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CWU Foundation
Phone: (509) 963-2160

Meet the dedicated members of the CWU Foundation Board:

  • Joe Adams–Chief Executive Officer, 1st Security Bank of Washington
  • Janet Backus ('72)–Partner, NAI Puget Sound Properties
  • Pete Barlow ('71)–Vice President, Contech Services, Inc.
  • Kelly Bengston ('96)–Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer, Starbucks
  • Aaron Christophersen ('92)–Group Finance Manager, Microsoft
  • Ralph Conner ('88)–Retired Principal, Clifton Larson Allen, LLP
  • Jason Davis (97)–Enterprise Account Director, Convoy, Inc.
  • John Delaney ('74)–Chief Executive Officer, Central Banc Mortgage
  • Amy Hanson ('90)–Owner/Chief Executive Officer, Hanson Consulting Group
  • Leonard Hill ('12)–Regional Vice President, Advisor Consultant, Hartford Funds
  • Wendy M. Iwaszuk ('97)–Director of Learning & Development, Semantic Machines Research & Incubation, Microsoft
  • Casey L. Jacox ('98)–Sales & Leadership Coach, Author, Podcaster, Founder, Winning the Relationship, LLC.
  • Ozo Jaculewicz ('95)–Associate Portfolio Manager, Wells Capital Management
  • Fred Kohout ('81)–Vice President Marketing, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Greg LeClair ('77)–Managing Director, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Scott McCammant ('82)–Executive Consultant
  • Jim Ockerman ('86)–Retired Vice President, Manufacturing and Safety, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Fabrication
  • Jeff O'Donnell (Parent)–Manager, Twin City Foods
  • Ben Remak ('79)–Retired Special Investigative Unit, State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Angy Smith ('95)–Principle, Conta Consulting
  • Jim Wohlpart–President, Central Washington University
  • Freda Zimmerman ('90)–Financial Advisor, Eagle Strategies, LLC

Executive Committee

Responsible for regular review of policies, by-laws, agreements and documents; oversee board assessment and assist in board self-appraisal process, ensures that the boards business/initiatives continue to move forward year-round.

  • Angy Smith– Chair of the Board
  • Ralph Conner – Vice Chair of the Board
  • Wendy Iwaszuk – Secretary
  • Greg LeClair – Treasurer/Finance & Audit Committee Chair
  • Pete Barlow – Fundraising Committee Chair
  • Jason Davis – Board Development Chair

Fundraising Committee

Responsible for developing outreach and cultivation activities that result in the connection of potential donors to the CWU Foundation and University Advancement staff.

  • Pete Barlow - Chair
  • Janet Backus
  • John Delaney
  • Amy Hanson
  • Leonard Hill
  • Wendy Iwaszuk
  • Casey Jacox
  • Scott McCammant
  • Jeff O’Donnell
  • Ben Remak

Finance and Audit Committee

Responsible for oversight of the CWU Foundation investment manager (Wells Fargo) and audit (Moss Adams) relationships. Works with University Advancement staff to set and track the annual operations budget and to make sure that the CWU Foundation is meeting its growth and cash flow needs.

  • Greg LeClair – Chair
  • Joe Adams
  • Aaron Christophersen
  • Ralph Conner
  • Fred Kohout
  • Angy Smith

Board Development Committee

Responsible for nominating and recruiting alumni, donors and friends to serve on the CWU Foundation Board. Facilitates onboarding/mentorship process for new members and board development activities for the board membership as a whole.

  • Jason Davis - Chair
  • Kelly Bengston
  • Ozo Jaculewicz
  • Jim Ockerman
  • Freda Zimmerman

Updated August 2021