CHAIR
Karen J. Lynn *

Athene Holding Ltd.

VICE-CHAIR
Christine Lauridsen Sand*
Lauridsen Group, Inc.

TREASURER
John Craig*
RET. Sammons Financial Group

SECRETARY
Eric T. Crowell*
UnityPoint Health Des Moines

PAST CHAIR
Mary Kramer*
Ambassador, Ret.

LEGAL COUNSEL TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mike Kulik
Davis Brown Law Firm 

* indicates Executive Committee member 

DIRECTORS

Tom Ahart
Des Moines Public Schools

Robert Brownell
Polk County Board of Supervisors

Espnola Cartmill
Belin McCormick

LaNae Ceryanec
Community Leader

Frank Cownie
City of Des Moines

Michael Eberle, DVM
RET. Eberle Animal Hospital

Sheryl Grimm
Community Leader

Laure Guisinger
Holmes Murphy & Associates

Paul Hlivko
Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Terry Johnson
RET. Wells Fargo Wealth Management

Ardis Kelley
FHLB Des Moines

Mike Matera
John Deere Financial

Dr. Andy McGuire 
Community Activist

Bob O'Hollearn
RET. Allied Insurance, Ret

Sonia Parras
Law Office of Sonia Parras

Katie Patterson
Happy Medium

Beth Raymond
Principal Financial Group

Stacy Wanderscheid
Perspective Consulting Partners, LLC

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- Des Moines second-grader, after attending Applause Series performance

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