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Cory Hanson
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Named Spaces

 Named spaces in the Gerdin Business Building Named Spaces in Gerdin

Accenture Seminar Room

Accenture, LTD. is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. With approximately 86,000 people in 48 countries, the company generated net revenues of US $11.8 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2003. 

2114 Gerdin Business Building

Amos O. Hughes Team Room

Amos O. Hughes (1899-1995) was a native of Iowa and spent his youth in Strawberry Point. In 1917, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the 7th Infantry 3rd Division and saw military action in the Aisne Marne, Meuse Argonne, and St. Michael offensive. In 1919, he returned to Iowa State University with his brother Andy to pursue an academic degree.

Amos and his brother were active members of Theta Chi fraternity. Amos graduated in 1924 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He resided in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he met his wife Edna and enjoyed a career in electrical engineering and performed the duties of commander of the American Legion Post #13. 

2138 Gerdin Business Building

Bill and Elizabeth Goodwin Team Room

Bill and Elizabeth Goodwin are strong supporters of education and Iowa State University. Bill is a 1959 graduate of ISU with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He also received his MBA in 1965 from Stanford University. Elizabeth began her college career at Iowa State in agriculture and graduated from Colorado College, Colorado Springs in Education and added post-graduate study in curriculum development at Drake University, Des Moines. Bill is President of the Cerro Gordo Land Co. and Elizabeth is an advocate and lobbyist on educational issues in Iowa. Bill serves on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and is an ISU Foundation Governor. Elizabeth and Bill are members of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll. The couple lives in Des Moines. 

1114 Gerdin Business Building

Dr. Charles B. Handy Graduate Programs Office

Dr. Handy is the college’s Founding Dean and impacted the lives of many students he taught during his tenure at Iowa State. He was also instrumental in the creation of the College of Business’ MBA program.

Several of his former students contributed to the naming of the graduate programs office in his honor, including Bill (‘77 MS Industrial Administrative Sciences, ’73 Industrial Administration) and Raedene Kalm, Al (‘70 Industrial Administration) and Sue Landon, Steve (’69 Industrial Administration) and Phyliss (’69 Sociology) Dapper, Scott (’79 Industrial Administration) and Julia Johnson, Lynn (’60 Industrial Administration) and Jody Vorbrich, Chris (’75 Industrial Administration) and Sondra Paskach, and an anonymous donor.

1360 Gerdin Business Building

David and Deb Kingland Supply Chain and Information Systems Suite

David Kingland is a 1980 industrial administration graduate and the president and chief executive officer of Kingland Systems, a technology services and outsourcing firm based in Clear Lake, Iowa, with facilities in Ames and Lake Mills. He founded the firm in 1992 to help national banks enter the retail brokerage business by providing compliance and trading systems to support geographically dispersed operations.

Kingland is a longtime supporter of Iowa State University and is heavily involved with the College of Business and ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. Deb Kingland is also a 1980 graduate with a degree in child development. She works at Kingland Systems as an administrative assistant. This suite was dedicated on April 24, 2009.

2340 Gerdin Business Building

Raisbeck Career Services Center

David and Ellen Raisbeck are both Iowa State graduates and strong supporters of the University. David graduated in 1971 with a degree in Industrial Administration and Ellen graduated in 1971 with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. David is Vice Chairman of Cargill Inc. based in Minneapolis. He serves on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and is an ISU Foundation Governor. Ellen and David are members of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll and the couple lives in Shorewood, Minnesota.

1320 Gerdin Business Building

Daniel and Sharon Krieger Boardroom

Daniel and Sharon Krieger are very active at Iowa State and generous with their time and gifts. Dan graduated from ISU in 1959 with a degree in Industrial Administration. Sharon has a nursing degree from Iowa Lutheran School of Nursing and Grandview College, Des Moines. Dan is President and Chairman of Ames National Corporation, an Iowa multi-bank holding company with five affiliates.

He is past Board Member, President, and medal recipient of the ISU Alumni Association and is currently an ISU Foundation Governor. Sharon and Dan are members of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll and Dan is a member of the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. The couple lives in Ames.

2201 Gerdin Business Building

Droste Den

Edward C. Droste graduated as President of his 1973 ISU class with a degree in Industrial Administration and Political Science. He was a TKE at ISU and was named National Top TKE Alumnus of the Year in 1991. Ed is CEO and founder of Provident Management Corporation, Provident Advertising and Marketing, Provident Merchandising, and Provident Creative, all companies based in Clearwater, Fl.

He is co-founder of numerous restaurant concepts including Hooters Restaurants, Adobe Gila’s, Pete & Shorty’s and Splitsville. Ed is a member of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll, along with his father and mother, Ed and Phyllis Droste, who proudly boast an all-ISU family with their other children, Linda and Sally, also graduating from Iowa State. 

1140 Gerdin Business Building

Eugene and Lillian McLaughlin Team Room

Robert and Judith McLaughlin Bob McLaughlin provided this gift in the name of Eugene and Lillian McLaughlin. He has been a partner of Steptoe and Johnson LLP, an international law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. since 1972. Bob grew up on a farm near Belmond, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University in 1960 with a degree in Industrial Administration. Bob worked as a Financial Analyst at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 1961-1967 while attending Georgetown University’s Law School receiving his J.D. in 1965 graduating in the top ten percent of his class.

Bob is married to Judith Gildea McLaughlin, a professional travel consultant, for 37 years and they have three grown children, Colin, Shane, and Moira. Bob serves on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and is an ISU Foundation Governor. Bob and Judith are members of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll and the couple lives in Arlington, Virginia.

1114 Gerdin Business Building

First National Bank, Ames, Iowa Faculty/Staff Lounge

First National Bank, Ames, Iowa is the largest, locally-owned financial institution in Story County with over $380 million in total assets and has a long-standing commitment to the City of Ames and the Iowa State University community.

Established in 1903, First National Bank is the lead bank of Ames National Corporation, a central Iowa bank holding company with affiliate banks in Nevada, Boone, Marshalltown, and Story City. Consistently voted “Best Bank in Story County” by The Tribune, First National Bank strives to provide customers professional, customized solutions for their financial needs. 

2368 Gerdin Business Building

Gary and Margaret Pint Classroom

Gary and Margaret Pint both grew up in Decorah, Iowa. High school sweethearts, they graduated from Decorah High in 1954. Gary is a 1958 ISU graduate with a degree in Industrial Administration and Margaret received her degree from Luther College in Decorah. Married in 1958, Gary completed active duty with the U.S. Army Artillery in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.

They moved to St. Paul, Minnesota where Gary began a 35 year career with 3M and retired with them as Group Vice President of Telecom Systems. Gary serves on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. Margaret and Gary are members of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll. The couple lives in Naples, Florida. 

2133 Gerdin Business Building

Gary and Susan Streit Help Room

Gary and Susan Streit are both Iowa State graduates and remain active with the University. Gary graduated in 1972 with a degree in Industrial Administration and Accounting. He also received his JD in 1975 from the University of Iowa. Susan graduated in 1972 with a degree in Advertising Design. She had a very successful career in Cedar Rapids, becoming at that time, the first woman art director at a major advertising agency in Cedar Rapids–CMF&Z, which was later acquired by Young & Rubicam and Susan is currently an artist.

Gary is President of Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C., a law firm based in Cedar Rapids. Gary serves on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. Susan and Gary are members of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll and they live in Cedar Rapids. 

2137 Gerdin Business Building

George and Marcia Pike Schaller Seminar Room

George and Marcia Pike Schaller are Iowa State graduates and longtime supporters of the University. George graduated in 1962 with a degree in Agricultural Business and Marcia graduated in 1963 with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. George is President of Citizens First National Bank in Storm Lake. George serves on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and he is an ISU Foundation Governor. Marcia and George are members of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll. The couple lives in Sunrise Beach, Texas. 

3164 Gerdin Business Building

Jacobson Companies Classroom

The Jacobson Companies is a third-party logistics company founded by Richard Jacobson in 1968. The Des Moines-based company provides third-party warehousing, packaging and fulfillment, logistics and transportation, light industrial and warehouse staffing, as well as facility design and development services. 

2134 Gerdin Business Building

Kelley and Joan Bergstrom Commons

Kelley and Joan Bergstrom are active supporters in many areas of Iowa State. Kelley is a 1965 graduate of ISU with a degree in Industrial Administration. He also received his MBA in 1968 from the University of Florida. Joan is a 1967 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Kelley is President of Bergstrom Investment Management, LLC, a company focused on real estate and private equity investing. Kelley is Chair of the ISU Foundation Board of Directors, serves on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, and is an ISU Foundation Governor. Joan and Kelley are members of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll. The couple lives in Kenilworth, Illinois. 

1147 Gerdin Business Building

Murray and Valerie Wise Foyer

Murray and Valerie Wise are dedicated to helping students. The couple has established the Westchester Foundation that assists students who have a potential to make a difference in agriculture. Murray graduated from ISU in 1973 with a degree in Plant Pathology. He also received his MBA from the University of Illinois. Murray is an ISU Foundation Governor and the couple are members of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll. The couple lives in Naples, Florida. 

1145 Gerdin Business Building

Skinner Seminar Room

Ned L. Skinner is president of Skinner Agri-Products Inc. in Des Moines Iowa. Ned is a 1974 graduate of Iowa State with a degree in Industrial Administration and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1981. He is also serving as president of Wildwood Harvest Foods, Inc., a premier producer of organic products, in Grinnell, Iowa and Watsonville, California.

Ned was president of Tone Brothers, Inc. Burns Philp’s North American herb and spice business and led their restructuring efforts. Ned is active on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College, is on the Iowa State Alumni Association’s board of directors, and is a member of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll. Ned lives in Johnston, Iowa with his wife Paula. 

0330 Gerdin Business Building

Principal Financial Group Teaching Help Room

Principal Financial Group The Principal Financial Group is a leader in offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement and investment services, life and health insurance and mortgage banking through its diverse family of financial services companies. A member of the Fortune 500, the Principal Financial Group has $144.9 billion in assets under management and serves some 15 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States.

2139 Gerdin Business Building

Ric and Carol Jurgens Conference Room

Ric Jurgens (’71 Industrial Administration) is president, CEO, and chairman of Hy-Vee, Inc.

2320 Gerdin Business Building

Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall

Richard and Joan Stark are dedicated supporters of Iowa State where they play an active role. Richard is a 1971 graduate of ISU with a degree in Industrial Administration. He is a Gateway Center Limited Partners Board Member and also an ISU Foundation Governor. Joan and Richard are members of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll. The couple lives in Woolstock. 

1148 Gerdin Business Building

Robert H. Cox Dean’s Suite

2200 Gerdin Business Building

RSM McGladrey Interaction Space

RSM McGladrey, Inc. is a business services firm offering mid-sized companies business and tax consulting, wealth management, retirement resources, payroll services, and corporate finance consulting.

0140 Gerdin Business Building

Steve and Becky Smith Management and Marketing Suite

Steve Smith (’70 Industrial Administration) grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa before attending Iowa State and moving on to a highly successful career with Proctor and Gamble, rising through the ranks to manage its non-food accounts for their paper division in the United States. He eventually left to become national sales manager for VO5 shampoo, then director of business planning for Helene Curtis before moving into private consulting.

His wife Becky, a graduate of Oklahoma State University, enjoyed a great career of her own, running IBM’s marketing operations before moving on to Hitachi.

2350 Floor Gerdin Business Building

Steve and Debbie Bergstrom Computer Lab

Steve and Debbie Bergstrom are longtime supporters of Iowa State University. Steve is a 1979 graduate of ISU with a degree in Industrial Administration. Son Jeff is currently a freshman at ISU majoring in business and on the ISU basketball team. Debbie is active in many charity groups such as Mothers against Cancer and the March of Dimes to name a few. Steve serves on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and is an ISU Foundation Governor. Debbie and Steve are members of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll. The couple lives in Kingwood, Texas. 

1122 Gerdin Business Building

Steven and Rose Ann Schuler Seminar Room

Steven and Rose Ann Schuler Steve and Rose Ann are strong supporters of business education and Iowa State University. Steve graduated in 1973 with a degree in Industrial Administration and is currently Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Iowa Wireless Services, L.P. in Urbandale, Iowa. Rose Ann is an audiometrist with Heartland Area Education Association with responsibilities for several elementary schools in the Des Moines area.

Steve is currently on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and served as Chair of the Council during the building’s genesis. Steve is also on the ISU Foundation Board of Directors and is an ISU Foundation Governor. Steve and Rose Ann are members of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll and they live in Urbandale, Iowa.

2113 Gerdin Business Building

Tahira and Labh Hira Graduate Student Lounge

Tahira and Labh Hira are strong supporters of Iowa State. Tahira is Assistant to the President for External Relations and Executive Administration, and Professor of Personal Finance and Consumer Economics and Labh is a Professor of Accounting and the former Dean of the College of Business at Iowa State. Tahira is well known for developing the financial counseling curriculum and creating ISU’s Financial Counseling Clinic. She is internationally known for her research in consumer bankruptcy, gambling, social and psychological aspects of borrowing, and borrowing behavior of college students.

Labh specializes in the taxation of retirement and insurance products with financial accounting being his teaching focus. Labh was instrumental in implementing the Des Moines MBA program and leading the $25 million Gerdin Business Building project. Labh is an ISU Foundation Board of Director. Labh and Tahira are ISU Foundation Governors and members of the ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll. The couple lives in Ames, Iowa. 

2141 Gerdin Business Building

Union Pacific Undergraduate Programs Office

Union Pacific is one of America’s leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is the largest railroad in North America, covering 23 states across two-thirds of the country. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Union Pacific Railroad operates 33,000 route miles in the western two-thirds of the United States, making it North America’s largest railroad. The railroad’s locomotive fleet totals nearly 8,000, much of it equipped with computerized cabs, and freight cars now number more than 90,500.

1200 Gerdin Business Building

Wells Fargo & Company Classroom

Wells Fargo & Company has served the citizens of Iowa since 1883. Wells Fargo is the state’s largest financial institution with $6.5 billion in assets and 75 banking stores in 45 Iowa communities. Wells Fargo is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance products and services.

2117 Gerdin Business Building

William L. Varner Accounting and Finance Suite

Bill Varner (’74 Industrial Administration) is a native of Decorah, Iowa. He is now a vice president and controller with Cargill in Minneapolis. He has been very involved with Iowa State on behalf of Cargill – recruiting Iowa State graduates to the company, collaborating on research opportunities, and promoting a global business perspective among students.

2330 Gerdin Business Building

Paul and Joyce Dostart Granite Staircase

Paul grew up in Mason City and graduated from Iowa State University in 1973 in Industrial Administration. After earning his CPA, Paul pursued legal studies at the University of Houston where he was also a graduate teaching fellow in the business school. Paul and Joyce met in Houston, where she was completing her CRNA studies at Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center. Married in 1976, the couple later moved to New York, where Paul studied tax law at NYU. Paul has practiced law in San Diego for over 35 years, during which time he also co-founded two biotech companies. Joyce administered anesthesia until their two sons were born; both sons are now lawyers. Joyce is active in community organizations. Paul and Joyce are members of the Order of the Knoll and reside in La Jolla, California.

Ground to First Floor, Gerdin Business Building