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 Hank Bounds, NU president, are ex officio, non-voting members. Brian Hastings, NU Foundation president and CEO, is an ex officio, voting member.

Board of Directors

JoAnn Martin, chair

William D. Jackman, chair-elect

Dan Bahensky

Mark Chronister

Paul Engler

Charles D. Fritch, M.D.

John Gottschalk

Carey Hamilton

Norman Hedgecock

Margaret Holman

Robert Kelley

Rodrigo López

Jane E. Miller

Angie Muhleisen

J. Scott Nelson

Don Voelte

Brian Hastings, ex officio

Timothy Clare, ex officio

Hank Bounds, 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 full board.
 

JoAnn Martin, chair

Mark Chronister

Norman Hedgecock

Margaret Holman

William D. Jackman

Rodrigo López

Don Voelte

Brian Hastings, ex officio

Hank Bounds, ex officio

Timothy Clare, ex officio

Trustee Engagement Committee

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

Margaret Holman, chair

Timothy Burd

Carey Hamilton

Mary Lopez

Angie Muhleisen

J. Scott Nelson

Pete Whitted

JoAnn Martin, ex officio

William D. Jackman, 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 Hedgecock, chair

Dan Bahensky

John Gottschalk

James Krieger

Janet Labenz

Paul Mendlik

Larry Miller

Sue Wilkinson

JoAnn Martin, ex officio

William D. 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

William D. 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

Robert Harris

Chris Hove

Robert Kelley

Kirk Kellner

Del Lienemann Jr.

Jane E. Miller

Angie Muhleisen

John Schuele

JoAnn Martin, ex officio

William D. 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

Robert Kelley

Rodrigo López

Jane E. Miller

J. Scott Nelson

Thomas W. Tye II

Thomas Warren

JoAnn Martin, ex officio

William D. 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 D. Fritch, M.D.

Carey Hamilton

Robert Harris

Ted Harris

Norman Hedgecock

William Lester

Vincent Miscia

Patrick Miner

Brad Moline

Steve Seline

Michael Tavlin

Kevin Yost

JoAnn Martin, ex officio

William D. 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.


 

Norman Hedgecock, chair, ex officio

William D. Jackman, ex officio

JoAnn Martin, 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

Ex officio trustees

(nonvoting advisers)

Timothy Clare, J.D.
Chair, Board of Regents 

Hank Bounds, Ph.D.
President, University of Nebraska

Doug Kristensen, J.D.
Chancellor, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Ronnie Green, Ph.D.
Chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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