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Advisory Board

The UNI Family Business Center Advisory Board is a group of tried and trusted family business leaders in Iowa. These individuals have considerable experiences with the family businesses in which they work, and provide helpful insights, resources and feedback to inform both the daily and overall operations of the UNI Family Business Center. If you are interested in joining the Advisory Board, contact dan.beenken@uni.edu.

Mary Andringa

Chair Emeritus at Vermeer Corporation, Pella


Jonny Bosworth 

Commercial Real Estate Advisor at R&R Realty Group, Des Moines


Ryan Boyington

Partner at Storey Kenworthy, Des Moines


Jennifer Breister

Vice President at Crown Point Builders, Garner


Mark Hanawalt

President at United Equipment Accessories, Waverly

Shea Kelly

CEO at Circle Computer Resources (CCR),Cedar Rapids


Rob McDonald

CEO at A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co., Dubuque


Emily Schmitt

Chief Administrative Officer at Sukup Manufacturing Co., Sheffield


Jody Schulte

Marketing Manager


Heidi Vermeer-Quist

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Family Business Consultant, and third generation shareholder of Vermeer Corporation