President’s Board of Advisors

The President’s Board of Advisors (PBA) provides advice to President Ohles as he works to fulfill Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. Members of the PBA are typically alumni, parents or children of alumni, and other devoted friends of the University. Every member of the President’s Board of Advisors is an ambassador for Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Membership on the President’s Board of Advisors is an honor bestowed on individuals whose advice helps the President to identify challenges and opportunities for NWU. The President chooses persons for membership based on their accomplishments, their devotion to the institution and its values, and the variety of perspectives and experiences that they bring to this role. The PBA meets twice during each school year on the Nebraska Wesleyan campus.

Robert F. Bartle ’72, Attorney, Bartle & Geier Law Firm, Lincoln, NE

Brenda S. Bence ’83, Managing Director, Brand Development Associates Int’l Group Pte Ltd., Singapore

Greg Bergt ’71, Vice President, Pennfield Animal Health, Omaha, NE

Kate Bolz ’01, Research and Policy Coordinator, Low Income Economic Opportunity Program, Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest, Lincoln, NE

Susan Wehrbein-Cassat ’80, Church and Community Volunteer, Overland Park, KS

A. Eugene Crump ’69, Attorney (retired), Lincoln, NE

Judy Cunningham ’63, Marketing Consultant, Dallas, TX

Ken Ellis (spouse of child of alumni ’35), Business Advisor, Creative Research Management, Stockton, CA

Mary Lou Fredrickson ’71, Lincoln Public Schools Counselor (retired), Bennet, NE

Elizabeth Hilsabeck ’73, Community Volunteer, Lincoln, NE

Patricia Hoffman ’71, Associate Administrator (retired), Heartland Area Education Agency, Ankeny, IA

Bradley Hurrell ’73, CPA (retired), KPMG, Charlotte, NC

Rev. Nan Kaye-Skinner (parent of alumnus ’06), Superintendent, Elkhorn Valley District, Nebraska Conference, United Methodist Church, Norfolk, NE

Jo Kinberg, M.D. ’82, Physician, Pediatrics, P.C., Walton, NE

Jane Kinyoun ’67, University of Washington Bothell, Secondary Teacher Education Program, Shoreline, WA

Judd Knispel ’97, State Farm Agent, Council Bluffs, IA

Keith J. Maurer ’69, CLU, Consultant, Low Load Insurance Services, Tampa, FL

Cheryl R. Mitchell (child of alumni ’35), President, Creative Research Management, Stockton, CA

Vidette Mixon ’74, Director, Corporate Relations, General Board of Pension/Health Benefits, The United Methodist Church, Evanston, IL

Frederik Ohles, chair, president, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE

Mervin Riepe (parent of alumnus ’01), Health Care Consultant, Omaha, NE

David Seems (parent of alumnus ’11 and student ‘13), Managing Partner, Business Advisors, LLC, Englewood, CO

Bart A. Starr ’86, Attorney, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City, MO

Michael Tews ’86, Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Omaha, NE

Jack Wightman ’89, Managing Attorney, First Data Corporation, Omaha, NE