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. 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.

Board of Directors

Don Voelte, Chair, Executive Committee Chair

Co-owner, VoKee Group of Companies

Omaha, Nebraska

Angie Muhleisen, Chair-Elect

President and CEO, Union Bank & Trust Company

Lincoln, Nebraska

Ivan Gilreath

President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Scottsdale, Arizona

Carey Hamilton

President, Beardmore Chevrolet

Omaha, Nebraska

Anne Hubbard

President, Claire M. Hubbard Foundation

Omaha, Nebraska

William D. Jackman, Immediate Past Chair, Governance Committee Chair

Senior Vice President of Investments, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Dallas, Texas

Julie Jacobson

Director, M B Jacobson Farms, LLC

North Platte, Nebraska

William Lester

President and CEO, Ameritas Mutual Holding Company and Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation

Lincoln, Nebraska

Sandra Massey

Senior Vice President-Director of Human Resources, Platte Valley Financial Service Companies

Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Paul Mendlik, Audit Committee Chair

Retired, CFO and Treasurer, West Corporation

Waterloo, Nebraska

Jane E. Miller, Finance Committee Chair

Retired, President and Chief Operating Officer, Gallup

Omaha, Nebraska

J. Scott Nelson, Trustee Engagement Committee Chair

Retired, President and Board Chair, UNICO Group Inc.

Lincoln, Nebraska

Holly Ostergard

Vice Chair, Crete Carrier Corporation

Lincoln, Nebraska

Steve Seline, Investment Committee Chair

President, Walnut Private Equity Partners

Omaha, Nebraska

Susan Thaden

Founder and CEO, Client Resources Inc. and From Now On

Omaha, Nebraska

Thomas H. Warren, Sr.

Chief of Staff, Mayor of Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska

Ted Carter, Ex Officio

President, University of Nebraska System

Lincoln, Nebraska

Brian F. Hastings, Ex Officio

President and CEO, University of Nebraska Foundation

Lincoln, Nebraska

Tim Clare, Ex Officio

Chair, University of Nebraska Board of Regents

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.

  • Don Voelte, Chair
  • William D. Jackman
  • Paul Mendlik
  • Jane Miller
  • Angie Muhleisen, Ex Officio
  • J. Scott Nelson
  • Steve Seline
  • Thomas H. Warren, Sr.
  • Ted Carter, ex officio
  • Brian Hastings, ex officio
  • Tim Clare, 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.

  • William D. Jackman, Chair
  • Diana Carlin
  • Vivyonne Ewing
  • Ivan Gilreath
  • Carey Hamilton
  • Mary Henning
  • Margaret Holman
  • Anne Hubbard
  • Julie Jacobson
  • Kris Malkoski
  • Jane E. Miller
  • Holly Ostergard
  • Steve Seline
  • Thomas W. Tye II
  • Thomas H. Warren, Sr.
  • Brian F. Hastings, Ex Officio
  • Angie Muhleisen, 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.

  • Jane E. Miller, Chair
  • Chris Hove
  • Eartha Johnson
  • Larissa Johnson
  • Kirk Kellner
  • Sandra Massey
  • Angie Muhleisen, Ex Officio
  • Scott Nelson
  • Will Scott
  • Sue Thaden
  • Sue Wilkinson
  • Patricia Winter
  • 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
  • Gwinneth Berexa 
  • Shawn Buchanan
  • Robert Caldwell
  • Gregory Daake 
  • Kristine Gale
  • Carey Hamilton
  • Anne Hubbard
  • Julie Jacobson
  • Meg Lauerman
  • Dr. Gerald Luckey
  • Sandy Massey
  • Kevin Munro
  • Holly Ostergard
  • Sue Thaden
  • Lisa Thayer
  • Thomas H. Warren, Sr.
  • Angie Muhleisen, 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.

  • Paul Mendlik, Chair
  • Lori Druse
  • Ivan Gilreath
  • Brian Kaiser
  • Janet Labenz
  • William Lester
  • Rodrigo López
  • Larry Miller
  • Shari Munro
  • Angie Muhleisen, 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.

  • Steve Seline, Chair
  • Paul Engler
  • David Gale
  • Ted Harris
  • Norman R. Hedgecock
  • William D. Jackman
  • William Lester
  • Paul Mendlik
  • Roy Patterson
  • John Schuele
  • Michael Tavlin
  • Douglas Waggoner
  • Angie Muhleisen, 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.

  • Don Voelte, Chair, Ex Officio
  • William D. Jackman, Ex Officio
  • Angie Muhleisen, 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.

  • Paul Mendlik, Chair, Ex Officio
  • Angie Muhleisen, Ex Officio
  • Don Voelte, Ex Officio