Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees works together to develop and adopt fundamental policies and programs to help Buena Vista University achieve its purposes and provide a high-quality higher education experience to its students.

John Aschenbrenner

Retired President, Insurance and Financial Services
Principal Financial Group

John Aschenbrenner

Marc Brinkmeyer ’68

Owner and President
Idaho Forest Group

Marc Brinkmeyer

Timothy Brown

Chairman and CEO
Central Bank

Timothy Brown

Douglas Clausen

President
VT Industries, Inc.

Douglas Clausen

Dr. Kitty Conover

Retired Dean, Spencer Campus
Iowa Lakes Community College

Dr.  Kitty Conover

Mike Degen ’67

Retired Chairman, President and CEO
Nortech Systems

Mike Degen

Becki Drahota

Owner and President
Mills Financial Marketing

Becki Drahota

David Dvergsten

Chairman and CEO
Security Trust & Savings Bank

David Dvergsten

Amy Friedrich ’93

President, U.S. Insurance Solutions
Principal Financial Group

Amy Friedrich

Maureen Heffernan

Partner
Moore, Heffernan, Moeller, Johnson & Meis, L.L.P.

Maureen Heffernan

Dr. Norm Nielsen ’61

President Emeritus
Kirkwood Community College

Dr. Norm Nielsen

Cordell Peterson ’63

President and CEO
Peterson Contractors, Inc.

Cordell Peterson

Daniel Phillips ’77

Senior Vice President for Investments
Robert W. Baird & Co

Daniel Phillips

Michael Pierce

Partner
Vinson & Elkins LLP

Michael Pierce

Dr. Stephen Russell

Associate Dean for Research
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Dr.  Stephen Russell

Dr. Bernie Saggau ’49

Executive Director, retired
Iowa High School Athletic Association

Dr.  Bernie Saggau

Brad Schroeder ’94

Co-Founder and Partner
Hartung & Schroeder, LLP

Brad Schroeder

Quentin Wittrock ’81

Principal
Gray Plant Mooty

Quentin Wittrock

Sir John Marks Templeton Life Trustees

Dr. Edward Bodaken ’62

Retired Owner
Bodaken Associates

Dr.  Edward Bodaken

Dr. Keith Briscoe

President Emeritus
Buena Vista University

Dr.  Keith Briscoe

Robert Cramer

President, Retired
Fareway Stores, Inc.

Robert Cramer

Dr. James Haahr ’62

Chairman Emeritus
Meta Financial Group

Dr.  James Haahr

Dr. Donald Lamberti

Chairman Emeritus
Casey's General Stores, Inc.

Dr.  Donald Lamberti

George Schaller

Chairman
FNC, Inc.

George Schaller

Bernadine Sikorski

Human Resources Supervisor, retired
Bechtel Corporation

Bernadine Sikorski