Undergraduate degree, Northwestern University; PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics, Washington State University. Member of the Board: a leading international corporation; National Institutes of Health Technical Advisory Committee; National Forum for Agricultural Executives Council; Des Moines Symphony; Des Moines Community Foundation; Science Center of Iowa, helping lead a successful development effort for construction of the US$ 62 million Science Center. Holder of 15 patents. Author of numerous peer-reviewed, published research studies. Named one of the top 100 CEO Leaders in STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) (2013). Interest: science education.