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
  • Senior Vice President of Wealth Management Investments, UBS Financial Services
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • Don Voelte, Board Chair-Elect and Finance Committee Chair
  • Owner, VoKe Energy
  • Omaha, Nebraska
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  • Norman R. Hedgecock, Audit Committee Chair
  • CPA and Former Managing Partner, BKD
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
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  • Margaret M. Holman, Trustee Engagement Committee Chair
  • Founder and President, Holman Consulting
  • New York, New York
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  • Rodrigo López, Investment Committee Chair
  • Chairman, AmeriSphere Properties
  • Interim President and CEO, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
  • Omaha, Nebraska
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  • JoAnn Martin, Immediate Past Board Chair and Governance Committee Chair
  • Director and Vice Chair, Ameritas
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
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  • Dan Bahensky
  • Attorney and Partner, Parker, Grossart, Bahensky, Beucke, Bowman & Symington
  • Kearney, Nebraska
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  • Paul Engler
  • Chairman of the Board, Paul F. and Virginia J. Engler Foundation
  • Founder, Cactus Feeders
  • Amarillo, Texas
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  • Charles D. Fritch, M.D.
  • Founder, Fritch Eye Care
  • Medical Director, Superior Vision Services
  • Bakersfield, California
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  • Carey Hamilton
  • President, Beardmore Chevrolet
  • President, Beardmore Insurance Services
  • Omaha, Nebraska
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  • Anne Hubbard
  • Radiologist
  • Director, Claire M. Hubbard Foundation
  • Omaha, Nebraska
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  • Robert Kelley
  • Chairman of the Board, Kelley Bean Company
  • Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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  • Jane E. Miller
  • President and COO, Gallup
  • Omaha, Nebraska
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  • Angie Muhleisen
  • President and CEO, Union Bank & Trust
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
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  • J. Scott Nelson
  • Retired, President and Board Chair, UNICO Group
  • Lincoln, 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
  • Pillen Family Farms
  • Columbus, Nebraska
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  • Walter Ted Carter Jr., 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
  • Norman R. Hedgecock
  • Margaret M. Holman
  • Rodrigo López
  • JoAnn Martin
  • Don Voelte
  • Brian F. Hastings, ex officio
  • Walter “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
  • Margaret M. Holman
  • Anne Hubbard
  • Julie Jacobson
  • Robert Kelley
  • Rodrigo López
  • Kris Saalfeld Malkoski
  • Jane E. Miller
  • J. Scott Nelson
  • Thomas W. Tye II
  • Thomas H. Warren Sr.
  • Don Voelte, ex officio
  • William D. Jackman, ex officio
  • Brian F. Hastings, 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.

  • Don Voelte, chair
  • Dan Bahensky
  • Paul F. Engler
  • Charles D. Fritch, M.D.
  • Robert Harris
  • Chris Hove
  • Robert Kelley
  • Kirk Kellner
  • Del Lienemann Jr.
  • Jane E. Miller
  • Angie Muhleisen
  • John Schuele
  • Patricia Winter
  • William D. Jackman, ex officio

Trustee Engagement Committee

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

  • Margaret M. Holman, chair
  • Greg Daake
  • Carey Hamilton
  • Anne Hubbard
  • Mary López
  • Gerald Luckey
  • JoAnn Martin
  • Angie Muhleisen
  • J. Scott Nelson
  • 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.

  • Norman R. Hedgecock, chair
  • Dan Bahensky
  • Lori Druse
  • James Krieger
  • Janet Labenz
  • Paul Mendlik
  • Larry Miller
  • Sue 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.
  • Carey Hamilton
  • Robert Harris
  • Ted Harris
  • Norman R. Hedgecock
  • William Lester
  • Vincent F. Miscia, M.D.
  • Patrick M. Miner
  • Brad Moline
  • Steve Seline
  • Michael J. Tavlin
  • Lisa Thayer
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Norman Hedgecock, chair, ex officio
  • William D. Jackman, ex officio
  • Don Voelte, ex officio