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Five new leaders join Creighton’s Board of Trustees

Creighton University archThe Creighton University Board of Trustees welcomed five new members May 10, as the Board held its annual meeting on campus.

The new trustees are:

Diane Duren — Duren joined Union Pacific in 1985 and held a variety of positions in finance and marketing and sales before retiring as executive vice president/chief administrative officer in 2017, having been responsible for strategic planning, administration and human resources. She was honored at the Women’s Center for Advancement Tribute to Women in 2012, recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal in “Women Worth Watching in 2011,” and awarded Creighton’s Heider College of Business Alumni Merit Award. She is a community and philanthropic leader, including serving on the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority (MECA) in Omaha, and as chair of the MECA Board. She also currently chairs the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Board and is a community advisor on the Peter Kiewit Foundation Board.

Bob Greenwood — A pharmacist and community and professional leader in Waterloo, Iowa, Greenwood graduated from Creighton in 1977. He has been involved in community pharmacy as a manager, partner and owner for more than 40 years, and he and his wife, Chery, currently own three pharmacies, and are partners in two more practices. He has served 12 years on the Waterloo City Council as a member at-large. He has been an officer, director and president of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and is an adjunct professor and preceptor for the University of Iowa and Creighton, and the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions recognized Greenwood with its Alumni Merit Award in 2014. He and his wife have three children who attended Creighton.

Mark Henkels — A managing director at Moelis & Company, a global investment bank based in New York, Henkels is a founding partner of the New York office. With more than 30 years of investment banking experience focusing on corporate mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, restructurings and recapitalizations, he has also worked for Merrill Lynch, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Salomon Brothers and Smith Barney investment banks. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Creighton, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Henkels was a member of Creighton’s baseball team from 1980 to 1983 and received the Heider College of Business Alumni Merit Award in 2017.

Tobin Schropp — Senior vice president and general counsel at Kiewit Corporation, where he has worked for more than 25 years, Schropp currently also serves on several boards, including the Omaha Symphony, Rose Theater and Catholic Charities Foundation, as well as the Georgetown University Board of Regents and Law Alumni Board. A graduate of Georgetown, Schropp was a student-athlete in college and played on the Hoyas men’s soccer team. Schropp and his wife, Molly, are parents of a Creighton graduate and three of their children have attended or are attending Georgetown University. The Schropps are highly active in community and volunteer work, and have served as chairs or honorary chairs for events at Creighton Prep, Duchesne Academy, Catholic Charities of Omaha and the Rose Theater.

Mark Walter — Co-founder of Guggenheim Partners, a financial services firm with more than $250 billion in assets under management, Walter also is the chairman of the L.A. Dodgers and an owner of the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks. Walter and his wife, Kimbra, are philanthropists primarily focused on social justice, closing the “opportunity gap” for low-income youth, and saving endangered species and preserving wild places. Their sponsored programs include: Chicago Beyond, One Goal and The Academy Group, and they own White Oak Conservation, a 17,000-acre animal refuge in Florida, and several wildlife preserves in Africa. Walter also serves on the board of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, as a director of the Field Museum in Chicago and as a trustee of Northwestern University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Creighton and a JD from Northwestern.

The University also recognized a trustee emeritus, Bruce Grewcock, former vice chair of the Board of Trustees who has served on the board since 2008. Grewcock is chairman and CEO of Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc.

“We are grateful for the selflessness and the expertise that our new members bring to our Board of Trustees,” said Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ. “The talents and perspectives of these trustees will help Creighton immeasurably as we advance in our Jesuit, Catholic mission and the scope of our educational enterprise. I look forward to working with them, and I thank Mr. Bruce Grewcock for his invaluable service to Creighton.”

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