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Executives in Residence

The Executives in Residence program allows undergraduate and graduate students to connect with a diverse group of executive mentors and leaders in both professional and casual settings on campus.

The Executives in Residence program further provides opportunities for students to build relationships with business leaders through one-on-one meetings and leverage business leaders’ experiences to support classroom learning. Examples of engagement include counseling sessions to advise students on their prospective career choices, guest lecture opportunities, and small group meetings with student organizations.

 

2022-2023 Executives in Residence

Scott Bush
Director Templeton Rye Spirits, LLC
scott.bush@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Banking and venture capital
  • Entrepreneurial and technology investments
    • Product design and development
    • Brand development
    • Entrepreneurial skills
    • Finance
  • Building relationships

Becki Drahota
Founder & CEO of Mills Marketing
becki.drahota@drake.edu 
Experience/Skills:

  • Marketing for financial institutions
  • Leadership skills
  • Facilitating strategic planning
  • Transforming data into solutions
  • Public relations

Mark Helvick, BN '80
Retired, Independent Strategic Consultant
mark.helvick@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Healthcare and insurance industries
  • Financial operations and management
  • Business and operations leadership
  • Strategic, business and operational planning
  • Human resource and leadership development
  • Mergers and acquisition: strategy, implementation and integration

Becky Massman, BN '07 and MBA '21
Controller, La Quercia 
becky.massman@drake.edu 
Experience/Skills:

  • Cost accounting and manufacturing
  • Managing teams
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Translating manufacturing decisions into financial measures
  • Asset protection

Karen Ovseyevitz
President, Latin America Porter Novelli
karen.ovseyevitz@drake.edu 
Experience/Skills:

  • Marketing and public relations
  • International business
  • Strategic counseling and crisis support
  • Client marketing strategies
  • New business development

Daniel Peterson, BN '83
Retired Principal at ZS Associates
Executive Director (Interim) at Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma & Anaesthesia Care (G4 Alliance)
daniel.peterson@drake.edu

Experience/Skills:

  • Marketing/data analysis
  • Sales & marketing strategy/effectiveness/goal setting/incentives
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Problem solving and communication
  • International business
  • Connecting students to the Chicago area

Julie Willse
Vice President of Member Services, Greater Iowa Credit Union
julie.willse@drake.edu 
Experience/Skills:

  • Financial services industry
  • Not-for-profit financial cooperatives
  • Community grant programs and small business start-ups
  • Strategic planning
  • Empathetic and compassionate leadership

2021-2022 Executives in Residence

Scott Bush
Director Templeton Rye Spirits, LLC
scott.bush@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Banking and venture capital
  • Entrepreneurial and technology investments
    • Product design and development
    • Brand development
    • Entrepreneurial skills
    • Finance
  • Building relationships

Becki Drahota
Founder & CEO of Mills Marketing
becki.drahota@drake.edu 
Experience/Skills:

  • Marketing for financial institutions
  • Leadership skills
  • Facilitating strategic planning
  • Transforming data into solutions
  • Public relations

Mark Helvick, BN '80
Retired, Independent Strategic Consultant
mark.helvick@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Healthcare and insurance industries
  • Financial operations and management
  • Business and operations leadership
  • Strategic, business and operational planning
  • Human resource and leadership development
  • Mergers and acquisition: strategy, implementation and integration

Scott Johnson, MBA '90
Owner & Director:  JHC, Inc.
Retired Wells Fargo Bank Iowa/Illinois Regional President
scott.johnson@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Financial services industry - banking
  • Leadership skills
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Presentation and communication skills
  • Business decision models

Becky Massman, BN '07 and MBA '21
Controller, La Quercia 
becky.massman@drake.edu 
Experience/Skills:

  • Cost accounting and manufacturing
  • Managing teams
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Translating manufacturing decisions into financial measures
  • Asset protection

Karen Ovseyevitz
President, Latin America Porter Novelli
karen.ovseyevitz@drake.edu 
Experience/Skills:

  • Marketing and public relations
  • International business
  • Strategic counseling and crisis support
  • Client marketing strategies
  • New business development

Daniel Peterson, BN '83
Retired Principal at ZS Associates
Executive Director (Interim) at Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma & Anaesthesia Care (G4 Alliance)
daniel.peterson@drake.edu

Experience/Skills:

  • Marketing/data analysis
  • Sales & marketing strategy/effectiveness/goal setting/incentives
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Problem solving and communication
  • International business
  • Connecting students to the Chicago area

Julie Willse
Vice President of Member Services, Greater Iowa Credit Union
julie.willse@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Financial services industry
  • Not-for-profit financial cooperatives
  • Community grant programs and small business start-ups
  • Strategic planning
  • Empathetic and compassionate leadership

2020-2021 Executives in Residence

Scott Bush
Director Templeton Rye Spirits, LLC
scott.bush@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Banking & venture capital
  • Entrepreneurial & technology investments
    • Product design & development
    • Brand development
    • Entrepreneurial skills
    • Finance
  • Building relationships

Mark Helvick, BN '80
Retired, Independent Strategic Consultant
mark.helvick@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Healthcare and insurance industries
  • Financial operations and management
  • Business and operations leadership
  • Strategic, business and operational planning
  • Human resource and leadership development
  • Mergers and acquisition: strategy, implementation and integration

Scott Johnson, MBA '90
Owner & Director:  JHC, Inc.
Retired Wells Fargo Bank Iowa/Illinois Regional President
scott.johnson@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Financial services industry - banking
  • Leadership skills
  • Collaboration & teamwork
  • Presentation & communication skills
  • Business decision models

Daniel Peterson, BN '83
Semi-Retired Principal Emeritus at ZS Associates
daniel.peterson@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Marketing/data analysis
  • Sales & marketing strategy/effectiveness/goal setting/incentives
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Collaboration & teamwork
  • Problem solving & communication
  • International business
  • Connecting students to the Chicago area

Therese M. (Terri) Vaughan, Ph.D.
Corporate Director, Expert in Insurance Regulation
terri.vaughan@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Financial services/insurance regulation and supervision
  • Public policy
  • Corporate governance
  • Insurance industry and markets, insurance company operations
  • Global financial crisis
  • health insurance/health insurance reform

Michael L. Wilson
Retired President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Corporate and Nonprofit Director
mike.wilson@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Financial services and capital markets
  • Housing policy and finance
  • Corporate and nonprofit governance
  • Public policy advocacy
  • Diversity and inclusion as a business imperative
  • People management and leadership development

2019-2020 Executives in Residence

Scott Bush
Director Templeton Rye Spirits, LLC
scott.bush@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Banking & venture capital
  • Entrepreneurial & technology investments
    • Product design & development
    • Brand development
    • Entrepreneurial skills
    • Finance
  • Building relationships

Mark Helvick, BN '80
Retired, Independent Strategic Consultant
mark.helvick@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Healthcare and insurance industries
  • Financial operations and management
  • Business and operations leadership
  • Strategic, business and operational planning
  • Human resource and leadership development
  • Mergers and acquisition: strategy, implementation and integration

Scott Johnson, MBA '90
Owner & Director:  JHC, Inc.
Retired Wells Fargo Bank Iowa/Illinois Regional President
scott.johnson@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Financial services industry - banking
  • Leadership skills
  • Collaboration & teamwork
  • Presentation & communication skills
  • Business decision models

Daniel Peterson, BN '83
Semi-Retired Principal Emeritus at ZS Associates
daniel.peterson@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Marketing/data analysis
  • Sales & marketing strategy/effectiveness/goal setting/incentives
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Collaboration & teamwork
  • Problem solving & communication
  • International business
  • Connecting students to the Chicago area

Therese M. (Terri) Vaughan, Ph.D.
Corporate Director, Expert in Insurance Regulation
terri.vaughan@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Financial services/insurance regulation and supervision
  • Public policy
  • Corporate governance
  • Insurance industry and markets, insurance company operations
  • Global financial crisis
  • health insurance/health insurance reform

Michael L. Wilson
Retired President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Corporate and Nonprofit Director
mike.wilson@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Financial services and capital markets
  • Housing policy and finance
  • Corporate and nonprofit governance
  • Public policy advocacy
  • Diversity and inclusion as a business imperative
  • People management and leadership development

2018-2019 Executives in Residence

Scott Bush
Director Templeton Rye Spirits, LLC
scott.bush@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Banking & venture capital
  • Entrepreneurial & technology investments
    • Product design & development
    • Brand development
    • Entrepreneurial skills
    • Finance
  • Building relationships

Mark Helvick, BN '80
Retired, Independent Strategic Consultant
mark.helvick@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Healthcare and insurance industries
  • Financial operations and management
  • Business and operations leadership
  • Strategic, business and operational planning
  • Human resource and leadership development
  • Mergers and acquisition: strategy, implementation and integration

Scott Johnson, MBA '90
Owner & Director:  JHC, Inc.
Retired Wells Fargo Bank Iowa/Illinois Regional President
scott.johnson@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Financial services industry - banking
  • Leadership skills
  • Collaboration & teamwork
  • Presentation & communication skills
  • Business decision models

Kristi Knous, MPA ‘10
President of Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
kristi.knous@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Women in leadership
  • Community service/philanthropy
  • Strategy collaboration
  • Marketing – telling your story
  • Building relationships

Daniel Peterson, BN '83
Semi-Retired Principal Emeritus at ZS Associates
daniel.peterson@drake.edu
Experience/Skills:

  • Marketing/data analysis
  • Sales & marketing strategy/effectiveness/goal setting/incentives
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Collaboration & teamwork
  • Problem solving & communication
  • International business
  • Connecting students to the Chicago area
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