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 selects 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.

Frederik Ohles, chair; president, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Robert F. Bartle ’72, co-chair; attorney, Bartle & Geier Law Firm, Lincoln, NE

A. Eugene Crump ’69, co-chair; attorney (retired), Lincoln, NE

Julie Anderson ’97, CEO, FPMI Solutions, Washington, D.C.

John Batcher ’97, Foundation First Corporation, Valley, Neb.

Greg Bergt ’71, vice president, Pennfield Animal Health, Omaha, Neb.

Eugene Braymen ’57, businessman (retired), San Jose, Calif.

Jolene (Munderloh) Braymen ’57, teacher (retired), San Jose, Calif.

Susan Wehrbein Cassat ’80, church and community volunteer, Overland Park, Kan.

Judy (Hogeland) Cunningham ’63, marketing consultant, Dallas, Tex.

Don Dorr ’61, attorney, Buchen, Wise and Dorr, Hanover, Penn.

Loretta (Good) Fairchild ’66, NWU professor emerita of economics, Lincoln, Neb.

Mary Lou (Rogers) Fredrickson ’71, Lincoln Public Schools counselor (retired), Bennet, Neb.

Elizabeth (Butler) Hilsabeck ’73, community volunteer, Lincoln, Neb.

Patricia (Johnson) Hoffman ’71, associate administrator (retired), Heartland Area Education Agency, Ankeny, Iowa

Marilyn Hutchinson ’69, psychologist, Hutchinson & Associates, Kansas City, Mo.

Rev. Nan Kaye-Skinner P’06, Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church, Lincoln, Neb.

Jo (Afrank) Kinberg, M.D., ’82, P’10, P’12, physician, Pediatrics, P.C., Walton, Neb.

Jane (Paul) Kinyoun ’67, University of Washington Bothell, Secondary Teacher Education Program, Shoreline, Wash.

Judd Knispel ’97, State Farm agent, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Keith J. Maurer ’69, consultant, Low Load Insurance Services, Tampa, Fla.

Vidette (Bullock) Mixon ’74, director (retired), Corporate Relations, General Board of Pension/Health Benefits, The United Methodist Church, Evanston, Ill.

Patti Peterson, attorney, Kutak Rock LLP, Omaha, Neb.

Mishayla Richardson ’11, senior assurance associate, McGladrey, LLP, Omaha, Neb.

Mervin Riepe P’01, independent hospital and healthcare professional, Omaha, Neb.

Mark A. Schulze ’88, vice president, operations support, BNSF Railway, Argyle, Tex.

David Seems P’11, P’13, managing partner, Business Advisors, LLC, Englewood, Colo.

Helen Sramek ’70, president (retired), Operation Lifesaver, Alexandria, Va.

Michael Tews ’86, managing partner, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Omaha, Neb.

Mark Walz ’88, P’14, President and CEO, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.

Jack Wightman ’89, managing attorney, First Data Corporation, Omaha, Neb.


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