Board of directors and committees

The foundation's board of directors consists of volunteers who meet three times a year and oversee the business affairs and property of the foundation. Two of the board members — the president of the University of Nebraska and the chairman of the University's Board of Regents — are ex officio, non-voting members of the foundation's board.

Board of Directors

JoAnn Martin, Chair

Bill Jackman, Chair-elect

Dan Bahensky

Mark Chronister

Paul Engler

Charles Fritch

John Gottschalk

Carey Hamilton

Norm Hedgecock

Margaret Holman

Bob Kelley

Rodrigo López

Jane Miller

Angie Muhleisen

Scott Nelson

Don Voelte

Brian Hastings, Ex Officio

Hank Bounds, Ex Officio

Robert Schafer, Ex Officio

Executive committee

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

JoAnn Martin, Chair

Mark Chronister

Norm Hedgecock

Margaret Holman

Bill Jackman

Rodrigo López

Don Voelte

Hank Bounds, Ex Officio

Brian Hastings, Ex Officio

Robert Schafer, Ex Officio

Advancement committee

This committee is responsible for providing leadership, guidance and oversight of advancement efforts on behalf of the University of Nebraska.
 

Margaret Holman, Chair

Tim Burd

Carey Hamilton

Mary Lopez

Angie Muhleisen

Scott Nelson

Pete Whitted

JoAnn Martin, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, Ex Officio

NAA President, Duane Kristensen, Ex Officio

UNOAA Chair, Laurie Ruge, Ex Officio

UNMCAA Chair, Kyle Meyer, Ex Officio

UNKAA Chair, Angela Davidson, 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.


 

Norm Hedgecock, Chair

Dan Bahensky

John Gottschalk

Jim Krieger

Janet Labenz

Paul Mendlik

Larry Miller

Sue Wilkinson

JoAnn Martin, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, 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.


 

JoAnn Martin, Chair, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, Ex Officio

Mark Chronister, 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 Engler

Bob Harris

Chris Hove

Bob Kelley

Kirk Kellner

Del Lienemann Jr.

Jane Miller

Angie Muhleisen

John Schuele

JoAnn Martin, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, 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.


 

Mark Chronister, Chair

Diana Carlin

John Gottschalk

Margaret Holman

Julie Jacobson

Bob Kelley

Rodrigo López

Jane Miller

Scott Nelson

Tom Tye

Thomas Warren

JoAnn Martin, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, Ex Officio

Brian Hastings, 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 Engler

Charles Fritch

Carey Hamilton

Bob Harris

Ted Harris

Thomas E. Henning

Norm Hedgecock

Bill Lester

Vince Miscia

Pat Miner

Brad Moline

Steve Seline

Mike Tavlin

Kevin Yost

JoAnn Martin, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, 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.


 

Norm Hedgecock, Chair, Ex Officio

Bill Jackman, Ex Officio

JoAnn Martin, Ex Officio

Corporate officers

Brian Hastings
President and CEO

Troy Wilhelm
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Keith Miles
Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Chet Poehling
Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary

Kimberly Peschka Bilder
Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary

Ex officio trustees

(nonvoting advisors)

Robert Schafer
Chair, Board of Regents 

Hank Bounds
President, University of Nebraska

Douglas Kristensen
Chancellor, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Ronnie Green
Chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Jeffrey Gold
Chancellor, University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska at Omaha