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University Advancement Staff Directory



John Smith, AS'92, GR'00
Vice President, University Advancement
(515) 271-2969 

Diane Caldbeck, ED'72
Associate Vice President, University Advancement
(515) 271-3153

Pam Pepper, GR'09
Assistant Vice President
(515) 271-4558

John Amato, GR'02
Director of Development
Liaison to the Cowles Library
(515) 271-2849

Lauren Dixson
Director of Development Services
(515) 271-4111


Becca Widmer
Director of Annual Giving 

Kourtney Kirkpatrick
Associate Director of Annual Giving 
(515) 271-2098 

Elizabeth Kozor, JO'07, AS'07, GR'12
Associate Director of Development Communications & Foundation Relations
(515) 271-2378

Emily Weaver
Associate Director of Donor Relations
(515) 271-3754

Doug Lampe, BN'87
Senior Major Gift Officer
Liaison to College of Arts & Sciences
(515) 271-3055

Patrick Tomka
Liaison to Athletics
(515) 271-2138

Stephanie Sinovic
Major Gift Officer
Liaison to the Harkin Institute and The Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute
(515) 271-3745

Meaghan Tigges, GR'16
Senior Major Gift Officer
Liaison to the College of Business and Public Administration
(515) 271-4843

Thomas Smith
Major Gift Officer

Liaison to Law School
(515) 271-1877

Nick Valdez
Neighborhood & Community Relations Manager
(515) 271-2394

Brenna DeGan
Prospect Research Analyst
(515) 271-3453

Anna Wernimont
Coordinator of Annual Giving
(515) 271-3704

Erica S. Hartschen, JO'01, GR'05
Assistant to the Vice President
(515) 271-4990

Linda Anderzhon
Assistant to the Associate Vice President and the Director of Development
(515) 271-3848

Heidi Weiss
Assistant to the Assistant Vice President and Director of Development Services
(515) 271-4176

Thad Smull
Assistant to the Office of Development
(515) 271-2389

Alumni Relations

Andy Verlengia, JO'02
Director, Alumni Relations
(515) 271-3077

Mark Reiter, JO'15
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
Central Iowa Alumni Engagement
(515) 271-1947

Amelia Klatt, PH'13
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
Regional Alumni Engagement
(515) 271-3378

Kim Wright Jones
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
Campus and Student Engagement
(515) 271-3935

Cathy Williams
Special Events Manager, Alumni Relations
(515) 271-2769

Nicki Kimm
Assistant to Alumni Relations
(515) 271-2463

Heather Hendrix
Assistant to Alumni Relations
(515) 271-3152


Lori Flaws
Data Analyst and Records Coordinator
(515) 271-3744

Julie Purscell
Records Specialist
(515) 271-2904 

Jodi Hofer
Records Specialist
(515) 271-2364