Loras College Board of Regents Welcomes New Members

Loras College would like to announce the election of eight new members to the Board of Regents.
Vincent Berta (’80) received his bachelor’s degrees in Business and Mathematics from Loras College, where he was a member of the Duhawk wrestling team.  After graduating from Loras College, Berta worked in financial institutions that included PNC Bank Corporation and Citizens Fidelity Bank and Trust. Berta is currently the Co-Founder and Partner at Landmark Financial Advisors, LLC.
Greg Burbach was raised in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. After launching his career with a Top 10 accounting firm, he joined Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C. (HK) in 1982.  First as a staff accountant then a partner, he was integral to the firm’s growth to become the 88th largest CPA firm in the United States. Burbach specializes in corporate, partnership and individual income tax preparation and consulting; estate planning; financial planning; financial statement preparation; general business consulting and management services; strategic planning and ownership and succession management.  In 2009, Burbach was elected managing partner of HK and the president of the board. He also services his own book of business while overseeing the strategic direction of the family of companies.
Jeff Gardner (’80) attended Loras College from August 1978 to December 1979. While at Loras, he was active on the Duhawk cross country and track teams. Gardner then attended Purdue University, where he earned a degree in finance, and went on to attain his MBA from the College of William and Mary.  Gardner is president and CEO of Windstream Corporation, an S&P 500 company that provides phone, high-speed internet and high-definition digital TV services in sixteen states, including Iowa.
William Glynn (’68) received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Loras College. Glynn went on to earn his M.B.A from Boise State University in 1979. He also earned a degree in Advance Management from Stanford University in 1985. Glynn has served as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, then Chief Financial Officer at Intermountain Gas Company, where he is now President.  He also serves as the Chairman of the Investment Committee for Boise State University Foundation.
Sha Chelle Devlin Manning (’90) earned her bachelor degrees in Speech Communications/Media and English/Writing at Loras College and her MBA from the University of Dallas.  Manning is co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of MalibuIQ, LLC., an entrepreneurial private investment partnership co-located at HRL in Malibu, CA. MalibuIQ uses a new model for innovation-"Ideation"-to accelerate the commercialization of proven HRL inventions originally developed for the defense, aerospace and automotive industries.   She serves as a board member for several organizations, including Astrotech Corporation, Soul Arts and Music Foundation and Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries (CTSI).
Mark Molo (’85) came to Loras College in August 1981. While at Loras, he was a member of the ETZ fraternity and he played Duhawk football under the leadership of Coach Bob Bierie.  He served as Vice President of the Molo Companies, his family’s business, in the 1980s, which was an era of growth and change for the Molo Companies. It also was the beginning of the Big 10 Marts – convenience stores developed and owned by Molo Oil Company. During this time, the company grew into a $30 million enterprise employing two hundred people in Dubuque and the surrounding area.  In 1998 Molo became the President of Molo Companies where he continues the company’s legacy of growth.  Mark Molo currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dubuque and on the Archdiocese of Dubuque Corporate Board.
Tom Shey (’88) received his degree in Finance from Loras College, where he played Duhawk football under the direction of Coach Bierie and participated in intramurals.  He is the President and owner of Shey Systems, Inc. out of Hiawatha, Iowa, a worldwide supplier of aircraft parts.  Prior to founding the business, Tom worked in executive sales roles for Intertrade Ltd. and R.I.M. Enterprises in Iowa.

Michael Valder (’62) received his degree in Biology from Loras where he was active in social justice programs and served as President of both the Iowa Regional and National Federation of Catholic College Students. He received his JD degree from Georgetown University and established his expertise representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases until his retirement from law practice in 2006.   Valder and his wife Janet have worked closely with Loras College through the Robert Valder Social Justice Scholarship program, which they created in memory of Mike’s brother Robert, and which has supported internships for over 50 Loras students since 1987. He and Janet have also partnered with the AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute and Loras College to provide college access opportunities to Phoenix-area Latino youth.
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