hastings, ex officio 
  • William D. Jackman, ex officio
  • Don Voelte, 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.

  • Angie L. Muhleisen, chair
  • Dan Bahensky
  • Charles D. Fritch, M.D.
  • Chris Hove
  • Eartha Johnson
  • Robert Kelley
  • Kirk Kellner
  • Del Lienemann Jr.
  • Sandy Massey
  • Jane E. Miller
  • John S. Schuele
  • Dan Shundoff
  • Patricia J. Winter 
  • William D. Jackman, ex officio
  • Don Voelte, ex officio

Trustee Engagement Committee

The committee is responsible for enhancing the engagement, cultivation and philanthropic support of University of Nebraska Foundation Trustees.

  • J. Scott Nelson, chair 
  • Shawn Buchanan
  • Gregory Daake 
  • Carey Hamilton
  • Anne Hubbard
  • Meg Lauerman
  • Mary López
  • Gerald Luckey
  • JoAnn Martin
  • Lori McClurg
  • Angie L. Muhleisen
  • Kevin Munro
  • Holly Ostergard
  • Sue Thaden 
  • Thomas H. Warren Sr.
  • William D. Jackman, ex officio
  • Don Voelte, 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.

  • Dan Bahensky, chair
  • Lori Druse
  • Brian Kaiser
  • James Krieger
  • Janet Labenz
  • Paul Mendlik
  • Larry L. Miller
  • Steve Seline
  • Susan Wilkinson
  • William D. Jackman, ex officio
  • Don Voelte, 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.

  • Rodrigo López, chair
  • Paul F. Engler
  • Charles D. Fritch, M.D.
  • Robert B. “Bob” Harris
  • Ted Harris
  • Norman R. Hedgecock
  • Paul Mendlik
  • Patrick M. Miner
  • Vincent F. Miscia, M.D.
  • Brad Moline
  • Steve Seline
  • Michael J. Tavlin
  • Lisa R. Thayer
  • Douglas B. Waggoner
  • William D. Jackman, ex officio 
  • Don Voelte, 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.

  • William D. Jackman, chair, ex officio
  • JoAnn Martin, ex officio
  • Don Voelte, 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.

  • Dan Bahensky, chair, ex officio
  • William D. Jackman, ex officio
  • Don Voelte, ex officio