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The board of directors consists of volunteers who meet three times a year to oversee the business affairs and property of the foundation. The chair of the University of Nebraska board of regents and the president of the University of Nebraska serve as ex officio, nonvoting members. The president and CEO of the University of Nebraska Foundation is a voting ex officio member.
Don Voelte, Board Chair, Executive Committee Chair
Co-owner, VoKee Group of Companies
Angie Muhleisen, Board Chair-Elect, Finance Committee Chair
President and CEO, Union Bank & Trust
Charles D. Fritch, M.D.
Founder, Fritch Eye Care Medical Center
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
President, Beardmore Chevrolet
President, Claire M. Hubbard Foundation
William D. Jackman, Immediate Past Chair, Governance Committee Chair
Senior Vice President of Investments, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Director, M B Jacobson Farms, LLC
North Platte, Nebraska
President and CEO, Ameritas Mutual Holding Company and Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation
Paul Mendlik, Audit Committee Chair
Retired, CFO and Treasurer, West Corporation
Jane E. Miller
President and Chief Operating Officer, Gallup
J. Scott Nelson, Trustee Engagement Committee Chair
Retired, President and Board Chair, UNICO Group
Vice Chair, Crete Carrier Corporation
Steve Seline, Investment Committee Chair
President and CEO, Walnut Private Equity Partners
Thomas H. Warren, Sr.
Chief of Staff, Mayor of Omaha
Ted Carter, ex officio
President, University of Nebraska
Brian Hastings, ex officio
President and CEO, University of Nebraska Foundation
Bob Phares, ex officio
Chair, University of Nebraska Board of Regents
North Platte, Nebraska
This committee is responsible for exercising the authority, as needed, of the board of directors at all times between meetings of the full board.
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.
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.
The committee is responsible for enhancing the engagement, cultivation and philanthropic support of University of Nebraska Foundation Trustees.
This committee is responsible for auditing the foundation’s financial books and records annually or otherwise and employs an external auditor for assistance.
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.
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.
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.