Foundation Leadership

Lynette Marshall - BW

Lynette L. Marshall, CFRE

President and CEO

Lynette L. Marshall became president of The University of Iowa Foundation in August 2006. In her time at Iowa, the foundation has experienced record performance and growth for people and programs throughout the University of Iowa. She has launched a number of initiatives, including a program to engage more UI students in philanthropy and volunteerism; efforts to involve more women in philanthropic leadership; and a strategic planning effort that is guiding the Foundation in its service to the University. A graduate of the University of Illinois and a longtime and senior fundraising professional there, Marshall earned her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 1992, is a member of several national fundraising organizations, and has taught development workshops nationally and internationally.
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Catherine Zaharis

Catherine Zaharis

Chair, UI Foundation Board of Directors

Cathy Zaharis is the Business Director of the Finance Career Academy in the MBA Program at the University of Iowa. After receiving her B.B.A. from the Tippie College of Business in 1982, she went on to receive her M.B.A. from Drake University in 1983. She has her CFA Charter from the CFA Institute. Prior to her position at the University of Iowa, Cathy was a portfolio manager and analyst with Principal Global Investors for 23 years. She is a member of both the CFA Institute, and the CFA Society of Iowa, where she served in the past as president. Ms. Zaharis is a member of the National I Club Board, Krause Fund Advisory Board, is the Vice Chair of the University of Iowa Medical Center Council, and serves on the Presidential Committee on Athletics.

Tiffani K. Shaw

Tiffani K. Shaw

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Tiffani Shaw joined the UI Foundation in 1997, and as Executive VP and COO she oversees the Foundation’s administrative departments—Finance, Information Technology, Facilities and Operations, Legal, Human Resources, and Communications.  Prior to that, Tiffani served as the Foundation’s Controller and Chief Financial Officer.  Before joining the Foundation, she was a Public Accountant with McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, where she supervised audits in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.  She received her B.A. in accounting from The University of Iowa and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  Tiffani also serves on the National Advisory Board for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Jackie Lewis

Jackie Lewis

Senior Vice President, Development

Jackie Lewis joined the University of Iowa Foundation staff in 2010. Currently, as Senior Vice President she oversees all areas of development including Health Sciences, Main Campus, Donor Relations and Donor Services. Prior to that, Jackie served as Vice President, Health Sciences Development where she led the Foundation’s efforts to increase private gift support for the health sciences, including the UI Carver College of Medicine; UI Hospitals and Clinics; and the Colleges of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health. Jackie has an extensive background in medical and higher education development work, previously holding leadership positions at Ohio State University and Arizona State University. Jackie earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communications from Iowa State University.

David L. Triplett

David L. Triplett

Vice President, Development Resources and Comprehensive Campaign Director

Dave Triplett, who earned a B.A. degree in history and political science from The University of Iowa in 1972, has been with the UI Foundation since 1995, serving in a variety of development and leadership positions. He was an assistant football coach for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1989 to 1995, after serving as head coach of the University of South Dakota football team.