Board of Directors

Board of Directors and Committees

The board of directors consists of volunteers who meet three times a year and oversee the business affairs and property of the foundation. Tim Clare, chairman of the NU board of regents, and Susan M. Fritz, Interim NU 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, chair
  • Dan Bahensky
  • Paul Engler
  • Charles D. Fritch, M.D.
  • Carey Hamilton
  • Norman R. Hedgecock
  • Margaret M. Holman
  • Anne Hubbard
  • Robert Kelley
  • Rodrigo López
  • JoAnn Martin
  • Jane E. Miller
  • Angie Muhleisen
  • J. Scott Nelson
  • Don Voelte
  • Thomas H. Warren Sr.
  • Brian F. Hastings, ex officio
  • Timothy Clare, ex officio
  • Susan M. Fritz, 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

Corporate Officers

  • Brian Hastings
    President and CEO
  • Troy Wilhelm
    Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
  • Keith Miles
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • Chet Poehling
    Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary

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
  • Susan M. Fritz, Ph.D., ex officio
  • Timothy Clare, 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 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

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