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Simpson College Board of Trustees


Jessica Boltinghouse ‘10
Vance Street Capital

Tim Bonney, Ex-Officio
Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church
Indianola, Iowa

Jay R. Byers ’93
CEO, Greater Des Moines Partnership
Des Moines, Iowa

Ron Carlson, Ex-Officio 
District Superintendent for the Riverview park district 

Nicole L. Crain ’05
Executive Vice President, Iowa Association of Business and Industry
Des Moines, Iowa

Matt DeWolf ‘03
CEO/Founder, MK Quinn Media, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Kamie Downing Haynes ’92
Owner, Lula Belle Designs Boutique
Indianola, Iowa

D. Robert Downing ’63
Chairman of the Board, Downing Construction, Inc.
Indianola, Iowa

Rick W. Exline ’78
Executive Vice President/Senior Managing Director
of Life Plan Communities, LCS
Des Moines, Iowa

Steven C. Fiterman ’68
President, Ground Development, Inc.
Golden Valley, Minnesota

Ben F. Gaumer ’75
Rear Admiral, USN, retired, BG Adventures, LLC
Indianola, Iowa

Denise M. Griffey ’79
Director of Early College, Community Outreach, and STEM Initiatives, retired, Johnson County Community College
Lenexa, Kansas

Laurie Haller, Ex-Officio
Resident Bishop, Iowa, The United Methodist Church
Des Moines, Iowa

Terry W. Handley ’09, Board Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer, retired, Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
Ankeny, Iowa

Mark L. Hill ’78
Des Moines, Iowa

John D. Hines '80
Physician, The Iowa Clinic
West Des Moines, Iowa

Steven G. Johnson ’81
President and Chief Executive Officer, Care View Communications
Lewisville, Texas

Thomas J. Keating '77
Executive Director, Iowa High School Athletic Association
Boone, Iowa

Ronald L. Keller
President and Chief Executive Officer, retired, Aureon
Clive, Iowa

Marsha C. Kelliher, Ex-Officio
President, Simpson College
Indianola, Iowa

Sean M. Kennedy ’92
President and Chief Executive Officer, The IMT Group
West Des Moines, Iowa

Izaah JB Knox
Executive Director, Urban Dreams
Des Moines, Iowa

Virginia Lauridsen
Des Moines, Iowa

John T. Lawlor ’73
Principal and Founder, Lawlor Advisory, LLC
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Terrance J. Lillis ’77
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, retired, Principal Financial Group, Inc.
Des Moines, Iowa

Jay T. Marshall
Vice-Chairman, President, retired, Hy-Vee Supply Chain/Subsidiaries, Hy-Vee, Inc.
West Des Moines, Iowa

Barbara A. Miller ’64
Executive Director, Center for Education in Law and Democracy
Denver, Colorado

Trent Murphy ‘90
Owner/ Murphy Enterprises LLC

Jayna J. Niblock '09
Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Blank Pediatric Therapy
Des Moines, Iowa

Beth Nigut ’91
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, EMC Insurance Companies
Des Moines, Iowa

John R. Norris ’81
Owner, State Public Policy Group
West Des Moines, Iowa

Nile D. Ramsbottom ’66
Chairman and Co-Founder, God Cares
Innsbrook, Missouri

Steven A. Ramsey '11
External Affairs Manager, Veterans United Home Loans
Columbia, Missouri

Robert G. Riley, Jr.
Chairman of the Board, Riley Resource Group
Des Moines, Iowa

Joe Sorenson ’12
Senior Account Executive at SAS Institute
Grimes, Iowa

James C. Spooner ’82
Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services
West Des Moines, Iowa

Deanna Strable-Soethout, Board Treasurer
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Group, Inc.
Des Moines, Iowa

Kirk J. Tyler
Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Bottling Company
Des Moines, Iowa

Susan E. Voss '75, Board Secretary
Vice President, Government Relations, American Enterprise Group
Des Moines, Iowa

Juli M. Willeman ’96
Executive Director, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity and Fraternity Housing Corporation
Town and Country, Missouri

Maribeth Wright '87
Executive Director, Iowa Higher Education Loan Authority
West Des Moines, Iowa




Douglas J. Barakat ’68
Senior Vice President, Director of Sales, retired, American Republic Insurance Company
Boulder, Colorado

Mary Sconiers Chapman
Senior Vice President, retired, Des Moines Area Community College
Des Moines, Iowa

Jerry L. Chicoine
Chairman and CEO, retired, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Scottsdale, Arizona

Karen A. Conner ’69
Professor Emerita, Drake University
Scottsdale, Arizona

Allison Fleming
Des Moines, Iowa

Barbara M. Gartner
Des Moines, Iowa

Michael G. Gartner
Chairman, Iowa Cubs
Des Moines, Iowa

Darrell J. Goodhue '62
Iowa District Court Judge, retired
Carlisle, Iowa

Jordan B. Hansell
President, Rockbridge
Columbus, Ohio

Fred S. Hubbell
Member Executive Group, retired, ING Group
Des Moines, Iowa

Gage A. Kent
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kent Corporation
Muscatine, Iowa

Linda W. Koehn
Des Moines, Iowa

Robert L. Lester ’64
Senior Vice President, retired, Iowa Power
Indianola, Iowa

Mary Rose Main ’53
National Executive Director, retired, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
New York, New York

Marvin E. Mazie
Chairman of the Board, retired, Firstar Bank of Des Moines
San Diego, California

Mark C. Miller '79
Director of Corporate Services, retired, DuPont Pioneer
Adel, Iowa

Lizz S. Nichols
Vice President, retired, Noble Ford, Inc.
Indianola, Iowa

James R. Oplt ’72
Senior Vice President, Investments, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
West Des Moines, Iowa

James M. Reed ’54
Private Equity Investor
Scottsdale, Arizona

Charles E. Rohm
Executive Vice President, retired, Principal Financial Group, Inc.
Scottsdale, Arizona

Gary Ruble ‘63
CEO (retired) 
Multi-tech Inc.

Douglas Shull
Indianola, Iowa

H. Richard Smith ’53
Attorney, retired, Ahlers and Cooney, P.C.
Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Keith R. Swanson ’54
Atlantic, Iowa

Fred W. Weitz
President, retired, Essex Meadows, Inc.
Des Moines, Iowa

Richard M. Willis '74
President, Willis Automotive
Clive, Iowa

A. Roger Witke ’54
Of Counsel, Whitfield and Eddy, P.L.C.
Des Moines, Iowa

Sumner Worth
President, Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber Company
Waukee, Iowa



David A. McNeill ’79
Des Moines, Iowa

Kaela L. Phillips '06
West Des Moines, Iowa

Marilee Scieszinski
Albia, Iowa

Dustin L. Thomas '07
Des Moines, Iowa

Dennis E. Young
Des Moines, Iowa