Alumni and Development

Regional Advisory Boards

Regional Advisory Boards (RABs) are one of the many ways that Drake works to meet our alumni where they are today. RABs are made up of alumni that work together to engage other alumni in a community or city through different types of outreach and programming.

Currently, Drake has active RABs in Central Iowa, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with alumni planning in your community, feel free to reach out to the regional advisory board members listed below or contact Blake Campbell at blake.campbell@drake.edu.

Please click here to download the current Regional Advisory Board Handbook.

Learn about the Central Iowa RAB here.

Chicago

Pat Aguglia, FA'75 Greg Larson, BN'12
Jennifer Ban, ED'99 Chris McDonnell, JO'05*
Karla Baumler, BN'06 Max Miller, AS'80, GR'80
Aaron Brunello, BN'02*
Chris Nowacki, BN'12
Kelly Caldbeck, PH'01 Lily Rotter, JO'13
Jeanie Fitzgerald Pitts, BN'03 Amanda Stempel, BN'05
Joel Friend, FA'97 Ami Thakkar Gopolan, PH'03, GR'03
Jeremy Glenn, BN'94 Seejo Valacheril, BN'12
Melissa Grim, GR'01 Joe Welcome, GR'84
Buffy Higgins, AS'98 Gretchen Wolf, AS'98
Sara Kagay, JO'97 Danna Wulf, AS'09
Katy Langenfeld, AS'07 Gary Zimmerman, LA'79

 

Denver 

VA Barber, JO'99 Michelle Lippoli, AS'12
Edith Eckles, ED'97 Jenna McMullin, JO'02
Gina Fontanini Powell, AS'06 Sandra Mitchell, AS'89, ED'94
Allison Gerdes, JO'99 Julie Mulholland, AS'95
Kate Hagdorn, BN'03  Megan Niklawski, JO'05*
Will Hanisch, BN'10 Mary Pat Rooney, AS'08, ED'08*
Deems Hargleroad, JO'97 Timothy Schimberg, LW'80
Cait Hicok, AS'10 Craig Warnimont, BN'74, AS'78
Bridget Hurley, PH'94 Lindsay Whorton, AS'08, ED'08
Marie Kline, ED'73  

 

Kansas City

Jenn Bedell, JO'97 Sarah Murray, JO'14
Matt Courtney, AS'09 Crystal Nance, JO'10
Bill Henderson, AS'82 Doug Person, BN'75
Andy Jenkins, JO'05 Peggy Person, BN'76, ED'96
Clayton Kelley, BN'14 Bob Swisher, BN'78
Brian Mason, BN'05 Aaron Talbott, BN'06
John Miller, BN'82* Tory Thaemert, JO'05
Katie Minnick, AS'13 Nicole Trembley, JO'97

 

Minneapolis-St. Paul

Jerry Allen, AS'69 Allie Hynan, BN'11
Kate Allen, AS'06 Nancy Kays, JO'70
Kaia Andreen, BN'11 Kathy McNee, FA'68
Ann Anklam, ED'72 Michael Riebel, '13
Dan Behrens, PH'11 Shannon Rinehart, BN'04
Vicki Bunker, AS'69 Ellen Roos, JO'12
Martha Capps, JO'7* Dana Shapiro, JO'07
Jacque DeBuse, JO'07
Matt Smith, AS'12, JO'12
Drew Gesell, LA'77 Jill Swenson, AS'09
Dave Hansen, BN'78 Jason Thiss, JO'02
Amy Harren, BN'12 Mallory Thomas, BN'07, GR'08
Laurel Herold, JO'08 Amanda Laurent, JO'13
David Karaz, AS'14, BN'14  

 

Phoenix

Billie Drury, BN'10 Cary Lackey
Anna Ebert, JO'07 Michael LaFauci, AS'80
Chad Ellsworth, ED'92 Scott McQuistan,
David Feiler, BN'03 Crystal Nance, JO'10, AS'10
Mary Gurney Heng Li Ng, BN'11
Tena Hartwig, JO'06 Carolyn Olson, GR'02
Penne Kniery, BN'84 Jeff Seaman, BN'03*
Lynda Knowles, BN'93 Chris Waznik, BN'12
Rebecca Kulpa, ED'00  

 

 

Washington, D.C.

George Debakey, BN'72 Bryan Klopak, BN'06
Paul Doucette, BN'97
Anamarie Rebori, JO'09
Martha Fung, BN'04* Leah Shimp, AS'99
Christopher Goode, BN'98 Kent Stevens, AS'81, LW'84, BN'84
Valerie Greenfeld, AS'85 Ann Taylor, FA'80, LW'85
Richard Harrington, JO'94 Darci Vetter, AS'96
Jill Haug, PH'99, BN'99 Anne Wallestad, AS'98

* denotes board chair