The UNI Family Business Center relies on support from many people and organizations. The following businesses and individuals have contributed their time and talents to help the FBC succeed. If you're interested in supporting Iowa family businesses, click below to view giving options and contact Dan Beenken to become a supporter.

“We thank all of our members and family business leaders across the nation for the extraordinary ways you lead. We also want to acknowledge and thank our Advisory Board members and sponsors, whose insights and contributions make it possible to do what we do every day.”

—FBC Team

Founding Partners

Brownwinick Law Firm
The Foster Group

Founding Families

Fareway Stores




Advisory Board

Mary Andringa

Chair Emeritus, Vermeer Corporation

‌Jonny Bosworth

Commercial Real Estate Advisor, R&R Realty Group

Ryan Boyington

Partner, Storey Kenworthy

Faye Brand

Co-Line Manufacturing, Owner


Jennifer Breister

Vice President, Crown Point Builders

‌Becky Conlon

Vice President of Business Development, Conlon Construction

Mark Hanawalt

President, United Equipment Accessories

Rob McDonald

CEO, A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co.


Emily Schmitt

Chief Administrative Officer, Sukup Manufacturing Co.

‌Jody Schulte

Marketing Manager, Jefferson Telecom

Jenny Steffensmeier

CEO, Steffensmeier Welding

‌Brooke Stutsman

Human Resources Manager, Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc.

Dave Walter

IT Director, EFCO Corporation

‌ Heidi Vermeer-Quist

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Family Business Consultant and third-generation shareholder of Vermeer Corp.