Leadership

Board of Directors

President

Nate Klein
Vice President of Student Success
Mount Mercy University

President Elect

Max Smith
Executive Vice President
TrueNorth Companies

Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Liaison

Sr. Mary Lou Podzimek
Chaplain
Hospice of Mercy

Treasurer

Tatum Buse
VP, Finance & Corporate Controller
Rockwell Collins

Secretary

Anne King
President
Collective Data

Executive Director

Paula Land
Ex-Officio member


Ann Alliger
Director, Behavioral Services
Mercy Medical Center

Linda Barnes
Chief Executive Officer
Geonetric

Patty Barnes
Manager, Financial Reporting
Unity Point Health- St. Luke’s Hospital

Martha Barry
Childcare provider and CMC volunteer

Kim Becicka
VP, Continuing Education & Training Services
Kirkwood Community College

Aly Garza (Immaculate Conception Church Representative)
Realtor
Coldwell Banker Hedges

Kim Hillyard
Wealth Advisor
RSM US Wealth Management, LLC.

Gary Landhauser
Architect & Partner
Novak Design Group

Vinh Nguyen
Professor of Business Administration & Economics
Coe College

Steve Ovel (Past President)
Retired
Kirkwood Community College

Kirsten Running-Marquardt
State Representative
State of Iowa House District 69

Bruno Rwayitare
Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager
Rockwell Collins

Joe Schmall
Attorney
Bradley & Riley PC

Megan Schulte
Director, Human Resources
Frontier Co-op

Sr. Shari Sutherland (Sisters of Mercy Representative)
Retired, Mount Mercy University

Cheryl Tabarella-Redd
Career Services Director
Mount Mercy University

Sr. Kathy Thill
Sisters of Mercy West-Midwest

Bruce VanderSanden
Director
Sixth District Department of Corrections

Beckey Woodard Cole
Director, HR Business Partner
TaxAct, Blucora